February 26, 2011 – 3:46 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

Finland 1971 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Ruis Rock Festival, Runsala-Runsala-Parken, Turku, Finland; August 22, 1971. Very good soundboard.

The first Jeff Beck Group lasted between 1967 and 1969. In late 1970, Beck reformed the group with vocalist Alex Ligertwood, keyboardist Max Middleton, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Clive Chaman. By June 1971, Bob Tench was the new vocalist and second guitarist. As Gsparaco pointed out at, the fun and loose feeling provided by Rod Stewart and Ron Wood in the earlier outfit was now replaced by a tight, professional and diverse group with very interesting material.

Gsparaco also noted that what is apparent is the key role played by Middleton. Throughout the short recording Beck and Middleton played off one another, like on Jody where they play a call-and-response game before the short drum solo and the segue into Ice Cream Cakes.

This set has also circulated among fans as Flying High (Empress Valley) and as part of the Ruis Rockfestival Beat Club & BBC 1971 & 1972 (Mid Valley Sampler).

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. New Ways/Train Train (12.5MB)
Track 02. I Got To Have A Song (11.5MB)
Track 03. I’ve Been Used (7.5MB)
Track 04. Situation (10.0MB)
Track 05. Jody (12.0MB)
Track 06. Ice Cream Cakes (11.0MB)

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

In 2010, Jeff Beck released his first album in seven years, Emotion & Commotion. Click on the link to order the album.

  1. 42 Responses to “JEFF BECK - FINLAND 1971”

  2. hey bigo, will get. thanks!!!

    i’m trying to think what was the last beck show you offered. i am thinking it was the one from brasil. it’s a good one. then before that was grammy museum 4.22.10.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 26, 2011

  3. oh right, it was that live compilation. then the other two before that.

    By Ed Saad on Feb 26, 2011

  4. WOW! Just wow! Thanks, BigO!

    By Walter on Feb 26, 2011

  5. Can’t wait to hear this one. I also have the “official releases” Canned Heat Live at Turku Rock Festival 1971 and The Pink Fairies Finland Freakout 1971. I guess 3 is a collection. If you find any other shows from the ‘71 Turku Festival please post them. The Kinks, Fairport Convention and Juicy Lucy were also at this show.There may be more soundboard recordings out there.

    The AMG review of the Fairies says,”It takes the Pink Fairies 47 minutes to make their way through a mere four songs….And that was after they’d been given copious amounts of speed by one of Canned Heats roadies.”

    Ahhh… Were those the days ?

    Thanx BigO

    By Sking on Feb 26, 2011

  6. AWESOME!!! This should tide me over until “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party” party shows up!

    Any chance of the “Killing Cancer Benefit at the Hammersmith Apollo”? (other than the tube)

    “… the Killing Cancer Benefit at the Hammersmith Apollo was a hit. Jeff was backed by a band that that consisted of; Drums: Zak Starkey; Bass : Pino Palladino; Acoustic Guitar: Simon Townshend; Keyboards: John Bundrick; augmented by Jason Rebello on keyboards. The set:

    1. Beck’s Bolero
    2. Hammerhead
    3. A Day In The Life
    4. Heart of Glass (with Debbie Harry)
    5. Call Me (with Debbie Harry)

    He also did ‘Mannish Boy’, with Roger Daltry singing and the show closer ‘Join Together’ with everybody. Look for clips on YouTube.”

    Would love to here Beck with Debbie Harry!


    By Ron M on Feb 26, 2011

  7. Hey Ed Saad, was this the one from Philip Cohen at 320kbps that was put up around Jan 2010 that you were trying to remember? It would be an excellent pairing with the new release!:

    JEFF BECK Final BBC On The Air London 1971
    Very good radio broadcasts, plus two rarities.

    Ice Cream Cakes
    Definitely Maybe
    Ain’t No Sunshine
    Morning Dew
    Keyboard Solo - Going Down
    New Ways - Plynth - Train Train
    Got The Feeling I
    Going Down
    Got The Feeling II
    rare versions from the Quad LP 73-74:
    Got The Feeling III

    By 2yrsnojob on Feb 26, 2011

  8. This set has also circulated …as part of the…BBC 1971 & 1972 (Mid Valley Sampler).

    Oh well, thats what I get for reading the short commentary without consulting the whole version after clicking on the view tracks button.

    At least there are 3 songs here that are not on the “BBC 1971″ set..

    By 2yrsnojob on Feb 26, 2011

  9. Fantastic! The band is Exploding with sound. Thanks for posting!

    By WhammyBar on Feb 26, 2011

  10. Thanks again, BigO….I agree with Ron M above….please post the Killing Cancer Benefit if it is available. Listening to this concert, it’s easy to see why Jeff doesn’t feature singers in his sets these days except for the occasional song.

    By Walter on Feb 26, 2011

  11. hey 2yrsnojob, no, but i got that one last year. it’s a nice one. this is the one i was referring to:

    i didn’t download at first cause it was missing a the layla track then bigo reinstated it so i downloaded it. get it, it’s good. i’ve got 8 jeff beck shows in my library and 3 clapton and beck shows. all came from bigo!


