Jeff Beck records his first album ‘Truth’ with Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood et al (1968)

Jeff Beck‘s ‘Truth’ is his debut album recorded with a band featuring Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood on May 14, 15, 25 & 26 1968 and released in August 1968 by Columbia Records.

Track Listing : 1.Shapes Of Things (Jim Mccarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith) – 03:22 . 2.Let Me Love You (Jeffrey Rod) – 04:44 . 3.Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson) – 04:40 . 4.You Shook Me (Willie Dixon, J. B. Lenoir) – 02:33 . 5.Ol’ Man River (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 04:01 . 8.Greensleeves (Traditional) – 01:50 . 9.Rock My Plimsoul (Jeffrey Rod) – 04:13 . 10.Beck’S Bolero (Jimmy Page) – 02:54 . 11.Blues Deluxe (Jeffrey Rod) – 07:33 . 12.I Ain’T Superstitious (Willie Dixon) – 04:53

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Musicians : Jeff Beck – Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar On (8); Pedal Steel Guitar On (1); Bass Guitar On (5) . Rod Stewart – Lead Vocals . Ronnie Wood – Bass Guitar . Micky Waller – Drums . Aynsley Dunbar – Drums On (9) . Nicky Hopkins – Piano On (3 – 4 – 10 – 11) . John Paul Jones – Bass Guitar On (10); Hammond Organ On (5) And (4) . Keith Moon – Drums On (10); Timpani On (5) . Jimmy Page – 12-String Electric Guitar On (10) . Unknown Scottish Bagpipe Player – Bagpipes On (3)

Production : Produced By Mickie Most . Ken Scott – Engineer . Dave Siddle – Engineer . Mike “”Clay”” Stone – Assistant Engineer

Package : Baron Wolman asterisques RVM– Photography . Charles Shaar Murray – Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes

Recorded On 14-15 May And 25-26 May 1968.

Released In August 1968 By Columbia Records.

(Source Jeff Beck‘s ‘Truth’ | Jeff Beck Official site)


Rolling Stone
I wonder what is the truth: the record or what I saw that night? This remains to be seen. However, this album is a classic, much the way the Clapton-Mayall album is. TRUTH is probably the current equivalent of that album. […]
Truth would become one of the cornerstones for both 1970s heavy metal (blues roots, big vocals, heavy percussion, screaming guitar solos) as well as the blueprint for dozens of British blooze-rock bands to follow in the wake of Cream. Along the way, however, Truth has been overlooked for its mastery of form and the range of the individual performances. […]

JEFF BECK INTERVIEWED AND REVIEWED (2008): If truth be known “Well, the Yardbirds were dying and the manager suggested I do something to keep me quiet, happy and give me a solo career. So I went round to Jimmy’s house and he came out with this bolero rhythm on a 12-string guitar and I played the melody. […]


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