Joe Bonamassa - A New Day Now

20th Anniversary 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Records + Download

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A New Day Now is a 20th Anniversary remixed version of the 2000 debut studio album A New Day Yesterday by American blues singer songwriter Joe Bonamassa, released in September 2020 via J&R Adventures in the US and Provogue in Europe.

Twenty years ago in October 2000, Joe Bonamassa released his debut solo album A New Day Yesterday.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this albums release, the album has been completely re-sung by Bonamassa and remixed and remastered by long-time producer Kevin Shirley.

In a press release Bonamassa said:  “The reason we went back and remixed it, and re-sang it, and pulled from the original masters was because I never felt like I deserved a guy like Tom Dowd to produce my first album,” he confesses. “I was an infant as far as being an artist. Tom saw a little pebble in a stream, that could travel down and eventually become this nugget of gold, if you want to call it that, and he had a vision for me that I didn’t see. I appreciate that and I wanted to pay tribute to him as a man who mentored me through that time. I hope you guys enjoy it.”

He continues, “Tom Dowd was a master of everything he endeavored on. There was no second rate, there was no compromise on quality of absolutions and results. I wasn’t developed enough as a musician myself to rise to his level. I certainly gave it my all and rose to the occasion grading on the curve of the musician I am today, the musician Tom always knew was inside my soul. I decided to enlist the help of another producer and mentor that has significantly impacted my life both on a personal basis and professionally, Mr. Kevin Shirley to help re-mix, re-sing and finally pay tribute to Tom as I tried to so hard to when he was alive. I have been extremely fortunate in my life to have been surrounded by two of the best most brilliant record producers anyone could have dreamed to be associated with. We included some crude demos and recordings I did at 75 Campbell Ave when I was just a teenager, and alternate versions of songs you are familiar with partly because some of the master tapes have been lost. Yes, I did say tapes. It is never lost on me how lucky I have been and continue to be by your support over these past 20 years. Enjoy the trip down memory lane… I know I did.”

A longtime producer and collaborator, Kevin Shirley adds, “as time has gone by, Joe’s vocal style, particularly, has changed enormously. He’s grown from an adolescent shouter to a very mature and soulful singer. From early on in our working relationship, Joe has mentioned that he would really like to have another shot at those vocals, and asked that if he did redo them, would I remix his first solo album.”

The album includes six original tracks written by Bonamassa, along with six cover songs from historically renowned blues and rock artists. In addition, Shirley notes, “added to this album are three bonus songs which Stevie Van Zandt produced for Joe. They’re a terrific look at where Joe was coming from, what he was looking for and how he has developed over the years.”

The bonus tracks are unreleased demos from a 1997 studio session before Joe had any record deals. They have never been heard before and come from a time when Zandt was Bonamassa’s biggest cheerleader in the industry.

This double album 2LP record set is on 180 gram black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and a download code, pressed in the US via J&R Adventures.

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Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Cradle Rock

3:50

A2

Walk In My Shadow

3:28

A3

A New Day Yesterday

4:46

A4

I Know Where I Belong

5:41

B1

Miss You, Hate You

6:04

B2

Nuthin' I Wouldn't Do (For A Woman Like You)

5:56

B3

Colour And Shape

4:31

B4

Headaches To Heartbreaks

4:59

C1

Trouble Waiting

3:30

C2

If Headaches Were Nickles

6:02

C3

Current Situation

3:39

C4

Don't Burn Down That Bridge

4:21

Bonus Tracks:

D1

Hey Mona

4:56

D2

I Want You

5:22

D3

Line Of Denial

6:07

SKU 11118
Record Label J&R Adventures
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number JRA61079
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 18 September 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 24 October 2000
Barcode # 804879610793
Shipping Weight 0.6200kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Download Code, 20th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, Remixed & Resung, Bonus Material
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Format VINYL LP

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