Two-Hour Jeff Beck Documentary Film Coming in Early 2015
Jeff Beck has challenged expectations of guitar players, and what could be done with the guitar, ever since he appeared in the 1960s. A new two-hour documentary film looks at the Guitar Hero’s early history, as explored through interviews with former bandmates, plenty of concert footage from throughout his career, rare photos and video, and more.
The film is called “A Man For All Seasons -- Jeff Beck in the 1960s.” Despite the title, however, the interviews are new, and much of the concert and other video footage throughout the film is pulled from throughout Beck’s career, if the trailer is any indication.
Speaking about Beck as an all around different player than his two most oft-compared peers -- Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page -- many who have recorded and toured with Beck over the decades weigh in. Interviews with two members of the Yardbirds, Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja, ‘70s bandmates Max Middleton and Tim Bogert, famous rock groupie and author Pamela Des Barres, early managers Giorgio Gomelsky and Simon Napier Bell, and others, give us a deep insight to Beck, the person and the musician.
The DVD is available for pre-order now through a variety of online retailers, with a list price of $19.95. On-the-shelf date is tentatively February 10, 2015. Click the links below to watch a five-minute trailer, or for more info.