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Jeff Beck — Nadia
Album: You Had It Coming
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 2010









Released: 2001
Length: 3:41
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWgApS...
Love how this song moves.
Bumping from a 7 to 8 IMHO.
Listen you sound like Steve now? I bet you they’re using the same guitar
 siriusrising wrote:
I was lucky enough to see him in 1973 with Beck, Bogart & Appice. Good guitarist from the same stable as Page and Clapton. Maybe even a better allround musician than those two....and that's saying something!
 
Hoping still to see him!

Definitely think he's a better all around musician. He has done so many clever sounds and he is good at them. You can listen to Yardbird's songs and the Jeff Beck ones are easy to pick out - they have the cool guitar stuff. Page and Clapton are certainly exceptional, just not as versatile.


Still gives me goose bumps. 
 love it..
I was lucky enough to see him in 1973 with Beck, Bogart & Appice. Good guitarist from the same stable as Page and Clapton. Maybe even a better allround musician than those two....and that's saying something!
What amazes me about this is that Beck had not only to figure out an entirely different scale but then learn how to play inside of it in a way that, IMO, sounds warm, unstudied and yet pretty faithful.  I don't know, maybe he just copied something to a tee, but it doesn't sound that way to me.
 CHuLoYo wrote:
Further information: Jeff Beck covers Nitin Sawhney. I give it an 8
 

Agreed
A side of Jeff Beck I'm just now discovering.
 memoryboxer wrote:
Is this a cover? I feel I know it but with a more tradional Middle Eastern instrumentation and singer - Ofra Haza or someone similar.
 

It's credited to Nitin Sawhney.
Saw him play this recently. Right hand mostly played with just  his thumb and a whammy bar. Which makes this even more amazing. Pretty much his style these days from what I’ve seen. Pretty cool. 
So beautiful but isn't everything from this guitar deity? Thanks Bill!
Wizard!! < ----- Devil Pimp too
Is this a cover? I feel I know it but with a more tradional Middle Eastern instrumentation and singer - Ofra Haza or someone similar.
Just caught Showtime's doc on Jeff Beck. It's really impressive. 

Clapton, Page, Joe Perry, Gilmore, Slash - all saying "we're not worthy".
Love this song & just about every song and album he's done.  One of the best guitarists surely.    {#Bananajam} "Big Block" with Tal Wilkenfeld on bass at Crossroads - WOW!!!   Every so often we pull out the DVD and just blast it.
Jeff did work with Imogen Heap on this album. Her programming and sampling talents are lit.

 
WeAdmire wrote:
I believe the rhythm section on this album was programmed.   Probably the earliest and still one of the few examples that do not render the music mundane.  The hands on the CD cover are his taken after they have been well soaked with used 20/40.  His home in Wadhurst East Sussex has a very well equipped garage with a pit and hydraulic lifts.  He services and maintains his cars. He has a taste for US V8 muscle and the very precise restoration and maintenance of English Tudor architecture.  
 

Bultaco wrote:

Hey, that's not a bad summation of Jeff and a huge percentage of his work.

My agreement is confirmed by the fact that he's about the only musical artist I can think of who I've included on my "funeral playlist" with more than a single cut.

This, and Where Were You, (Guitar Shop) are just two of his MANY standouts. And if you haven't listened to it for awhile...here's a little treat for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD4Gmwo0E_0

 

 

Love this{#Cheers}
I believe the rhythm section on this album was programmed.   Probably the earliest and still one of the few examples that do not render the music mundane.  The hands on the CD cover are his taken after they have been well soaked with used 20/40.  His home in Wadhurst East Sussex has a very well equipped garage with a pit and hydraulic lifts.  He services and maintains his cars. He has a taste for US V8 muscle and the very precise restoration and maintenance of English Tudor architecture.  
 

Bultaco wrote:

Hey, that's not a bad summation of Jeff and a huge percentage of his work.

My agreement is confirmed by the fact that he's about the only musical artist I can think of who I've included on my "funeral playlist" with more than a single cut.

This, and Where Were You, (Guitar Shop) are just two of his MANY standouts. And if you haven't listened to it for awhile...here's a little treat for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD4Gmwo0E_0

 

 ziakut wrote:
"pretty amazing technically."

 
Hey, that's not a bad summation of Jeff and a huge percentage of his work.

