Along with Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, guitar legend Jeff Beck first made his mark with English blues-rockers The Yardbirds in the 1960s. And like the others, he gained greater popularity after he left the band. One of rock's great instrumentalists, Beck is also credited with giving Rod Stewart his musical start when Stewart fronted the Jeff Beck Group in the late '60s. Never one to sit still, Beck helped define hard rock in the late '60s before taking on jazz-rock fusion from a rock perspective in the '70s.
After leaving the Yardbirds as lead guitarist in 1967, Jeff Beck formed The Jeff Beck Group featuring Rod Stewart on vocals and Ron Wood on bass, releasing two albums ''Truth'' in 1968 and ''Beck-Ola'' in 1969. This long-awaited 24-bit digitally remastered version of ''Truth'' is released with 8 bonus tracks. This album was Rod Stewart''s first-ever album-length lead vocal showcase as an artist, and is regarded, along with ''Beck-Ola'' as a musical touchstone for hard rockers in the years that followed. Collaborators on this album (and bonus tracks) include Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins, Aynsley Dunbar and Madeline Bell. Jeff Beck''s three singles ''Tallyman'' , ''Love Is Blue'' and ''Hi Ho Silver Lining'' (First Stereo Mix) have been added as bonus track along with ''I''ve Been Drinking'' (New Stereo Mix), ''You Shook Me'' (Take One Mix), ''Rock My Plimsoul'' (Stereo Mix), ''Beck''s Bolero'' (Mono Single Version With Backwards Guitar), ''Blues Deluxe'' (Take 1 Mix) plus the gorgeous ballad ''I''ve Been Drinking'' (B-side on ''Love Is Blue'') which was omitted from the original album. The liner notes have been upgraded by Charles Shaar Murray and feature an extensive interview with Jeff Beck. All tracks produced by Mickie Most. Remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road. EMI. 2005