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Jeff Beck — Cause We've Ended As Lovers
Album: Blow by Blow
Avg rating:
7.9

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Total ratings: 1982









Released: 1975
Length: 5:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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I have always thought, since I bought both this and Wired were his two best records since his time with the Yardbirds!
Still one of the best tunes ever....still dig it like the first time I heard it.
So sad and lonely. He makes a guitar sing sadness.
Magical.

If one were, say, laying in  the afterglow of intimacy bliss and, say, this song were to begin playing on one’s Sonos system throughout, say, one’s house, it would be proof of a most excellent higher power.
Beautiful soulful and jazzy piece by Jeff Beck...solid "9"...
Fabulous, peerless, timeless record, impeccably produced by George Martin (who had a few minor hits with a Liverpool beat combo) and with the extraordinary Simon Phillips on drums (he was very young when he played on this record).  Check out his work with Hiromi who, for my money, is the greatest pianist currently playing in any genre.
Hi everybody,

I discovered this album when I was a teenager, let say 42 years ago, and always the same pleasure to listen to Jeff Beck ... A great chill ... As Santana, he has the Magic Guitar... And concerning, this beautiful song, I really appreciate also the musical performance done with Tal Wilkenfeld   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?...)

Regards
More proof that the really great musicians can play at any tempo.
 deadheadmark wrote:
F an A!  Love it! Especially when Tal Wilkenfeld plays base!
 
Funny! you can spell Wilkenfeld but you can't spell bass. 
Carry me away in the music...
 khardog145 wrote:
Live at Crossroads '07 with Tal Wilkenfeld on bass is outstanding too.
 
 

That performance brought me right back to his music.
F an A!  Love it! Especially when Tal Wilkenfeld plays base!
Fantastic!
Those "judging" folks across the pond need to award this man that CBE or, whatever that highest rank is!! He's got more talent in a fingernail, than most other guitarists out there have, in their entire repertoire!! And Rolling Stoned only ranked him FIFTH best outta top 100? Wtf? The man is brilliant and, incomparable!! Just, IMHO. And, yes, I am familiar with some of the other "top" guitarists, like Malmsteen, Eddie VH, etc. They may be able to come CLOSE to Beck's skills. But, close don't take the prize!
Just amazing! I'm sitting here, eyes closed, headphones in and enjoying while the chaos of my house spins around me.
I got to see him when he toured this album in the late 70's I was still in high school but such a fan. A fees yrs later I met a guy who is still a good friend who happened to win a competition from 4IP here in SE Qld his prize was to meet Jeff and get an autographed Strat. The fun part of that story is my mate was a drummer oh and the guitar had a warped neck so he sold. He's still got the pic of him being presented the guitar by Mr Beck.
love the Max Middleton keys as well.
this album redefined pop guitar music. It became the defacto standard that all aspiring guitarists needed to be able to say they could copy. I say copy, as the creative part will always belong to one Mr Beck
While adoring this as a romantic teen, I misunderstood the title...thinking it was along the lines of 'we've ended (up) as lovers'.  Still adore it, but hear things differently now.
One of the saddest laments ever recorded.  (Take that Debussy!)

Personal memories attached to this song, bring tears to my eyes 45 years after the fact.
I bought the cassette (yes i'm that old)  was blown away then.  Beck still holds up today!
One of my favorite Sunday evening albums.
 khardog145 wrote:
Live at Crossroads '07 with Tal Wilkenfeld on bass is outstanding too.
 
 
She's amazing, good pick Jeff.

Yeah, Steve Vai stole this a few times for sure, to compliment what he stole from Zappa.
Live at Crossroads '07 with Tal Wilkenfeld on bass is outstanding too.
 
Eargasm
haunting and beautiful 
My God!  No else can own this but Jeff.
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Interesting.....sounds much like Steve Vai's tribute to Frank Zappa "Frank" from his 1999 Ultra Zone Album.  Much of the chord progression seems to come from this masterpiece of Beck's, or at least has multiple influential elements.
 
Stevie Wonder wrote this song, not Jeff Beck.
So nice.
Blame on me, never heard this, thank you RP
 dkwalika wrote:
One of those albums everyone had at college. 

