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Jeff Beck Alive & Kicking

In 1973 Epic Japan decided to record some of the band’s Japan dates in May of that year with the goal of releasing a Japan only live album that came out on October 21 1973 as Beck, Bogert & Appice Live (ECPJ-11-12).

“After another tour break, the band resumed their tour of US, starting at the Seattle Centre Arena on May 26 [sic, April 26 is correct] and finishing at the Honolulu International centre Hawaii on May 8, and they flew onto a Japanese tour which started at Nippon Budokan centre on May 14 and ended five days later on May 19, 1973 at Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka.

“Recorded on May 18th & 19th, 1973 at Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka. Original Issue has “ECPJ” Catalog Numbers and GREEN Obi. Includes 10″x10″ 4-page Black and White Booklet, with Lyrics in Japanese and English.”

A1         Superstition     5:12     
A2         Lose Myself With You     10:35     
A3         Jeff’s Boogie     3:25     
B1         Going Down     3:25     
B2         Boogie     4:53     
B3         Morning Dew     13:52     
C1         Sweet Sweet Surrender     4:30     
C2         Livin’ Alone     6:10     
C3         I’m So Proud     5:42     
C4         Lady     6:07     
D1         Black Cat Moan     9:18     
D2         Why Should I Care     7:18     
D3         Plynth/Shotgun (Medley)     5:40

BBA Live Japan inner

Ken simply copied sides 1 & 3 of this import album.

Best naked female depiction: 1934: Santana – FLAKO DE ’57 SPORTSHIRT
Best spiritual cover: 1933: PINK FLOYD – OHM SWEET OHM
Best comic cover: 2924: ELP THE 1972 AMERICAN TOUR
Best “weird” cover: 1922: BONZO DOG BAND – LOOSE CABOOSE
Best vintage cover: 1919: ROLLING STONES – THE JEAN CLARKE MAMMORIAL/MEMORIAL BARBEQUE
Best use of an illustration: 1910 MOODY BLUES – GRANDE TOURE
Best group shot: Tie: 1902 BLIND FAITH & 1951: BAD COMPANY – SCRAPBOOK
Best collage: 1952 BOB DYLAN – ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN?
Cutest cover: 1975 GENESIS – AWED MAN OUT

Best ‘title = cover’: 1968 KING CRIMSON – HERETIC
Best drawing & back cover: 2956 THE WHO -TOMMY LIVE AT THE RAINBOW

 

Honorable mentions:

1901: THE JEFF BECK GROUP – EUROPEAN TOUR
1915: DAVID BOWIE – SOFT IN THE MIDDLE

 

Please add your own nominees in the comments.

TAKRL says: “I don’t think we ever got the song titles correct.”

“On January 26, 1974 the band played at the Rainbow Theatre, as part of a European tour. This concert was broadcast in full, on the US show Rock Around the World, on September 9, 1974. This was the last recorded work by the band and previewed songs that were intended for a second studio album, and became the bootleg At Last Rainbow . The medley which combined “You Shook Me” and “BBA Boogie”, was later included on the Jeff Beck compilation Beckology(1991).” Set list:

“Laughin’ Lady” (5:53)
“Lady” (7:05)
“Morning Dew” (12:22)
“Superstition” (6:07)
“(Get Ready) Your Lovemaker’s Comin’ Home” (7:40)
“Blues De Luxe – You Shook me” (5:34)
“Rainbow Boogie” (11:32) [“BBA Boogie”]

Source:  June 29, 1972, Paris Theatre BBC Studios in London

This is the track list according to the BBC Transcription Reels:
1 Ice Cream Cakes
2 Morning Dew
3 Goin’ Down
4 Definitely Maybe
5 News Ways/Train Train
6 Ain’t No Sunshine
7 Got The Feeling
8 Let Me Love You

Some notes on the BBC Transcription Reel (posted at musictravellers.blogspot):

“After Rod Stewart left the Jeff Beck Group in 1971, Beck had intended to form a power trio with Vanilla Fudge members Carmine Appice (drums) and Tim Bogert (bass), but those plans were derailed when he suffered a serious car crash in 1970. By the time he recuperated in 71, Bogart and Appice were playing in Cactus, so the guitarist had formed a new version of the Jeff Beck Group.

Featuring keyboardist Max Middleton, drummer Cozy Powell, bassist Clive Chaman, and vocalist Bobby Tench, the new band recorded Rough And Ready (1971) and Jeff Beck Group (1972). Neither album attracted much attention. A far superior artifact of this lineup is the group’s European Tour in 1972. Taken from a Radio 1 “In Concert” these reels boast the band in devastating form. Of all the Jeff Beck bands, this lineup was always the most musically satisfying. They possessed a depth and quality that remains unparalleled by Beck’s subsequent project bands. From the weeping duo guitars of Beck and Tench on the ballad Definitely Maybe to the absolutely definitive soul classic rendition of “Ain’t No Sunshine”, the band preen and strut like possessed demons. Beck’s walking on water!

Cactus dissolved in late 1972, and Beck, Bogert and Appice formed a power trio the following year. The group’s lone studio album was widely panned due to its plodding arrangements and weak vocals, and the group disbanded the following year.”

Re-release on K&S