Beck, Jeff / Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Artist Beck, Jeff
Title Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Format CD
Released 1989
Label CBS
Tracks
1. Guitar Shop (5:03)
(Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas)
2. Savoy (3:52)
(Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas)
3. Behind the Veil (4:55)
(Tony Hymas)
4. Big Block (4:09)
(Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas)
5. Where Were You (3:17)
(Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas)
6. Stand on it (4:59)
(Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas)
7. Day in the House (5:04)
(Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas)
8. Two Rivers (5:25)
(Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas)
9. Sling Shot (3:07)
(Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas)
Notes Guitar Shop represents guitar hero Jeff Beck's return to the scene following his 1985 pop/rock-based recording, Flash; an outing that featured his one time lead vocalist, Rod Stewart. Essentially, this 1989 release provides Beck's ardent admirers with a power-packed outing, brimming with memorable melodies, drummer Terry Bozzio's often blistering rock drumming, and keyboardist Tony Hymas' effective synth textures. Here, Beck surges onward in altogether stunning fashion via his quirky lead lines, sweet-tempered slide guitar work, disfigured extended notes and deterministic mode of execution. With "Behind the Veil," the band delves into a reggae groove, featuring Beck's lower register thematic statements and well-placed notes. Otherwise, the ensemble tackles the blues and hard rock motifs amid Beck's crunching chord clusters, animated lines, and soaring heavenward soloing on the lovely and somewhat ethereal ballad titled "Two Rivers." Simply put, this is a wonderfully produced effort and a significant entry into the artist's extensive recorded legacy.