Joe Bonamassa: Live From The Royal Albert Hall Review

Live From The Royal Albert Hall is Joe Bonamassa’s third live album. The performance took place in May 2009.

The second I heard this album it gave me goosebumps. All of Bonamassa’s albums are great, but there is nothing better than hearing him live. Live From The Royal Albert Hall opens up with “Django” and then the “Ballad of John Henry.” The album is essentially a best of to this point of Joe’s career prior to Black Rock.

The 19 song set list does include a few songs not on any of Bonamassa’s studio albums such as “Just Got Paid,” which is also on Live From Nowhere in Particular. The other track is “Further On Up the Road” featuring Eric Clapton, which is fantastic.

My only gripe with the album is the audio quality doesn’t seem to be on par with Live From Nowhere in Particular. I’m not sure if it’s how the album was mixed, but you need to turn the volume up a little louder. All in all it’s a great album and one any Bonamassa or blues fan should own.

The Review: 9.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– The Ballad of John Henry
– Last Kiss
– Further On Up the Road
– Woke Up Dreaming
– Sloe Gin
– Lonesome Road Blues
– Happier Times
– Story of a Quarryman
– Just Got Paid
– Mountain Time

The Big Hit

– Further On Up The Road: All the other tracks you can find on other Bonamassa albums and hearing Joe and Clapton rock out on the same track is worth the price of the album itself.

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete launched Blues Rock Review full-time in 2011 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

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