Truth Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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MP3 Music, October 10, 2006
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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Jeff Beck's debut solo LP was always going to be a barnstormer - and with a band featuring talent like Rod Stewart on the microphone and Ronnie Wood on second guitar - plus... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Barry
With Jeff Beck on Guitar and Rod Stewart on vocals the expectations should be high. I knew it matched them because I've had it on vinyl for years, but this is a nice clean version.Published 1 month ago by H. Griffin
Buy this great work of ART I love everything by Rod Stewart do ya think I'm sexy Maggie May hot legs he's a rock legend I don't really like Jeff beck that much this is Jeff Becks... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike Barooshian
I loved it on vinyl when it came out - still love it on CDPublished 2 months ago by Russell Rosewood
his first album - with rod stewart (only one with him singing lead) i still listen to itPublished 3 months ago by im4rock