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Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop

Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop is the fifth studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in October 1989 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 49 on the U.S. Billboard 200[4] and won the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1990 Grammys;[5][4] this being Beck's second album to win that award, after Flash (1985). "Stand on It" was released as a single and reached No. 35 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart; "Sling Shot" was featured in the 1990 horror comedy film Gremlins 2: The New Batch; several other tracks were used as part of the soundtrack for the South Atlantic Raiders episodes of the British comedy series The Comic Strip Presents.

Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop.jpg
Album artwork by Mark Ryden
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1989 (1989-10)[1]
StudioThe Sol Studio in Cookham[2]
GenreInstrumental rock, blues rock
Length39:51
LabelEpic
ProducerJeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Terry Bozzio, Leif Mases
Jeff Beck chronology
Flash
(1985)
Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
(1989)
Beckology
(1991)
Singles from Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
  1. "Day in the House" / "Guitar Shop"
    Released: 1989[3]
  2. "Stand on It"
    Released: 1989[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

In a further move from his previous jazz fusion stylings, Beck adopts a more straightforward instrumental rock approach on Guitar Shop, save for two tracks ("Guitar Shop" and "Day in the House") on which drummer Terry Bozzio provides quirky spoken vocals.

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Guitar Shop"Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas5:03
2."Savoy"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas3:52
3."Behind the Veil"Hymas4:55
4."Big Block"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas4:09
5."Where Were You"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas3:17
6."Stand on It"Beck, Hymas4:59
7."Day in the House"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas5:04
8."Two Rivers"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas5:25
9."Sling Shot"Beck, Hymas3:07
Total length:39:51

PersonnelEdit

Technical
  • Leif Mases – engineering, mixing, production
  • Dick Beetham – engineering assistance
  • Neil Amor – engineering assistance
  • James Allen Jones – engineering assistance
  • Chris Drohan – engineering assistance
  • Ian Gillespie – mastering

Chart performanceEdit

AlbumEdit

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 49[4]

SinglesEdit

Year Title Chart Position
1989 "Stand on It" Billboard Mainstream Rock 35[4]

AwardsEdit

Event Title Award Result
1990 Grammys Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop Best Rock Instrumental Performance Won[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Astarita, Glenn. "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop - Jeff Beck". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. ^ Rosen, Steven (1989). "Jeff Beck Interview (1989)". Modern Guitars Magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  3. ^ "Jeff Beck With Terry Bozzio And Tony Hymas – Day In The House / Guitar Shop". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop - Jeff Beck | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  5. ^ a b "32nd Grammy Awards - 1990". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2014-02-05.

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