Release Date: 18 May 2018
Format: LP Triple Vinyl
|Joe Bonamassa British Blues Explosion Live Limited Vinyl 3LP Set
A Salute to the British Blues Explosion, featuring the unbelievable music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page! Joe pays tribute to his British Blues heroes during a short but very sweet tour of Britain – 5 performances only. This show was Recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College on July 7, 2016
Joe Bonamassa has been more influenced by the impact of British Blues than by any other music out there. From a young age, the musically inclined Joe fell in love with the hard-rocking, gritty and edgy sound that emanated from mid-1960’s Britain. This is especially true of the highly innovative and evocative guitar music produced by three of the field’s greatest heavyweights, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. With the deepest reverence for what these three men have accomplished and a true love of their music.
Joe passionately believes in the need for this and future generations of blues musicians to continue to explore the music of these three icons of blues history. “If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may very well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history,” said Joe. This could not be more true. The explosion of British Blues that occurred in the 1960s builds an essential bridge between the blues and rock music, two forms of popular music that have meant so much to so many people over the last century.
When one thinks of the similarities between British Blues powerhouses Clapton, Beck, and Page, one is almost immediately drawn to think of the fact that they all held tenure in one of the most important – the most important, according to some people – blues bands that came out of Britain, The Yardbirds. But the connection between these three guitarists lies so much deeper. All three of them have pioneered the way forward for British Blues, Rock and Blues Rock music, inspired so much by the American blues icons that came before them.
As one of the world’s leading guitarists and a passionate devotee to the sacred form of art that is the British Blues, there is no person more qualified to preach the British Blues than Joe Bonamassa. A Salute to the British Blues Explosion is a cross-generational musical moment that will be unlike anything else you’ve experienced. Go with Joe Bonamassa on a journey to re-discover the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, and fall in love with the British Blues all over again.
Disc 1 - Side A
1. Beck's Bolero / Rice Pudding (Live)
2. Mainline Florida (Live)
Disc 1 - Side B
1. Boogie With Stu (Live)
2. Let Me Love You Baby (Live)
3. Plynth (Water Down The Drain) (Live)
4. Spanish Boots (Live)
Disc 2 - Side A
1. Double Crossing Time (Live)
2. Motherless Children (Live)
Disc 2 - Side B
1. SWLABR (Live)
2. Tea For One / I Can't Quit You Baby (Live)
Disc 3 - Side A
1. Little Girl (Live)
2. Pretending (Live)
3. Black Winter / Django (Live)
Disc 3 - Side B
1. How Many More Times (Live)
2. Taxman (Bonus Track) (Live)