Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop

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Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
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Album artwork by Mark Ryden
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1989 (1989-10) [1]
Studio The Sol Studio (Cookham, Berkshire, England) [2]
Genre Instrumental rock, blues rock
Length39:51
Label Epic
Producer Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Terry Bozzio, Leif Mases
Jeff Beck chronology
Flash
(1985)
Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
(1989)
Beckology
(1991)
Singles from Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
  1. "Day in the House" / "Guitar Shop"
    Released: 1989 [3]
  2. "Stand on It"
    Released: 1989 [4]
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Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop is the fifth studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in October 1989 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 49 on the U.S. Billboard 200 [4] and won the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1990 Grammys; [5] [4] this being Beck's second album to win that award, after Flash (1985).

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Epic Records American record label

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"Stand on It" was released as a single and reached No. 35 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart; "Sling Shot" was featured in the 1990 horror comedy film Gremlins 2: The New Batch ; several other tracks were used as part of the soundtrack for the 1990 South Atlantic Raiders episodes of the British comedy series The Comic Strip Presents .

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In a further move from his previous jazz fusion stylings, Beck adopts a more straightforward instrumental rock approach on Guitar Shop, save for two tracks ("Guitar Shop" and "Day in the House") on which drummer Terry Bozzio provides quirky spoken vocals.

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Instrumental rock is rock music that emphasizes musical instruments and features very little or no singing. Examples of instrumental rock can be found in practically every subgenre of rock, often from musicians who specialize in the style. Instrumental rock was most popular from the mid-1950s to mid-1960s, with artists such as Bill Doggett Combo, The Fireballs, The Shadows, The Ventures, Johnny and the Hurricanes and The Spotnicks. Surf music had many instrumental songs. Many instrumental hits came from the R&B world. Funk and disco produced several instrumental hit singles during the 1970s. The Allman Brothers Band feature several instrumentals. Jeff Beck also recorded two instrumental albums in the 1970s. Progressive rock and art rock performers of the 1960s and 1970s did many virtuosic instrumental performances.

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Track listing

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Guitar Shop"Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas 5:03
2."Savoy"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas3:52
3."Behind the Veil"Hymas4:55
4."Big Block"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas4:09
5."Where Were You"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas3:17
6."Stand on It"Beck, Hymas4:59
7."Day in the House"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas5:04
8."Two Rivers"Beck, Bozzio, Hymas5:25
9."Sling Shot"Beck, Hymas3:07
Total length:39:51

Personnel

Guitar fretted string instrument

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Technical
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A mastering engineer is a person skilled in the practice of taking audio that has been previously mixed in either the analog or digital domain as mono, stereo, or multichannel formats and preparing it for use in distribution, whether by physical media such as a CD, vinyl record, or as some method of streaming audio.

Chart performance

Album

YearChartPosition
1989 Billboard 200 49 [4]

Singles

YearTitleChartPosition
1989"Stand on It" Billboard Mainstream Rock 35 [4]

Awards

EventTitleAwardResult
1990 Grammys Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop Best Rock Instrumental Performance Won [5]

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