My agreement is confirmed by the fact that he's about the only musical artist I can think of who I've included on my "funeral playlist" with more than a single cut.

This, and Where Were You, (Guitar Shop) are just two of his MANY standouts. And if you haven't listened to it for awhile...here's a little treat for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD4Gmwo0E_0
 Mike_Sneade wrote:
{#Beat} Bit too clever?

 
Apparently, for you. Just perfectly clever for us!
 jhorton wrote:
Love this cover.

Listen to this live version of the original with the amazing voice of Nikki Wells: https://youtu.be/4jJJHfL1yQA
 

 
This is basically why I read the song comments :)
 Dog_Ear wrote:

Correct!

 
I'm with you fellers.
Love this cover.

Listen to this live version of the original with the amazing voice of Nikki Wells: https://youtu.be/4jJJHfL1yQA
 
So under rated... One of the best of all time and still rockin...{#Bananajam}
He sure has a way with the guitar.
Not a Jeff Beck fan, but I love this tune.
I have loved this song for a long time and am glad others do too..
Today it came on as I was reading Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali poems 90-96
because I recently lost someone so dear to me...
thanks for this mournings playlist
not so sure I can take it much darker
Time to get moving today, energy plus from JB.
Further information: Jeff Beck covers Nitin Sawhney. I give it an 8
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Notworthy} For sure one of my Happy Places~ 10 all day long.
 Dosequis wrote:

Please. Really!?!  This is Jeff Beck, he copies no one. Especially not that guy!

 
Correct!
 crockydile wrote:
Sounds like Beck was listening to Satriani's Engines of Creation...{#Ask}

 
Please. Really!?!  This is Jeff Beck, he copies no one. Especially not that guy!
I read an article where he said that this song used every trick that he knew. I've seen him do this live and he's constantly fiddling with the volume control and tremelo
Jeff still pushing boundaries. First time hearing this. Love it!
This is when you know that he has mastered the guitar beyond what anyone else on the planet has done.
 
Great example of how Jeff Beck is always pushing the envelope.  His use of the statocaster tremolo is second to none!
Love the letters in Nadia.
Incredible mix!!! 
2 tandoori take-away!
A star for me
 BKardon wrote:

Probably not, but a handful of others that might come close:  Eric Johnson, Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, Michael Hedges.  Jeff Beck does top my list though.

 

I am adding Steve Vai to the list.
Gut-wrenching and beautiful. 9
 dragon1952 wrote:

Jesus Christ....that right there says it all about this listener. Really....."great guitar"? no shit Sherlock and if you don't like the song go listen to your foreign crap like 99 fucking luft balloons which is probably on your top 10 over a fucking icon like Jeff Beck.

 
Let's all just listen to the music. 
Everybody gets to like what they like. 
No need to get nasty. 

Btw, great song. I'll have to download that one. 
Thanks!
 
 BKardon wrote:

Probably not, but a handful of others that might come close:  Eric Johnson, Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, Michael Hedges.  Jeff Beck does top my list though.

 
Ever hear of a guy named Joe Satriani...{#Naughty}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drAv2FoYji8
 
This is my favorite.
 unclehud wrote:
The man is a master of his instrument.  Technical skills matched with an understanding of what sounds a guitar will make, and how those sounds should be used in such a wide variety of musical genres.

Is there anyone else so accomplished?

 
Probably not, but a handful of others that might come close:  Eric Johnson, Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, Michael Hedges.  Jeff Beck does top my list though.
Those hands......
 marqvds wrote:
Great guitar but really annoying song -> 3 for me!
PSD {#Clap}

 
Jesus Christ....that right there says it all about this listener. Really....."great guitar"? no shit Sherlock and if you don't like the song go listen to your foreign crap like 99 fucking luft balloons which is probably on your top 10 over a fucking icon like Jeff Beck.
All these people pointing to other possible comparisons....give me a break....seriously, this is the guy that could possibly influence anything you've ever heard that is in any way remotely similar. Christ, the guy has been doing this since the mid-60's. Ry Cooder? Mark Knophler? are you fucking serious? Jesus effing Christ! Do you even know who Jeff Beck is?
I *love* this song.  Thank you Bill & Rebecca.  :D
{#Beat} Bit too clever?
 lasker98 wrote:

Ry Cooder possibly?

