Essential Listening: Jeff Beck Live + (CD)

Live + (CD)

Jeff Beck earned rave reviews in 2014 for his spellbinding performances during the hugely successful double-bill tour with ZZ TOP. Fans can relive Beck’s thrilling guitar gymnastics from those shows with this new live album that touches on key eras from the legendary artist’s influential career.

The 14 live performances on JEFF BECK LIVE+ feature Beck backed by his band: vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and guitarist Nicolas Meier.  The quintet explored Beck’s vast catalogue — which stretches across five decades — with performances of “Morning Dew” (from Truth, 1968), “Superstition” (from Beck, Bogert, Appice, 1973), “Big Block” (from Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop, 1989), as well as two Grammy-winning tracks: his cover of the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” and “Hammerhead.”   Plus covers of; “Danny Boy,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing,” Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “You Know You Know,” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”   LIVE + concludes with two new studio tracks, (“Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor”) marking Beck’s first new studio recordings since 2010.

  1. “Loaded”
  2.  “Morning Dew”
  3. “You Know You Know”
  4. “Why Give It Away”
  5. “A Change Is Gonna Come”
  6.  “A Day In The Life”
  7. “Superstition”
  8. “Hammerhead”
  9. “Little Wing”
  10. “Big Block”
  11. “Where Were You”
  12. “Danny Boy”
  13. “Rollin’ And Tumblin’”
  14. “Going Down”
  15. “Tribal”*
  16. “My Tiled White Floor”*