Title - 'Live At The Sydney Opera House'
Artist - Joe Bonamassa
As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 30th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work.
Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old.
Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 13 solo albums since his debut, A New Day Yesterday in 2000 (all on his own label, J&R Adventures, and of which 11 have reached #1 on the Billboard Blues charts).
Today, Bonamassa, who Guitar World cites as "arguably the world's biggest blues guitarist," is back with his new solo album, the highly impressive Live At The Sydney Opera House (released October 25th, 2019).
Live At The Sydney Opera House is a new collection of live recordings from his 2016 performance at one of the world's most legendary venues.
Inclusive of previously-unreleased versions of tracks from his coveted #1 album Blues Of Desperation (2016), the live album is compiled for a premium listening experience available digitally, on CD with beautiful packaging (that also includes a glorious 20-page collector's booklet), and a stunning vinyl 180 Gram Double LP (which also features the exclusive bonus track 'Livin' Easy.'
1. 'This Train'
2. 'Mountain Climbing'
4. 'Love Ain't A Love Song'
5. 'How Deep This River Runs'
6. 'Mainline Florida'
7. 'The Valley Runs Low'
8. 'Blues of Desperation'
9. 'No Good Place For The Lonely'
Kicking things off in fine style with the piano and guitar feuding brilliance of 'This Train,' that's followed by the funky blues of 'Mountain Climbing,' the slow-poke, countrified roll of 'Drive,' and both the electric, Hendrix-infused, 10 minute long 'Love Ain't A Love Song,' and the mid-tempo, husky growl of 'How Deep This River Runs.'
The upbeat, free flowing beauty 'Mainline Florida' is one of my own personal favorites and is backed seamlessly by the Gospel-tinged 'The Valley Runs Low.'
This quite magnificent, and truly atmospheric album, permeated with hard life, lessons learned lyrics wrapped up within rockin' rhythm and blues that will have you air guitaring in seconds flat, rounds out with the hard-nosed album title of the moment, 'Blues Of Desperation' (for this is, in all truth, basically his Blues of Desperation album done live), and the expansive 'No Good Place For The Lonely.'
Joe Bonamassa @ Facebook
Official 'Live At The Sydney Opera House' Purchase Links