Decca publish John Mayall’s third album : ‘A Hard Road’ recorded with the Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green, John McVie and Aynsley Dunbar (1967)

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.

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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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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