    By Ed Saad on Feb 27, 2011

  12. you beck nuts need to get a copy of”making oranges..”

    By sluggo on Feb 27, 2011

  13. Hey Ed, that was one I didn’t have. Thanks. That will give me 8 Beck, 2 Clapton and Beck, 1 Beck and Clark, 1 Beck and Imelda May, and 1 Beck, Bogart and Appice (74). I remember when teens in school were talking about his face being messed up from a crash. Don’t know about that, it was pre video, and only groupies gave a dang about what rockers looked like! With video, everyone had to be pretty or they didn’t sell.

    By 2yrsnojob on Mar 1, 2011

  14. hey 2yearsnojob, is this the beck and clark you are talking about? i have the disc they offered. it’s a good one.

    the beck, bogart and appice i didn’t get cause it was missing a track.

    if you’re on facebook, add me. all i talk about is music. one bigo fan found me!


    By Ed Saad on Mar 1, 2011

  15. Hi Ed. Yes, that’s the one. Never been on facebook. Was on internet in 1970. But, for some reason, I’ve avoided fb.

    By 2yrsnojob on Mar 2, 2011

  16. hey 2yrsnojob, somebody found me on facebook from norway and put jeff beck bigo in a message attached to the friend request.


    By Ed Saad on Mar 2, 2011

  17. @ Sluggo
    Beck nuts?!?!

    I resemble that.

    By Jim Chisholm on Mar 4, 2011

  18. howya doin` chis !

    By sluggo on Mar 5, 2011

  19. This was recorded 1971-08-22 for those who want an exact date. Jeff can do little wrong, my humble opinion for what it’s worth is this was not his high point. I’ve seen him many times over the years, the very most he impressed me (and he always does) was the reunion tour he cut short with Rod Stewart. I saw it in Vancouver and Zeppelin never put on a better show (longer though). About the only “better” guitarist I’ve seen that compares is John McLaughlin. A good addition for a Beck collector, but the BBC session is a little better if you want Beck Group V2

    By HytekFred on Mar 6, 2011

  20. The problem with Beck now is that he tries to sound like McLaughlin.

    By George Martini on Jun 29, 2014

  21. it does seem like with wired and blow by blow he had a sort of melodic approach and starting in 89 he started to lose that soothing melody type sound he had and it became more choppy and he developed more of an asian sound to his playing. and when i say asian i would have to separate chinese from say japanese. it isnt a japanese sound really. its more chinese. i agree with george above where he says that he is sounding like mclaughlin in that john has a sort of specific style where he is note on and very precise with his fingering. beck has always had a particular finess in his styling but very different than john.
    john has always been the most accurate and fastest guitarist there is. voted as such for many years running. beck was always more fluid in his approach. theres more dreamy or floating runs. but now jeff is getting sort of choppy and angry and less fluid with his tracks. i know i love both musicians but i sure dont enjoy becks music since 89 as i did pre 89. from gtr shop on it changed. i heard it instantly.
    i normally dont like when a musician rests on his laurels but unless jeff goes back to what he did when he put out delicious melodic enjoyable music like he did from the 60s thru say 86 or 87.. i dont recall much in 88.. ill just enjoy his first 20 yrs of product.
    every so often he does do something pretty tho. thank god he did do what he did.

    By darth on Jun 29, 2014

  22. @HytekFred:
    I share your sentiment that Mr. Beck can do little wrong. Not everything of his works for me, and that’s they way it should be. I love his early work, but that said, Guitar Shop and Who Else are my favorites. The chilly 80s production values of Guitar Shop sometimes hinders the listen for me, but not often. And I never tire of the strangeness than runs through Who Else.

    By kingpossum on Jun 29, 2014

  23. the problem with george martini is he thinks he knows waht jeff beck should do.

    By bill heard on Jun 29, 2014

  24. it isnt a japanese sound really. its more chinese
    darth you have no clue what you are talking about .If anything his songs like Nadia are more east indian. jerk. talk about something you know like ripping people off.

    By bill heard on Jun 29, 2014

  25. Chinese?!??? Sheesh! On what planet?

    By swappers on Jun 29, 2014

  26. George Martini doesn’t think he knows what Jeff Beck should do, but he does agree with darth’s comment (for the first time ever).

    By George Martini on Jun 29, 2014

  27. George Martini doesn’t think he knows what Jeff Beck should do, but he does agree with darth’s comment (for the first time ever).

    not the brightest thing to do [align yourself with the resident nutjob]

    By bill heard on Jun 30, 2014

  28. im not talking about nadia. im talking about his guitar sounds. youre missing my point entirely. the sounds he creates for the last 25 yrs with his guitar. not the band he has with him.
    the chinese use a very choppy sound in their music and its not as melodic as other forms of music. or as beck was prior to when he changed in the late 80s. thats why i compared it the way i did.

