I have this album. Although I like some of the songs on it quite a lot, imo, overall it is along the 'hit or miss' lines. I believe it was orginally released in 1985, with some artists going for more of the 'pop' sounds. There is some exceptional guitar playing on Flash (as with most Jeff Beck albums). I think there were two or three different vocalists that performed on the album, Rod Stewart only sang on the cover of People Get Ready. I remember seeing a video for that song on VH1 many years ago, too.
Also, I believe that Jeff, himself, sang on one of the tracks, but I can't remember which one off hand.
Sidenote: There were two additional tracks on the CD that weren't on the vinyl release, at least not on the vinyl edition that I bought when it was first released.
Flash was the first album actually it was the second album with Jeff Beck I ever bought. The Box of Frogs album was my first introduction to Beck a year earlier so when Flash was released, I bought it.
“People Get Ready” and “Ambitious” could be seen on MTV twice a week. I thought the video for “Ambitious” was great with all the cameos of celebrities auditioning for Jeff.
I listened to my vinyl copy of Flash for more than 15 years until I got a cd recorder. Then eventually I recorded the album to cd so I could listen to it in my car and import it to iTunes and onto iPods and iPhones. I of course still have my vinyl copy, and have an official cd release of Flash. I have seen Jeff Beck perform live twice.