B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone

Limited Edition 10" Vinyl EP, Record Store Day 2015

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The Thrill Is Gone is an EP by American blues guitarist and singer B.B. King, released in November 2015 by Geffen Records.

B.B. King recorded his version of "The Thrill Is Gone" in June 1969 for his album Completely Well, released the same year. King's version is a slow twelve-bar blues. The song's polished production and use of strings marked a departure from both the original song and King's previous material.

When released as a single in December 1969, the song became one of the biggest hits of King's career, appearing in the R&B chart at number three and the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart at number fifteen and became one of his signature songs.

B.B. King's recording earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1970 and a Grammy Hall Of Fame award in 1998. It was also placed at number 183 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. Memorable live versions of the song were included on King's albums Live in Cook County Jail (1971), Bobby Bland and B.B. King Together Again...Live (1976), and Live at San Quentin (1991).

The A-side of this special release is pressed at 45 rpm and includes the original singles B-Side “You’re Mean”, while the B-Side pressed at 33 rpm contains two live tracks – including “The Thrill Is Gone”.

Check out the tracks: “The Thrill Is Gone” and “You’re Mean”.

This Limited Edition 10” EP of 3,000 copies released for 2015 Black Friday Record Store Day with remastered audio is pressed in the USA on black vinyl.

(602547432681)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

The Thrill Is Gone

4:05

A2

You’re Mean

5:00

B1

The Thrill Is Gone (Live At The BBC)

4:27

B2

Goin’ Down Low (Live In Chicago)

6:31

SKU 602547432681
Record Label Geffen Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0023565-01
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 27 November 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 01 December 1969
Barcode # 602547432681
Shipping Weight 0.1900kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.265m
Shipping Length 0.265m
Shipping Cubic 0.000351m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 10" EP, Black Vinyl, Side A Mono, Side B Stereo, 2015 Black Friday Record Store Release, Limited to 3,000 Copies
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Electric Blues
Format 10" VINYL

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