 
I don't know when that was - I know I bought mine in 1980 in Vancouver.
Classic outstanding guitar work...
i remenber Brade Runner :)
Jeff Beck is the man. Great musician and a great guy. 
We were there for this:  https://villagetattler.com/2015/05/08/a-huntington-busker-moves-a-legend-and-lands-on-the-paramount-stage/
Loaded with Super "Jamminess"  {#Tongue-out}
Yesssssssss!
Great then . . . great now.
Interesting.....sounds much like Steve Vai's tribute to Frank Zappa "Frank" from his 1999 Ultra Zone Album.  Much of the chord progression seems to come from this masterpiece of Beck's, or at least has multiple influential elements.
One of the best guitarist EVER!  Saw him again 2 years ago.  Same talent as he had 40 years ago!!!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Absolutely mesmerizing, after all these years. Practically jazz, yet undeniably rocking in its jamminess. 1 of the best guitar songs ever!

 

Totally agree. Sublime guitar phrasing.
Absolutely mesmerizing, after all these years. Practically jazz, yet undeniably rocking in its jamminess. 1 of the best guitar songs ever!
One of those albums everyone had at college. 
roy buchananan
Very nice segue from "Kaki King — First Brain" to this one. Thanks Bill! {#Cheers}
Awesome and inspiring 
 Pedro1874 wrote:
For the whole amazing show at Ronnie Scotts in London in 2010.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ndyILodYwM

For this track including a great bass solo by Tal Wilkenfeld as mentioned below by others https://youtu.be/VC02wGj5gPw

Outstanding Jeff! {#Notworthy}

 
My wife got me the blue ray of that performance for my birthday. Outstanding!!
Looks like you can pick it up for about 15.00 U.S. on some famous shopping sites! 
For the whole amazing show at Ronnie Scotts in London in 2010.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ndyILodYwM

For this track including a great bass solo by Tal Wilkenfeld as mentioned below by others https://youtu.be/VC02wGj5gPw

Outstanding Jeff! {#Notworthy}
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Man, this album was practically glued to my turntable that year, only to be evicted by Steely Dan's "Royal Scam."

1975? Say it hasn't been that long . . .  

 
OK.
"It hasn't been that long"

As long as I'm at it:

"The check is in the mail"
"No honey. That dress does not make you look fat"
And finally;
"I'm from the government, and I'm here to help"

Hope that helps!!!
 
 Proclivities wrote:

There are more than two choices, however, I do like this album.

 
Proclivities, et.al.:

LOL!  It's not that I don't appreciate, sometimes, the eye-candy aspects of what the industry sometimes tries to shove down our collective throats as popular music these days...because sometimes I do...especially when I want to be titillated.  Errrr...so to speak.  But when I'm in a kicked back headphone wearing "Colorado" state of mind (heh) I lean towards the likes of 'ol Mr. Beck here.  Great album when it first came out, and it still is today, too.  It seems to have held up under the tests and stresses of time.  At least....from my point of view. 

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Man, this album was practically glued to my turntable that year, only to be evicted by Steely Dan's "Royal Scam."

1975? Say it hasn't been that long . . .  
most excellent, well deserved 8 and potential upcoming 9 by next hearing :)
 stevewestern wrote:
My favourite Jeff Beck track ever - I used to listen to it as a wayward teenager way back in the late '70's and still love it !

 
Ditto
 Highlowsel wrote:

Would you prefer what passes for music these days?  Not all of it mind you...just the "popular" stuff?  That being from the booty shaking pole dancing stripper-type set instead?  {#Beat}

 
There are more than two choices, however, I do like this album.
Well Jeff stayed sharp!!
 
 Otomi wrote:

Did the woofers make the smoke eject rhythmically from those windows, like smoke signals?

 
Well, it did from our windows.

How'd you know?
 Ha ha....yeah what? No power chords? Anything more than 3 basic power chords and some of these youngsters can't mentally  keep up I'm afraid.

Highlowsel wrote:

Would you prefer what passes for music these days?  Not all of it mind you...just the "popular" stuff?  That being from the booty shaking pole dancing stripper-type set instead?  {#Beat}

 

 allmodcons wrote:
Annoying.

 
Would you prefer what passes for music these days?  Not all of it mind you...just the "popular" stuff?  That being from the booty shaking pole dancing stripper-type set instead?  {#Beat}
 allmodcons wrote:
Annoying.

 
and long.
I never said I have good taste in music, but it is nice to see there is someone that isn't writing  odes to the song I want to give the lowest grade just so it doesn't pop up after I press the PSD button {#Silenced}
well, as someone wrote on some other song, if you like ALL the songs on an eclectic radio station, something is not right :D
 allmodcons wrote:
Annoying.
 
