John Mayall’s “Blues from Laurel Canyon” is an album (and his first after the breakup of the Bluesbreakers) recorded from August 26 till 28, 1968.
Track listing : .Vacation (John Mayall) – 02:47 . 2.Walking On Sunset (John Mayall) – 02:50 . 3.Laurel Canyon Home (John Mayall) – 04:33 . 4.2401 (John Mayall) – 03:42 . 5.Ready To Ride (John Mayall) – 03:32 . 6.Medicine Man (John Mayall) – 02:43 . 7.Somebody’s Acting Like A Child (John Mayall) – 03:27 . 8.The Bear (John Mayall) – 04:40 . 9.Miss James (John Mayall) – 02:30 . 10.First Time Alone (John Mayall) – 04:49 . 11.Long Gone Midnight (John Mayall) – 03:27 . 12.Fly Tomorrow (John Mayall) – 08:59 .
Musicians : . John Mayall – Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals . Mick Taylor – Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar . Colin Allen – Drums, Tabla . Steve Thompson – Bass Guitar .
Production . Produced by Mike Vernon, John Mayall . Derek Varnals – Engineer . Adrian Martins – Assistant Engineer . Mike Vernon – Producer .
Package : . Shoot That Tiger! – Design .
Recorded 26-28 August 1968 at Decca Studios, London, England .
Released on November 1968, 2009 by UK Decca.
Blues From Lauren Canyon recounts his trip from departure (the opening lines are “ten hours in plane, England left behind”) through Walking on Sunset and encounters with Zappa and Canned Heat (2401 and The Bear) and his return to England (the closer starts “got to fly tomorrow, got to pack my gear, re-adjust my mind”). […]
In fact this is a collection of many moods, from joyous exploration of glamourous new surroundings, to irritable self-examination following a bust-up with an unidentified companion, to deep and intimate relations in the bedroom. […]
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A psychedelic flavor to it. Hippie. Mick Taylor on guitar, who would join The Rolling Stones some months later and contribute his licks to some of their classic albums. It’s progressive blues rock and takes you on a trip. : ) […]