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Blues Breakers [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

John Mayall, Eric Clapton, John Mayall & The Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Dec 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Deram/Polygram
  • ASIN: B0000249ZZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,816 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. All Your Love (Mono)Eric Clapton 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hideaway (Mono Instrumental)Eric Clapton 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Little Girl (Mono)John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Another Man (Mono)Eric Clapton 1:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Double Crossing Time (Mono)Eric Clapton 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. What'd I Say (Mono)Eric Clapton 4:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Key To Love (Mono)Eric Clapton 2:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Parchman Farm (Mono)Eric Clapton 2:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Have You Heard (Mono)Eric Clapton 5:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ramblin' On My Mind (Mono)Eric Clapton 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Steppin' Out (Mono Instrumental)Eric Clapton 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. It Ain't Right (Mono)Eric Clapton 2:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. All Your Love (Stereo)John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Hideaway (Stereo Instrumental)Eric Clapton 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Little Girl (Stereo)Eric Clapton 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Another Man (Stereo)Eric Clapton 1:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Double Crossing Time (Stereo)Eric Clapton 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. What'd I Say (Stereo)Eric Clapton 4:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Key To Love (Stereo)Eric Clapton 2:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Parchman Farm (Stereo)Eric Clapton 2:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Have You Heard (Stereo)Eric Clapton 5:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Ramblin' On My Mind (Stereo)Eric Clapton 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Steppin' Out (Stereo Instrumental)Eric Clapton 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. It Ain't Right (Stereo)Eric Clapton 2:400.79  Buy MP3 

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Rarely has any single record album induced such a shift in popular music. Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton not only catapulted Clapton to the helm of the burgeoning British blues-rock scene, it likewise made significant noise on the other side of the Atlantic--where the blues had literally been born, bred, and buttered. In addition to Mayall (guitar/vocals) and Clapton (guitar/vocals), this incarnation of the Blues Breakers utilises the talents of John McVie (bass) and Hughie Flint (drums). As a combo, this band was able to reinvent the American blues for a fresh audience whose ultimate response would give rise to subgenres such as heavy metal and other roots-related rock. While their contributions prove immeasurable, they are likewise sadly eclipsed by that of Clapton. In retrospect--unlike many of the other revolutionary changes occurring in pop music circa the mid-60s--the Blues Breakers are infinitely more subtle in their attack. Their most obvious weapon is the advantage of documenting in-the-studio material from their live performance set. Clapton needed precious little time to gestate the blues. His ability to express himself is uncanny, as if he were a man twice--if not three times--his age. The passionate inflections and unforgettable impressions Clapton makes upon these grooves swiftly catapulted him into both international exposure as well as legendary guitar rock idol status. Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton is an invaluable touchstone into primordial pre-metal rock & roll. --Lindsay Planer, All Music Guide

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With ERIC CLAPTON. 1998 reissue of seminal 1966 album digitally remastered in both mono & stereo! Includes 'Little Girl'.

