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Joe Bonamassa  - Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

Joe Bonamassa - Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

Label : Provogue | Archive under bluesrock

Release type: Full-length CD

Wim S. : Isn’t it amazing. There he is again. With another release. Joe Bonamassa. What if you are a big fan of this guy and you want to have everything he releases. Then you need a good, big wallet. Release after release the man throws at us. And what stands out: it's certainly not just about quantity; the quality of each release is of the highest level. This also applies to this one. A live record of the man from Carnegie Hall, in a small acoustic line up. Again there are two CDs and one DVD. And it's enjoyable from start to finish.

Well, what should I say about this man? He is by far the most successful blues performer of the last twenty years. And he is also the best blues performer. He combines a fabulous technique with a touch that you are born with. The touch you have or you do not have. And it is obvious that Bonamassa has the touch. And what I have noticed before: he has also made giant steps forward as a singer ('Song Of Yesterday'). It's just a more than complete musician. Perhaps some blues songs are a bit too cheesy for some metal purists. But with an open mind you will definitely enjoy the music. The vocal contributions of the backing vocals (black women with a lot of soul) give some of the songs that wonderful gospel atmosphere (‘How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live’). I do not know if it makes sense to go through all different songs, because everyone knows the songs. We hear amazing versions of songs like 'This Train', 'Dust Bowl' and 'Black Lung Heartache'. Unfortunately, I did not receive the DVD, so I cannot say anything about it. I can only say that every Bonamassa fan will have to dive deep into the wallet again…

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