Sloe Gin (album)

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Sloe Gin
Sloe Gin (Joe Bonamassa album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Joe Bonamassa
Released August 21, 2007 (2007-08-21)
Genre Blues rock
Length 48:52
Label J&R Adventures
Producer Kevin Shirley
Joe Bonamassa chronology
You & Me
(2006)You & Me2006
Sloe Gin
(2007)
Live from Nowhere in Particular
(2008)Live from Nowhere in Particular2008

Sloe Gin is the sixth studio album by American blues rock musician Joe Bonamassa. Produced by Kevin Shirley, it was released on August 21, 2007 by J&R Adventures and topped the US Billboard Top Blues Albums chart.[1] The title of the album is a reference to the song of the same name by English musician Tim Curry from his 1978 debut album Read My Lips.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Music website Allmusic gave Sloe Gin four out of five stars, with reviewer Steve Leggett claiming that the album showed how Bonamassa had "stepped up his songwriting ... and cut way down on his clichés, delivering in the process his most varied and impressive album yet".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ball Peen Hammer" (Chris Whitley cover) Chris Whitley 3:27
2. "One of These Days" (Ten Years After cover) Alvin Lee, Joe Bonamassa 5:40
3. "Seagull" (Bad Company cover) Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs 3:49
4. "Dirt in My Pocket" Bonamassa, James Huff 4:54
5. "Sloe Gin" (Tim Curry cover) Bob Ezrin, Michael Kamen 8:13
6. "Another Kind of Love" (John Mayall cover) John Mayall 3:10
7. "Around the Bend" Bonamassa, Will Jennings 5:15
8. "Black Night" (Charles Brown cover) Jessie Mae Robinson 4:22
9. "Jelly Roll" (John Martyn cover) John Martyn 2:12
10. "Richmond" Bonamassa, Mike Himelstein 4:31
11. "India" Bonamassa, Rick Melick 3:19

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
US Billboard 200[3] 184
US Billboard Top Blues Albums[1] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[4] 27
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 39
UK Albums Chart[6] 50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blues Albums". Joe Bonamassa Album & Song Chart History. Billboard. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Steve Leggett. "Review". Joe Bonamassa - Sloe Gin. Allmusic. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Billboard 200". Joe Bonamassa Album & Song Chart History. Billboard. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Discografie Joe Bonamassa". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Discography Joe Bonamassa". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Chart Stats - Joe Bonamassa". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.