Who Else!by Jeff Beck
Classic-rock guitar-god Jeff Beck has said his first album in a decade, WHO ELSE!, has a "robotic, hypnotic attitude." And just as old fans may be a bit shocked to hear that one of England's truest, bluest rockers has moved into the millennial world of ambient techno, youngsters will be amazed to hear how well the 55-year-old former Yardbird has adapted his style to the sounds of Tomorrowland. Aided by producer-keyboardist Tony Hymes, Beck places the music of the Mississippi Delta in orbit as he welds nimble, searing fretwork to the fiery drum 'n' bass of "What Mama Said" and the pumping industrial of "Psycho Sam." When he finally returns to earth for the live blues number "Brush With the Blues" and a solo performance of the Irish ballad "Declan," the bridge he's built between the past and future holds the strongest music he's made since his 1974 chart-topper BLOW BY BLOW.
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Performance CreditsJeff Beck Primary Artist,Guitar
Jennifer Batten Guitar,MIDI Guitar
Jan Hammer Drums,Keyboards
Clive Bell Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Vocals
Steve Alexander Drums
Randy Hope-Taylor Bass
Tony Hymas Bass,Keyboards
Manu Katché Percussion,Piano,Drums
Bob Loveday Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Vocals
Pino Palladino Bass
Simon Wallace Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Flute
Mark John Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Vocals
Technical CreditsJeff Beck Arranger,Producer
Tony Hymas Arranger,Producer
Tony Hymes Arranger,Producer
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Something old, something new, something wild, something new. This is one of the finest albums Jeff Beck has ever created. This is unmistakeable Beck guitar work in the context of Europe's hypno and ambient styles. Oh yeah, there is a heart breaking, beautiful blues song right in the middle of it all. Turn the volume as loud as you can bear and rock out. Beware, if you are driving, this album will probably get you a speeding ticket!
Every sone on this cd is just great! We can see where Satriani gets his inspiration from this great guitarist! If you like Satch you gotta get this cd! I have listened to it countless times and it is great for cruzin and to get you pumped for street racing! Just totally cool all around!
Techno -Rock has just met the Master of inovation and Blues-Rock improvisational Excellence. although my hat had previously gone out to Peter Frampton on his solo effort: Fingers, Jeff Beck on this latest album, has broken all the previous walls down.... hands down.... the first 5 tracks are seriously Hi-tempo, masterful rock engendered pieces of Hi-Octane After-Burners adrenaline kickin tricks that are a Rush t listen inside, Thrust reveling pound-for-pound Bigger than Any bag we try to carry them in. They Literally Bust through no matter how we try to contain them. Literally they can't be contained, they are Wild Beasts which are untamible. Even the slow-dance numbers have a boundless attitude which gives the entire album a feeling of rawness, extreme caution for the un-suspecting ear. Beck has truly put forth a rare effort here in "Who Else" which begs the question of anyone attempting to wrap a label upon Mr. Beck. Indeed he throws off any such attempt with this latest compilation of Beck's Imagination unleashed, and un-throttled all for the listeners pleasure. And as one reviewer mentioned be ye fore-warned before getting behind the wheel, with this intoxicating blend of Jeff Beck's awesome concocktion of material in "Who Else".