Upcoming Jeff Beck studio album

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/10 -- For his first studio album in seven years, Grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Beck returns with an eclectic mix of tracks that find the guitar virtuoso accompanied by a handpicked cast of talented musicians, as well as several songs accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra. Rhino unleashes the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's restless genius with EMOTION & COMMOTION. The album will be available on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on April 13 at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com, for a suggested list price of $18.98 (CD) and $9.99 (digital).

Beck recorded EMOTION & COMMOTION late last year at Sarm Studios in London with award-winning producers Steve Lipson and Trevor Horn. To create the album's diverse sound, Beck used a number of musicians, including appearances by frequent collaborators Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Jason Rebello (keyboards), and Tal Wilkenfeld (bass). The album also includes contributions from a trio of singers: Imelda May ("Lilac Wine"), Olivia Safe ("Elegy For Dunkirk"), and Grammy-winner Joss Stone ("I Put A Spell On You" and "There's No Other Me").

To complement the innovative tones he coaxes from his guitar, Beck recorded with a 64-piece orchestra on songs that range from Puccini's immortal aria "Nessun Dorma" and "Elegy For Dunkirk" from the film "Atonement" to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from "The Wizard Of Oz" and Jeff Buckley's interpretation of "Corpus Christi Carol."

Beck says the idea of pairing his guitar with an orchestra evolved from the version of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 he recorded a few years ago. "It turned out amazingly well, but I didn't want to commit to an entire album of classical music. What appealed to me instead was the idea of bringing together these seemingly contradictory sounds on different kinds of nonclassical music."

In addition to the orchestral pieces, EMOTION & COMMOTION showcases a number of original compositions. For "Hammerhead," Beck fires the rocker's opening salvo through his wah-wah pedal before falling into a deep groove carved out by the rhythm section and horn arrangement. At the opposite end of the sonic spectrum, the airy arrangement that elevates "Never Alone" provides a wide-angle soundscape for Beck's imagination to freely explore the high-flying melody.

Before launching a world tour to support EMOTION & COMMOTION, Beck will unite with Eric Clapton in February for a series of exclusive shows in London, New York City, Toronto, and Montreal. The guitarists -- both former members of the Yardbirds -- will play separately before taking the stage to perform together.

After the shows with Clapton, Beck will play South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan before returning to America for the U.S. leg of the tour starting mid-April and including an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1.

For Beck, the new album and tour follows in the wake of a triumphant 2009 -- his most successful year ever. Among the many highlights were a sold-out world tour; his second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the release of the platinum-selling "Performing This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott's," which earned a Grammy nomination for "A Day In The Life"; and magnificent performances with his band at the 25th Anniversary Concert of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden.

For additional information regarding EMOTION & COMMOTION, please contact Melissa Dragich-Cordero at MAD Ink, PR (310) 547-1212 or MelissaDragich@... or Jason Elzy at Rhino at (818) 238-6220 or jason.elzy@....

EMOTION & COMMOTION
Track Listing

1. "Corpus Christi Carol"
2. "Hammerhead"
3. "Never Alone"
4. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
5. "I Put A Spell On You" featuring Joss Stone
6. "Serene"
7. "Lilac Wine" featuring Imelda May
8. "Nessun Dorma"
9. "There's No Other Me" featuring Joss Stone
10. "Elegy For Dunkirk" featuring Olivia Safe
 
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LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/10 -- For his first studio album in seven years, Grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Beck returns with an eclectic mix of tracks that find the guitar virtuoso accompanied by a handpicked cast of talented musicians, as well as several songs accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra. Rhino unleashes the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's restless genius with EMOTION & COMMOTION. The album will be available on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on April 13 at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com, for a suggested list price of $18.98 (CD) and $9.99 (digital).

Beck recorded EMOTION & COMMOTION late last year at Sarm Studios in London with award-winning producers Steve Lipson and Trevor Horn. To create the album's diverse sound, Beck used a number of musicians, including appearances by frequent collaborators Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Jason Rebello (keyboards), and Tal Wilkenfeld (bass). The album also includes contributions from a trio of singers: Imelda May ("Lilac Wine"), Olivia Safe ("Elegy For Dunkirk"), and Grammy-winner Joss Stone ("I Put A Spell On You" and "There's No Other Me").

To complement the innovative tones he coaxes from his guitar, Beck recorded with a 64-piece orchestra on songs that range from Puccini's immortal aria "Nessun Dorma" and "Elegy For Dunkirk" from the film "Atonement" to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from "The Wizard Of Oz" and Jeff Buckley's interpretation of "Corpus Christi Carol."

