With a career spanning 60 years, the guitarist’s catalog boasts plenty of unique offerings. Beck’s recordings, starting with the single “Dracula’s Daughter”/”Come Back Baby” with Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages in 1962. From there, the British guitarist – a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee — released music with Yardbirdshis own Jeff Beck Group, solo albums, a number of live sets, a supergroup teaming up with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appiceand last year 18 collaboration with actor Johnny Depp.
Beck’s career was also filled with dozens of notable guest appearances, including working with the likes of Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Kate Bush, Paul Rodgers, Morrissey and latest, Ozzy Osbourne he Patient number 9 in 2022.
In the documentary Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Storyfellow guitar god Jimmy Page summed up Beck’s unique talents thus: “He is an extraordinary musician and he has developed a technique that is so complex, it is just a beauty to see and hear and feel his playing. He has a conversation with you when he plays. He just doesn’t sing that.”
Beck’s influence will continue to be felt by generations of rock lovers. So as we say goodbye to a Mount Rushmore figure in not just guitar playing, but all music, we rank these 15 as Jeff Beck’s best albums.