Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York is released as a 2 CD and double vinyl album for the very first time. The double live album, released by Provogue Records on Monday September 24th, features 20 stunning tracks that spans his incredible career.
The festivities kick off with 72nd St. Subway Blues, followed by Slow Train, from 2011’s solo album Dust Bowl, plus fan favourites Midnight Blues, Dust Bowl, Bird On A Wire, Blue & Evil, Mountain Time, and many more. Beth Hart performs with Bonamassa on I’ll Take Care of You and Sinner’s Prayer. John Hiatt joins Bonamassa on Down Around My Place and I Know A Place, while Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company), is featured alongside Bonamassa on Fire And Water and Walk In My Shadows.
The double live album features 20 stunning tracks that spans Bonamassa’s career with smoky vocals complementing the guitar wizardry and rapid-fingered ease with which his fans know and love.
Alongside the great chemistry he shares with his band mates Carmine Rojas (bass), Tal Bergman (drums) and Rick Melick (keyboards), the Beacon Theatre concert double live album is an exhilarating listening experience from start to finish.
Bonamassa kicks the festivities off with 72nd St. Subway Blues, followed by Slow Train, from 2011’s solo album Dust Bowl, plus fan favourites Cradle Rock, Midnight Blues, Dust Bowl, When The Fire Hits The Sea, Bird On A Wire, Blue & Evil, Mountain Time, and many more.
Former lead singer of Free and Bad Company, Paul Rodgers is featured on the tracks Fire And Water and Walk In My Shadows.
Beth Hart joins Bonamassa on stage for soulful duets on I’ll Take Care of You and Sinner’s Prayer, which is featured on the recent duet album Don’t Explain – a collection of iconic soul covers Hart recorded with Bonamassa.
John Hiatt, a Nashville Music Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and American Music Award (AMA) winner, joins Bonamassa for a rendition of Down Around My Place and I Know A Place.
“This show is a testament to an artist at the top of his game, and still growing,” says Bonamassa’s producer Kevin Shirley. “Soulful songstress Beth Hart digs deep on a couple of songs with Joe from their duet album, and music legends John Hiatt and Paul Rodgers get up alongside Joe. The interactions are a joy to behold.”
In 2011, the Beacon Theatre concert capped a year of achievements for Bonamassa the blues rock titan. At that time, his 12th solo album Dust Bowl debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart and #37 on Billboard’s Top 200, making it his highest-selling and chart-ranking U.S. debut to date.
The album charted #12 in the UK, and was nominated for a 2012 Blues Music Award (Best Blues Rock Album). Bonamassa was honoured as 2011’s Guitarist of the Year by Guitar International. In January 2012, Bonamassa graced the front cover of Classic Rock which created major impact outside of the blues arena.
Album Track Listing “Beacon Theatre – Live From New York”:
1: 72nd St. Subway Blues
2: Slow Train
3: Cradle Rock
4: When The Fire Hits The Sea
5: Midnight Blues
6: Dust Bowl
7: The River
8: I’ll Take Care Of You (with Beth Hart)
9: Sinner’s Prayer (with Beth Hart)
10: You Better Watch Yourself
11: Steal Your Heart Away
1: Bird On A Wire
2: Down Around My Place (with John Hiatt)
3: I Know A Place (with John Hiatt)
4: Blue And Evil
5: Walk In My Shadows (with Paul Rodgers)
6: Fire And Water (with Paul Rodgers)
7: Mountain Time
8: Young Man Blues
9. If Heartaches Were Nickels
Bonamassa’s hard rock band Black Country Communion – with band mates Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian – was named “Best New Band of the Last 10 Years” by VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, and Best Breakthrough Act at 2011’s Classic Rock Magazine Awards. BCC’s third studio album “Afterglow” will be released by Mascot Records on Monday October 29th, 2012.
Bonamassa music continues to drive the blues and guitar music to a new level. He supports the guitar industry by keeping the guitar alive, helping great companies like Guitar Center, Gibson, Epiphone, Ernie Ball, Dunlop, Seymour Duncan, Clear Sonic and Klotz Cables, all of whom have signature products with the guitar phenomenon. Bonamassa’s style of guitar playing has breathed new life and excitement back into the instrument as legions of new fans are once again beginning to familiarise themselves with guitar-based rock music.
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