Thursday, January 12, 2023

Jeff Beck - Beckology [1991] (3 x CD's) REPOST



Jeff Beck - Beckology [1991] (3 x CD's)              REPOST

Beckology by guitarist Jeff Beck was released in 1991 as a 3 CD career retrospective. Beckology covers the work of a guitarist widely acknowledged as one of the most influential and gifted exponents of the electric guitar, from early days with The Tridents through to his Guitar Shop album in 1989.

Volume 1 opens with the most alluring part of the entire set, previously unreleased, three demo tracks left behind by Beck's 1963-1965 group, the Tridents; the first official releases by this band are of far more than academic interest, presenting a first-rate blues/R&B outfit supercharged by Beck's guitar and Ray Cook's drumming, doing killer Jimmy Reed and Bo Diddley material, and even showing off Beck's prowess as a singer.  It also includes earthy mono recordings of Yardbirds classics like "Steeled Blues" and "Heart Full of Soul", four tracks from a Yardbirds BBC session, and Jeff's first solo single sides. Volume 2 covers both incarnations of The Jeff Beck Group which each released two albums and finishes with Beck, Bogert and Appice tunes. Highlights here include the reworking of the Yardbirds' "Shapes of Things" with Rod Stewart on vocals, the driving "Plynth", the beautiful guitar work on "Definitely Maybe" and the reworking of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". Volume 3 tracks through what the sleeve notes call the "Instrumental era" of the 1970's with tracks from the jazzy Blow by Blow and the acclaimed George Martin produced Wired albums. There is a live performance of "Freeway Jam" from 1977 with Jan Hammer, with whom Jeff had been touring and collaborated with as most recently as 2004, before concluding at the 1980's with Flash tracks like "People Get Ready" and Guitar Shop tracks like "Big Block" and "Where Were You". The mastering of it all is so clean that it put most of the older versions of this material to shame at the time. (Amazon)



Track lists


01 Tridents Trouble in Mind 2:18

02 Tridents Nursery Rhyme (Live) 5:50

03 Tridents Wandering Man Blues 3:28

04 Yardbirds Steeled Blues 2:39

05 Yardbirds Heart Full of Soul 2:29

06 Yardbirds I'm Not Talking 2:32

07 Yardbirds I Ain't Done Wrong 3:39

08 Yardbirds The Train Kept A-Rollin' 3:25

09 Yardbirds I'm a Man 2:38

10 Yardbirds Shapes of Things 2:25

11 Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down 2:22

12 Jeff Beck Happenings Ten Years Time Ago 2:55

13 Yardbirds Hot House of Omagarashid 2:40

14 Yardbirds Lost Woman 3:09

15 Yardbirds Rock My Mind 3:13

16 Yardbirds The Nazz Are Blue 3:02

17 Yardbirds Psycho Daisies 1:48

18 Yardbirds Jeff's Boogie 2:23

19 Yardbirds Too Much Monkey Business (Live) 2:30

20 Yardbirds The Sun is Shining (Live) 2:43

21 Yardbirds You're a Better Man Than I (Live) 3:57

22 Yardbirds Love Me Like I Love You (Live) 2:51

23 Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining 2:53

24 Jeff Beck Tally Man 2:46

25 Jeff Beck Beck's Bolero 2:51


01 Jeff Beck Group Shapes of Things 3:19

02 Jeff Beck Group I Ain't Superstitious 4:54

03 Jeff Beck Group Rock My Plimsoul 3:40

04 Jeff Beck Group Jailhouse Rock 3:13

05 Jeff Beck Group Plynth (Water Down the Drain) 3:05

06 Jeff Beck Group Drinking Again 3:19

07 Jeff Beck Group Definitely Maybe 5:03

08 Jeff Beck Group New Ways Train Train 5:51

09 Jeff Beck Group Going Down 6:49

10 Jeff Beck Group I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You 2:42

11 Beck, Bogert, Appice Superstition 4:19

12 Beck, Bogert, Appice Black Cat Moan (Live) 9:17

13 Beck, Bogert, Appice Blues Deluxe Bba Boogie (Live) 16:42

14 Beck, Bogert, Appice Jizz Whiz 4:24


01 Jeff Beck Cause We've Ended As Lovers 5:43

02 Jeff Beck Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 5:27

03 Jeff Beck Love Is Green 2:30

04 Jeff Beck Diamond Dust 8:22

05 Jeff Beck Freeway Jam (Live) 7:24

06 Jeff Beck The Pump 5:48

07 Jeff Beck People Get Ready (With Rod Stewart) 4:56

08 Jeff Beck Escape 4:39

09 Jeff Beck Gets Us All In The End 6:06

10 Jeff Beck Back On The Street 3:41

11 Jeff Beck Wild Thing 4:14

12 Jeff Beck The Train Kept A-Rollin' 3:59

13 Jeff Beck Sleep Walk 2:18

14 Jeff Beck The Stumble 3:02

15 Jeff Beck Big Block 4:09

16 Jeff Beck Where Were You 3:15




  1. RIP Jeff Beck great loss for the music world!

  2. I added a CD worth of music to mine, spread across the the three CDs.

    Stroll On [The Yardbirds] [From the 'Blow Up' OST]
    Love Is Blue (L'amour est bleu) [Non-Lp single]
    Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) [Donovan & Jeff Beck Group]
    Trudi [Donovan & Jeff Beck Group]
    Shapes Of Things [Jeff Beck Group]
    You Shook Me [Jeff Beck Group]
    Blues Deluxe [Take 1] [Jeff Beck Group]
    Rice Pudding [Jeff Beck Group]
    Throw Down A Line [Jeff Beck Group]
    Chuckles [The All-Stars featuring Jeff Beck]
    Steelin' [The All-Stars featuring Jeff Beck]
    She's A Women
    Blue Wind
    Mustang Sally [Feat. Buddy Guy]
    Star Cycle
    You Never Know
    Back On The Street ['People Get Ready' B-side]
    Nighthawks ['Wild Thing' B-side]
    Two Rivers
    Going Down [Live] [Feat. Stevie Ray Vaughan]

    1. Bud E Luv, you should put this together for a My Compilation!

    2. I'm hip. So how do we go about making that happen?

  3. Funny, I was listening to this very album as I got online to "make my rounds" to find this. Great album and big loss to the world. Weird story. I once waited on Jeff Beck in San Jose. He was playing that evening (I couldn't get off), but had seen him numerous times. Very nice guy.

    1. Thanks for sharing that story, Pol.
      It's amazing how life is full of linked coincidences.

  4. Another gone.........the lagacy lives on.


    1. Thats for sure, Stephen.
      His legacy will live on.