Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades Of Blue

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Different Shades of Blue is the eleventh studio album by American blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, released in September 2014 via Provogue Records and J&R Adventures.

Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which 11 have reached #1 on the Billboard Blues charts. 

Bonamassa has played alongside such artists as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Blondie Chaplin, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks among others. His career highlights include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013 for his collaboration with Beth Hart on the duo’s sophomore album Seesaw. In addition to his music career, Joe Bonamassa runs a nonprofit organization called the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, whose mission it is to further music education by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need.

This is Bonamassa’s first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It’s a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album,” said Bonamassa. “I’ve really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years.”

To prepare for the record, Bonamassa took 2013 off from releasing any new studio material, and instead spent time in Nashville writing with Jonathan Cain (Journey), known for hits “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms,” and “When You Love A Woman;” James House (Diamond Rio, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride), and Jerry Flowers (Keith Urban).

“The writers really inspired me, and having access to really great lyricists and songwriters made it such a great experience,” said Bonamassa.

Recorded at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, NV, Different Shades Of Blue was produced by Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), who has helmed Bonamassa’s last fifteen projects including his solo projects and collaborations with Black Country Communion and Beth Hart. To compliment Bonamassa’s signature guitar style and vocals, Shirley brought together a group of musicians including Reese Wynans (organ, piano), Carmine Rojas (bass), Michael Rhodes (bass), Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Lenny Castro (percussion), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, trombone), Ron Dziubla (saxophone), the Bovaland Orchestra (strings), and Doug Henthorn and Melanie Williams (background vocals).

“It’s definitely my favorite Joe Bonamassa record to date,” said Shirley. “It’s an album that deserves to be listened to in its entirety. Luckily Joe’s fan base really seems to appreciate a body of work and not just songs.”

Shirley said, “I think Joe has learned the value of not underestimating his audience. He plays music as well as he can, and always tries to bring music of depth to his audience. We try very hard to make the records as multidimensional as possible and really try not to cut any corners in delivering them.”

The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, which makes this Bonamassa's highest charting album, and his first top 10 on the chart. It was ranked No. 3 on Billboard's Year End Blues Album Chart of 2015. The album reached #9 on the UK Albums charts.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Hey Baby (New Rising Sun), Oh Beautiful, Living on the Moon, Different Shades of Blue and Trouble Town.

This LP Record is on 180 Gram Vinyl with a Printed Inner Sleeve and was pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

 

A2

Oh Beautiful !

 

A3

Love Ain`t A Love Song

 

A4

Living On The Moon

 

A5

Heartache Follows Wherever I Go

 

A6

Never Give All Your Heart

 

B1       

I Gave Up Everything For You, `Cept The Blues       

       

B2

Different Shades Of Blue

 

B3

Get Back My Tomorrow

 

B4

Trouble Town

 

B5

So, What Would I Do

 

SKU 819873011187
Record Label Provogue Records
Label / Model # Mascot Label Group
Catalogue Number PRD 7441 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 18 September 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 18 September 2014
Barcode # 819873011187
Shipping Weight 0.2750kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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