What makes Joe Bonamassa's An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House great? For starters, there's the sparkling elegance and prestige of the venue itself. Then there's the acoustic nature of the release– allowing Bonamassa to achieve an equally gripping but wholly unique sound that pairs perfectly, like a fine Bordeaux and a complex gruyere, with his electric-based blues-rock. Most importantly, though, is the electric air about the performance itself. From the sky-scraping melody of "Seagull" to the intoxicating stride of "Jockey Full of Bourbon" and the explosive, rapid-fire technical virtuosity of "Woke Up Dreaming", every moment leaves the listener enraptured. For new and seasoned fans alike, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House is an essential rendering of an important moment in Bonamassa's career, a vital piece of blues history, and, most importantly, an unparalleled concert experience.