There & Back (Jeff Beck album)

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There & Back
Studio album by Jeff Beck
Released June 1980 (1980-06)[1]
Recorded London
Genre Jazz fusion, instrumental rock
Length 35:39
Label Epic
Producer Jeff Beck, Ken Scott
Jeff Beck chronology
Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live
(1977)
There & Back
(1980)
Flash
(1985)
Singles from There & Back
  1. "The Final Peace" / "Too Much to Lose"
    Released: 1980 (1980)[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

There & Back is the third studio solo album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in June 1980 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 10 and 21 on the Billboard Jazz Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively,[3] and No. 36 on the Swedish albums chart.[4] Notably, There & Back showcases Beck's stylistic shift towards instrumental rock whilst largely retaining the jazz fusion elements of his two previous releases, Blow by Blow (1975) and Wired (1976). The opening track, "Star Cycle", was used for a number of years as the theme song for the British music programme The Tube (1982–87); "The Pump" was featured in the 1983 film Risky Business; "Too Much to Lose" is an instrumental cover of a song composed by keyboardist Jan Hammer that was originally featured on the Jan Hammer Group's 1977 album Melodies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Star Cycle"   Jan Hammer 4:59
2. "Too Much to Lose"   Hammer 2:59
3. "You Never Know"   Hammer 4:03
4. "The Pump"   Tony Hymas, Simon Phillips 5:50
5. "El Becko"   Hymas, Phillips 4:01
6. "The Golden Road"   Hymas, Phillips 4:58
7. "Space Boogie"   Hymas, Phillips 5:10
8. "The Final Peace"   Jeff Beck, Hymas 3:38
Total length:
35:39

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Jazz Albums 10[3]
Billboard 200 21[3]
Swedish albums chart 36[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "There and Back - Jeff Beck". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. ^ "Jeff Beck - The Final Peace (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  3. ^ a b c "There and Back - Jeff Beck | Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  4. ^ a b "Jeff Beck - There and Back (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-05.