November 29, 2010 – 3:50 am

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Live in Concert Collection [Microphone, 1CD]

Live between 1968 and 1990; various venues. Very good soundboard?

A collection of live Jeff Beck tracks recorded between 1968 and 1990, this disc was released by the Italian label “Microphone”. - Philip Cohen

So Beck’s Bolero and Led Boots among the usual suspects are missing but on Beck’s Boogie, he has worked in the Theme from the Beverly Hillbillies as a nice little nugget; and Bowie fans would enjoy The Jean Genie/Love Me Do track from the 1973 Spiders from Mars show. A sort of greatest hits package, Beck’s guitar is sharp, clear and stinging.

And this is what he told David Fricke of Musician magazine (#79, May 1985):

I’ve always stayed clear of trick gadgets. Every day at the Power Station they were bring in this, that and the other thing. And it was just shit, a whole plastic bag of junk from every guitar shop in the whole of New York. There were flangers, phase shifters, Tube Screamers. I was getting more scream without it. The only screaming going on there was me unplugging it…

Having driven a really good car that I’ve built is enough to keep me going in the same way a hit album in the music business would be an impetus for someone else. I know what it feels like to work on a fine rod; there’s nothing quite like it. Your break your fingers, you bruise, you cut yourself, all the elements get at you. It’s also physical. You use up a lot of energy, whereas you can’t with a guitar. You can jump around but you aren’t actually doing anything that makes more music come out. Some of the wildest solos I’ve played have been sitting in a chair…

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Let Me Love You (10.5MB)
Track 02. Blues De Luxe (12.8MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 03. Beck’s Boogie (8.7MB)
Track 04. Definitely Maybe (11.5MB)
Track 05. The Jean Genie/Love Me Do (12.4MB)
Track 06. Star Cycle (7.3MB)
Track 07. Layla (10.0MB)
Track 08. Goodbye Porky Pie Hat (2.3MB)
Track 09. Stop Look and Listen (7.5MB)
Track 10. Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers (7.1MB)
Track 11. Wild Thing (7.3MB)
Track 12. Freeway Jam (13.4MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 13. People Get Ready (8.3MB)
Track 14. Where Were You (4.4MB)

Tracks 1, 2, 3: Fillmore West, San Francisco; June 1968
Track 4: Paris Theatre, London; February 15, 1970 - BBC concert
Track 5: Hammersmith Odeon, London, July 3, 1973 - Spiders from Mars farewell concert
Track 6: UK 1983
Track 7: Royal Albert Hall, London, September 20, 1983 - A.R.M.S. benefit concert
Tracks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Lune 1986 - Flash tour
Track 14: April 1990 - Guitar Shop tour

Click on the link to order Jeff Beck’s Emotion & Commotion.


  2. Porky -pie hat ?

    thanks..never nuff Jeff..

    By sluggo on Nov 29, 2010

  3. the clapton and friends arms benefit that the layla is taken from is not officially released. it is a very nice looking bootleg but it is not an official release. the only official release of the arms material is the video and dvd sets. the label called dutch imports is not an official import label. no one is a better source for clapton discography information than if u wish to verify my information. i consider myself pretty damned close to a clapton-aholic-fanatic and normally id expect that this audio would have come from the dvd which it didnt. but layla from this performance is absolutely not officially available in any form except that it was shown on uk tv and released on vhs in the uk and usa and dvd in several countries.
    ps–is there anyone out there who can help me locate 2 songs of claptons? im having a bitch of a time. the bonus tracks from the recent cd from the amazon version and the barnes & nobles version. i have the other two. thank u. [email protected]

    By darth on Nov 29, 2010

  4. Track reinstated. Thanks to darth for his comments. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Nov 29, 2010

  5. wowwiewowwiewowwie! Thanks BigO!

    By Walter on Nov 30, 2010

  6. hey bigo, thanks, when i saw layla was reinstated i wanted to get this! i got every jeff beck boot you offered this year. i really like the grammy museum 4.22.10 one. that’s my brother’s b-day.

    i’ll see mary halvorson thurs in tuscaloosa with 13th assembly!!! i’m bringing her a stack of musics.


    By Ed Saad on Nov 30, 2010

  7. WOW! Does The Jean Genie/Love Me Do ROCK! Too bad there wasn’t more collaboration with Bowie and Beck.


    By Ron M on Nov 30, 2010

  8. Thanks for all of the great music.

    By DrDave on Dec 2, 2010

  9. I see Jeff Beck on stage in Buenos Aires in november…Is a amazing musician, still today..
    thanks Jeff..

    By alex on Dec 9, 2010

  10. superb.

    By t. on Dec 17, 2010

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