    By darth on Jun 30, 2014

  29. no one is saying really what beck should do. he should do whatever he wants to do. i will listen to and enjoy what i wish to listen to and enjoy. beck expresses himself the way he feels like doing so. no one can tell him how to do it correctly or properly. hes the professional musician and only he can determine the way he wants to say what he has to say in the manner he wants to say it. i or we on the other hand have a right to tune in or not.. purchase or not.. etc. he usually doesnt worry a hell of a lot about appealing to the masses. he knows he can when and if he wants to. he has proven this. he doesnt create hits. hes not rod or mccartney. hes on the technical end of things. and what he does doesnt tend to appeal to the masses. more than 70% of people know who he is but cant name a song. hes not popular.
    the point is.. neither i nor george up there think we know what jeff beck should do. that is.. other than what he wants to do. i just know that if he continues to hit notes rather than play them i wont be interested. thats why im glad he did the good stuff for 20 yrs. and every so often he does put out something or perform in a manner that reminds me of what once was. that thrilling time from the 70s thru mid 80s when he was a guitar deity.

    By darth on Jun 30, 2014

  30. you don`t need a shovel darth your keyboard helps you dig deep enough.

    By bill heard on Jun 30, 2014


    By dropkick sarge on Jun 30, 2014


    By dropkick sarge on Jun 30, 2014

  33. i didnt say he played chinese music. try listening to some music from china and listen to how it sounds in general. the overall sound of it. the way it has sharp notes and is very choppy and not quite soothing as say japanese music would be (which is why i made the separation specification). its a very brash abrasive sound. it has a powerful striking force behind it. not unlike becks sound thru the 90s and since with his attack on the guitar and manner in which he plays the instrument AS COMPARED TO HOW HE PLAYED IT IN THE EARLY 70S THRU 1986. im not describing the band(s) he is playing with mind u. just the manner in which he has taken with regards to how he has played the guitar since he went on tour with srv in 89 and that album he had out he was promoting with that tour.
    now with the encore for that tour he did goin down as a duet with srv and while that song was fluid-like it still didnt have the same feel that it did previously when he had played it. but that was the closest he came to being melodic during that tour.
    if u wanna hear him at his most melodic in comparison with the recent material i would say listen to the wired and blow by blow albums and then the 1980 tour with jan hammer. altho that 77 tour with jan was hot too. the live with jan album shows that softer smoother fusion sound. he has abandonned that sound. im sorry if u dont hear it.
    i only compared it to chinese sounding music because it hurts to listen to it kinda like a lot of chinese music does.
    again.. if u dont see or understand this i dont know what to say. theres no reason to keep asking me to explain this to u. ive spent 10 yrs trying to educate u and i dont see any improvement. stop asking me to keep trying. please.

    By darth on Jun 30, 2014

  34. darth says…
    “it isnt a japanese sound really. its more chinese”.

    “i didnt say he played chinese music”

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 30, 2014

  35. i know what i said. and i didnt say what youre trying to say i said. i said what i said. try to pay better attention.
    and as for your link. no. thats a very pretty sounding example of ‘beautiful chinese music’. if u are going to look for examples of annoying choppy music like i described do u think searching for the word ‘beautiful’ works? try this altho im not saying that there isnt some beauty in this recording it just comes closer to what im trying to say. try not to twist what i said again. if u really dont get this then forget it. some people just dont understand things. u evidently dont. its ok.

    By darth on Jun 30, 2014

  36. Glen Frohman is an idiot…he can’t help himself…hes a con man…convicted…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Jun 30, 2014

  37. i know what i said. and i didnt say what youre trying to say i said. i said what i said

    darth says…
    “it isnt a japanese sound really. its more chinese”.

    “i didnt say he played chinese music”

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 30, 2014

  38. Brilliant! Totally hilarious! Perhaps this Frohman character is tone deaf . . . It just occurred to me . . . . . . . That might go towards explaining why he talks endlessly about himself and hardly ever about enjoying music . . . . . . . Beck would really enjoy the reference to “Chinese” sounding music………..PMSL!

    By swappers on Jul 1, 2014

  39. everyone should be aware of darthy Glen Frohman con man stalker extraordinare…same old Glen here as well 8 almost 9 years later…
    same as it ever was…same as it ever was…same as it ever was…

    By Jerry's Finger on Jul 1, 2014

  40. tin ear Frohman youre hilarious….lmao…

    again…so everyone all together…lets sing…

    a one a two a one two three…

    oh lord give me that old time Chinese music…

    that old time Chinese music…

    oh lord give me that old time Chinese music…

    that old time Chinese music…

    all over the big wild world….

    thanks everyone yay yay yay…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Jul 4, 2014

  41. rare jeff beck here

    By tin ear frohman on Jul 4, 2014

  42. fucking brilliant tin ear…


    sorta looks like Jeff too…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Jul 4, 2014

  43. sorta looks like Jeff too…!!!

    oh that`s him, its that you know ,choppy sound.

    By tin ear frohman on Jul 4, 2014

Post a Comment