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'B.B. King: Live at Royal Albert Hall 2011' DVD/CD Features Slash, Derek Trucks

Shout! Factory will release B.B. King: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2011 as a CD, DVD, Blu-ray and download on March 20.

The show was recorded June 28, 2011, at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Special guests that night -- and on the CD, DVD, etc. -- include Slash, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Ron Wood and Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall.

Songs include “I Need You So,” “Key To The Highway” and “The Thrill Is Gone.” The night concluded with everyone joining King onstage for “When The Saints Go Marching In.” The full track listing is below.

B.B. King: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2011 Setlist:

  • 01. I Need You So
  • 02. Key To The Highway
  • 03. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  • 04. All Over Again
  • 05. Rock Me Baby
  • 06. You Are My Sunshine
  • 07. B.B. Jams With Guests
  • 08. The Thrill Is Gone
  • 09. Guess Who
  • 10. When The Saints Go Marching In

Bonus Features/Backstage Pass:

* Backstage chat with King
* Interviews with Trucks, Tedeschi, Wood and Hucknall
* Slash talks music and B.B. King

To whet your appetite, here's fan-filmed footage of Slash playing blues that night. NOTE: This is NOT a sample of the new DVD, just something we found on YouTube:

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.