Truth (album)


Truth (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Truth
Type = Album
Artist = The Jeff Beck Group as just Jeff Beck


Released = August 1968
Recorded =
Genre = Blues-rock Heavy metal Hard rock
Length = 40:16
Label = Epic
Producer = Mickie Most
Reviews =
*Allmusic rating|5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:169sa9ugb23f link]
*"Rolling Stone" (Very Favorable) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/jeffbeck/albums/album/240749/review/5941157/truth link]
Last album =
This album = "Truth" (1968)
Next album = "Beck-Ola" (1969)

"Truth" (1968) was the first full-length album by Jeff Beck and his backing group. Enjoying strong reviews upon its release, "Truth" is now widely regarded as one of the first heavy metal albums, due to its blending of hard rock and blues.

The album featured three original songwriting collaborations between Jeff Beck and singer Rod Stewart, "Let Me Love You", "Blues Deluxe", and "Rock My Plimsoul". Highlighted by a re-recording of the Yardbirds' "Shapes of Things", Willie Dixon's "I Ain't Superstitious" and the traditional "Greensleeves."

Guests include both guitarist Jimmy Page and keyboardist John Paul Jones on "Beck's Bolero", originally recorded in 1966 with Keith Moon on drums and Nicky Hopkins on piano, and released as the B side to Beck's first solo release, "Hi Ho Silver Lining" in 1967.

Tom Scholz of Boston has listed "Truth" as his favorite album, stating, "I knew Jeff Beck's Truth album inside and out."Fact|date=July 2008

Track listing

#"Shapes of Things" 3:22 (Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith)
#"Let Me Love You" 4:44 (Jeff Beck. Rod Stewart)
#"Morning Dew" 4:40 (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose)
#"You Shook Me" 2:33 (Willie Dixon, J. B. Lenoir)
#"Ol' Man River" 4:01 (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein)
#"Greensleeves" 1:50 (Traditional, arranged by Jeff Beck)
#"Rock My Plimsoul" 4:13 (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart)
#"Beck's Bolero" 2:54 (Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck)
#"Blues De Luxe" 7:33 (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart)
#"I Ain't Superstitious" 4:53 (Willie Dixon)

Bonus tracks on 2006 CD reissue

# "Ive Been Drinking" Stereo mix - B-Side of "Love is Blue" single (3:25) (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart)
# "You Shook Me" Take - minus piano overdub (2:31) (Willie Dixon, J. B. Lenoir)
# "Rock My Plimsoul" - Faster tempo take, B-Side of "Tallyman" single (3:42) (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart)
# "Beck's Bolero" Mono Mix with backwards guitar ending (3:11) (Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck)
# "Blues De Luxe" Take 1 (7:33) (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart)
# "Tallyman" 1967 Single A-side (2:46) (Graham Gouldman)
# "Love is Blue" (2:57) Single A-side (Popp, Cour, Blackburn)
# "Hi Ho Silver Lining" (3:46) (Scott English, Lawrence Weiss)

Personnel

*Jeff Beck - guitars, vocals, arranger; bass on "Ol' Man River"
*Rod Stewart - vocals (except on "Greensleeves" and "Beck's Bolero")
*Micky Waller - drums (except on "Greensleeves" and "Beck's Bolero")
*Ronnie Wood - bass (except on "Ol' Man River", "Greensleeves" and "Beck's Bolero")
*Nicky Hopkins - piano on "Morning Dew", "You Shook Me", "Beck's Bolero" and "Blues Deluxe"
*Keith Moon - drums on "Beck's Bolero", tympani on "Ol' Man River" (credited for the latter as "You Know Who")
*Jimmy Page - 12-string rhythm guitar on "Beck's Bolero"
*John Paul Jones - bass on "Beck's Bolero" and Hammond Organ on "Ol' Man River" and "You Shook Me"
*Mickie Most - producer
*Ken Scott - engineer


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