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Bare Wires [Original recording remastered]

John Mayall, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Sep 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca - Pop
  • ASIN: B000RGH6OK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,978 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bare Wires - Suite (Medley)John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers22:58Album Only
Listen  2. I'm A StrangerJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 5:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. No ReplyJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hartley QuitsJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 2:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Killing TimeJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 4:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. She's Too YoungJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 2:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. SandyJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 3:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Picture On The WallJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. JennyJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 4:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Knockers Step ForwardJohn Mayall 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hide And SeekJohn Mayall 2:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Intro - Look At The Girl (Live)John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 6:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Start Walkin' (Live)John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 8:230.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

From the original analog tapes newly mastered CD, augmented by six bonus tracks (a Decca 45 plus 2 live and 2 studio sides that were all previously released). Concept LP from 1968. JOHN MAYALL - voc/hca/pno(org(harpsichord/gtr, MICK TAYLOR - gtr, TONY REEVES - bass, JON HISEMAN - drums, CHRIS MERCER - saxes, DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH - saxes, HENRY LOWTHER - cornet/vln.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bare wires 17 July 2011
By viking
Format:Audio CD
This is a fabulous album,which i purchased in the sixties,and still sounds great today,not dated at all.Anyone who hasent listened to Johns music before,this would be a great introduction,and great price too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bare wire classic late 1960s 8 July 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
good remastering though not as bassy as the vinyl
informative liners as expected from a mayall product
bonus tracks flesh out the recording period... spring 1968

last influential mayall album leans towards jazz with
brass section; mick taylor's guitar embellishes nicely
with subtle wah-wah here and there.
the bare wires suite segues nicely into the other tracks
as a continuous listening experience.
bonus tracks include the contemporary single
jenny... an almost mystic piece and pictures on the wall
both tracks as good as any mayall released
plus a couple of live tracks and outakes.

this is how "rnb" is done
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is the original release, plus 4 tracks that are available elsewhere.
The album was a change of direction for Mayall, to a more jazz-based sound in many areas. However, there is plenty for the blues fan to enjoy as well, particularly in the playing of Mick Taylor, who plays with a maturity well beyond his years (he was 19 when it was recorded!). Every member of the band is a seasoned pro, and that much is obvious by listening to all their contributions. The Bare Wires Suite, although slightly self-indulgent in places, generally works well, and the remainder of the album contains some very strong songs, all written by Mayall himself.

This is another must-have album for all fans of British blues-based music at it's best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REAL MOODY ALBUM 9 July 2013
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Lots to listen to and lots going on. Really like the suite on side 1, good night time driving CD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bare Wires 26 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not to everyones taste.
Classic Blues by one of the originals. Love the tracks.
Wish I had got this earlier
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4.0 out of 5 stars These guys could really do it. 25 May 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
It's nostalgia. I loved this as a teenager, and I'm so glad to find it doesn't disappoint now. Lovely blues feel, crisp musicianship. They don't make them like this any more do they?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bare Wires - fabulous!! 10 Nov 2012
By Reggie
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Having long been a fan of blues and John Mayall, this was an inexpensive way to add his work to my library.
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