Emo­tion And Com­mo­tion

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff -

There are Jeff Beck fans who claim that he has never made an avoid­able al­bum, but this re­turn from a seven-year break could be de­scribed as su­per­flu­ous. The lush pro­duc­tion by Trevor Horn wreaks of an ul­te­rior mo­tive – the din­ner-jazz au­di­ence maybe? And you have to ques­tion the wis­dom of a 64-piece orches­tra on a Jeff Beck al­bum.

It starts well with a poignant Corpus Christi (based on Jeff Buck­ley’s ver­sion) fol­lowed by a rous­ing Ham­mer­head. But it soon sinks into a strange am­biva­lence, and it’s hard to be­lieve Beck chose to cover Over The Rain­bow, Li­lac Wine or Nes­sun Dorma of his own free will.

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