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A child prodigy, Bonamassa was finessing Stevie Ray Vaughan licks when he was seven and by the time he was ten, had caught B.B. King’s ear. After first hearing him play, King said, “This kid's potential is unbelievable. He hasn't even begun to scratch the surface. He's one of a kind.” By age 12, Bonamassa was opening shows for the blues icon and went on to tour ... Read more in Amazon's Joe Bonamassa Store

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  • Audio CD (29 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Provogue Records
  • ASIN: B000SN3W9A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,558 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ball Peen Hammer
2. One of These Days
3. Seagull
4. Dirt in My Pocket
5. Sloe Gin
6. Another Kind of Love
7. Around the Bend
8. Black Night
9. Jelly Roll
10. Richmond
11. India

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Hard-to-believe, but this already is his seventh solo album. Bonamassa performs his spezial mix of hard rocking blues and ballads. For the first time he's throwing in some acoustic bits and pieces.

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In the liner notes of Sloe Gin, emerging guitar great Joe Bonamassa explains that one of his objectives is to experiment with acoustic elements he first encountered while listening to Rod Stewart's earliest work. "I think the heavy blues and acoustic mix well together," he writes, and the inviting variety of the disc's 11 tracks--from the rousing electric rave-up of the title track to the closing, tabla-propelled acoustic instrumental--persuasively underscores his point. Bonamassa is a major talent with a growing following, and as his fan base inevitably expands it may become difficult for him to keep everyone happy. Hardcore blues devotees no doubt will yearn for Bonamassa to stay perpetually plugged in, but in the long term that would be a disservice to his broad range of skills. Bonamassa rocks formidably and convincingly on "Dirt in My Pocket" (a bristling original composition), the title track (well suited for air guitar), and his Clapton-esque rendering of John Mayall's "Another Kind of Love." Yet his softer works suggest that he sounds a little more comfortable and natural--vocally, at least--on the acoustic tracks. His retooled version of "Around the Bend" (his first take on this original composition is found on an earlier release) is an engaging, pastoral gem, and his paean to his upstate New York home ("Richmond") is perhaps this disc's most memorable selection. Bonamassa knows the blues (at the time of this release, he was the youngest member on the board of the Blues Foundation), but he also knows how to rock and how to sagaciously, artfully ease off the gas. --Terry Wood

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Grant Salisbury on 20 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I was beginning to despair with some of the recent music that I have heard. Then someone recommended Joe so I plumped for this album. Wish I had not done it as now I am going to have to buy all the others !! He is pure class. I love this album and it gets better every time I hear it. I thought when I first heard it that it was a bit like Bad Company ( No bad thing ) and then I heard the track 'Seagull'. Superbly done as a cover from Bad Company themselves. I will finish off by saying that if you like decent guitars, good vocals and good production, this is a superb example. Time to get my Christmas list together ...
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By R. S. Stringer on 6 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have been a Bonamassa fan for about eighteen months now having discovered him through a review of his last album in the rock press. After purchasing the album, i ended up buying all the previous albums plus the live DVD at the Rockplast. I can honestly say that this is without doubt his best album. It is simply brilliant, Joe Bonamassa is surely destined for greatness. There isnt a bad track on the album, i highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates brilliant rock and blues guitar playing. This is my album of the year, just buy it you will not be disapointed.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Theo Loosevelte on 17 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Indeed a gift to the musically thirsty! Includes free refills! I don't care what you call it, modern or throwback (retro), adult contemporary, rock, whatever. YOU be the judge! For me, like heck this isn't a great blues rock album! This one album, Joe Bonamassa's sixth studio release (seven total counting "A New Day Yesterday LIVE", which also was one of two outstanding DVD's, the other being "Live at Rockpalast"), his second with top-notch producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley, who seems as high on Joe's talent as anyone these days, happens to be a cornucopia of blues-inflected rock stylings worthy of high praise and expenditure of your hard-earned, low net balance funds.

This is a "blues deluxe" album more so than the namesake album by Joe Bonamassa from 2003. That was more traditional style. This is mentored style blues perhaps, but it's also the most original blues album of the young century / millennium, brandishing in your face much more than Joe's biting guitar & amazingly soulful vocals, it's the real deal! A gift-wrapped package of delights, despite side trips through depressive states, for the ears and soul. It defies categorization and no description does justice. The whole album showcases the amazing talents of everyone involved. Not the same old same old anything, it's just a creative, living, breathing creature start to finish. A modernized, male-spirited version of something new, significant, rock & stroll, yet still beautiful. Even if it develops Sloe-ly, like trying to get a buzz off a watered-down sloe gin fizz, it's a four seasons, five stars, any frame of mind or mood listen you'll enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcus Lidell on 13 Jun. 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Joe Bonamassa is already a legend in his own lifetime and in my opinion - speaking as a half-decent guitarist and songwriter myself - quite rightly so. In which case I can't help you to decide whether or not to buy what is quite possibly Joe's best album so far, and if you are already in awe of this phenomenally gifted musician you'll have it already anyway. No. What I'm going to do instead is dedicate this review to two complete idiots who have seen fit to give this drop-dead gorgeous album a one star rating. So here goes - and I'm not going to pull my punches. Greetings, reviewers "Waggstar" and "Fearless Phil", and welcome to your nightmare. What's your problem? Did you actually take the time to listen to this stuff, or were you too busy playing with yourselves? It defies credibility when morons like you take it upon yourselves to criticise work of this quality and musicianship. What are you guys any good at - besides the aforementioned one-hand shuffle, that is? Laying bricks? Tesco shelf-filling? Pen-pushing for your local Council? You don't - EVER - compare greatness. Stevie Ray Vaughan was Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jimi Hendrix was Jimi Hendrix. David Gilmore is David Gilmore. Jimmy Page is Jimmy Page. Gary Moore was Gary Moore. Joe Bonamassa is Joe Bonamassa. Enough said. Would you still be "Fearless Phil" if you had to deliver a flawless two hour performance in front of thousands of adoring concert-goers? Would you hell. You'd s*** yourself because you're a total nobody. And what about you, "Waggstar"? What sort of "Star" are you, may I ask? Star of your own fantasy world, probably. Check yourselves out in the mirror, guys, next time you shave - if you need to shave, that is, because ladyboys often don't - and feel ashamed to put your names to your reviews.Read more ›
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Fox on 16 May 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
never heard of him before. thought i would buy some blues. this guy rocks. i have listened to only two tracks so far and the production, sound, and spine tingling 'sound' is right up my street. bit like the decent parts of Clapton - guitar solos, long sustain, with a nice sound. Like the Eagles at their best but better, and a decent bass voice.

On the basis of just two tracks - off to buy the rest.

The last band i bought which made me 'buy the lot' was Camel - 10 years ago and I have been searching ever since for the 'fix' of music like this.
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