Jeff Beck Performs “Why Give It Away” from New EP, ‘Yosogai’

May 7th, 2014

Jeff Beck has released a new three-track CD — Yosogai — in Japan. Don’t bother looking for it on iTunes in the U.S. — it’s not there, although some of the songs might wind up on his much-anticipated 2014 album.

Beck, who has been touring for several weeks and is scheduled to tour throughout the summer with ZZ Top, has been performing one of the songs from the new EP, “Why Give It Away,” as a treat for fans.

Below, you can check out a (somewhat annoying) fan-filmed video that kicks off with “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” and shifts into the funky “Why Give It Away” at the 3:46 mark.

Yosogai is rounded out by two more songs, “Loaded” and a live version of “Danny Boy,” which features Imelda May on vocals. Incidentally, the studio version of “Why Give It Away” features Sophie Delila on vocals. At the April 8 Tokyo performance shown below, bassist Rhonda Smith sings. The rest of Beck’s current band includes Jonathan Joseph on drums, Lizzie Ball on violin and Nicolas Meier on guitar.

To see all of Beck’s current tour dates, head here. To order Yosogai, head here.

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  1. Posted by Michael on May 8th, 2014, 16:24 [Reply]

    Taste, subtlety, nuance, control and virtuosity to the nth degree.

  2. Posted by rick wessel on May 8th, 2014, 17:13 [Reply]

    same old shit. if his playing moans any more id like to his guitar slap hm up side the head. funk me I wasn’t ready for this second piece of awful.whats up with the chick b players, make the old fart feel younger!!

    • Posted by dai on May 9th, 2014, 07:27 [Reply]

      what’s up with you? don’t you like girls? i’d like to hear you play. i’m surprised you didn’t comment on his clothes.

  3. Posted by Jeff Hickman on May 8th, 2014, 18:07 [Reply]

    Never fails to hold you. His style is infectious. It climbs inside other guitarists heads as a thing of beauty. I know cos I am one. His band is just as good cos it has so much feel for him to use. His unique sytle has only the boundaries of the guitar physical. His mind always finds the points of harmony that are his to own. Yeah, I guess you could definately say I liked it a lot. Cheers.


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