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A Hard Road

30 Oct 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: Decca - Pop
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:18:25
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  • ASIN: B001KGZBQG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,259 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ella Guru on 7 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
A great album - primarily because of Peter Green's guitar playing. The Supernatural is clearly the precursor to Albatross but this album is special primarily because it contains the best recorded blues guitar solo ever on The Stumble. Amazing....not one note that doesn't take its place perfectly - and delivered with the easy skill of a true maestro. (Even BB King has paid tribute to Green's astonishing talent).
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Buffalohump on 19 Jan 2008
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There's something about late 60s London that will always capture my imagination. Austin Powers aside, its an incredibly rich period in our cultural history that produced some remarkable pieces of music and film. This recording is right up there with other more famous examples. I've long wanted to pursue the early phase of Peter Green's recording career, after hearing a brief snatch of his guitar work many years back. I finally did some searching on Amazon and was pleased to find this re-release, which looked like an excellent sampler of his work with Mayall. I was not disappointed. Hard Road is a stone classic IMO and has that awesome British Blues sound that aficionados of this sound will recognise immediately. Do not hesitate to grab this if you are on the fence - it's worth every penny and based on this material Peter Green should be considered the equal of his considerably more famous colleague, Mr Eric Clapton.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Richard Bleksley on 13 Jun 2007
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This is a real classic among British blues albums, and it's nice to have it remastered on CD.

Those whose acquaintance with or interest in John Mayall is limited to the "Beano" album would do well to give this a listen. Okay, it doesn't have God's blistering guitar work, but Mayall's songwriting is stronger, the ensemble playing is punchier and tighter, and the arrangements have more variety than on the Clapton album. And of course you get the rapidly burgeoning talents of Peter Green.

There are some real gems among the bonus tracks too, such as Peter Green's brilliant solo rendition, soaked with blues feeling, of J B Lenoir's bitter and outspoken "Alabama Blues," and the four tracks with the virtuoso harmonica playing of Paul Butterfield. But why, oh why, couldn't they have included the wonderful single "Double Trouble" / "It Hurts Me Too," the best single Mayall made with Peter Green and possibly ever? I'm afraid the omission has cost this otherwise excellent album its fifth star.

Highly recommended all the same, if you like British blues.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 12 July 2003
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I'm horrified to have to admit that I bought this album on vinyl in 1967. I was probably wearing beads and bells at the time...
It's one of the few albums I still renew whenever it wears out. I'm on my fourth or fifth copy now.
4 highlights make it still worth listening to for me:
The title track - Hard Road - has a great vocal and is a fine track, as is Someday After a While. But the two instrumentals featuring Peter Green's guitar playing make it a must-have, particularly if you play. The Supernatural is a fine tune, still sounds fresh, but the killer is The Stumble, a cover of a Freddy King tune. Green's articulation and phrasing at speed is simply unbelievable, and the band is as tight as tight gets. I will never tire of this tune!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. F. Stevens HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 17 Feb 2004
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John Mayall at his best, Peter Green blooming into full flower, a joy to the ears of any British Blues lover.

Most people will have a copy by now, and I think it has been largely surpassed by the likes of Gary Moore (as in his tribute to Peter Green Blues for Greeny). I still prefer the sound of my vinyl copy to the CD.

But if you do not own it then your collection is very definitely incomplete. It is worth buying just for The Stumble, and Supernatural, still the best versions by anyone, anywhere, anywhen.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Allen on 13 July 2009
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"God"? I haven't heard him referred to as that since the early seventies. Clapton's o.k. if you want technical expertise but if you want soul and a true feeling for the blues that he's playing, it's got to be Greeny every time. The only thing that makes the Beano album superior to this is a better choice of songs (no, I don't rate Mayall's self-penned numbers so highly) but moments like The Supernatural make up for it and this CD is an essential precurser to Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, surely the greatest of all the '60s British blues boom.
But ponder this: how much better would any of John Mayall's albums have been if he'd employed vocalists instead of taking on the task himself?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. HOLMES on 26 Nov 2007
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Re-issued and expanded version of the follow-up to the "Beano" album, and every bit as good. Wonderful playing from 21 year old Peter Green in particular (listen to both Supernatural and The Stumble for proof). The whole band are as tight as the proverbial duck's ---!

Not all the material featuring Green is included here, because there was too much to get on to one cd; hence enthusiasts will find the rest (including Double Trouble and It Hurts Me Too) on the re-issued Crusade album, which incidentally is also an essential purchase.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Braveshell on 22 Sep 2009
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This was a purchase made primarily for the fact that it features the playing of the great Peter Green. Having seen the recent BBC Four documentary on Peter Green, I sought out some of the music that they used and found it here. Standout tracks include the two instrumentals, "The Stumble" and "The Supernatural" which both showcase Green's bluesy lead guitar to perfection, hinting to what he would play like a few years later with Fleetwood Mac. Indeed, both John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums) also apppear on some (though not all) tracks. The CD is an expanded version of the original 1967 Decca album, expanded to include such material as four tracks that Mayall's band recorded backing Paul Butterfield and another four which they performed for sessions with the BBC. Great value for the price and an excellent slice of 1960's British blues. Recommended.
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