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Wired [Original recording remastered]

Jeff BeckAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 27, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1976
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00005AREP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,398 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Generally more muscular than its predecessor, the follow-up to Blow by Blow offers some of the best jazz-rock fusion the '70s have to offer! Though Beck contributed no original material to the album (instead relying on the talented lineup of keyboardists Max Middleton and Jan Hammer, drummers Richard Bailey and Narada Michael Walden and bassist Wilbur Bascomb), he's nonetheless in top form on Led Boots; Come Dancing; Head for Backstage Pass; Blue Wind; Sophie; Play With Me; Love Is Green , and a dazzling take on Charles Mingus' Goodbye Pork Pie Hat .

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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff Beck's Best June 13, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I own everything Jeff Beck has ever recorded that I can obtain, many bootleg recordings included. This album Wired is still and probably always will be my all-time favorite among them. Many reviewers have mentioned his jaw-dropping technical prowess and passion and commitment he brings to every song, solo and note he plays. But IMO Jeff Beck's most overlooked talent is his lyrical lilt and melodic mastery. He is the modern incarnation of J.S. Bach in his absolute mastery of melody and harmony, less contrapunctally expressed than by the baroque composer, but still conveying a tremendously profound understanding and feel for what note and chord combinations would sound perfect where and when, never a note out of place, and his resolution of multiple developed themes within a piece is always richly satisfying. That is a large part of what makes this album so listenable again and again as the decades roll by.

It is inconceivable that this man can get these sounds to come out of six wires and NO PICK. His speed is unrivaled even by the many neck tappers of the 90s, though some of his most effective playing is when he takes it slow. Nowhere is this more elegantly proven than on Goodbye Porkpie Hat, the classic by Charles Mingus. This track contains a 150-second slice of euphonic heaven that is in my mind one of the best slow guitar solos ever recorded by anyone. It may simply not be possible to play the electric guitar any better than this; time will tell. It eclipses Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of Little Wing; it eclipses Beck's own miraculous playing on Blow By Blow.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for listening in the jacuzzi November 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I had the great fortune of seeing Mr. Beck live, when THERE and BACK was released in '80. It was, and remains to this day, the best live show I have ever seen, and I have seen many in the last thirty years of my 48 years here on this marble. I had followed his career with gusto, since seeing him destroy his guitar in the cult movie classic "Blow Up" (the original) as an original member of the Yardbirds. He is probably the most under-rated guitarist of his generation, overshadowed by guys like Clapton, Hendrix, Townshend, Page, to name a few. We should all be thankful we didn't lose him after a serious car wreck during the earlier part of his solo career, the post Rod Stewart days. The monster release BLOW by BLOW will always be the standard to which his work and many others, will be held, with WIRED running a close second IMHO. WIRED made jazz/fusion, highly marketable- sorry to Miles (Davis), and Frank (Zappa), THE pioneers. BLOW by BLOW only set the standard for all guitarists, WIRED raised the bar, just ask Steve Morse, Alan Holdsworth, Al DiMeola, etc. Beck will ALWAYS be in the top five of best rock axemen ever, with his music ever evolving, testing the limits of our and his imagination. He is probably one of the more humble of axemen, taking a backseat in many recent collaborations like those with the late SRV, and the never tiring, B.B. Of note on WIRED, is "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", a fitting tribute to the great jazz bassist/composer Charles Mingus. For me, re-buying this disc was a no-brainer, with the advent of the CD. Somehow, it still manages to raise the hair on the back of my neck every time I listen to it, some 28 years after it's initial release. Holy cow! Peace.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz/Fusion masterpiece from a true guitar Virtuoso August 28, 2005
By Andres
Format:Audio CD
It's a shame how overlooked Jeff Beck has been throughout the 60's, 70's, and so on. While the other great guitarists of the Yardbirds, Clapton and Page, became household names in the 60's and throughout the 70's, Beck was left out to dry merely because he wasn't in one of the most popular groups of the time (Page - Led Zeppelin, Clapton - Cream, Derek and the Dominoes, Solo). It remains a mystery to me as to why he isn't as recognized as the other two. He definitely has more skill (hell, he has more skill than 98% of guitarists in the genre of rock), has successfully conquered more genres, and was more innovate. Anyways, enough of my angry dribble, and on to the review

Wired is most likely my favorite of the Jeff Beck cd's I own, which would be of 7. Like on Blow by Blow, he incorporates elements of Jazz, Funk, and a little bit of Rock into his repetoire. This IS Jeff Beck at his full playing capabilities, at his time of complete mastery over the instrument known as the guitar.

The Drum work on this album is great. Both Narada Michael Walden and Richard Bailey contribute. Former Mahavishnu Orchestra keyboardist, Jan Hammer, joins for most of this record as well.

The album starts off with the explosive "Led Boots", which contains a great riff and a solo that makes you feel like you aren't worthy enough to be in this mans presence. Come Dancing is a great jazz song throughout. Next up is "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" which is a great jazz standard, originally done by Charles Mingus (I think). Beck demonstrates various techniques on the guitar in one of his finest solos. "Head for Backstage Pass" begins with some funky bass work, then goes into some more great guitar work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A+++++
Published 21 days ago by Joseph Bulger
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly Jeff's Greatest Album
This album features Jeff with Jan Hammer. It was made before digital recording existed, in the mid 70's. The mastering on this US version is not up to date. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless
One of the greater guitar gods. His material never sounds dated. His technical and artistic excellence are unsurpassed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by William H. Kurtz
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Beck
I listened to Beck when I was a kid and while I've grown out of a lot of the music from that period, Beck's tasteful style is real easy on the ears of your average Jazz/rock... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michael V Pardo
4.0 out of 5 stars Jeff Beck's fusion/jazz classic
You realize by hearing this how underrated and underappreciated Jeff Beck is. He will blow Clapton and Page to smithereens. Read more
Published 5 months ago by robb sososikwitit
5.0 out of 5 stars Like right back in high school
I lost this album, during my move to college. I've missed this album, so badly. When I saw it on sale on Amazon, my heart skipped a beat! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Yolliebear
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Beck Album
This album was Beck's follow-up to the groundbreaking "Blow By Blow" and is almost as good. A standout is Beck's original take on the Charley Mingus classic "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat". Read more
Published 6 months ago by John Rycraft
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd jeff rips it!
Excellent guitar work by one of the all time greats. Still sounds great 30 years later. Any one who hasnt heard this and likes Jeff Beck should definetly check this out.
Published 10 months ago by John B Moshier
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm still Wired
I owed this on Vinyl and CD in the past, a master work for sure. I had to buy this replacement, after lending to one of my many friends who never gave it back. Read more
Published 10 months ago by GLENN LEVY
5.0 out of 5 stars Wired possibly Jeff Becks best!
I bought this to replace one of my well worn cd's. I remember picking this up as vinyl when it first was released. This album still sounds as good as when it was first released. Read more
Published 11 months ago by James T. Collins
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