Beck says the idea of pairing his guitar with an orchestra evolved from the version of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 he recorded a few years ago. "It turned out amazingly well, but I didn't want to commit to an entire album of classical music. What appealed to me instead was the idea of bringing together these seemingly contradictory sounds on different kinds of nonclassical music."

In addition to the orchestral pieces, EMOTION & COMMOTION showcases a number of original compositions. For "Hammerhead," Beck fires the rocker's opening salvo through his wah-wah pedal before falling into a deep groove carved out by the rhythm section and horn arrangement. At the opposite end of the sonic spectrum, the airy arrangement that elevates "Never Alone" provides a wide-angle soundscape for Beck's imagination to freely explore the high-flying melody.

Before launching a world tour to support EMOTION & COMMOTION, Beck will unite with Eric Clapton in February for a series of exclusive shows in London, New York City, Toronto, and Montreal. The guitarists -- both former members of the Yardbirds -- will play separately before taking the stage to perform together.

After the shows with Clapton, Beck will play South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan before returning to America for the U.S. leg of the tour starting mid-April and including an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1.

For Beck, the new album and tour follows in the wake of a triumphant 2009 -- his most successful year ever. Among the many highlights were a sold-out world tour; his second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the release of the platinum-selling "Performing This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott's," which earned a Grammy nomination for "A Day In The Life"; and magnificent performances with his band at the 25th Anniversary Concert of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden.

For additional information regarding EMOTION & COMMOTION, please contact Melissa Dragich-Cordero at MAD Ink, PR (310) 547-1212 or MelissaDragich@... or Jason Elzy at Rhino at (818) 238-6220 or jason.elzy@....

EMOTION & COMMOTION
Track Listing

1. "Corpus Christi Carol"
2. "Hammerhead"
3. "Never Alone"
4. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
5. "I Put A Spell On You" featuring Joss Stone
6. "Serene"
7. "Lilac Wine" featuring Imelda May
8. "Nessun Dorma"
9. "There's No Other Me" featuring Joss Stone
10. "Elegy For Dunkirk" featuring Olivia Safe

Yay!:D
 

jimfog

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Real interesting material choice. I suspect this is going to be wonderful.

(Going out on a limb there, huh Jim!?!?!?)
 

barryg_nyc

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Wonder if they'll be playing any of this material (minus the orchestra) at the Feb 19 MSG show.
While the orchestra has failed in many other rock performances, I trust Beck's experience not to put something out if it flopped. I think this will be good stuff.
 

ropiyas

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An orchestra? Say it's not so. That's never worked for any rock guitarist.
That's exactly why EL BECKO is gonna make it work. 'Cause nobody else can. :D
I thought the tracks "Skin-Thieves", "T-Boned" and "Hurricane" were a surely winners for the next album. Apparently not. :huh
Can't wait for April!!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!
 

Steve_2020

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Hey! You beat me to it with the emoticons. Damn.
I was on it but had too many dancing bananas or something and they weirded out. :D Had to redo..

Look out though. Next time Jeff Beck releases a new studio album, I'm gonna be Rght There! :Devil

In the meantime, New Jeff Beck! Woo Hoo!!

:banana:banana:banana:banana
 
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jimfog

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I thought the tracks "Skin-Thieves", "T-Boned" and "Hurricane" were a surely winners for the next album. Apparently not. :huh


Those were old tracks he did with Lukather, over 10 years ago. Been heavily bootlegged. Nothing all that great, as presented in the boot versions.
 

Rama

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I'm gonna have quite an anticipation buzz till it comes out...last time I felt this way was just before Guitar Shop hit...I could feel the vibes of something great needing to be heard and straining at the leash...like a low rumble in my subconscious. I think this'll be all finess and air and delicate caresses with the occasional blow to the midsection and jabs to the head.:boxer

Okay...so I've got a nice buzz going...it's me Birthday.
 

Ritualee

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I agree, you can just feel that this is going to be amazing. And I'm really excited about the Jeff Buckley stuff; extending his legacy is wonderful. My two favorite JBs.
 

pennylink

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I'm really looking forward to his new album. Not so sure about collaborations with Joss Stone though; she was the weak link in the Ronnie Scott's gig IMO.
 

rwe333

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If Beck says it's so, then it is - if anyone can...
Didn't Diamond Dust from "Blow by Blow" have an orchestra?
Akkerman/Ogerman had success w/ "Aranjuez".
Uli Roth's recent work comes and goes.
There's been orchestra on Zeppelin and Rainbow records...
Then there are numerous film scores...

...cool about the new recording (though I was also hoping for the proposed collaboration w/ splatt).
 




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