Truth Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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MP3 Music, June 3, 2009
Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, October 10, 2006
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The album kicks off with a reworking of the 1966 Yardbird's hit "Shapes of Things" and from there presents a string of blues-based songs that would become the framework for heavy metal in general and Led Zeppelin in particular. The only serious misstep is the inclussion of "Old Man River" from the 1951 musical Show Boat. It may help show us Stewart's range as a vocalist, but it's not much of a showcase for Beck's virtuosity as a guitarslinger. The only other out-of-character tune is Beck's solo rendition of the traditional "Greensleeves." But as he remarks in the liner notes, "Aye that's a lovely 'toon'," and his acoustic reading is a reflective counterpoint to most of the rest of the material contained on the album.
Highlights include "You Shook Me," "Rock My Plimsoul" and the guitar workout "Beck's Bolero," but the standout track is "I Ain't Superstitious."
As a bandleader, Beck could be temperamental and his bands tended to not last for more than one or two albums. [The follow-up "Beck-Ola" featured a diferent drummer plus the addition of keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and would be that group's last.] Beck's post-Sixties work always showed flashes of brilliance and as such I would highly recommend the 3-CD Beckology as a terrific overview, but Truth belongs in any serious music collector's library. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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This is an early recording of Jeff Beck. Although it contains a few covers, it also has 8 bonus tracks. The extensive liner notes definitely added to the overall experience. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Walter H
Got some great old cuts and Yardbirds like sounds. Kind of dated sounding now but it's still an old fave.Published 21 days ago by T. R. Kirby
The current price for this CD is a steal! Beck and Stewart were magic together and the bonus tracks are just icing on the cake. To my old ears these songs never sounded better too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Columbus
The seller sent this immediately. It is in excellent condition and I am enjoying this CD a lot. Thanks so much.Published 1 month ago by saingram