I guess if you can't stand incredible, tasty guitar work it would be.
 kingart wrote:
Major Boston flashback.  This, Floyd or Born to Run was blasting out every dorm window. 

So classic '70s,  Without the keyboards, it's (almost) so '12. 

 
Did the woofers make the smoke eject rhythmically from those windows, like smoke signals?
Annoying.
 NickDanger wrote:
Sometimes it's difficult to separate the quality of the music from the memories and emotions it elicits. And that's a good thing.
 

Like a musical land mine, this has lain dormant to me all these years - until I stepped on it today. Perfect, deadly timing.
simply perfect. looking for the 11 button...
 bseib wrote:
Beck's live performance of this song at Ronnie Scott's in 2007 exceeds this recording. (That DVD is incredible BTW, and a worthy buy.) And the bass solo by Tal Wilkenfeld at Ronnie Scott's is incredible on top of it —- watch Beck's reaction to it!

Watch it here (quality not great, but still...)  https://youtu.be/VC02wGj5gPw

Enjoy.

 

Holy crap the face she makes at 2:37.  ADORABLE.  Loved this, thank you for posting.
oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh.   --+-- goosebumps --+---
I'm really feeling this at the moment :(
definitive.  perfect.  beautiful.
 jagdriver wrote:

I concur.

 
yeah, got that dvd too. Tal W on the bass is superb!
What.... no Stanley Clarke??   something off  "journey to love".....was a complementary piece to this at the  time
 
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Timeless.  And dang near perfect in its fashion.
 bseib wrote:
Beck's live performance of this song at Ronnie Scott's in 2007 exceeds this recording. (That DVD is incredible BTW, and a worthy buy.) And the bass solo by Tal Wilkenfeld at Ronnie Scott's is incredible on top of it —- watch Beck's reaction to it!
 
I concur.
 bseib wrote:
Beck's live performance of this song at Ronnie Scott's in 2007 exceeds this recording. (That DVD is incredible BTW, and a worthy buy.) And the bass solo by Tal Wilkenfeld at Ronnie Scott's is incredible on top of it —- watch Beck's reaction to it!

Watch it here (quality not great, but still...)  https://youtu.be/VC02wGj5gPw

Enjoy.
 
Many thanks for that link - fantastic !
My favourite Jeff Beck track ever - I used to listen to it as a wayward teenager way back in the late '70's and still love it !
incredible. One of my favorite songs of all time
In my (now almost) 42 years, I have never heard anyone play a guitar like this man can play!!

Oh-by-the-way, this song is sweet to hear; full of emotion.........{#Whistle}
It is so refreshing to hear good music without vocals thanks, more please!
 iTuner wrote:
We're all supposed to love this, but oh does it drag. Makes the guitar sound almost as annoying as a sax.
 
Trolls should be forced to refute Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. . . 
 
Beck's live performance of this song at Ronnie Scott's in 2007 exceeds this recording. (That DVD is incredible BTW, and a worthy buy.) And the bass solo by Tal Wilkenfeld at Ronnie Scott's is incredible on top of it —- watch Beck's reaction to it!

Watch it here (quality not great, but still...)  https://youtu.be/VC02wGj5gPw

Enjoy.
Saw him recently here at the Arts Centre. Live he plays with so much power and volume. Yet he still massages the tune out and has lots of feeling to it. I am a guitar worshipper and Mr. Beck out performed my expectations.
 iTuner wrote:
We're all supposed to love this, but oh does it drag. Makes the guitar sound almost as annoying as a sax.
 
What a Juvenile comment.
 kingart wrote:
Major Boston flashback.  This, Floyd or Born to Run was blasting out every dorm window. 

So classic '70s,  Without the keyboards, it's (almost) so '12. 
 
Yes, keyboard sound can be a form of "carbon dating" a song, for sure!
Major Boston flashback.  This, Floyd or Born to Run was blasting out every dorm window. 

So classic '70s,  Without the keyboards, it's (almost) so '12. 
We're all supposed to love this, but oh does it drag. Makes the guitar sound almost as annoying as a sax.
1977, married dorms, where my girlfiend and I were staying with friends while I was home on leave (Navy) for a few days.  She puts on this album, and I knew the Dear John was coming.  The evening was terribly tender and romantic, however, and brings me goose bumps to this day.
 helgigermany wrote:
Nice!
 
