Who Else!

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Who Else!
Who Else!.jpg
Studio album by
Released16 March 1999 (1999-03-16)[1]
GenreInstrumental rock, electronica, techno
Length53:52[2]
LabelEpic
ProducerJeff Beck, Tony Hymas
Jeff Beck chronology
Crazy Legs
(1993)
Who Else!
(1999)
You Had It Coming
(2001)
Singles from Who Else!
  1. "What Mama Said"
    Released: 1999[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]

Who Else! is the seventh studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released on 16 March 1999 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 99 on the U.S. Billboard 200[5] and marks the end of a decade-long absence of original material from Beck since the release of Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop in 1989. Stylistically it showcases the first addition of electronic and techno music into his repertoire along with the blues based instrumental rock and jazz fusion of previous albums.

Fellow guitarist Jennifer Batten, having cited Beck's influence on her playing on a number of occasions, [6][7] is featured as a collaborator and subsequently joined him on tour for three years. [8] The album features the collaborative songwriting of Tony Hymas. "Brush with the Blues" became a signature tune and concert staple. "What Mama Said" (which samples Dick Shawn's dialogue from the 1963 film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World[9]) and "Angel (Footsteps)" also made it onto his Live at Ronnie Scott's album in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."What Mama Said"Jennifer Batten, Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas3:22
2."Psycho Sam"Hymas4:55
3."Brush with the Blues"Hymas, Beck6:24
4."Blast from the East"Hymas4:46
5."Space for the Papa"Hymas7:41
6."Angel (Footsteps)"Hymas6:30
7."THX138"Hymas6:15
8."Hip-Notica"Hymas, Beck4:40
9."Even Odds"Jan Hammer3:29
10."Declan"Dónal Lunny4:02
11."Another Place"Hymas1:48
Total length:53:52

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1999 Billboard 200 99[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Who Else! - Jeff Beck". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  2. ^ Who Else! (CD release "EPC 493041 2").
  3. ^ "Jeff Beck – What Mama Said (Album Version/Remix)". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  4. ^ Fricke, David (1999-04-01). "Jeff Beck Who Else!". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  5. ^ a b "Who Else! - Jeff Beck | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  6. ^ Guy, Paul (1999). "Jeff Beck interview". Paul Guy Guitars. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  7. ^ "Jennifer Batten: 'Playing With Michael Jackson Was Like A Paid Vacation'". Ultimate Guitar Archive. 2011-12-05. the original on 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  8. ^ Hallebeek, Richard (November 2003). "Jennifer Batten" Archived 19 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. richardhallebeek.com. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  9. ^ "God of Guitar: A Visceral Reaction to Jeff Beck". Musewire. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

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