B.B. King Completely Well on Limited Edition 180g Import LP
Completely Well is the late great B.B. King's breakthrough 1969 release, produced by Bill Szymczyk who went on to work with The Eagles. It was Szymczyk’s idea to overdub strings to "The Thrill Is Gone," the best-selling of all B.B. King’s 45s. The slow and groovy million-seller, a twelve-bar blues, became his signature song, climbing to No. 3 on the R&B charts and No. 15 in Billboard’s hot 100 Pop charts, remaining there for two months.
Following his earlier recordings for the Bihari Brothers, Completely Well marked his transition into the seventies and a new audience of rock fans. He had also been opening for the Rolling Stones and appeared at London’s Royal Albert Hall that year. Backed by a small combo (with horns later added), King is in top form here, playing fabulous guitar and singing his heart out! Everybody knew who B.B. King was after this album hit the shelves, not just die hard blues fans!
Bear Family is pleased to make B.B. King's Completely Well available on the LP format once again in its original form, pressed on high-quality 180-gram virgin vinyl and packaged in a gatefold sleeve with the original artwork and liner notes.
• 180-gram virgin vinyl
• Remastered from the original sources
• Produced by Bill Szymczyk (J. Geils Band, Joe Walsh, James Gang, Eagles)
• Contains his biggest hit, ever, "The Thrill Is Gone"
• Original artwork, gatefold sleeve