John Mayall’s ‘A Hard Road’

John Mayall’s ‘A Hard Road’ is his third album recorded with the Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green, John McVie & Aynsley Dunbar and released on February 17, 1967 by Decca.

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Track Listing : 1.A Hard Road (John Mayall) – 03:12 . 2.It’S Over (John Mayall) – 02:51 . 3.You Don’T Love Me (Willie Cobbs) – 02:50 . 4.The Stumble (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) – 02:54 . 5.Another Kinda Love (John Mayall) – 03:06 . 6.Hit The Highway (John Mayall) – 02:17 . 7.Leaping Christine (John Mayall) – 02:25 . 8.Dust My Blues (Elmore James, Joe Josea) – 02:50 . 9.There’S Always Work (John Mayall) – 01:38 . 10.The Same Way (Peter Green) – 02:11 . 11.The Supernatural (Peter Green) – 02:57 . 12.Top Of The Hill (John Mayall) – 02:40 . 13.Someday After A While (You’Ll Be Sorry) (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) – 03:02 . 14.Living Alone (John Mayall) – 02:23

Musicians : John Mayall – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Organ . Peter Green – Guitar, Vocals On 3 – 10) . John Mcvie – Bass . Hughie Flint – Drums . Aynsley Dunbar – Drums . John Almond – Saxophones On (5 – 7 – 13) . Alan Skidmore – Saxophones On (5 – 7 – 13) . Ray Warleigh – Wind Instruments

Production : Produced By Mike Vernon Gus Dudgeon – Engineer

Package : John Tracy – Liner Notes

Recorded October 11, 12, 19 & 24, November 11, 196 At Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England[.

Released February 17, 1967 By Uk Decca.

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STUCK IN THE PAST!
Green got to sing lead on a couple of songs, and also contributed the stunning instrumental “The Supernatural”, which showcased his delicate minor-key guitar style. The album was another great success, getting to #8 on the charts. […]

Rocky_Sullivan @ RateYourMusic
I will admit that I have a high affinity for John Mayall’s voice and his song writing abilities and both are in finest form throughout A Hard Road. […]

PopMatters
Despite his extensive resume, Mayall’s A Hard Road serves as a crowning moment in a lengthy career, as it was recorded at the peak of his British Blues creative sensibilities. Additionally, it puts a definitive face on the enigmatic Green, whose potential was never fully realized as a premier guitarist […]

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John Mayall’s ‘A Hard Road’

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