Info for Completely Well (2015 Remaster) „Completely Well“ may have Peter Max-meets-„Yellow Submarine“ cover graphics, but the original liner notes ("B.B. is to the blues guitar what Ernest Hemingway was to the novel...") are the only evidence of late-1960s excess. This album is raw, gritty, and real. King is in top form, playing his distinctive brand of blues with all the heart and soul of his greatest work. Contained here is "The Thrill is Gone," perhaps King's signature song. Reaching number 15 on the pop charts, it was his biggest hit, one that helped establish him as the premier blues man of his generation. King's powerful, poignant vocal--a mixture of regret and menace--is augmented by a simple but chilling string section and his lacerating guitar work. Beyond that, the album is chock full of great tracks. The crackling opener, "So Excited," features a sassy horn section, subtly percolating organ, and wah-wah lead guitar. "You're Losin' Me," a sprightly funk number, is augmented by supple bass playing courtesy of the aptly named Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott. "You're Mean" is an extended jam session in which the only vocals are King's defiant cries of "You been mean!" „Completely Well was B.B. King's breakthrough album in 1969, which finally got him the long-deserved acclaim that was no less than his due. It contained his signature number, "The Thrill Is Gone," and eight other tunes, six of them emanating from King's pen, usually in a co-writing situation. Hardliners point to the horn charts and the overdubbed strings as the beginning of the end of King's old style that so identifiably earmarked his early sides for the Bihari Brothers and his later tracks for ABC, but this is truly the album that made the world sit up and take notice of B.B. King. The plus points include loose arrangements and a small combo behind him that never dwarfs the proceedings or gets in the way. King, for his part, sounds like he's having a ball, playing and singing at peak power. This is certainly not the place to start your B.B. King collection, but it's a nice stop along the way before you finish it.“ (Cub Koda, AMG) "...combining heartache and bitterness in potent terms that his guitar Lucille mirrors with deep breaths and scornful rebukes of her own....his pained vocals and single-string wizardry again framed by a strong band..." (Down Beat) B. B. King, guitar, vocals Hugh McCracken, guitar Paul Harris, piano, electric piano, organ Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott, bass Herbie Lovelle, drums Bert "Super Charts" DeCoteaux, string and horn arrangements Recorded June 24-25, 1969 at Hit Factories, East and West, New York City Engineered by Joe Zagarino, Bill Szymcyzk Produced by Bill Szymczyk Digitally remastered _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Artist: B.B. King Album: Completely Well (2015 Remaster) Year: 1969 Genre: Blues Composer: Various Quality: Flac HRA 24bits/48.0kHz Label: Geffen Records Source: highresaudio HRA-Release: 09.08.2018 Size: 612mb Tracklist 01 So Excited 02 No Good 03 You're Losin' Me 04 What Happened 05 Confessin' The Blues 06 Key To My Kingdom 07 Cryin' Won't Help You Now 08 You're Mean 09 The Thrill Is Gone Total Runtime 50:06 Download Link: Hidden Content: You must reply before you can see the hidden data contained here.