Joe Bonamassa // Tales Of Time // Album Review


The mercurial Joe Bonamassa is back with yet another live addition to his already substantial catalogue, this time Joes and his band of brothers and sisters have travelled to the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the most glorious setting imaginable for any artist to play live. I am watching the DVD/BR edition of ‘The Tales Of Time’, which is a more substantial package than the CD version which is a 10-track recording, alongside a 3LP version which is also available for the purists out there to enjoy.

As you would expect from any Bonamassa production it is first class, Joe surrounds himself with only the best musicians in the business and this is no exception, so you have a stellar line-up in the backline including Double Trouble’s Reese Wynans and Josh Smith to name but a few, driving home the songwriting of one the of the best bluesmen ever to have graced a stage, it is a powerful combination.

Joe is featuring material from his latest and 25th #1 studio album ‘Time Clocks’ so we get to devour his latest work in the live setting along with some of his staples from his back catalogue that we just can’t go without. It goes without saying both the backline and Joe’s blistering solo work paint the most beautiful sonic tapestry as a live spectacle, fuses that together with the backdrop of Red Rocks and you get lost in its beauty for the 1hr 45mins of live performance you can devour at your own leisure, and I would highly recommend the DVD/BR version to fully appreciate what was captured on that evening.

Joe’s live performances are always exquisitely recorded, both sonically and visually and every last detail is taken into consideration for the viewer to fully appreciate it as if you were there on the night, as you know the live recordings with a band of this quality do not sound like a live recording of old, you would barely realise it is live at all until you get the roar of appreciation from the audience every once in a while, with Joe’s supernatural technical ability his playing is simply flawless in amongst the sublime backline this is just an education in perfection. The DVD/BR allows you to devour it all in glorious HD but whatever your preference you have the options to enjoy it at your own pace.

Joe Bonamassa’s new live album, “Tales of Time,”  will be released by Provogue/ Mascot Label Group on April 14th.

“Tales Of Time” Available April 14th on CD/DVD, CD/Blu-Ray, 3LP 180 Gram Vinyl and Digital – Featuring Songs from Joe’s 25th #1 Album “Time Clocks”

Pre-order the new album Here 

Listen to the First Single “The Loyal Kind”

For more information on ‘Tales Of Time’ and to purchase tickets to Bonamassa’s upcoming tour, please visit

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‘Tales Of Time’ by Joe Bonamassa (CD)
1. Notches
2. The Heart That Never Waits
3. Curtain Call
4. Mind’s Eye
5. Questions And Answers
6. The Loyal Kind
7. Known Unknowns
8. Time Clocks
9. Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
10. Evil Mama

‘Tales Of Time’ by Joe Bonamassa (DVD/BR)
Dawn Of Time (Intro)
The Heart That Never Waits
Curtain Call
Mind’s Eye
Questions And Answers
The Loyal Kind
Known Unknowns
Time Clocks
Evil Mama
Midnight Blues
I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
Mountain Time
Times Tail (Credits)
Bonus Features:
Dust Bowl
Band Intros
The Ballad Of John Henry

‘Tales Of Time’ by Joe Bonamassa (3 LP – 180 Gram Vinyl)
Side A
1. Notches
2. The Heart That Never Waits
Side B
1. Curtain Call
2. Mind’s Eye
3. Questions And Answers
Side C
1. The Loyal Kind
2. Known Unknowns
3. Time Clocks
Side D
1. Dust Bowl
2. Evil Mama
3. Midnight Blues
Side E
1. Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
2. Mountain Time
Side F
1. I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
2. The Ballad Of John Henry

Joe Bonamassa U.S. Spring Tour 2023

Tickets available HERE

Feb. 15 Clay Center Charleston, WV
Feb. 17 Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 18 Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 20 The Orpheum Theater, Madison, WI
Feb. 22 Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria, IL
Feb. 24 DeVos Performance Hall., Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 25 Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Feb. 28 Shea’s Buffalo Theatre,  Buffalo, NY
March 1 Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
March 3 Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
March 4 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
March 5 Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
March 7 Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Montgomery, AL
March 8 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
March 10 The King Center, Melbourne, FL
March 11 The St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
March 13 Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII Miami, FL

Joe Bonamassa – May UK Tour 2023

Tickets available HERE

May 9 Bournemouth International Centre
May 10 Blackpool Opera House
May 12 Leeds First Direct Arena
May 13 Newcastle, Utilita Arena
May 14 Birmingham, Utilita Arena



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