The pair have been working on music together over recent months and they’re joined on the single by long-time Beck collaborators Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Rhonda Smith on bass.
Beck and Depp premiered the song live last September at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Texas.
Beck says: “Johnny and I have been working on music together for a while now and we recorded this track during our time in the studio last year.
“We weren’t expecting to release it so soon but given all the hard days and true ‘isolation’ that people are going through in these challenging times, we decided now might be the right time to let you all hear it.
“You’ll be hearing more from Johnny and me in a little while but until then we hope you find some comfort and solidarity in our take on this Lennon classic.”
“Lennon’s poetry: ‘We’re afraid of everyone. Afraid of the sun’ seemed to Jeff and me especially profound right now, this song about isolation, fear, and existential risks to our world.
“So we wanted to give it to you, and hope it helps you make sense of the moment or just helps you pass the time as we endure isolation together.”
Like most musicians, Beck was recently forced to postpone his UK tour. Rescheduled dates are currently being worked out, with further details to be revealed in due course. All tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled concert dates.
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- Jeff Beck - There And Back - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 17:28)on February 1, 2023 at 8:42 am
JEFF BECK There And Back (1980 US 8-track vinyl LP, his third studio solo album including The Final Peace and Too Much to Lose, textured picture sleeve with photo inner. The sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only a few light paper scuffs FE35684)
- Jeff Beck - People Get Ready - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €9.04 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 17:27)on February 1, 2023 at 8:42 am
JEFF BECK & ROD STEWART People Get Ready (1985 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also includes Back On The Street and You Know We Know, picture sleeve TA6387)
- Jeff Beck - Live - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.30, €11.30 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 17:24)on February 1, 2023 at 8:42 am
JEFF BECK WITH THE JAN HAMMER GROUP Live (Early 80s UK 'Nice Price' issue 7-track LP, recorded live & remixed at Scorpio Sound Studios, London, picture sleeve with catalogue inner. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has minimal sign of play EPC32297)
- Jeff Beck - Flash - Hypestickered - UK - vinyl LP - Promo - £15.00, $18.45, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 17:23)on February 1, 2023 at 8:42 am
JEFF BECK Flash (1985 UK 9-track LP, including his version of 'People Get Ready' with Rod Stewart, glossy hypestickered picture sleeve. The cover shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played EPC26112)
- Jeff Beck - Anthology - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 17:23)on February 1, 2023 at 8:42 am
JEFF BECK Anthology (Late 80s Dutch pressed 10-track vinyl LP on the red Masters label, featuring a collection of recordings originally released in the 70s under various titles such as 'Faces And Places Vol.11', 'The Yardbirds Featuring Jeff Beck' and 'London 1964-1965', housed in a glossy picture sleeve. There is a little shelfwear to the edges of the sleeve but the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only minimal signs of play MA014185)