Bonamassa album has ‘cool title’

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Joe Bonamassa has revealed the name he’d planned for his second album of all-original material – but his label say it’s changed since he spoke.

The follow-up to 2014’s Different Shades Of Blue is to be released on March 25, after recording sessions were completed in Nashville last year.

He’d said the record was to be called Blues And Desperation. Representatives later reported that the final name wouldn’t be revealed until later this month.

Bonamassa told the Morning Call: “It’s bluesy. It’s big, and it’s got a cool title. It was written in Nashville and recorded mostly as a power quartet – two drums, bass and guitar. It was a lot of fun.”

He recently told Classic Rock that the sessions represented his best work yet with producer Kevin Shirley, adding: “The album sounds energetic and what rock music needs to be – less precise and thought-out. Of course the blues roots are there, but this record will need to be played loud.”

Bonamassa is gearing up to tour the US with an acoustic show, and returns to the UK in March.

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