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The 12 best Jeff Beck guest spots

Many artists have commissioned some Jeff Beck fairydust for their albums over the years - here are 12 of his best collaborations

Jeff Beck has been one of the hottest musical tickets when it comes to guest spots and collaborations over the years. His list of cameos is vast, and covers a multitude of decades, genres and artists. Here, we present you 12 of the best...

Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)

On Talking Book Wonder played most of the instruments himself, but delegated ‘stunt’ guitar on Lookin’ For Another Pure Love. As Beck floats a solo at the two-minute mark, listen out for the bandleader’s encouragement: “Do it, Jeff!”

Roger Waters - Amused To Death (1992)

Beck sprayed guitar genius over seven tracks on Waters’s dystopian concept album. “I don’t know how he does it,” said the Floyd man. “He’s incredibly technically gifted in ways the rest of us can’t even begin to think about.”

Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984)

Beck didn’t mess about on the title track: “Christ, that was swift. I added some screeching guitar and she had her biggest album ever.”

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