Different Shades of Blue

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Different Shades of Blue
Joe Bonamassa Different Shades of Blue album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2014
Recordedat The Palms, Las Vegas; NV and The Cave, CA
GenreBlues rock
Length48:19
LabelJ&R Records
ProducerRoy Weisman, Kevin Shirley
Joe Bonamassa chronology
Seesaw
(2013)
Different Shades of Blue
(2014)
Blues of Desperation
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters(8/10)[2]

Different Shades of Blue is the eleventh studio album by blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. It was released on September 22, 2014.

The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, which makes this Bonamassa's highest charting album, and his first top 10 on the chart.[3] It was ranked No. 3 on Billboard's Year End Blues Album Chart of 2015.[4] It has sold 96,000 copies in the United States as of February 2016.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)"Jimi Hendrix1:19
2."Oh Beautiful!"Bonamassa, James House5:28
3."Love Ain't a Love Song"Bonamassa, Jerry Flowers3:48
4."Living on the Moon"Bonamassa, House3:21
5."Heartache Follows Wherever I Go"Bonamassa, House4:33
6."Never Give All Your Heart"Bonamassa, Jonathan Cain5:24
7."I Gave Up Everything for You, 'Cept the Blues"Bonamassa, Flowers, Jeffrey Steele4:39
8."Different Shades of Blue"Bonamassa, House4:39
9."Get Back My Tomorrow"Bonamassa, Flowers, Steele4:46
10."Trouble Town"Bonamassa, Gary Nicholson4:56
11."So, What Would I Do"Bonamassa5:26
12."Scarlet Town (Best Buy Exclusive)"Bonamassa7:57
13."Better The Devil You Know (Best Buy Exclusive)"Bonamassa4:41
14."Black Irish Eyes (Best Buy Exclusive)"Bonamassa4:33

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 19
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 15
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[10] 12
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 11
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 27
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 3
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 63
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 10
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[16] 18
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[17] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 22
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 9
US Billboard 200[21] 8
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[22] 1
US Top Blues Albums (Billboard)[23] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 3
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[25] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Different Shades of Blue - Joe Bonamassa | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. ^ Beaudoin, Jedd (1 October 2014). "Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades of Blue | PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Debuts at #8 on Billboard's Top 200". INgrooves Music Group.
  4. ^ "Blues Albums: Year End 2015". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on February 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue" (in German). Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue" (in French). Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue". Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades of Blue" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue". Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue". Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue". Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Joe Bonamassa | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  21. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Top Blues Albums)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.