Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop

Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop is the sixth studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in October 1989 through Epic Records.[4] The album reached No. 49 on the U.S. Billboard 200[3] and won the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1990 Grammys;[5][3] this being Beck's second album to win that award, after Flash (1985).

Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Cover art by Mark Ryden
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1989 (1989-10)
StudioThe Sol, Cookham[1]
Jeff Beck chronology
Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Singles from Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
  1. "Day in the House" / "Guitar Shop"
    Released: 1989[2]
  2. "Stand on It"
    Released: 1989[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores

"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 1990 South Atlantic Raiders episodes of the British comedy series The Comic Strip Presents.

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.

Following Beck's death in 2023, guitarist Brian May described "Where Were You" as "possibly the most beautiful bit of guitar music ever recorded, probably alongside Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing'".[6]

Track listing edit

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

Personnel edit

  • 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

Charts edit

Album edit

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 49[3]

Singles edit

Year Title Chart Position
1989 "Stand on It" Billboard Mainstream Rock 35[3]

Awards edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ a b Rosen, Steven (1989). "Jeff Beck Interview (1989)". Modern Guitars Magazine. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas – Day in the House / Guitar Shop". Discogs. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (1989) | Awards". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b Astarita, Glenn. "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop - Jeff Beck". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "32nd Grammy Awards - 1990". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Queen's Brian May Names Jeff Beck Song He Calls 'Possibly the Most Beautiful Bit of Guitar Music Ever Recorded'". Ultimate Guitar. 13 January 2023. Retrieved 14 February 2023.

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