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Blues - Released December 6, 2017 | J&R Adventures

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Rock - Released February 12, 2016 | Provogue

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Blues - Released May 1, 2016 | Provogue

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House - Released February 6, 2020 | Provogue Records

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Rock - Released September 14, 2012 | Mascot Label Group - Provogue

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Rock - Released October 1, 2012 | Provogue Records

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Rock - Released May 20, 2011 | Mascot Records

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Blues - Released September 28, 2016 | Provogue

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Blues - Released March 6, 2017 | Provogue

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Rock - Released September 24, 2010 | Mascot Records

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Blues - Released March 30, 2015 | Provogue

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Rock - Released February 3, 2012 | Provogue Records

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Rock - Released September 6, 2005 | KOCH RECORDS

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Rock - Released October 21, 2003 | KOCH RECORDS

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Pop/Rock - Released March 10, 2005 | Columbia

Welcome to the sounds and poetry of recovery and redemption. On Beth Hart's third album in six years, the singer/songwriter has taken her already lean, rootsy approach to writing, scaled it back to skillfully reflect what is essential in a song, and then, as is her trademark, poured the very grain of her being into each performance. On Leave the Light On, Hart speaks through unapologetically classic, mainstream rock music so gritty, edgy, and true (informed by the gospels according to the Rolling Stones, the Faces, and Janis Joplin), it's virtually unlike anything out there at the moment -- the White Stripes not withstanding. "Lifts You Up," the opener, uses one of the finest anthemic R-A-W-K hooks in a chorus since Delaney & Bonnie, employing muddy ringing buzzsaw guitars, upright piano, bass, drums, and hand percussion to celebrate the notion of life on life's terms: "It lifts you up it puts you down/Then it feeds you life, then it lets you drown/While it holds your heart then it slowly tears you/And you know life is what I mean." The title track is the first real power ballad of the new century. It is the most searing cut on the set. Virtually every word is loaded with dark confession and emotion, but unlike some of her peers who also explore the sewers and gutters of human ruination and soul death, Hart is far from content to remain there. Buoyed by her own piano, assorted keyboards emulating strings, Greg Leisz's pedals, strummed guitars, and a rhythm section, Hart's words seek the edges of the cage and bust forth, counting on the possibility of change inherent in every moment. The lyrics, centered around the fear of being alone after a life of pain -- absorbed and meted out -- are scalding in their indomitable hope. These two tracks become the first turns of the wheel of pop culture dharma -- rock & roll is the means to convey the fact that these small truths have become self-evident: that a woman can survive, sometimes in spite of her best efforts. Where more "contemporary" architectures are used, on "Lay Your Hands on Me" with its drum loops, "World Without You" with its beautifully textured keyboards, or the stunning acoustic piano majesty of "Lifetime" backed by a whispering Hammond organ, the effect is the same. Songs that take no prisoners, such as "Bottle of Jesus" or "Broken & Ugly," with fierce melodies and burning guitar crunchiness, are welcome alternatives to the tuneless radio drivel of Limp Bizkit or Korn. Ultimately, Leave the Light On is indeed Hart's crowning achievement thus far. Not many can string three fine albums together, let alone make each better than the last. This too is part of a rock & roll heritage that Hart, one suspects, is proudly a part of: the process of artistic growth realized over time, one that seeks the long road rather than short gain. Ultimately, as Beth Hart continues to allow her muse to inform and transform the ashes of her past, the listener benefits mightily from her journey. No matter what happens commercially or critically, this album will sound necessary and vital a decade from now. Classic rock indeed. © Thom Jurek /TiVo
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Pop/Rock - Released September 2, 2004 | Columbia

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Blues - Released January 26, 2018 | J&R Adventures

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Fire alert! Gathering in the same room Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa is the nightmare of every fireman in the world. True pyromaniacs of the blue note, those two have had their field day since their meeting in 2010. The Californian with her soul panther voice and the New Yorker, an epileptic of the electric guitar, join forces that are a perfect match. And their tandem is probably the most inspired thing to happen to blues rock in ages, as is confirmed by this third studio album, after Don’t Explain (2011) and Seesaw (2013). As usual, Beth Hart’s voice is some kind of irresistible magnet that tows every word, every sentence, each chorus… An intense singing which finds in Joe Bonamassa’s playing THE dream partner. As for the repertoire revisited for this Black Coffee, recorded in five days at the Studio at the Palms in Las Vegas in August 2016 (with drummer Anton Fig, saxophonists Ron Dziubla and Paulie Cerra, trumpet player Lee Thornburg, keyboardist Reese Wynans, bass player Michael Rhodes, guitarist Rob McNelley and backing vocalists Mahalia Barnes, Jade Macrae and Juanita Tippins), simply reading those names is enough to gauge the good tastes of the duo: Edgar Winter, Etta James, Ike Turner, Ella Fitzgerald, Lil’ Green, LaVern Baker, Howlin’ Wolf and Lucinda Williams. © CM/Qobuz
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Blues - Released September 27, 2019 | Provogue

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War on her mind? Whatever Beth Hart’s mind-set was in Autumn 2019, the Californian tigress has long shown her feisty side without ever getting caught up in the clichés. With the album War in My Mind, she adds the finishing garnish to her classic rock’n'blues’n’soul cocktail by looking inwards and confronting her inner demons. “More than any record I’ve ever made, on 2019’s War In My Mind I’m more open to being myself on these songs”, she explains. “I’ve come a long way with healing, and I’m comfortable with my darknesses, weirdnesses and things that I’m ashamed on – as well as all the things that make me feel good.” On songs such as Bad Woman Blues, Let It Grow and Woman Down, Hart pours her heart out – without being overly gushy - and uses her voice as an irresistible magnet that pulls every word, every sentence, every chorus. The cherry on the cake is that we find Rob Cavallo behind the console, crafting a slick yet never rushed production. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Blues - Released October 14, 2016 | Provogue

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Rock - Released October 5, 2012 | Mascot Label Group - Provogue

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Beth Hart received a considerable boost from her collaboration with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, but her 2013 album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, finds the blues-rock belter returning to her comfort zone, working with producer Kevin Shirley and running through a selection of songs that are originals; songs that emphasize Hart's range and power. In some ways, this is the purest record Hart has yet recorded; there is a real sense of what she can sing and how she lays back, waiting for the moment when her wailing would create the strongest disruption. That means Bang Bang Boom Boom feels familiar without being complacent: there is no surprise in style but rather in attack, how Hart waits for the precise moment to unleash her fury. Sometimes, it seems that Hart would be well-served by stretching herself just a bit, but Bang Bang Boom Boom isn't an album that's meant to surprise. It's supposed to hit its mark with precision and minimal flair, and that's exactly what it does. [The American edition contains a bonus track: the stellar live version of "I'd Rather Go Blind," that Hart performed with Jeff Beck at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to Buddy Guy.] © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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