Warner Music Group (WMG) just announced that Jeff Beck has re-signed with WMG’s Rhino Entertainment, which will continue to release new recordings from Beck globally under the ATCO imprint.
Beck has been signed to WMG since 2009, and has delivered several critically acclaimed releases during that time, including the two-time Grammy-winning Emotion & Commotion, the live albums Rock & Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) and Live+, and last year’s powerful statement Loud Hailer, his 11th solo album.
Yours truly, your HRAC CCO, had a chance to speak with Beck personally after a private listening session for the then-untitled Loud Hailer at Electric Lady Studios in New York last April 7, and he told me he’s very much committed to making sure as many of his releases are available for hi-res listening as possible.
In fact, nine hi-res Beck digital releases are available right now at HDtracks: the aforementioned Loud Hailer (44.1kHz/24-bit), Rough and Ready (96/24), Jeff Beck Group (96/24), Wired (96/24) Truth (96/24), Beck-Ola (96/24), There and Back (96/24), Live+ (48/24), and Blow by Blow (88/24, DSD 2.8MHz, and 176/24).
And if you want to go the physical route, you’re welcome to track down the DTS Surround Sound version of Beck, Bogert & Appice, Audio Fidelity’s hybrid multichannel 4.0 quad SACD of Jeff Beck Group, and the SACDs for both Blow by Blow and Wired, if so inclined.
Beck said of the re-signing, “I am thrilled to continue my relationship with Warner Music. Over the last 8 years, the team at Warner Music/Rhino has worked very hard on my behalf and I have so much more music to record, so I say let’s keep it going!”
“Warner Music Group is proud to continue our relationship with Jeff Beck, a true pioneer who continues to look forward,” says Tim Fraser-Harding, President of Global Catalog, Recorded Music for Warner Music Group. “Jeff has delivered some amazing albums since signing with Warner in 2009, and we are excited to hear what comes next.”
Over the course of Beck’s 50-plus-year career, the trailblazing guitarist has earned many accolades. Beck has twice been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: first as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992, and second as a solo artist in 2009. Rolling Stone ranked him as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and he has earned a total of eight Grammy Awards during his legendary career.