Topic: The Sleep Eazys

LOL looks like they just announced it but i noticed it first browsing through the store

haven't listened yet but here's a single from Joe's new project the Sleep Eazys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB9rVtj … e=youtu.be

"Today, Joe Bonamassa announces full-length instrumental album Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell as he debuts his brand new project, The Sleep Eazys. The first single, “Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service),” a nod to the 1969 classic action film. As producer, the blues-rock titan enlisted some of his frequent collaborators, along with his all-star touring band, to play on the album, which is set for release on April 10 via J&R Adventures.

The album takes a slight departure from Bonamassa’s revered repertoire, with the intent of honoring Danny Gatton, one of his most influential mentors, as well as covering instrumental versions of some of his favorites from Frank Sinatra, Danny Gatton, Tony Joe White, King Curtis and more. Bonamassa shares his excitement on the project, “To be honest I have always wanted to do a record like this. But, to be even more honest I’m not sure I was ready both professionally and musically, until now. The time finally felt right to finally pay tribute to a mentor, a friend and one of the greatest guitarists of all time: the late great Danny Gatton. My time hanging out and jamming with Danny as a child shaped my playing and musical pathway more than just about anyone.”

Largely comprised of Joe’s touring band, the Sleep Eazys includes Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (percussion), Musician’s Hall of Famer Michael Rhodes (bass), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Reese Wynans (keyboards), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), Paulie Cerra (saxophone), along with Jade MacRae and Juanita Tippins on background vocals, and of course, Bonamassa on guitar. Accompanying the stellar and tight-knit cast are Jimmy Hall on harmonica and esteemed multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson. Fans of Bonamassa will enjoy the larger-than-life sound of the star-studded collective that is The Sleep Eazys, providing an array of sounds in everything from jazz to bluegrass, funk, rockabilly and more! With the caliber and expertise of musicians on this album, it is sure to catch fire and grab the attention of music lovers and critics worldwide.

This album follows Bonamassa’s other successful collaborative albums, including the adventurous side projects Black Country Communion, Rock Candy Funk Party and Beth Hart. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 40 albums to date and recently finished recording his next solo studio album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. His latest album, LIVE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE marked his 22nd #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart. Sweet Release, Reese Wynans’ debut solo album was also Bonamassa’s first venture as a record producer, a role he thoroughly enjoys and plans to revisit in several upcoming albums.

TRACK LISTING:

    Fun House
    Move
    Ace Of Spades
    Ha So
    Hawaiian Eye
    Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)
    Polk Salad Annie
    Blue Nocturne
    It Was A Very Good Year
"


I don't understand how its an instrumental with vocals ...

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No spoken [sung] word I suppose, certainly not on the single (unless you count George Lazenby).

Listened to his version of On Her Majesty's and it's curious. Interesting, wonder what the rest will be like.

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This came  out of nowhere for me. I am curious about it I am sure it will be of the highest quality.
   Could be a hit or miss for me

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Bond (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) - whole audio 4:22 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLEXa2hxcvQ

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Jane H. wrote:

LOL looks like they just announced it but i noticed it first browsing through the store

haven't listened yet but here's a single from Joe's new project the Sleep Eazys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB9rVtj … e=youtu.be

"Today, Joe Bonamassa announces full-length instrumental album Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell as he debuts his brand new project, The Sleep Eazys. The first single, “Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service),” a nod to the 1969 classic action film. As producer, the blues-rock titan enlisted some of his frequent collaborators, along with his all-star touring band, to play on the album, which is set for release on April 10 via J&R Adventures.

The album takes a slight departure from Bonamassa’s revered repertoire, with the intent of honoring Danny Gatton, one of his most influential mentors, as well as covering instrumental versions of some of his favorites from Frank Sinatra, Danny Gatton, Tony Joe White, King Curtis and more. Bonamassa shares his excitement on the project, “To be honest I have always wanted to do a record like this. But, to be even more honest I’m not sure I was ready both professionally and musically, until now. The time finally felt right to finally pay tribute to a mentor, a friend and one of the greatest guitarists of all time: the late great Danny Gatton. My time hanging out and jamming with Danny as a child shaped my playing and musical pathway more than just about anyone.”

