Jeff Beck ‎– Blow By Blow

Epic ‎– PE 33409
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria pressing

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A1 You Know What I Mean
Written-By – J. Beck*, M. Middleton*
A2 She's A Woman
Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*
A3 Constipated Duck
Written-By – J. Beck*
A4 Air Blower
Written-By – J. Beck*, M. Middleton*, P. Chen*, R, Bailey*
A5 Scatterbrain
Written-By – J. Beck*, M. Middleton*
B1 Cause We've Ended As Lovers
Written-By – S. Wonder*
B2 Thelonius
Written-By – S. Wonder*
B3 Freeway Jam
Written-By – M. Middleton*
B4 Diamond Dust
Written-By – B. Holland*

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Columbia, Santa Maria pressing per "S1", "S2" etches in runouts.

℗ © 1975 CBS Inc..
Manufactured by Epic Records/CBS Inc., 51 West 52St., New York, N.Y.
"Epic" Marca Reg.
An Equator Production.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): AL 33409
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): BL 33409
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): P AL 33409 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): P BL 33409 1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): S1 C12
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): S2 C36
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): AL-33409-1AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): BL-33409-1AE
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 1) Side A Stamped; No Etching): P AL 33409-1D
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 1) Side B Stamped; No Etching): P BL 33409-1F
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 2) Side A Stamped; No Etching): P AL 33409-1J
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 2) Side B Stamped; No Etching): P BL 33409-1J
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 3) Side A stamped): P BL 33409 1D
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 3) Side B etched): P BL 33409 1G
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 4) Side A Stamped (S 2 B3 Etched)): P AL 33409-1E S 2 B3
  • Matrix / Runout ((Alt 4) Side B Stamped (S 2 C8 Etched)): P BL 33409-1D S 2 C8

Other Versions (5 of 136) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EPC 32367 Jeff Beck Blow By Blow(LP, Album, RE) Epic EPC 32367 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
SVLP 371 Jeff Beck Blow By Blow(LP, Album, RE) Simply Vinyl SVLP 371 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PET 33409 Jeff Beck Blow By Blow(Cass, Album, RE) Epic PET 33409 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDANIC 084 Jeff Beck Blow By Blow(CD, Album) Epic CDANIC 084 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
WPE 33409, PE 33409 Jeff Beck Blow By Blow(LP, Album, RE) Epic, Epic WPE 33409, PE 33409 Canada Unknown Sell This Version


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January 27, 2020
edited 6 months ago

Perhaps not as immediately striking as his work with the Yardbirds (the incandescent lead break on 'Shapes of Things') or the Jeff Beck Group (the galloping fantasy of 'Beck's Bolero'), Beck's first solo album is a quietly stunning piece of artistry. It rewards the meditative listener and was, of course, lingeringly influential. From the laid-back funk of 'Constipated Duck' to the drowsy heartbreak of Stevie Wonder's 'Cause We've Ended as Lovers' to the tragic grandeur of the eight-minute 'Diamond Dust,' Beck proves beyond the slightest doubt that it was time for him to leave hard rock behind and blaze a trail through the frontier of jazz fusion. Try to imagine Joe Satriani doing something like 'Echo' in the '80s if "Blow by Blow" had never existed. (No, seriously--try it. Can't be done.)


August 12, 2018
I have an LP that has the stamps and etchings to be this release, but the label is definitely post-1978. Any ideas the actual release date?


October 23, 2011
All the CD versions I've seen of this album repeat the same indexing error. "AIR Blower" is around 3'26" in duration; the remainder (about 1'41") is the first part of "Scatterbrain". Compare with early versions of the LP or compare with the version on "Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live".