Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of Beck-Ola by the Jeff Beck Group, including the original obi.
This Japanese release was titled Cosa Nostra Beck-Ola on the cover and labels.
About this copy: This copy of Beck-Ola is a 1972 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label of an album that was originally released in 1969.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight foxing, but no wear. The obi is M-. The insert booklet is M-.
The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a classic Jeff Beck LP.
Background: Released in 1969, Beck-Ola was the second album by the Jeff Beck Group and the last album to feature Rod Stewart on vocals.
The album reached #15 on the U.S. album chart and #39 on the UK chart.
When it was originally released in June 1969, Beck-Ola, the Jeff Beck Group’s second album, featured a famous sleeve note on its back cover: “Today, with all the hard competition in the music business, it’s almost impossible to come up with anything totally original. So we haven’t. However, this LP was made with the accent on heavy music. So sit back and listen and try and decide if you can find a small place in your heads for it.” Beck was reacting to the success of peers and competitors like Cream and Led Zeppelin here, bands that had been all over the charts with a hard rock sound soon to be dubbed heavy metal, and indeed, his sound employs much the same brand of “heavy music” as theirs, with deliberate rhythms anchoring the beat, over which the guitar solos fiercely and the lead singer emotes. … Beck-Ola stands as a prime example of late-’60s British blues-rock and one of Beck’s best records.
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