01. Steal Your Heart Away [03:48]
02. I Know A Place [04:19]
03. When The Fire Hits The Sea [03:55]
04. Quarryman's Lament [05:22]
05. Spanish Boots [04:38]
06. Bird On A Wire [05:21]
07. Three Times A Fool [02:02]
08. Night Life [03:26]
09. Wandering Earth [04:19]
10. Look Over Yonders Wall [03:27]
11. Athens To Athens [02:26]
12. Blue And Evil [05:44]
13. Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind [04:24]
14. Can't Find No Mercy (bonus) [05:13]
15. Ghains And Things (bonus) [06:14]
Black Rock was recorded at Black Rock Studios, Santorini, Greece hence the album title. It has a few greek influences thrown in such as on the track Bird On A Wire, one of the outstanding tracks on Black Rock, which has a Clarino I believe in the intro and it sounds like a Bazouki and maybe Mandolin in the background fused with drums that sound like John Bonham. This track is actually a cover of the Leonard Cohen track and yet again Joe Bonamassa shows his excellent arrangement skills by transforming not only this track but also Jeff Beck’s Spanish Boots and Otis Rush’s Three Times A Fool.
One of the highlights on this album is Joe’s cover of Willie Nelson’s Night Life featuring the always incredible B.B. King, the man who recognised the talent of Joe at an early age. Joe and B.B.‘s playing compliment each other well, as do their vocals. I love hearing how different their styles of playing are, B.B. is tasteful and soulful and Joe has more of an aggressive attacking style with a smoking tone.
There are a couple of tracks on this album, Three Times A Fool and Look Over Yonders Wall that reminded me of Clapton, both in tone and playing. It is amazing what a Chameleon Joe is. Joe plays slide on a track called When The Fire Hits The Sea which at first I thought he sounded like Derek Trucks on then I realised, no he sounds like Joe Bonamassa with thick creamy tone and phrasing that draws on classic blues slide players mixed with modern influences.//inet
Десятый студийный альбом блюз-рокового виртуоза был записан в Греции в студии Black Rock (отсюда и название альбома). Сам Джо и продюсер Кевин Ширли хотели добавить некоторый колорит world music в конечный продукт, и на паре-тройке треков действительно звучат греческие инструменты, расширяя музыкальную палитру альбома.//подробнее.