Oh helgi, i bet you say that to ALL the people !  {#Wink}
Nice!
It was GREAT.
One of the best concerts I've been to.

 
Stingray wrote:


Had been great if you told us how it was!
 

Takes me back to the good old days in my dorm room....still wonder what hapen to that 3' graphics of mine??  {#Think}
Wow! The music of porn without the visuals....damn! Go ahead...just start sayin' some smarmy 'porn like' dialogue to this in the background...it'll make you laugh. Something like..."Gee...Debbie...you've always been more than just a baby sitter to me!"..."Oh yeah..baby...yeaahhh!" ....lol. I like JB, but I think this is a bit lame...sorry.

for me - one of the best guitarsoli ever
Bill pls more of stuff like this
I had this 8-track back in 75. Love it.
 h_in_bristol wrote:
Tomorrow night at Colston Hall - the wait is (almost) over

 

Had been great if you told us how it was!
Normally I'm not a fan of this...!
Jeff is one of the exceptions!


Tomorrow night at Colston Hall - the wait is (almost) over

Not a fan...
I listened to this on the weekend outside having a bonfire, late at night.
 SuperWeh wrote:

Funny, most people that have heard of Jeff Beck consider him to be underrated.
 
Yes, he is one of the finest guitarists/musicians on the planet.  In the extras for the "Live at Ronnie Scott's" video,
Beck himself said about the music - that he can't lose concentration for a second, or he's lost.
Just watching him perform leaves me awestruck.


Jeff Beck and Tal Wilkenfeld - Cause We've Ended As Lovers, Live (2007)

JEFF BECK LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT'S 2007.11

"Tal Wilkenfeld , young 24 yrs old Bass virtuoso playin her awesome solo in Cause We've Ended As Lovers with Jeff Beck' s band at Ronnie 's Scott in 2007.. "



Dang. Haven't heard this in ages. Still sounds good, though. 
 SuperWeh wrote:

Funny, most people that have heard of Jeff Beck consider him to be underrated.
 
He is amazing.  The best, imho.

 a_genuine_find wrote:
roy buchananjeff beck= 10

 
Oh man.  That's pure guitar porn right there.  Here's Roy covering Green Onions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY2Z0juP-ag

The return of the axe murderer.
 david1045 wrote:
I'm not a very big fan of Jeff Beck—-I think he is over-rated—-but this is better than I remembered.
 
Funny, most people that have heard of Jeff Beck consider him to be underrated.
I'm not a very big fan of Jeff Beck—-I think he is over-rated—-but this is better than I remembered.
42 is too old to learn play guitar music like this?
I just picked up the "Live at Ronnie Scott's" DVD; it's amazing. Any self-respecting Jeff Beck fan really should own it. Here's a sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC02wGj5gPw
Up there with Link Ray, Knopfler, Buchanan, and Gatton—it cries, sings, moans, wails, sighs, whispers, thunders, roars, and curses the night.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Horrible wankery.

2. 
 

We're not interested in your lousy sex life.
 

I am: those are the only interesting ones.
One of those muscians who actually looks like a rock star.
very nice!!
I moved a lot these twelve last years. Had all my things in a container in London for more than 10 years. I eventually moved everything in Beijing last year. Tons of crates, books, papers, and cds. Amongst them the Beckology set. This, "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" was the first title I listened to in my new flat, loud. What a strong feeling! Such a great melody
11 fer sure
one telecaster to another - homage de R. Buchanan... RIP.
Haven't heard this in ages -  still sounds as great as it did back then
 casey1024 wrote:
9? What was I thinking!?! 10 ALL THE WAY!  I adore this song.
 
10 10 10 10 you betcha!!!! this one tears my heart out Dave!!!!!!

roy buchananjeff beck= 10

9? What was I thinking!?! 10 ALL THE WAY!  I adore this song.
Excellent! The other Beck with his guitar.
 unclehud wrote:
Whoa!!!  Memories, memories, memories.  We ended as lovers about three months after we wore the grooves out on this album.  George Harrison's guitar wept gently; Jeff Beck's guitar moans and wails.

By the way, I remember this title as "Since We've Ended As Lovers."  Have I been wrong all these years?  (Wouldn't be the first time.)
 
Memories indeed.... I use to throw this cut on the table to calm down the disco dancers....they didn't know what hit them....but it sure felt good...