Largely comprised of Joe’s touring band, the Sleep Eazys includes Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (percussion), Musician’s Hall of Famer Michael Rhodes (bass), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Reese Wynans (keyboards), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), Paulie Cerra (saxophone), along with Jade MacRae and Juanita Tippins on background vocals, and of course, Bonamassa on guitar. Accompanying the stellar and tight-knit cast are Jimmy Hall on harmonica and esteemed multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson. Fans of Bonamassa will enjoy the larger-than-life sound of the star-studded collective that is The Sleep Eazys, providing an array of sounds in everything from jazz to bluegrass, funk, rockabilly and more! With the caliber and expertise of musicians on this album, it is sure to catch fire and grab the attention of music lovers and critics worldwide.

This album follows Bonamassa’s other successful collaborative albums, including the adventurous side projects Black Country Communion, Rock Candy Funk Party and Beth Hart. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 40 albums to date and recently finished recording his next solo studio album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. His latest album, LIVE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE marked his 22nd #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart. Sweet Release, Reese Wynans’ debut solo album was also Bonamassa’s first venture as a record producer, a role he thoroughly enjoys and plans to revisit in several upcoming albums.

TRACK LISTING:

    Fun House
    Move
    Ace Of Spades
    Ha So
    Hawaiian Eye
    Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)
    Polk Salad Annie
    Blue Nocturne
    It Was A Very Good Year
"


I don't understand how its an instrumental with vocals ...

Good question! Possibly a mistake in the press release as perhaps just part of the backing band all listed?
   Or only some kind of way in the back vocal harmonies?  Maybe  the ladies  adding some percussion?
  Another question. I am not real familiar with Danny Gatton. How is the Bond song linked to him ?

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Just listened to Bond.  Bit of a change from the normal Joe stuff and that's probably what he's looking for.  Didn't mind it at all.  I love instrumental guitar music so the album will be interesting. 
Just a couple of notes on other comments above:
Bond isn't linked to Danny Gatton as such.  I think it's just the notion of an instrumental album as a tribute to him is what Joe is getting at.  He was an inspiration and a mentor.
Also, at the end of Bond you can hear the girls singing a couple of "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhs" so they might just add some flourishes through some of the songs.  First listen so I didn't notice if they were anywhere else in the song!

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yeah it makes perfect sense to me now but i guess at first I just never heard word vocals in reference to instrumental and with back up i wondered if other vocals....

thnx for the link reo...I didnt even notice the first one was short...I was so excited to see the news I posted as quick as could to be first big_smile

I like it, nice and heavy...youtube then went into I guess the original soundtrack version....I would think Joe might play some of these at Red Rocks with the orchestra

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Bond sounds pretty cool, definitely keeping this on my radar.

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Short interview and minute of recording process  with John Jorgenson
 
The Guitarist - John Jorgenson and Friends Episode 3 Joe Bonamassa  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfAuDQNAafo

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I never pre-ordered but I saw some friends on FB already getting it or receiving shipping notices...i think the street date is the tenth

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Jane H. wrote:

I never pre-ordered but I saw some friends on FB already getting it or receiving shipping notices...i think the street date is the tenth

  I pre-ordered and getting it tomorrow!!! Can't wait!!!!

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reo l wrote:
Jane H. wrote:

I never pre-ordered but I saw some friends on FB already getting it or receiving shipping notices...i think the street date is the tenth

  I pre-ordered and getting it tomorrow!!! Can't wait!!!!

I pre-ordered too, and thanks to the USPS and Joe my Monday is a lot brighter! cool

https://www.flickr.com/photos/52889850@ … ed-public/

Full review to follow shortly, but can already tell you that "Blue Nocturne" is going to be a fave. The Danny Gatton influence shines through best on this one...

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Kansas City, MO

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reviews: https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/f … ys/823692/
              https://americansongwriter.com/joe-bona … um-review/

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Only 9 songs?  Are we back to vinyl space limitations now?

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I streamed it and must say its a  very solid instrumental album.I as always have to give Joe props for doing something different.
    I cant say it would be something on constant play.More like listen too every now and then when in the mood

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i first put it on when trying to get motivated to do some cleaning...and I couldn't get thru 2 songs...really not my style of music or right for the moment but I gave another listen later and did enjoy it...still not all songs my favorite kind of music but very good...and lots to pay attention to on future listens and critique Joe's being producer big_smile. I thought it was cool hearing him mention recently, i think on instagram, how Kevin is supportive of his producing stuff too
the last song It Was a Very Good Year is the best IMO i dont have it on front of me...is that a cover?

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https://jbonamassa.com/features/sunday- … 12IUczY7Uk

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It was a very good year was a hit for Frank Sinatra.