Jeff Beck is truly a worldwide gift to rock music and guitar enthusiasts everywhere. There will never be another Jeff Beck, a guitar genius who has enthralled generations of aspiring musicians and music lovers with the many fine recordings he has made for the past five decades.
Celebrating five decades in the music business, this English native initially captivated millions of kids in the '60s with his first recordings with The Yardbirds. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks and dynamic presence on the stage. As Jeff moved on and started a stunning solo career with his first masterpiece Truth, a few years later The Jeff Beck Group emerged with his friends Cozy Powell (drums), Bob Tench (vocals), Max Middleton (keyboards) and Clive Chaman (bass) recording the monumental supergroup LP Rough And Ready.
The 1971 smash LP kicks things off with the hard rocker Got the Feeling. This radio and fan favorite graced the airwaves on the ever growing FM radio format and helped bolster even further the rest of the Rough And Ready album with follow up hits like the soulful tour de force of Situation featuring a great vocal from future Humble Pie crooner Bob Tench and a stellar keyboard workout from Max Middleton.
More solid numbers from the band include the great medley of New Ways/Train Train, the power ballad rocker Jody, plus the prog-rock champion Maxs Tune. All in all, making Becks third solo effort one of his most revered in his long lasting and huge catalog of classic recordings.
Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing new ways of using technique, distortion and effects to a whole new generation of guitar players, Jeff Becks Rough And Ready is truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues artists.
Friday Music proudly announces another fine installment in The Jeff Beck/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his third legendary masterpiece Rough And Ready.
The Jeff Beck Groups Rough And Ready is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck, Yes, Deep Purple) from the original 1971 Epic Records stereo mixes and manufactured at R.T.I..
This limited anniversary edition is further enhanced with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a classic inside gatefold rare color photo of Jeff Beck playing his signature Les Paul.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Mastered from original 1971 Epic Records stereo mixes
Pressed at RTI
Jeff Beck, lead guitar
Cozy Powell, drums
Bob Tench, vocals
Max Middleton, piano
Clive Chaman, bass
1. Got the Feeling
3. Short Business
4. Max's Tune
1. I've Been Used
2. New Ways/Train Train