1. Pretty Woman, 2. I Ain t Superstitious, 3. Jeff
s Boogie, 4. Morning Dew, 5. I Ain t Superstitious, 6. Love Is Blue, 7. You
Shook Me, 8. The Sun Is Shining, 9. Jeff s Boogie.
release presents the recording of two concerts previously unavailable and it is
quite strange that it comes in cdr format and not on a silver disc; anyway the
first one is the Stockholm concert from late April 1968 and this is one of the
few recordings of the Jeff Beck Group featuring Junior Woods (formerly with
Tomorrow) on bass instead of Ronnie Wood that wanted to play guitar and left
the group. The band does not seem that inspired as well as Jeff Beck whose
playing on Love Is Blue seems to be offhandedly as if he really didn t want to
play it. It was said that Junior Woods had a very low profile in respect to Ron
Wood guitarist approach and it is quite evident here. However there are good
numbers too as Pretty Woman and Jeff s Boogie are usual showcase for Beck s hot
solos; strangely there are two versions of I
Ain t Superstitious, both instrumental though. The last three tracks
come from New York
s Fillmore East in mid June, in May Ronnie Wood had re joined Jeff Beck tempted
by the band s American debut. An Ecstatic review was given by famous rock
critic Robert Shelton who did eyewitness the band s first show on June 14th.
The three tracks here included show a powerful band who caused something like a
mild furor in the words of The Village that commented the surprise that caught
the audience off guard by the unexpected rock blues approach. The three songs
are in great stereo here and the real gem of this release.