There & Back (Jeff Beck album)

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There & Back
Jeff beck album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1980 (1980-06)
Recorded1979
StudioRamport Studios in London[1]
GenreJazz fusion, instrumental rock
Length35:39
LabelEpic
ProducerJeff 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[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

There & Back is the third studio solo album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in June 1980 through Epic Records.[3] The album reached No. 10 and 21 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively,[4] and No. 36 on the Swedish albums chart.[5]

The album 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). "Star Cycle" was used for a number of years as the theme song for both Mid-South Wrestling in the United States and the British music programme The Tube; "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.TitleMusicLength
1."Star Cycle"Jan Hammer4:59
2."Too Much to Lose"Hammer2:59
3."You Never Know"Hammer4:03
4."The Pump"Tony Hymas, Simon Phillips5:50
5."El Becko"Hymas, Phillips4:01
6."The Golden Road"Hymas, Phillips4:58
7."Space Boogie"Hymas, Phillips5:10
8."The Final Peace"Jeff Beck, Hymas3:38
Total length:35:39

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Jazz Albums 10[4]
Billboard 200 21[4]
Swedish albums chart 36[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeff Beck Part 2". Guitar Tricks. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  2. ^ "Jeff Beck - The Final Peace (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  3. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "There and Back - Jeff Beck". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  4. ^ a b c "There and Back - Jeff Beck | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  5. ^ a b "Jeff Beck - There and Back (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-05.