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Jeff Beck Truth 2LP 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl Limited Edition Mobile Fidelity MoFi MFSL RTI 2021 USA

Jeff Beck Truth 2LP 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl Limited Edition Mobile Fidelity MoFi MFSL RTI 2021 USA Maximize
Artist: Jeff Beck
Title: Truth
Catalog Number: MFSL 2-502
Label: Epic
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797250214
Original release year: 1968
Reissue year: 2021
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 799gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: August 22, 2021
Collection: MFSL Original Master Recording
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With Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Mickey Waller and Ron Wood the groundbreaking performances in Truth are among the most influential sets ever released. This 1968 landmark predated and impacted Led Zeppelin's debut, involved members of Zeppelin, the Faces, and the Who and continues to be cited by many experts as the blueprint for hard rock.

 

 

  • Strictly Limited Edition (5000 units)
  • Numbered Edition
  • Cut from Original Analog Master Tapes
  • 2LP 180 Gram 45rpm High Definition Vinyl pressed at RTI
  • Half-Speed mastering on MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich and Shawn R. Britton
  • Special Static Free & Dust Free Inner Sleeves
  • Deluxe Gatefold Cover

 

*Limited to Two Units Per Customer/Address

 

 

The core lineup – Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Mickey Waller, Ron Wood – responsible for the groundbreaking performances Truth alone qualifies as a watershed accomplishment. That the 1968 landmark predated and impacted Led Zeppelin's debut; involved members of Zeppelin, the Faces, and the Who; continues to be cited by many experts as the blueprint for hard rock; and unspools with indescribable guitar wizardry and primal energy put it into rarefied territory. Among the most influential sets ever released, Beck's solo debut has never spoken with more truth than on this exceptional analog reissue.


Mastered from the original master tapes and limited to 5,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP vinyl set puts you in Abbey Road and Olympic Sound Studios with the band. Free of the haze, thinness, and constrained nature of many prior editions, it presents the music with three-dimensional depth, revealing texture, and unmistakable liveliness. Just as crucially, and in line with Beck's request in the original liner notes, this audiophile release can be played loud without harshness and distortion. Truth is not for the fainthearted; it will help take your system to its limits.


Steeped in blues, swing, heaviness, and firepower, Beck's six-string voodoo pushed conventions and boundaries at the time – and still does now. As scribe Gene Santoro writes in his essay for Beckology, "The guitar may slash and burn or sigh an aching melody, blaze a fusillade or arc a lyrical air – but from the touch, the phrasing, you know it's him." And Mobile Fidelity's meticulously engineered reissue lets you identify Beck with unsurpassed certainty and intimacy. You can practically hear his fingertips on the frets while savoring the endless tones echoing from his notes, sustains, bends, glissandos, slides, and major and minor chords.


Of course, Beck's charismatic contributions aren't the only dramatically elevated features. Truth towers above nearly every other one of the British icon's records due to the cohesiveness of its songs and chemistry shared by the band members – as well as several choice guests. The full measure of Waller's foundation-busting percussive thunder, for example, can now be enjoyed without limitations. Ditto Wood's steadying rhythms, and the grit and grain present in Stewart's deliveries. The latter's fabled combination of ragged looseness, soulful shouting, and organic rasp first make their appearance on Truth – and would soon help him land his gig with the Faces, not to mention catapult him to global stardom.


Such commercial success may have eluded Truth, yet few platters remain more revered by listeners, critics, and fellow musicians. Considering it also involves Rolling Stones session/touring pianist Nicky Hopkins, Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, and Who drummer Keith Moon – and includes a roof-shaking rendition of Willie Dixon's "You Shook Me" that inspired Page, given Zeppelin included it on its debut months later – the sheer importance and scope of Truth cannot be over-exaggerated. Neither can the brilliance of the performances or inventiveness of Beck's approaches.


He slyly traces back to his days in the Yardbirds with an acrobatic rendition of "Shapes on Things" that opens the album and puts listeners on notice that things have changed. Slow, chilling interpretations of "Morning Dew" and "Ol' Man River" ache with regret. A solo acoustic version of the traditional "Greensleeves" conveys grace and delicacy, while Beck and company demonstrate they can turn on a dime the very next moment with "Rock My Plimsoul." And that's saying nothing of Beck's signature piece, the wordless "Beck's Bolero," a tense powder keg further ignited by Page and Moon, with the latter yelling halfway through and smashing the microphone, leading to what you can now hear in stellar clarity – a tidal wave of cymbals dominating the percussion.


By itself, the song justifies Truth, as does the seven-and-half-minute "Blues Deluxe," which stands up with any blues from any era, and showcases Hopkins' massive personality on the 88s. And lest we forget, Beck turns his guitar into a carnival of animal and human voices on "I Ain't Superstitious," with Stewart responding to every one. From start to finish, there's not a single lapse. And that's the straight truth.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

01. Shapes of Things
02. Let Me Love You
03. Morning Dew
04. You Shook Me
05. Ol' Man River
06. Greensleeves
07. Rock My Plimsoul
08. Beck's Bolero
09. Blues Deluxe
10. I Ain't Superstitious

 

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