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing... 15 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
I first listened to this disc as a fifteen year-old and music was never the same thereafter. I started hunting straight away for the original US musicians who had inspired first Mayall and then the unbelievably young Clapton. And I'm still listening to the fruits of that search. Meantime it opened me up to the expanding British Blues scene and subsequently other new British genres, all the way from Fleetwood Mac and Chicken Shack, to The Groundhogs, Steeleye and Fairport. The music itself is quite simply inspired, mainly by the fusion of the very different talents of the individuals involved. I'm not sure that Mayall ever wrote, sang or played as well again 'though Clapton went on to far greater things. Just listen to Track 5, Double Crossin' Time, written by the both of them, which displays their different talents perfectly. This disc is one of those very rare seminal recordings which brings as much pleasure now as on the day it came off the presses.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most important guitar album of all time! 8 Feb 2007
By thegdog
Format:Audio CD
The best guitar player of the time on top of his game. Classic tracks. The perfect combination of guitar and amp. Incredible solos... Listening to this album it is easy to see why rock took the directions it did. This is the blueprint for pretty much every rock/blues album that followed, and in my opinion the closest Clapton ever got to this ever again is on Layla... This is Essential.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever British blues albums 13 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
Although John Mayall used a series of lead guitarists for his Bluesbreakers band in the 60s and 70s, including Peter Green and Mick Taylor, it was Clapton who really shone, as his guitar talent had already been formed with the Yardbirds. However, this is not an Eric Clapton album, as the main performer, and band leader, was Mayall himself who was an experienced and exciting blues player. Additionally, strong backing support was provided on bass guitar by John McVie (later Fleetwood Mac) and Hughie Flint on drums to what is going on out front. This one of the two best Mayall recordings, and Clapton features very strongly throughout. Indeed, his work here is probably stronger than the later Cream recordings. This is essential rhythm and blues from a period when good R & B bands were a dominant feature of the UK music scene (Rory Gallagher; Victor Brox: etc), and where Mayall represented the pinnacle. If you like blues and/or Clapton do not miss this one.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sheer tone 7 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is the album that launched the Gibson Les Paul + Marshall amp combination that has defined the sound of rock for so long. It is worth buying for that alone. Absolute, pure, smooth but crunchy, toney goodness! Thankfully, the music is top notch, ranging from the energetic opener to the instrumental "Steppin Out", to the drum solo and tribute to the Beatles' "Day Tripper" on "What'd I Say?". Excellent stuff.
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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Heaven By Eric Clapton! 15 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
Few albums have had greater impact than the landmark John Mayall With Eric Clapton "Blues Breakers." Released by the Decca label in Britain on 22 July 1966, literally days after Clapton quit the Bluesbreakers and just a week before Cream's debut, it went all the way to #6, a pretty mean feat since Mayall's band had never had a hit single. This may have been a first in Britain.
Of course, this is the album that set the blues and guitar worlds aflame and established Eric Clapton's name worldwide as the most passionate of musical interpreters. If you haven't yet heard "Beano" (as the album is affectionately known, because Clapton is pictured reading "The Beano" comic book on its cover), then you ain't heard nuthin' yet!
From the album's first notes, you realize that you're in guitar heaven, as "Slowhand" shows us the way electric guitar can and should be played. Clapton's virtuoso playing is white-hot throughout. Playing with maturity beyond his 21 years, the young Eric Clapton was so influential that Gibson eventually reissued the (out-of-production since 1960) Les Paul model guitar, which Clapton then played.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers served--and still serves today--as a finishing school for great musicians and sidemen (Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, John McVie, Jack Bruce, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Coco Montoya and others). Mayall's proselytizing the blues (he's 69 years old!), his songwriting skills, and his other musical talents should not be ignored nor taken lightly.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that changed my life. 28 May 2006
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On a week's holiday with my parent's in Littlehampton in Sussex during the summer of '66, as ever, I found a record shop. Without much money as I was still at school, (just), I had the choice, in my mind anyway, between two albums; The Mother's Of Invention's 'Freakout,' and 'Bluesbreakers.' Maybe there had been a lot of publicity at the time about 'Freakout,' I can't remember, but for some reason I was torn between which one to buy. Probably the fact that I was a Yardbirds fan and had listened to 'Five Live' a great deal made up my mind, and I plumped for 'Bluesbreakers.' It was to be the wisest move and the best purchase I ever made. As a then, and still now, 'would-be' guitarist, this album, for its time in rock history, had everything you wanted and more, and has pretty much stayed that way over the ensuing years. To play with this degree of skill and feeling at Clapton's age of 21 at the time, was and is incredible. At 15, he was almost an old man to me being 6 years older, yet even so, the bluesmen I had heard were in their 30's and over, (really old men!), and even now this album begs the question "Why was Clapton so great at such a young age?" We will never know, and if put to the question, probably neither would he? It was just something he was drawn to and did, and has had the good fortune to do so for the rest of his life. If you're a guitarist, Clapton fan, blues enthusiast, whatever, and you don't own this album, simply buy it now - it will remain a classic for as long as planet Earth keeps turning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my
The recording I always promised myself and now it is mine and OMG brilliant. my car stereo is being tested to its power limits.
Published 9 days ago by Mr Penguin
5.0 out of 5 stars Cornerstone
We always have to remember: this album was recorded in spring '66 and released in the summer of 1966. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Koos
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Mayall's best albums
One of Mayalls seminal albums. This is a marvelous line up. A joy to have this in Mono and Stereo. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MR COMEDY
5.0 out of 5 stars replacing a lost record.
Used to own this album 46 years ago. All your loving still makes me tingle ah the beautiful Pat Green (we used to listen to this track over and over in her mums front room)
Published 7 months ago by Les
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album.
From the godfather of British blues who, over the decades, has nurtured so many great British talents, on this occasion that of Eric Clapton. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Thomas A. Mcdowall
5.0 out of 5 stars Stereo & mono!
One of my all-time favourite albums. Dunno why you'd want a mono recording but you get the same album twice on this version. Interesting but the novelty wears off very quickly.
Published 7 months ago by Wm
4.0 out of 5 stars Problems with packaging?
The CD is fine and plays well, but the outer storage casing was cracked. Last year I ordered a box set of DVDs and some of the casings inside the box were in a similar cracked and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by NanaSiSi
5.0 out of 5 stars Clapton is god!
Eric Clapton at his best. This is a classic album and listening to it, you can see why.

A must have for any collection
Published 10 months ago by S. Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Awesome stuff.....Best British Blues band , Best thing Mayall has done & best thing Claton has done. However The Paul Butterfield Band are better. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Warren
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues Breakers
I am prejudiced. I love thes old albums from the start of blues in UK. Not to everyones taste but I love them
Published 16 months ago by Riverman
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