January 13, 2010 – 4:09 am

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Final BBC On The Air 1971 [no label, 1CD]

Very good radio broadcasts, plus two rarities.

Following the generally good word-of-mouth of Jeff Beck’s 2009 tour in Japan, American fans are bracing themselves for a smashing good time when Beck plays New York’s Madison Square Garden with Eric Clapton on February 18 and 19; and then in Canada on February 21 (Toronto) and February 22 (Montreal).

“Eric and I played together in Japan… and had a blast. Since then we have been in regular contact and talked about doing a similar show for our fans. Looking forward to the shows in 2010,” said Jeff Beck.

“I’ve always considered Jeff Beck to be one of the finest guitar players around. He’s a friend, a great guy, and a truly gifted musician. We had such a fun time in Japan that it seemed natural to play together again,” said Eric Clapton.

While the Japan shows were well documented (for example, Saitama, February 21, 2009), this is also a good time to remember Jeff Beck as a younger and feisty guitarist. This was when Beck was pushing his Rough And Ready album in 1971 though he had already locked down tracks such as Ice Cream Cakes and Definitely Maybe from the Jeff Beck Group album (1972).

Thanks to Phil Cohen for sharing these tracks from his collection. A longtime music fan, Phil was an information contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

According to Phil, the two studio “Rare Version” alternate mixes added at the end - Tracks 10 and 11 - are likely from the SQ Quadraphonic edition of Rough & Ready. Phil said these two tracks “were offered once on vinyl circa 1973-74, but never on compact disc. They are not presently available.”

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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London BBC 1971
Track 01. Ice Cream Cakes  (15.6MB)
Track 02. Definitely Maybe (17.8MB)
Track 03. Ain’t No Sunshine (10.2MB)
Track 04. Morning Dew (11.7MB)
Track 05. Keyboard Solo - Going Down (9.5MB)
Track 06. New Ways - Plynth - Train Train (18.1MB)
Track 07. Got The Feeling I (28.3MB)

‘71 BBC Studio Session
Track 08. Going Down (8.3MB)
Track 09. Got The Feeling II (11.6MB)

Rare Version
Track 10. Got The Feeling III (11.0MB)
Track 11. Situation (11.6MB)

Jeff Beck - guitar
Bob Tench - vocals
Max Middleton - keyboards
Clive Chaman - bass
Cozy Powell - drums

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  1. 12 Responses to “THE PHIL COHEN COLLECTION: JEFF BECK - BBC 1971”

  2. I have and love the studio album. And now I have another awesome version of DEFINITELY MAYBE- thanks!

    By Lennard on Jan 13, 2010

  3. hey bigo, thanks! sounds good. i put jeff beck so i can keep it in the same folder with my other two beck shows i got from bigo! i got the heavy winds in 08 one and the one with vinny c on drums of joe’s garage fame. it may be from osaka, japan. it’s a good one. i like a day in the life.

    i posted the link on facebook and said bigo offers the best rock, bop and avant jazz boot anywhere for free. i’m sure i’ll get responses. bigo should get on facebook. add me.


    By Ed Saad on Jan 13, 2010

  4. Thank you! Wonderful!

    I love Jeff Beck Group Mk. 2. “Rough & Ready” still sounds like no other rock-music of its time.

    By Kalle on Jan 13, 2010

  5. Keep more Jeff coming. He’s a monster!!! Thanks for this one. I love “Ice Cream Cakes”.

    By Gary on Jan 13, 2010

  6. Oh! Oh! BigO! You ROCK!

    By Walter on Jan 13, 2010

  7. never ever `nuff Jeff Beck…

    thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    By sluggo on Jan 13, 2010

  8. Oobersgrooves! Thanx…

    By Timmy on Jan 14, 2010

  9. Great job with the quad mix. There are a few versions of the live tracks out there, but these seem to be the best quality. Thanks for the post. Any chance for the Paris Theatre show in 1972? I seemed to have misplaced my cassette.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jan 16, 2010

  10. “Ain’t No Sunshine” is great, but “Morning Dew” is a lot better with Rod Stewart.
    Very fine recording quality.

    By walter on Jan 19, 2010

  11. before I forget: dear BigO, if it’s possible (bandwith etc) please switch to 320 kbps.

    By walter on Jan 19, 2010

  12. Freakin Awesome!!!

    By bill on Mar 2, 2010

  13. Johnny Kinkdom! - I believe this *IS* the 1972 Paris Theatre show, mislabeled as 1971 (plus some bonus tracks.)

    By rednoise on Jan 18, 2012

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