Driving Towards the Daylight

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Driving Towards the Daylight
Joe Bonamassa Driving Towards the Daylight album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2012
RecordedThe Palms, Las Vegas, NV; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA; The Cave, Malibu, CA
GenreBlues rock
Length56:19 [1]
LabelProvogue Records
J&R Records/Fontana
ProducerKevin Shirley
Joe Bonamassa chronology
Don't Explain
Driving Towards the Daylight
Beacon Theatre: Live From New York
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Classic Rock8/10 stars[3]
Financial Times3/5 stars[4]
The Independent(not rated)[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]

Driving Towards the Daylight is the tenth studio album by blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, 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".[7] 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.[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."Dislocated Boy"Joe Bonamassa6:40
2."Stones in My Passway" (Originally recorded by Robert Johnson)Robert Johnson3:58
3."Driving Towards the Daylight"Bonamassa, Danny Kortchmar4:50
4."Who's Been Talking?" (Originally recorded by Howlin' Wolf)Chester Burnett3:28
5."I Got All You Need" (Originally recorded by Koko Taylor)Willie Dixon3:04
6."A Place in My Heart" (Originally recorded by Bernie Marsden)Bernie Marsden6:48
7."Lonely Town Lonely Street" (Originally recorded by Bill Withers)Bill Withers7:08
8."Heavenly Soul"Bonamassa5:55
9."New Coat of Paint" (Originally recorded by Tom Waits)Tom Waits4:06
10."Somewhere Trouble Don't Go" (Originally recorded by Buddy Miller)Buddy Miller4:59
11."Too Much Ain't Enough Love" (feat. Jimmy Barnes; originally recorded by Jimmy Barnes)Jimmy Barnes, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Randy Jackson, Tony Brock5:37
^† — 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;[9] this constitutes the highest performance to date of a Joe Bonamassa album on a non blues- or rock-specific chart.[10] In Canada, the album debuted at number 55.[11] 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". AllMusic. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Jeffries, Neil (July 2012). "Joe Bonamassa - Driving Towards the Daylight". Classic Rock. No. 172. p. 96.
  4. ^ "Joe Bonamassa: Driving Towards the Daylight". Financial Times. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Coleman, Nick (May 20, 2012). "Album: Joe Bonamassa, Driving Towards the Daylight (Mascot/Provogue) - Reviews - Music - The Independent". The Independent. London: INM. ISSN 0951-9467. OCLC 185201487. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Hunter, James (June 4, 2012). "Driving Towards the Daylight | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "Win a SIGNED Joe Bonamassa Les Paul". Planet Rock. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  8. ^ Joe Bonamassa new album press release Archived May 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, by Noble PR.
  9. ^ [1] Official Charts Company Archive. Retrieved 28-05-2012
  10. ^ [2] Billboard Artist Chart History. Retrieved 28-05-2012
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2013-06-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)