So,It's Like That

by Joe Bonamassa

(2002) Medalist #60101

Personnel Joe Bonamassa,Kenny Kramme,Eric Czar and Clif Magness
Description Bonamassa's 2nd solo disc since leaving Bloodline.He's quickly becoming one of the heavyweights in the Blues/Rock arena.
Posted By Alan Roberts (10065)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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Overall Rating: 4.8 (of 5)
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On 3/22/2005, Adrian Levi (2907) posted:
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There is some good guitar playing on this record, particularly on the 11 minute 'Pain and Sorrow', but some of the songs sound a little pop-ish and his voice...well let's say I could imagine him singing in Hanson. However ther are some great bluesy tracks like the title track and others that I can't think of right now.

What is especially amazing is the live DVD that comes in the limited edition package. It is absolutely incredible with songs like 'Cradle Rock' and covers of Free's 'Walk in my Shadow', Jeff Beck's 'Rice Pudding', Clapton's 'Stepping Out', and Hendrix's 'Are You Experienced?'.

All in all the CD is worth getting, even if just for the guitar playing, but make sure to get the live DVD.
On 2/17/2004, Mikkel Pedersen (3833) posted:
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This album is a little softer than the first one. That's not a bad thing. Not at all. It's awesome. Songs like Lie #1 and No Slack are already among my favorite songs of all time. I wouldn't compare Joe Bonamassa to Stevie Ray Vaughan anymore though. I think this album has made him evolve beyond that. Not in terms of greatness, but in terms of diversity. He can do anything on the guitar.

The package I bought contained a DVD of a concert during his tour with his previous album called "A New Day Yeasterday". I saw it, and was truly amazed. It features a bass solo by Eric Czar that left me wondering "how did he do that!?!".

Addistionally the DVD contains some background documentary (5 minutes or so) on Joe Bonamassa, featuring some video clips of his child performances, that left me wondering "how did he do that!?!".

Truly an amazing album. Go get it. You won't be sorry. This is a type of music everybody could like.
On 1/24/2003, Stuart Craig (582) posted:
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An awesome blues rocker, Bonamassa is a rising star. Perhaps better than the CD itself is the free bonus DVD which comes with the CD. The DVD shows Joe at his blistering best, recorded live at Pierre's in Fort Wayne Indiana in 2001. Bassist Eric Czar is equal to the task, as is Drummer Kenny Kramme. Both Eric and Kenny have recorded with Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Dio) prior to playing with Joe. A great recording.
On 9/13/2002, Alan Roberts (10065) posted:
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Joe Bonamassa has a chance at becoming the next big "Guitar Hero".The guy can play with the best of em',he writes good tunes and he has a wonderfully soulful voice.The band behind him is tight,real tight...yet they manage not to come off like a studio band.An incredible feat in this day and age of "Stevie-Ray-Clones" and child prodigies.