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Jeff Beck: Flash

Album Notes

Personnel: Jeff Beck (guitar); Rod Stewart, Jimmy Hall (vocals); Carmine Appice, Arthur Baker, Jimmy Bralower, Jay Burnett, Barry DeSouza, Jan Hammer, Duane Hitchings, Tony Hymas, Nile Rodgers, Rob Sabino, Richard Scher, Curly Smith, Jeff Smith, Doug Wimbish, Tina B., Curtis King, Jimmy Hall, David Simms, Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner.

Producers: Nile Rodgers, Arthur Baker, Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas.

Engineers include: Chris Lord-Alge, Eric Mohler, Andy Wallace.

Beck's devoted following regards 1985's FLASH as one of his more controversial releases. Instead of issuing another expected guitar-heavy work, Beck sought out innovative dance producer Nile Rodgers to oversee the majority of the albums' tracks and lend an electronic, ultra-'80s sound throughout (best heard on the album-opening "Ambitious"). But FLASH does contain one of Beck's best-known tracks, a hit cover of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," featuring soaring Beck's soaring blues licks and soulful vocals from old buddy and ex-bandmate Rod Stewart.


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