Emotion & Commotion

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Emotion & Commotion
Studio album by Jeff Beck
Released 10 March 2010
Genre Instrumental rock, blues rock, soul, classical
Length 40:19
Label ATCO
Producer Steve Lipson, Trevor Horn
Jeff Beck chronology
Emotion & Commotion
Loud Hailer

Emotion & Commotion is the tenth studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in April 2010 on ATCO Records. In addition to featuring vocal performances by Joss Stone, Imelda May, and Olivia Safe, the album showcases a 64-piece orchestra on several tracks, and includes covers of well-known songs such as "Over the Rainbow", "Corpus Christi Carol", "Lilac Wine", and other rock and classical works.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., with sales of 26,000, Beck's highest-ever debut in his 45-year career. The album reached No. 11 in the UK and debuted at No. 9 in Canada. The album debuted at No. 1 in Japan on the Weekly International Album Sales Chart. It has so far charted at No. 49 on the Australian charts, marking the first time Jeff Beck has appeared on the Australian album charts since Guitar Shop reached No. 99 in 1989. His highest charting album was Blow by Blow in 1975 on the U.S. Billboard album chart, which was produced by George Martin. The track Nessun dorma won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Independent 4/5 stars[3]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[4]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times Ambivalent[6]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Corpus Christi Carol"   Benjamin Britten 2:40
2. "Hammerhead"   Jeff Beck, Jason Rebello 4:15
3. "Never Alone"   Rebello 4:22
4. "Over the Rainbow"   Harold Arlen 3:10
5. "I Put a Spell on You" (featuring Joss Stone) Screamin' Jay Hawkins 2:59
6. "Serene" (featuring Olivia Safe) Beck, Rebello 6:05
7. "Lilac Wine" (featuring Imelda May) James Shelton 4:44
8. "Nessun Dorma"   Giacomo Puccini 2:56
9. "There's No Other Me" (featuring Joss Stone) Rebello, Joss Stone 4:05
10. "Elegy for Dunkirk" (featuring Olivia Safe) Dario Marianelli 5:03
Total length:



Chart (2010) Peak positions
Australian Albums Chart 49
Austrian Albums Chart 44[7]
Belgian Albums Chart (Wal) 87[8]
Canadian Albums Chart 9[9]
Dutch Albums Chart 77[10]
German Albums Chart 30[11]
Greek Albums Chart 17[12]
Finnish Albums Chart 35[13]
French Albums Chart 74[14]
Norwegian Albums Chart 17[15]
Swedish Albums Chart 35[16]
Swiss Albums Chart 40[17]
UK Albums Chart 21[18]
US Billboard 200 11[9]
US Billboard Rock Albums 3[9]