Decca release John Mayall’s ‘Bare Wires’ recorded with the Bluesbreakers featuring Mick Taylor (1968)

John Mayall‘s ‘Bare Wires’ is a studio album with the Bluesbreakers (featuring Mick Taylor on guitar) released on June 21, 1968 by Decca.

Track Listing : 1.Bare Wires Suite(John Mayall) – 22:58. . A. Bare Wires (1:25). . B. Where Did I Belong (3:05) . C. Start Walking (2:20) . D. Open A New Door (3:00) . E. Fire (3:45) . F. I Know Now (5:35) . G. Look In The Mirror (2:51). 2.I’M A Stranger (John Mayall) – 05:14 . 3.No Reply (John Mayall, Mick Taylor) – 03:09 . 4.Hartley Quits (Mick Taylor) – 02:55 . 5.Killing Time (John Mayall) – 04:48 . 6.She’S Too Young (John Mayall) – 02:22 . 7.Sandy (John Mayall) – 03:50

Musicians : John Mayall‘S Bluesbreakers – Band . John Mayall – Vocals, Harmonica, Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Harmonium, Guitar On (1 – 7 – 10 – 13) . Mick Taylor – Lead Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar . Chris Mercer – Tenor, Baritone Saxophone . Dick Heckstall-Smith – Tenor, Soprano Saxophone . Jon Hiseman – Drums, Percussion . Henry Lowther – Cornet, Violin . Tony Reeves – String Bass, Bass Guitar

Production : Produced By Mike Vernon, John Mayall

Package : Peter Smith – Photography . Jan Persson – Photography

Recorded April 3, 9, 24 And 30 1968 At Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England.

Released On June 21, 1968 By Decca.

(Source Official John Mayall Website!)


It isn’t surprising that he dropped the “Bluesbreakers” name after this release. The album was Mayall’s most successful ever in the U.K., hitting number three. […]

Steve Hoffman
I think Stones fans will want to hear this one for Mick Taylor. He really plays some fluid blues rock guitar on this one and sounds like he got much better since his first inclusion as a Bluesbreaker on “Crusader”. It’s really amazing — I think he was still a teenager when this stuff was recorded. Incredible. […]

comusduke @ RateYourMusic
Pretty daring and inspired, this album shows how Grandpa Mayall could not escape being bitten by the bug of experimentalism that characterized the end of the decadeand is a slap in the face of those quick to label the man as a mere Blues musician; […]


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