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You & Me
Joe Bonamassa
You & Me
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

A powerful fusion of the "big rock sound" and swampy blues, You & Me gets much of its inspiration from such masters as Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker. Bonamassa delivers all the excitement and...  more »


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All Artists: Joe Bonamassa
Title: You & Me
Members Wishing: 24
Total Copies: 0
Label: Provogue
Release Date: 3/24/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 805386028224, 0805386028224, 8712725718512, 8712725718529


Album Description
A powerful fusion of the "big rock sound" and swampy blues, You & Me gets much of its inspiration from such masters as Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker. Bonamassa delivers all the excitement and power of his electrifying live performances while mixing it up with dynamic music choices; from hard to soft, electric to acoustic, a music roller coaster seldom achieved by recording artists today. You & Me also marks the debut collaboration of Bonamassa and producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Joe Satriani). Says South African-born Shirley: "When I was approached to work with Joe, I already knew he was an awesome talent, but I also knew I?d want to do something a little different from a straight blues album. There are a lot of very good blues players performing copycat versions of classics. I wanted more of a rock sound, and I wanted Joe to showcase his depth and versatility; his vocals as well as his incredible guitar playing." Highlights include: "Asking Around For You," a classy, poignant bluesy ballad a la Ray Charles; "Django," a Jeff Beck-flavored tribute to Django Reinhardt; "High Water Everywhere," a grungy, Delta blues tribute to the recently devastated city of New Orleans; "So Many Roads," a blues classic made famous by legend Otis Rush; and "Tea For One," a lesser known Led Zeppelin song which has been embellished with full orchestra ? featuring Jason Bonham on drums.

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Jim P. (Guitarmusiclover11) from BRUCE, WI
Reviewed on 3/25/2011...
Joe Bonamassa's goal to "to take a risk as a reminder to all that the boundaries are still wide open and there are no rules" is something I appreciate when talking about what is or is not the blues. Whether this is regarded as a "blues" album or "rock" album, I like the song selection.

The track that I like the best is "Bridge To Better Days".It's what I call a "thrasher", with Jason Bonham spacing the thumps on the drums in a style reminiscent of his father. Add the guitar work and this is a killer song!
"High Water Everyhwere" is a mournful blues tune about New Orleans.
"Asking Around For You" is a ballad type song that I like a lot.
"Tamp Em' Up Solid" was a pleasant surprise considering that I generally don't care for acoustic guitar. Kind of a soothing song.
"Django" is a hard song for me to categorize. The wailing guitar is excellent.
Sonny Boy Williamson's "Your Funeral And My Trial" is a real blues cooker!
"Torn Down" is more of a driving rock song.

There isn't a lame song on this cd as far as I'm concerned.
As usual Joe Bonamassa amazes with his guitar talent. He's something special and that shines through on this cd.
His guitar work is backed up by a voice that was made for singing the blues.
This is the new guitar hero to watch closely.

CD Reviews

Very good...
M. Bernocchi | Old Windsor, Berkshire United Kingdom | 07/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The new album of Joe Bonamassa is very good however, just to point it out from the very beginning, it is not as good as his previous two. In my opinion it remains a couple of steps behind the absolutely marvellous Blues Deluxe and the following Had To Cry Today. Joe, as he explains in the linear notes, wanted to do a blues album this time, and he takes inspiration once again mainly from the sound of the 1970 British blues school. The sound of the album waves from the opening delta blues style of a solid cover of an old Charlie Patton's song, to a couple of Chicago blues, from an acoustic country blues to a jazz tune. Best song of the album is the cover of the classic So Many Roads however as in Tea For One, taken from the Zeppelin repertoire, and in Asking Around For You the use of electronic strings instead of maybe a nice carpet of B3 doesn't do for me. A special mention is deserved by the 12 year-old LD Miller who plays a nice harmonica solo in Your Funeral And My Trial, really very good. Having said that Joe's playing is once again fantastic throughout the entire CD and the band very solid, in my opinion he has also improved his singing. I am looking forward to having the chance to see him playing live in London next September and I am sure that the live version of many of the songs included in his new album will be excellent!"
Joe just keeps getting better and better!
Perry Rubenstein | Northern Virginia | 04/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was extremely lucky to catch Joe live four nights ago in Annapolis, and he played three of the tracks from this CD. He was (naturally) awesome, and this collection shows an even greater maturity -- both in his playing and vocals -- than that heard on from "Blues Deluxe" and "Had to Cry Today." In my mind, there's absolutely no question that Joe's one of the best -- if not THE BEST -- guitarists playing today."