JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS – ” Live In 1967 “

Posted: October 29, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Peter Green was unique and we all miss him. Such a great talent… Forty Below Records: In celebration of Peter Green’s Birthday, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers “Live In 1967”, featuring Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. Each Volume showcases three John Mayall originals including the opening track, all-time blues classic “Tears In My Eyes”; “Chicago Line”, complete with John McVie bass solo; and “Please Don’t Tell”, a great example of the power blues The Bluesbreakers were revered for. Thanks to dedicated fan Tom Huissen who took his one channel reel-to-reel tape recorder into various London clubs in 1967, these historical performances were captured for all time. Unheard for almost fifty years, John recently obtained these tapes and began restoring them with the technical assistance of Eric Corne of Forty Below Records. Corne adds, “While the source recording was very rough and the final result is certainly not hi-fidelity, it does succeed in allowing us to hear how spectacular these performances are.” It’s truly an exciting glimpse into music history.

On both this and Volume 1 you hear Peter Green play loads of awesome lead guitar and many of these tracks were never recorded in the studio by the Green lineup of the BluesBreakers.
The band were John Mayall vocals, Organ, Harp, Peter Green Guitar, John McVie Bass, Mick Fleetwood Drums.
Sound quality is not 2020 standard but it is very good considering its age and the technology used to make this recordings. I was brought up on Free Live and Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac Live at Boston 1970 so to my ears these Mayall Live recordings are fine sound quality wise. 

Let us be honest this is no hi-fi recording but it absolutely captures what it was like seeing them in a small club; it has all the atmosphere, even the tension, and is certainly good enough to enjoy and hear the performance. 

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