Recouping after a car crash and faced with the loss of Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, Jeff Beckredefined what the Jeff Beck Group was about, deciding to tone down the bluesy bombast, adding keyboardist Max Middleton for a jazz edge, then having Bob Tench sing to give it an overblown early-'70s AOR edge. As expected, these two sides are in conflict and Tench can be a little overbearing, but there are moments here that bring out the best in Beck. Namely, these are the times when the group ventures into extended, funk-inflected, reflective jazzy instrumental sections. These are the moments that point the way toward the success of Blow by Blow, yet this remains an unabashed rock record of its time, and it falls prey to many of its era's excesses, particularly lack of focus. Still, there are moments that are as fine as anything Beck played here.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
ORIGIN : Australia.
LABEL : Epic Records.
CONDITION OF COVER: EX .
CONDITION OF RECORD : NM-.
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