 
And Mark Knopfler. Some people just own their instrument.
recognized that unique guitar sound he has within the first couple of bars..{#Music}
9 => 10
Great guitar but really annoying song -> 3 for me!
PSD {#Clap}
 unclehud wrote:
The man is a master of his instrument.  Technical skills matched with an understanding of what sounds a guitar will make, and how those sounds should be used in such a wide variety of musical genres.

Is there anyone else so accomplished?

 
Ry Cooder possibly?
 dragancvetkovic wrote:
Wite man feel like Indian.Great!
 
Wrong indians. Smokem' peace pipe much? 
 unclehud wrote:
The man is a master of his instrument.  Technical skills matched with an understanding of what sounds a guitar will make, and how those sounds should be used in such a wide variety of musical genres.

Is there anyone else so accomplished?

 

No.
its cool that he imitates an hindi human voice with his guitar, but I prefer 10000000 times the original version with the beautiful voice of the girl who sung that (in NITIN SAWHNEY original song). Beck is just boringly imitating/covering an existing song :(  2!
 dragancvetkovic wrote:
Wite man feel like Indian.Great!
 
Hmmm. Is this meant to be ironic? In your opinion, should there be no mixing of cultures, and should someone from one part of the world not appreciate and learn to play music from another part of the world? If that was your idea, then it makes me sad.
Wite man feel like Indian.Great!
The man is a master of his instrument.  Technical skills matched with an understanding of what sounds a guitar will make, and how those sounds should be used in such a wide variety of musical genres.

Is there anyone else so accomplished?
 bseib wrote:
I didn't know about the Nitin Sawhney connection until Bill just mentioned it. Cool:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqT7ufzFF7w

 
You took the words out of my mouth... awesome!
I didn't know about the Nitin Sawhney connection until Bill just mentioned it. Cool:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqT7ufzFF7w
Reminds me of Shankar's passing....RIP Ravi  (can't believe there is not ONE Ravi Shankar song on RP)
I don't think most realize how difficult this 'bar' work is on the guitar. Granted not something I'm that crazy about, but it is pretty amazing technically.
I like this piece but I can understand how it might grate on some people's ears.
Absolutely magical. 
Under-rated and un-noticed by so many. Bumped from a 9——>10.
8 —> 9
Just saw Jeff 2 night ago in Vancouver. Amazing show, as always.
{#Clap}  Wonderful song...just love it...hits my mood.

 crockydile wrote:
Sounds like Beck was listening to Satriani's Engines of Creation...{#Ask}
 
Thank You! I was thinking the same!
 Byronape wrote:

This has to be one of the most interesting and descriptive analogies I've ever heard.  Also one of the most disturbing.  I applaud you.
 
Same here.  But I really like this tune.
The best of the very best ....{#Sunny}
 scruffystevie wrote:
...but it's like teaching your gran to breakdance, she might end up shit hot at it but it's going to look a horrid mess in the end so best not bother eh.
 
This has to be one of the most interesting and descriptive analogies I've ever heard.  Also one of the most disturbing.  I applaud you.

I absolutely can't abide this - I think I'm just biased as I love the Nitin Sawhney version so much, it holds such tranquil memories for me of travels, and this is all a bit too squiggly and manic for my taste.  Beck has talent - but it's like teaching your gran to breakdance, she might end up shit hot at it but it's going to look a horrid mess in the end so best not bother eh.
Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Jul 14, 2009 - 11:37 < Reply >

 peter_james_bond wrote: Well no comment from Calypsus_1 so I thought I'd try my hand at it. Here's what I got after a few passes through the google translater:

Melody player is the sound of a guitar genius, he Jeff Beck. Indian classical drum beat is immersed in the heat of the liquid style of play. - 9 -



  Indeed.{#Laughing}


{#Lol}

And if you haven't yet seen the current Jeff Beck At Ronnie Scott's DVD, I highly recommend it! A great production, this.
Nice segue from Spark into Nadia.
Sounds like Beck was listening to Satriani's Engines of Creation...{#Ask}
 westslope wrote:

hey uwnav!  If this other version you refer to is a good one, please upload it.

 

I believe the electric guitar does Jeff Beck's amazing talent justice.

 
I went to upload it, but it's already in the library!
This is beautiful: Nitin Sawhney with Reena Bhardwaj - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acX5JKSjzno

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Well no comment from Calypsus_1 so I thought I'd try my hand at it. Here's what I got after a few passes through the google translater:

Melody player is the sound of a guitar genius, he Jeff Beck. Indian classical drum beat is immersed in the heat of the liquid style of play. - 9 -
 
Indeed.{#Lol}


I'd love to hear the version of this with Reena Bhardwaj on vocals.

hey uwnav!  If this other version you refer to is a good one, please upload it.

