Truth - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Truth [Bonus Tracks]
Personnel: Jeff Beck (guitar, bass); Rod Stewart (vocals); Nicky Hopkins (piano); John Paul Jones (Hammond organ); Ron Wood (bass); Mick Waller (drums).
Producer: Mickie Most.
Reissue producer: Bruce Dickinson.
Includes liner notes by Jeff Beck.
Personnel: Jeff Beck (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar); Jeff Beck; Jimmy Page (electric 12-string guitar, 12-string guitar); Mysterious Scottish Bloke (bagpipe); John Paul Jones (organ, bass guitar); Ron Wood (bass guitar); Keith Moon (drums, timpani); Mickey Waller (drums); Ken Lewis , Ken Lewis (background vocals); Rod Stewart (vocals); Nicky Hopkins (piano); Aynsley Dunbar, Clem Cattini (drums); John Carter , Madeline Bell (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Peter Mew.
Audio Remasterer: Peter Mew.
Recording information: Abbey Raod Studio 3 (07/12/1966-05/26/1968); Abbey Road Studio 3 (07/12/1966-05/26/1968); De Lane Lea (07/12/1966-05/26/1968).
Photographer: Baron Wolman.
Arranger: Jeffrey Rod.
The Jeff Beck Group's debut, 1968's TRUTH remains a stunner, probably the best work of the guitarist's long career. Perhaps energized by the bust-up of the Yardbirds, Beck is positively overflowing with ideas throughout the entire album, which pointedly starts with a completely different recasting of the Yardbirds hit "Shapes of Things." TRUTH then continues through an impressively varied set of tunes, ranging from an achingly slow, bluesy version of the Broadway standard "Ol' Man River" to a technically astounding acoustic solo version of "Greensleeves" and a killer pair of Willie Dixon covers including a take on "You Shook Me" that shreds Led Zeppelin's contemporaneous version. Throughout, the then-unknown Rod Stewart sings his heart out; he's as important to the album as Beck himself, and it's unsurprising that when Stewart and bassist Ron Wood left to form the Faces, the Jeff Beck Group never recovered.
- Country of Origin
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- Jeff Beck
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Shapes of Things
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Let Me Love You
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Morning Dew
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] You Shook Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Ol' Man River
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Greensleeves
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Rock My Plimsoul
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Beck's Bolero
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Blues de Luxe
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I Ain't Superstitious
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] I've Been Drinking - (Stereo Mix, bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] You Shook Me - (Take 1, bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Rock My Plimsoul - (Stereo Mix, bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] (Beck's) Bolero - (bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Blues de Luxe - (Take 1, bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Tallyman - (bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Love Is Blue - (bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Hi-Ho Silver Lining - (Stereo Mix, bonus)
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (9/28/68, p.29) - "...this album is a classic, much the way the Clapton-Mayall album [THE BLUES BREAKERS WITH ERIC CLAPTON] is....The singing is gorgeous and...first-rate throughout the album....As a group they swing like mad..."
Uncut (p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Arriving a year before Led Zep's debut, TRUTH has a strong claim as the original template for what became heavy metal..."
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- Dave Siddle; Ken Scott
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