In BECK01 Jeff Beck takes us on the journey of a lifetime. Over five decades, he has blazed a trail forging a unique style lauded by critics, fans and fellow guitar legends. Telling the story behind the music, Beck's twin inspirations - hot rodding and rock'n'roll - are now bound together in the official signed limited edition book of his career.
'Right from the beginning, I've tried to do something with anything I've got hold of. At the age of 13, I built two or three of my own guitars. I painted the frets on. It was fun just to look at it and hold it… I knew where I was headed.' Jeff Beck
The first 350 books in Beck's limited edition are Deluxe Copies. Each is lovingly handcrafted in Italian leather, presented in an archival solander case and includes an exclusive signed print suitable for framing. Each Deluxe Copy is numbered and individually signed by Jeff Beck.
Beck has opened his archives specially for the making of his book. Family photos are included alongside personal letters from friends and heroes including Charles Mingus BB King and Les Paul.'I had no idea that this many photos existed until we found them during the making of my book. The pictures of the disappearing hot rod are going to blow people's minds.' Jeff Beck
Photography by Robert Knight
Photograohy by Baron Wolman
For the first time Beck explains in print how he lovingly constructs hot rods composes music and customises his instruments.'Constructing a hot rod takes a lot of patience. It's the same with music. There's no use cutting corners, but I enjoy the process.' Jeff Beck
In an original text spanning more than 350 pages Beck shares anecdotes from his early bands The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Beck, Bogert and Appice and his multi-award-winning solo career.Read stories of disappearing hot rods, stolen guitars, secret studio sessions and near-catastrophic car crashes. Beck tells of playing with Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, John McLaughlin, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Scotty Moore, Pete Townshend and many more. His new limited edition is introduced by guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin.
All copies in the limited edition are signed by Jeff Beck.BECK01 is quarter bound by hand in Italian leather and aluminium, with silver page edging and hand tooling. A stamped metal front cover reproduces a Californian number plate from the year Beck was born. The large format book (280 mm x 320mm; 11 in x 12.5 in) is housed in an archival case. The case features a foil-blocked illustration inspired by Von Dutch's legendary pinstriping designs.
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In BECK01 Jeff Beck takes us on the journey of a lifetime. Beck's twin inspirations - hot rodding and rock'n'roll - are now bound together in the official signed limited edition book of his career.
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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