BECK, JEFF - CD
BECK'S BEEPLERO

LABEL:
JM-249
SOURCE:
Tracks 1-6: Saturday Club 7 March 67, bc 18 March; Tracks 7-9: Saturday Club 4 July 67, bc 8 July; Track 10-14: Top Gear 1 Nov.67,bc 5 Nov.; Tracks 15-19: Top Gear 17 Sep.68, bc 3 Nov.; Tracks 20-21: Saturday Club 7 March 67 (TD); Track 22-23: Saturday Club 4 July 67 (TD); Tracks 24,25: Top Gear 17 Sep.68 (TD).
FORMAT:
1 cdr
RUNNING TIME:
78.42
SOUND/SOURCE:
Tracks 1-19: Soundboard stereo, Tracks 20-25: Soundboard mono
PACKAGING:
Single Slimline jewel case
 


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SOUND 9 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 9

 

TRACK LIST:

1. I Ain t Superstitious, 2. Jeff Beck s Interview, 3. Hi Ho Silver Lining, 4. I Know I m Losing You , 5. Let Me Love You, 6. Stone Cold Crazy, 7. Rock My Plimsoul, 8. This Morning, 9. Tallyman, 10. I Ain t Superstitious, 11. Beck s Bolero, 12. You ll Never Get To Heaven, 13. You Shook Me, 14. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, 15. You Shook Me, 16. Rock My Plimsoul, 17. Shapes Of Things, 18. Rice Pudding, 19. Sweet Little Angel, 20. Hi Ho Silver Lining, 21. I Know I m Losing You, 22. Rock My Plimsoul, 23. Tallyman, 24. Rock My Plimsoul, 25. Shapes Of Things.

 
REVIEW:

This release is not a new one, in fact came out more than a year ago on the Japan professional cdr market, but has been quite overlooked so far and not pressed into silver disc regrettably ; as explained on front cover these are BBC sessions coming from a better broadcast than what was available before and from Transcription Discs, so justifying the claims this collection has been upgraded, expanded, corrected and boosted. Following the extensive notes we can therefore explain all these actions one by one:

a) Upgraded: After having finally downloaded  a previous offer from a torrent site, those tracks were compared as far as quality was concerned with that of the ones found in the compiler s collection and found that most were superior with one single exception: I Ain t Superstitious from the band s first, March 7, 1967 Saturday Club session, hence, this was replaced. b) Expanded: For some strange reason, This Morning from the 2nd,   July 4, 1967 Saturday Club session seemingly has never appeared in any listings; perhaps it just wasn't re-broadcasted that often (if at all, for that matter). Since there was a pretty good sounding version this was inserted where it belonged according to Chis Hjort s highly reliable and recommendable book Jeff's Book. c)  Corrected: The aforementioned track This Morning did appear on the London Sessions bootleg CD but in much lesser quality (the whole boot sounds heavily Equalized, and runs faster throughout, anyway), wrongly listed as Walking By the Railings and as stemming from the Dave Symonds Show of September 9, 1967!

No tracks from that Symonds show have made it into wider circulation as of yet! Plus, Chris Hjort s book lists Walking by the Railings as a (presumed) instrumental 2:12 min. number, whereas This Morning runs almost 5 minutes!

Some radio host comments on certain songs were part of tracks they didn't belong to, i.e. the track markings were set wrongly, so they have been edited out and placed them within the respective track they actually belonged to.

A total of about 35 seconds of silence or hiss from several tracks have been edited out and thereby it has been possible to trim down the total run time to less than 80 minutes. In order to fit in a single CD-R with ALL sessions and tracks.  As for   Boosted: all tracks on the torrent had an considerable low recording level - in some cases more, in others less. Hence, it was decided to boost them all for a better audio image. Anyway what was used was just an automatic limiter which avoids any kind of clipping,

Contrary to London Sessions (Head Rec.) this release does not contain the two tracks from the October 9, 1967 BBC Session. Now some notes on the songs themselves: the first 6 tracks line-up was Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Mickey Waller, Dave Ambrose and the Ain t No Superstitious version here is superior than before; on the following three tracks Ainsley Dunbar is featured on drums and Rock My Plimsoul here is longer than the one played on 17 September 68 with This Morning that is a new addition. On Top Gear Mickey Waller sat down on the drums; on Top Gear 68 the air date for Rock My Plimsoul was 3 Nov.68. From TD Rock My Plimsoul from 7 March 67 is longer while the 4 July 67 version is shorter, while Shapes Of Things here featured has a full minute of Jeff solo edited out. It seems no song from Top Gear show 1 Nov.67 ever made it onto Transcription Disc. Soundwise this is a great job, although it is funny that the Transcription Disc tracks are in mobo, while the rest is in stereo; anyway most of the songs have been enhanced as sound output that create the perfect ambiance for a right jump back into the 60s where most of the most influential rock music had its beginning, something that does encompass Beck, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood collectors.


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