Jeff Beck Jackson Guitar

Beck’s most successful album to date, Flash reached #39 on the Billboard 200 chart on August 10, 1985 and remained charted for eight weeks.[3] Two singles also charted: the first being a reunion with singer Rod Stewart from the Jeff Beck Group, for a cover of “People Get Ready” by The Impressions; this reached #5 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #48 on the Hot 100. The second, “Gets Us All in the End”, reached #20 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, whilst “Escape” went on to win the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1986 Grammy Awards.
The album is unique for Beck in that it is composed mainly of vocal songs, save for two instrumentals in the form of “Escape” and “You Know, We Know” (each written by his longtime collaborators Jan Hammer and Tony Hymas, respectively). Designed to be a foray into pop music in order to capitalise on that sound at the time, it was produced by Nile Rodgers for that reason. Such was the desire to score a hit album, Beck uncharacteristically found himself singing on “Get Workin'” and “Night After Night”, at the insistence of Rodgers.[4] “Ambitious” and “People Get Ready” feature a rare instance of Beck playing a Jackson Soloist rather than his usual Fender Stratocaster.[5] Despite its success, he has since expressed his disdain for the album, calling it a “record company goof” and “a very sad sort of time” for him.[4][6]
The CD edition of Flash included two bonus tracks, “Nighthawks” and “Back on the Streets” (the latter being a B-side from “People Get Ready”), but omitted a third single, “Wild Thing”, which was released in 1986; the latter would later be featured on Beck’s 1991 compilation album Beckology.

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