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Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theater Live From New York

Artist: Joe Bonamassa

Studio: J&R Adventures, LLC

Release Date: March 26, 2012

Review Date: April 1, 2012

Okay, so here’s the deal.  Boomerocity is such a HUGE Joe Bonamassa fan that, by all accounts, every review we post should just read, “Love it. Buy it. Now!”   This review is no different.  So, die hard Bonamassa fans: I know that you’re either not reading this or you are stopping now and ordering your copy.

For the rest of you, with Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theater Live From New York, the guitar prodigy knocks it out of the park yet again with a tremendous delivery of 21 tunes – 6 of them with a little help from his friends Beth Hart (I’ll Take Care of You and Sinner’s Prayer), John Hiatt (Down Around My Place  and I Know A Place), and Paul Rodgers (Fire and Water and Walk In My Shadow) and all of them great.

The DVD starts out with playing an acoustic guitar in a New York subway, trying to earn some money without much success.  No, I’m not joking with you. Can you imagine?

As the scene shifts to inside the beautiful and iconic Beacon Theater where the real show begins with an incredible deliver of Slow Train from Joe’s latest CD, Bust Bowl. From the opening note on, you will be mesmerized.  Of course, the all-time Boomerocity favorite tune, Mountain Time, is performed on this DVD – this time with a great little blues riff added towards the end of the solo.  I imagine guitarists the world over will be mimicking that lick (or try to) as a result.

On the two disc DVD set I received, the second disc (all on the same blu-ray disc) has two bonus tunes (If Heartaches Were Nickels and Woke Up Dreaming) as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Joe visiting with a very legendary artist who shares a tuning secret.  Guitarists will want to purchase this just to watch two greats share notes. 

So, I’ve said all of that to say this: Love it. Buy it. Now!