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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).

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 (Cookham, Berkshire, England)[2]
GenreInstrumental rock, blues rock
ProducerJeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Terry Bozzio, Leif Mases
Jeff Beck chronology
Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
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
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

"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.


Track listingEdit

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


  • 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


Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 49 [4]


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


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


  1. ^ a b Astarita, Glenn. "Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (1989) album review". 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 - Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (1989) | 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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