Driving Towards the Daylight

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Driving Towards the Daylight
Joe Bonamassa Driving Towards the Daylight album cover.jpg
Studio album by Joe Bonamassa
Released May 22, 2012
Recorded The Palms, Las Vegas, NV; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA; The Cave, Malibu, CA
Genre Blues rock
Length 56:19 [1]
Label Provogue Records
J&R Records/Fontana
Producer Kevin Shirley
Joe Bonamassa chronology
Don't Explain
Driving Toward the Daylight
Beacon Theatre: Live From New York
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Financial Times 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
The Independent (not rated)[5]

Driving Towards the Daylight is the tenth studio album by blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. It was released on May 22, 2012. Recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA and Studio at the Palms in Las Vegas, NV, Driving Towards the Daylight is a balanced and "back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa’s signature style of blues, roots, and rock & roll".[6] Driving Towards the Daylight was produced by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), making this Bonamassa and Shirley’s seventh album collaboration in six years.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dislocated Boy" Joe Bonamassa 6:40
2. "Stones in My Passway" (Originally recorded by Robert Johnson) Robert Johnson 3:58
3. "Driving Towards the Daylight" Bonamassa, Danny Kortchmar 4:50
4. "Who's Been Talking?" (Originally recorded by Howlin' Wolf) Chester Burnett 3:28
5. "I Got All You Need" (Originally recorded by Koko Taylor) Willie Dixon 3:04
6. "A Place in My Heart" (Originally recorded by Bernie Marsden) Bernie Marsden 6:48
7. "Lonely Town Lonely Street" (Originally recorded by Bill Withers) Bill Withers 7:08
8. "Heavenly Soul" Bonamassa 5:55
9. "New Coat of Paint" (Originally recorded by Tom Waits) Tom Waits 4:06
10. "Somewhere Trouble Don't Go" (Originally recorded by Buddy Miller) Buddy Miller 4:59
11. "Too Much Ain't Enough Love" (feat. Jimmy Barnes; originally recorded by Jimmy Barnes) Jimmy Barnes, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Randy Jackson, Tony Brock 5:37
^† — erroneously listed as a Joe Bonamassa composition in the Driving Towards the Daylight CD booklet.



Additional musicians[edit]


Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 2 in the UK.[8] This constitutes the highest performance to date of a Joe Bonamassa album on a non blues- or rock-specific chart.[9] In Canada, the album debuted at number 55.[10] In the U.S. the album debuted at number 1 on the Blues albums chart and number 23 on the Billboard 200.


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  2. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "Driving Towards the Daylight - Joe Bonamassa". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Joe Bonamassa: Driving Towards the Daylight". Financial Times. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Hunter, James (4 June 2012). "Driving Towards the Daylight | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Coleman, Nick (20 May 2012). "Album: Joe Bonamassa, Driving Towards the Daylight (Mascot/Provogue) - Reviews - Music - The Independent". The Independent. London: INM. ISSN 0951-9467. OCLC 185201487. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Win a SIGNED Joe Bonamassa Les Paul". Planet Rock. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Joe Bonamassa new album press release Archived May 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., by Noble PR.
  8. ^ [1] Official Charts Company Archive. Retrieved 28-05-2012
  9. ^ [2] Billboard Artist Chart History. Retrieved 28-05-2012
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 30, 2007. Retrieved 2013-06-16.