Stream ‘Ride On Josephine,’ from the New George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ‘Live in Boston, 1982’ Set Out 12/18

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On Dec. 18, Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert will be reissued by George Thorogood & the Destroyers, bringing together 27 songs from the legendary band‘s iconic performance, 12 of which were previously unreleased. The new release updates a 2010 edition of the live album, tacking on additional songs as a bonus for fans.

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As a preview of the set, here’s “Ride On Josephine,” which you can stream below:

More about Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert, per a news release:

Newly remastered by the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Blakemore, the 27-track live album (which follows a truncated version, released on CD in 2010) captures the band’s fiery set in its entirety for the first time ? as the 2020 reissue includes 12 previously unreleased tracks (including performances of “Bad to the Bone,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Cocaine Blues,” and “Ride on Josephine,” plus spoken word introductions). The collection also includes new liner notes by longtime Boston Globe music critic and Berklee College of Music professor Steve Morse, and marks the first time the set will be available on vinyl. 

Reflecting on Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert, George Thorogood says, “1982 was an absolute high-water mark for us. Everything was going our way and it shows in this recording from the Bradford Ballroom. This is George Thorogood and The Destroyers at our best!”

George’s peers also lauded the album. Legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash declared, “George Thorogood has been a hero of mine since I first heard his music in the ’70s. One of the baddest rock ’n’ roll songwriters/electric slide guitar players ever and The Destroyers are a kick-ass, tight rhythm section. This recording proves it!” Blues rocker Jared James Nichols added, “Power, attitude, emotion! I feel the energy and spirit, as if I’m actually at the show. George and band are undeniably at the top of their game this rockin’ night in Boston. Above all, this recording further solidifies the legend that is George Thorogood. Crank it up and get ready to boogie!”

Per a news release, the special deluxe edition of this album released for Record Store Day Black Friday will still take place. More, per a news release:

In celebration of the release, Amoeba Music is hosting a virtual in-store this Friday (11/27) beginning at 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET, featuring an acoustic performance from Thorogood. Fans can tune-in to the livestreaming event on the record store’s YouTube channel.

A visualizer for “Bad to the Bone” was shared as a preview of the album as well:

Here’s a trailer for the set:

Here’s the track listing for Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert:

1. House of Blue Lights
2. Kids from Philly
3. Who Do You Love?
4. I’m Wanted
5. Cocaine Blues
6. One Way Ticket
7. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
8. As the Years Go Passing By
9. Spoken Introduction: The Dance Floor
10. It Wasn’t Me
11. Bottom of the Sea
12. Night Time
13. New Boogie Chillun’
14. I’ll Change My Style
15. Miss Luann
16. Madison Blues
17. The Sky Is Crying
18. I Can’t Stop Lovin’
19. Spoken Introduction: Audience Participation
20. Same Thing
21. Bad to the Bone
22. Move It on Over
23. Wild Weekend
24. Nobody but Me
25. No Particular Place to Go
26. Ride on Josephine
27. Reelin’ and Rockin’
As of now, George Thorogood & the Destroyers are planning on some early 2021 touring in parts of North America, Europe and the U.K. The dates:
May 4: Grande Prairie, AB @ Revolution Place
May 6: Edmonton, AB @ River Cree Resort and Casino
May 10: Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place
May 11: Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
May 19: Kitchener, ON @ Centre In The Square
May 20: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
May 22: Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
May 29: Stateline, NV @ Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
May 30: Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Blues Festival
July 14: Madrid, ES @ Noches Del Botánico
July 17: Peer, BE @ Blues Peer
July 18: St. Julien, FR @ Festival Guitare En Scène
July 19: Frankfurt, DE @ Hugenottenhalle
July 21: Utrecth, NL @ Tivolivredenberg
July 23: Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
July 25: London, UK @ London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
July 26: Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Philharmonic
July 28: Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Symphony Hall
July 30: York, UK @ York Barbican
July 31: Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow SEC Armadillo
August 1: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Bridgewater Hall
August 3: Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
August 4: Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset
August 6: Notodden, NO @ Notodden Blues Festival
September 2: Pueblo, CO @ Colorado State Fair
September 9: Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
September 16: Ocean City, MD @ OC Bikefest
September 17: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
September 23: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

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