Jeff Beck’s ‘Flash’ is his fourth studio album (featuring a reunion with Rod Stewart for a cover of ‘People Get Ready’) released in July 1985 by Epic.
Track Listing : 1.Ambitious (Nile Rodgers) – 04:38 . 2.Gets Us All In The End (Arthur Baker, Tina B) – 06:06 . 3.Escape (Jan Hammer) – 04:41 . 4.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) – 04:54 . 5.Stop, Look And Listen (Nile Rodgers) – 04:27 . 6.Get Workin’ (Nile Rodgers) – 03:35 . 7.Ecstasy (David Bendeth, Simon Climie) – 03:31 . 8.Night After Night (Nile Rodgers) – 03:42 . 9.You Know, We Know (Tony Hymas) – 05:35
Musicians : Jeff Beck – Lead Vocals On (6, 8), Guitar . Jimmy Hall – Lead Vocals On (1, 2, 5, 7, 10), Background Vocals . Rod Stewart – Lead Vocals On (4) . Karen Lawrence – Lead Vocals On (11) . Jan Hammer – Fairlight Cmi On (3) . Tony Hymas – Keyboard On (9) . Duane Hitchings – Keyboard . Robert Sabino – Keyboard . Carmine Appice – Drums . Jay Burnett – Drums . Jimmy Bralower – Drums . Barry Desouza – Drums . Tony Thunder Smith – Drums . Doug Wimbish – Bass . Tina B – Background Vocals . Curtis King – Background Vocals . David Simms – Background Vocals . Frank Simms – Background Vocals . George Simms – Background Vocals . David Spinner – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Nile Rodgers, Arthur Baker David Charles – Engineer . Jason Corsaro – Engineer . Eddie Delena – Engineer . Rob Eaton – Engineer . Chris Lord-Alge – Engineer . Tom Lord-Alge – Engineer . Eric Mohler – Engineer . Tony Tavener – Engineer . Nigel Walker – Engineer . Andy Wallace – Engineer
Package : Deborah Feingold – Photography . Holland Macdonald – Art Direction
Released In July 1985 By Epic.
Classic Rock Review
If you are new to JB’s music please start anywhere but here. “Flash” is yet another sad example of the need to exercise caution when handling any album that has a release date between the years of 1980-1990. Those were dark times, indeed. […]
Fortunately, that just makes Beck hit back harder. On the stuttering “Stop, Look and Listen,” he rips into Rodgers’ grooves with violently distorted blues flourishes and air-raid-siren vibrato work. […]
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
It’s one dull, mechanical, high-paced synth-pop dance song after another – not to mention the lyrics, which are embarassingly stupid in several places. All of it seems to be the fault of producer Nile Rodgers. What a shame that this was Beck’s only offering over a stretch of nine years. […]