Release date:
June 14, 2024 - UK/Europe [CD - Mascot Records JRA90721]
June 14, 2024 - UK/Europe [VINYL - Mascot Records JRA90722]
June 14, 2024 - USA [CD - J&R Adventures JRA90721]
June 14, 2024 - USA [VINYL - J&R Adventures JRA90722]

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1. Enlighten

2. Stay Free

3. Red Sun

4. Restless

5. Letting Go

6. Skyway

7. You're Not Alone

8. Love And Faith

9. Too Far Gone

10. The Open Road

11. Sway (LIVE)  ‡

12. Save Me (LIVE)  ‡

13. Wanderlust (LIVE)  ‡

  ‡   Bonus tracks "Live From Wolverhampton 2018" on Vinyl edition only


Glenn Hughes (Vocals, Bass Guitar)
Joe Bonamassa (Guitar, Vocals)
Jason Bonham (Drums, Percussion)
Derek Sherinian (Keyboards)


Produced by: Kevin Shirley
Executive Producer: Roy Weisman

Mixed at The Cave - Sydney, Australia by: Kevin "Caveman" Shirley
Mastered at Gateway Mastering - Portland, ME by: Bob Ludwig
Recorded at: Sunset Sound - Los Angeles, CA by: Nate Haessly and Kevin Shirley

Backing Vocals on "Stay Free" by: Jade MacRae and Dannielle DeAndrea

All Songs were written by: Music and Lyrics: Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa
except for "Stay Free" and "Letting Go" - Music and Lyrics: Glenn Hughes

Arrangements by: Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian and Kevin Shirley


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Black Country Communion, the iconic rock supergroup featuring the talents of Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 'V', available worldwide on June 14, 2024.

Produced by longtime collaborator Kevin Shirley, 'V' marks a monumental chapter in the band's storied career, embodying a renewed spirit and an evolution of their unmistakable sound. Shirley captures the essence of the band's journey, stating, "For a band that started out as a collection of the best practitioners of their instruments, they very quickly found a unique sound. This time around, it has more purpose, the riffs are tougher, and there are hooks! Yes, hooks! It's the most cohesive record, full of soul and grit, and I think this is the one that's going to be the benchmark for Black Country Communion." Glenn agrees, "In my opinion, we had the best time recording this record at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, tons of fun & a magical recording. Meet you inside the Music."

Since their debut in 2010, Black Country Communion has delivered a series of critically acclaimed albums, each showcasing the group's ability to fuse British blues-rock with American soul in a way that captivates audiences worldwide. Their return with 'V' reaffirms their status as rock royalty and showcases their growth as musicians and storytellers.

Kevin Shirley's insight into the recording process highlights the unique chemistry and camaraderie within the band. "When we convened in 2023 to start recording the album 'V', it really was like picking up the day after the most recent gig," Shirley reflects. "The camaraderie is immediately evident. Once they start playing, everyone is deadly serious, and the music sounds like this band, and nothing else sounds like it."

'V' is a milestone that celebrates the journey, talent, and vision of Black Country Communion. As the band embarks on this new chapter, they invite fans old and new to join them in experiencing the depth and power of 'V'.


Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes, 'The Voice of Rock', is a renowned British rock musician celebrated for his powerhouse vocals and bass guitar skills. Best known for his time as the bassist and co-lead vocalist of Deep Purple during the 1970s, Hughes has enjoyed a diverse career spanning over five decades.

After departing from Deep Purple in 1976, Hughes embarked on a successful solo career, releasing numerous albums across various genres. Additionally, he has been a member of notable bands like California Breed, The Dead Daisies, Kings of Chaos and Black Country Communion, showcasing his versatility and musical prowess.

Despite personal challenges, Hughes has remained resilient, using his experiences to fuel his music and inspire others with his songwriting and performing.

In 2016, Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the members of Deep Purple. Today, he continues to perform, record, and collaborate, leaving an enduring legacy as one of rock music's most iconic figures..


Joe Bonamassa

Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians of today. As a THREE-time GRAMMY-nominated artist who recently achieved his 27th #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart with Blues Deluxe Vol. 2 and only in his mid-40's, he's already become a living legend with an astounding multi-genre catalog of music.

Joe's most recently announced live album and concert film, 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl With Orchestra', is poised to elevate his already thriving career to new heights. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 40 albums to date with studio and live recordings, collaborative albums, and adventurous side projects Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party.

A prolific writer who is always on the hunt to expand his eclectic musical horizons, Bonamassa has a limitless work ethic whether it's in studio, touring on the road, or working with other artists to spur new music.

His career began at just 12 years old when he opened for B.B. King, and has since played alongside Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton, George Thorogood, Warren Haynes and many other legends. In addition to his musical talents, Joe continuously supports his non-profit Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation.


Jason Bonham

Jason Bonham, born in England, is a renowned drummer known for following in the footsteps of his father, John Bonham, the iconic drummer of Led Zeppelin.

He gained recognition in the 1980s with bands like Virginia Wolf and Paul Rodgers. A notable moment in his career was in 2007 when he filled in for his late father during a Led Zeppelin reunion concert in London, impressively replicating his drumming style.

In addition to leading his own band, Bonham performs with Foreigner, Sammy Hagar and the Circle and Black Country Communion.

He also collaborates with artists like Jimmy Page and Slash. Today, he continues to honor his father's legacy through performances with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.


Derek Sherinian

Derek Sherinian is an American keyboardist who has toured and recorded with Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, and Joe Bonamassa. He was also a member of Dream Theater from 1994 to 1999.

He then helped form band Planet X along with Sons of Apollo, and Whom Gods Destroy and Black Country Communion. A variety of prominent guest musicians have appeared on his solo albums, including guitarists such as Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Michael Schenker, Steve Vai, and Al Di Meola.

He has also earned the moniker 'King of the Keys' from Guitar World magazine and been dubbed the 'Caligula of Keyboards' by Alice Cooper. His musical inspirations encompass Elton John, Edward Van Halen, and Jan Hammer.


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