Jeff Beck ‘Loud Hailer’ Contest

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Beck with Bones and Vandenberg (Photo: Ross Halfin)

Beck with Bones and Vandenberg (Photo: Ross Halfin)

We’ve been telling you about Jeff Beck‘s upcoming studio album, Loud Hailer, ever since we attended a listening party for it in April at Electric Lady Studios in NYC, with the classic rock legend in attendance. We were blown away by it then and now, on the eve of its July 15 release, we’re giving away a CD to a Best Classic Bands reader.

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But wait… there’s more! Rhino Entertainment is sweetening the pot by including a CD of Beck’s 2015 Live+ album which was recorded during his 2014 tour.

Loud Hailer is the guitar genius’ first studio album in six years. As Beck explains, the title is another name for a megaphone: “I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today, and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.”

The album kicks off with the intense “The Revolution Will Be Televised” (no relation to the Gil Scott-Heron track that includes a key word – “Not” – in its title). Beck’s song features spoken lyrics from singer Rosie Bones. There’s a pause when it ends and then “Live in the Dark” starts, featuring Beck’s explosive guitars, some power drumming and that voice. Have a listen…

To help him write the 11 tracks on Loud Hailer, Beck enlisted two young women from London: singer Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. It was a chance meeting with Vandenberg last year at a birthday party for Queen drummer Roger Taylor that eventually led to the trio’s collaboration. “She invited me to one of their shows, and I was blown away,” the guitarist recalls. “When we got together in January, I explained the subject matter I had in mind, we sat down by the fire with a crate of Prosecco and got right to it. The songs came together very quickly; five in three days.”

Beck produced Loud Hailer with Filippo Cimatti, who also works with Bones and Vandenberg. In addition to the core trio, the album also features drummer Davide Sollazzi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti, who were both recruited by Cimatti.

Bones lends her voice to nine of the 11 songs, including “Revolution,” the funk infused “O.I.L.” and the tranquil album closer “Shrine.” The album is rounded out by two Beck instrumentals: “Pull It” and “Edna.”

A few days after the album’s release, Beck will launch a summer tour of the U.S. with blues legend Buddy Guy. And on August 10, Beck will make his Hollywood Bowl debut with an orchestra and special guest Steven Tyler for a career-spanning concert that celebrates 50 years of “dynamic music making.” Tickets to the Beck/Guy 2016 tour are available here.

So what are you waiting for? Enter our contest stat! Since only one of you will win, we’ll understand if you can’t wait and want to order these great albums right away via the links below…

No purchase necessary. Deadline for entries is 11:45PM Eastern time on July 13, 2016. For complete Best Classic Bands contest rules, click here.

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  1. Lynnie
    #1 Lynnie 13 July, 2016, 02:51

    Thank you from Leicester UK

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