Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live
Jeff Beck With the Jan Hammer Group Live.jpg
Live album by Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group
Released March 1977
Recorded US tour, Summer and/or Fall 1976
Genre Blues rock, rock
Length 44:05
Label Epic (PE34433)
Producer Jan Hammer
Jeff Beck chronology
Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live
There & Back
(1980)There & Back1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live is a live album by Jeff Beck, released in 1977 on Epic Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Freeway Jam"Max Middleton7:21
2."Earth (Still Our Only Home)"Jan Hammer4:34
3."She's a Woman"John Lennon, Paul McCartney4:25
4."Full Moon Boogie"Hammer, Jerry Goodman6:07
Side two
5."Darkness / Earth in Search of a Sun"Hammer7:52
6."Scatterbrain"Middleton, Jeff Beck7:25
7."Blue Wind"Hammer6:20
Total length:44:05


  • Jeff Beck - guitar, bass guitar, special effects.

The Jan Hammer Group[edit]

Recording information[edit]

No precise dates and locations are given for the live recordings. The tour began in June 1976 and ended in February 1977, with 117 shows performed.

A&R man Tom Werman suggested[2] that the date at the Astor Theater in Reading, PA (31 August 1976) yielded the best performances, and was going to provide the bulk of the album at the time of his involvement in the project. Beck mixed this along with other recordings at Allen Toussaint's studio in New Orleans.

Then Jan Hammer decided to mix the album himself, and did so with Dennis Weinreich at Scorpio Sound Studios in London, England.

The stereo spectrum of this album duplicates the stage set-up with guitar positioned center right, keyboards center left, violin right and drums and bass center.


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live - Jeff Beck | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Jeff Beck Bulletin". Retrieved 2016-08-17.