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Emotion & Commotion is the tenth studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in April 2010 on ATCO Records. In addition to featuring vocal performances by Joss Stone, Imelda May, and Olivia Safe, the album showcases a 64-piece orchestra on several tracks, and includes covers of well-known songs such as "Over the Rainbow", "Corpus Christi Carol", "Lilac Wine", and other rock and classical works.[1]

Emotion & Commotion
Studio album by
Released10 April 2010
GenreInstrumental rock, blues rock, soul, classical
ProducerSteve Lipson, Trevor Horn
Jeff Beck chronology
Emotion & Commotion
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Chart performanceEdit

The album debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., with sales of 26,000, Beck's highest-ever debut in his 45-year career. His highest charting album is Blow by Blow produced by George Martin, which peaked at No. 4 in 1975 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. The album has sold 123,000 copies in the U.S. as of July 2016.[2]

The album reached No. 11 in the UK and debuted at No. 9 in Canada. The album debuted at No. 1 in Japan on the Weekly International Album Sales Chart. It has so far charted at No. 49 on the Australian charts, marking the first time Jeff Beck has appeared on the Australian album charts since Guitar Shop reached No. 99 in 1989.

The song "Hammerhead" won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The track "Nessun Dorma" won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Track listingEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]
The Independent     [4]
Chicago Tribune    [5]
PopMatters          [6]
Los Angeles TimesAmbivalent[7]
1."Corpus Christi Carol"Benjamin Britten2:40
2."Hammerhead"Jeff Beck, Jason Rebello4:15
3."Never Alone"Rebello4:22
4."Over the Rainbow"Harold Arlen3:10
5."I Put a Spell on You" (featuring Joss Stone)Screamin' Jay Hawkins2:59
6."Serene" (featuring Olivia Safe)Beck, Rebello6:05
7."Lilac Wine" (featuring Imelda May)James Shelton4:44
8."Nessun Dorma"Giacomo Puccini2:56
9."There's No Other Me" (featuring Joss Stone)Rebello, Joss Stone4:05
10."Elegy for Dunkirk" (featuring Olivia Safe)Dario Marianelli5:03
Total length:40:19



Chart (2010) Peak positions
Australian Albums Chart 49
Austrian Albums Chart[8] 44
Belgian Albums Chart (Wal)[9] 87
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 9
Dutch Albums Chart[11] 77
Finnish Albums Chart[12] 35
French Albums Chart[13] 74
German Albums Chart[14] 30
Greek Albums Chart[15] 17
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[16] 9
Norwegian Albums Chart[17] 17
Swedish Albums Chart[18] 35
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 40
UK Albums Chart[20] 21
US Billboard 200[21] 11
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 3




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  13. ^ "French chart chart positions".
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