 

I believe the electric guitar does Jeff Beck's amazing talent justice.


 RedGuitar wrote:
A DVD/Blu-Ray concert video was released recently.  Jeff and band playing at Ronnie Scott's in London.  Joss Stone guests on People Get Ready, Imogen Heap on a couple tunes, and Clapton on two blues numbers.  Beck is an amazing player with amazing technique.

 
Saw it on tv a couple weeks ago. Really good. I had never seen Jeff Back play and didn't realize he plucks the strings with his thumb - makes what he does even more amazing.

oooh.. Nadia! was this a Sawhney song originally? 
his version i find is much more poetic.. I dont know if the elec guitar does this justice 

jpfueler:   hilarious!

Cats are generally not fond of noise.  It, for practical purposes, tends to deafen them.

 


 Ando wrote:
When's the last time we heard the same artist in just 3 hours?
 
I noticed that, too!  But I don't mind an "encore" from this guy.


my cat is regretting taking a nap on the subwoofer
sublime
When's the last time we heard the same artist in just 3 hours?
 Marley wrote:
This gives me a headache{#Headache}
 

...one man's headache is another man's Asprin
 RedGuitar wrote:
A DVD/Blu-Ray concert video was released recently.  Jeff and band playing at Ronnie Scott's in London.  Joss Stone guests on People Get Ready, Imogen Heap on a couple tunes, and Clapton on two blues numbers.  Beck is an amazing player with amazing technique.

 
I want it... I want it!!!

A DVD/Blu-Ray concert video was released recently.  Jeff and band playing at Ronnie Scott's in London.  Joss Stone guests on People Get Ready, Imogen Heap on a couple tunes, and Clapton on two blues numbers.  Beck is an amazing player with amazing technique.

 crazy wrote:
aaahhhhhhhh, beck....!
 
 

The only Beck worth listening to IMO.

Well no comment from Calypsus_1 so I thought I'd try my hand at it. Here's what I got after a few passes through the google translater:

Melody player is the sound of a guitar genius, he Jeff Beck. Indian classical drum beat is immersed in the heat of the liquid style of play. - 9 -
I didn't even know this tune, but as soon as I heard  it? No doubt about it. Had to be Jeff Beck. How's that for a signature sound?

Love Jeff Beck and I love this tune.  Thanks Bill and Rebecca.

Jeff flyin' his guitar again, love it     ballad of bill hubbard hmmmm sounds like somebody is amused to death     what a album
Amazing guitar playing with oriental sound...dont like the goa backround rhythm seems a bit lazy 
This is very enjoyable with a few beers - just like a good Tandoori. I wonder where he got his inspiration from  {#Ask}
aaahhhhhhhh, beck....!
 
Bought this album a few days ago... brilliant track!!! Brilliant Album.
Nice - I thought that too.  One of Roger Waters' more obscure tracks...

 mandolin wrote:
...makes me yearn for the ballad of bill hubbard - in fact, i think i'll listen to that right now as i drive to get dinner...
 


This gives me a headache{#Headache}
Tripping on....Torrone, perhaps?

 
SpamNRice wrote:
Yup, I could trip to this... ...wait... ...already am... WOW!{#Jump}
 


 zaknafein wrote:
An amazingly faithful cover, but still interesting.
 
Speaking of "covers," the photo had to be taken after Jeff was done working on his hot rod collection.

Yup, I could trip to this... ...wait... ...already am... WOW!{#Jump}
An amazingly faithful cover, but still interesting.
The ratio of Beck's talent to wankery is remarkably good.  He does a great job of not falling into easy guitar traps.  

-PL-
 AlienRelic wrote:
If God played guitar, he would want to jam with Jeff.
 

I think he is doing it right now.
Jelani wrote:
I like Jeff Beck ...mostly, but this sucks. great guitar playing ruined by that stooooopid background"beat".Ugh.
That "stoopid background beat" is full of classical Indian drum riffs. You could spend many, many hours listening and still not understand it all.
I keep expecting Britney Spears to jump in any moment...
This song always makes me hungry for curry. Mmmm, curry.