Joe Bonamassa Live from the Royal Alb - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Copy Control
- Kevin Shirley
- Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Personnel: Joe Bonamassa (vocals, guitar); Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); Paul Jones (harmonica); Sean Freeman (saxophone); Lee Thornburg (trumpet); Mike Feltham (trombone); Rick Melick (keyboards, tambourine, background vocals); Carmine Rojas (bass guitar); Bogie Bowles, Anton Fig (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.
Liner Note Author: Joe Bonamassa.
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall.
Directors: Scot McFadyen; Sam Dunn.
Editor: Lisa Grootenboer.
Photographer: Christine Goodwin .
Guitarist Joe Bonamassa was opening for B.B. King when he was only eight years old and was a veteran of the road and gigging by the time he was 12, so it's tempting to toss him in the all flash but no soul prodigy trash bin that has been filling up pretty well since Stevie Ray Vaughan shuffled off to blues heaven -- but that would be a big mistake. Bonamassa has soul, plenty of it, and he plays guitar with a reverent grace, and sometimes lost in all this is that he's a pretty good singer, too, sounding more than a little bit like a reconstituted Paul Rodgers. His stunning headline show from the Royal Albert Hall, which featured guest spots by Eric Clapton and Paul Jones, was released in 2009 on DVD and download versions of the songs have been available on iTunes for a while, but this two-disc set marks the first official release of the concert as an album in and of itself, and it's simply wonderful, full of great guitar playing, solid singing, and with a horn section and double drummers on board, the sound is full and even majestic. Bonamassa is the real deal, and tracks here like the elegant opener "Django," "The Ballad of John Henry," the marvelous cover of Charley Patton's "High Water Everywhere," and a shifting, sprawling workout on Rod Stewart's "Blues Deluxe" show a musician at the top of his game, one who has learned that a guitar lead should serve the song and not the other way around. Bonamassa isn't some kid prodigy anymore -- he's grown up into one of the most soulful blues-rock performers on the planet. There's plenty of proof of that here. ~ Steve Leggett
- Country of Origin
- J&R Adventures
- Studio / Live
- Joe Bonamassa
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Django
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Ballad of John Henry, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] So It's Like That
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Last Kiss
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] So Many Roads
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Stop!
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Further on Up the Road
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Woke Up Dreaming
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] High Water Everywhere
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sloe Gin
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Lonesome Road Blues
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Happier Times
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Your Funeral My Trial
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Blues Deluxe
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Story of a Quarryman
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Great Flood, The
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Just Got Paid
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Mountain Time
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Asking Around for You
- Universal Distribution
- 132m 0s
- Video Disabled
- Britannia Row
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