Certified Blue

by The Black Sorrows

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited Edition ten track LP Version of Certified Blue pressed with love on heavyweight 180g black vinyl in a gatefold cover. Comes with free 15 track CD of all tracks on CD Version of Certified Blue and an immediate free digital download in your choice of file format.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Certified Blue via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $35 AUD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $17 AUD  or more


  • Certified Blue - CD Digi Pack
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The deluxe Black Sorrows' Certified Blue digi CD pack contains 15 new Black Sorrows' tracks plus all of Joe Camilleri and Nick Smith's lyrics. Enjoy.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Certified Blue via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Facing 50 years of being one of the hardest working musicians in the Australian music business has given Joe Camilleri a creative surge. Certified Blue, album no. 17 for The Sorrows, marks 30 years since the band formed in 1984. Camilleri touches on all the genres he does so well blues, jazz, country, roots, r'n'b, rockabilly and americana all get a spotlight on Certified Blue. The album has stayed in the Top 10 ARIA Jazz and Blues Chart since it was released in April. Joe considers the album one of the high points of his recording career with The Black Sorrows …”Certified Blue seems to have struck a chord with music fans around the globe. I'm still humbled by the fact people find something in the music that resonates with them... enough to take it home".

To my pal Nick Smith
from the Son of the Sugar Man
…songs from a bleeding heart.

What the critics have to say..

“In Certified Blue, one of our music veteran’s teams with a crackerjack line-up of players…our Joe and gang are smokin’ in an hour’s worth of songs that insist you move and keep coming back for more.”
4 stars Scott Podmore - Sunday Sun Herald Melbourne

"..an impeccably crafted trip through all the ingredients that made rock'n'roll in the first place, from gospel to sweet soul, raw blues to country...Blasting Certified Blue in the car, as I have been for a week, I didn't want it to end. It's that good."
4.5 stars Noel Mengel (review of the week)
The Courier Mail

"Bits of soul, bits of rock, bits of country bits of gospel, bits of...I could go on, but you get the point. The point is, it's just like one perfect party here."
4 stars Bernard Zuel - Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum

"Certified Blue, the new Black Sorrows album is a masterpiece. This is easily Joe’s strongest album since ‘Hold On To Me’ and most passionate since ‘Dear Children’."
Paul Cashmere - Noise 11

“Certified Blue contains some of the best songs Joe and his long-term writing partner Nick Smith, have ever written…The album is a wonderful encapsulation of the talents of a great musician”
Brian Wise - Off The Record,
#1 Top Picks - Wise Choice Rhythms Magazine

Camilleri is all class, a musical chameleon who continues to craft splendid songs with his compadre Nick Smith, songs that sound “like an old friend walkin’ through the door”.
Certified Blue is a certified smash.
Jeff Jenkins- Stack Magazine


released April 1, 2014

All songs produced by Joe Camilleri
All songs co-produced by John McAll

All tracks recorded at Woodstock Studios
Engineered by Adam Rhodes

String and horn arrangements by John McAll

All songs by Joe Camilleri
(Mushroom Music Publishing)
and Nick Smith (Jesharo Music).



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The Black Sorrows Melbourne, Australia

Any examination of The Black Sorrows inevitably comes down to one person, Joe Camilleri, a legend in Australian music and leader of two of Australia's most loved bands. After the success of Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons, Joe formed The Sorrows in the early 80's 'for the fun of it’. The Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most successful touring bands. ... more


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