Joe Bonamassa's Tour de Force: Live in London video series presents four concerts recorded in the U.K. that feature the famed New York guitarist and his band in various settings that document his career. Each of the four DVDs is loosely themed and includes music that Bonamassa had recorded but seldom if ever played live. Though the track lists may be similar, various themes change up the arrangements night to night. This date is the culmination of the London tour. It's considered the greatest-hits night and is divergent from the other evenings in that the gig is half acoustic/half electric. Standouts on the first part of the evening include "Palm Trees, Helicopters and Gasoline," an unplugged reading of Tom Waits' "Jockey Full of Bourbon," and "From the Valley." The electric highlights are "Mountain Time," "Dust Bowl," and "Sloe Gin." Also included on the disc is behind-the-scenes and interview footage.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek