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on 3 August 2004
John Mayall recorded more than 40 albums and his influence on British rock music is enormous. Musically he tried to mix blues with hard rock, progressive rock, jazz and folk music, was not afraid to experiment and recorded some interesting music in these fields, but his blues rock songs are definitely his trade mark.
It was a real pleasure to see that at his 70 John is still in a very good shape - both physically and creatively. There are 2 hours of real blues rock recorded on DVD - and all this time Mayall is singing and playing (keyboards, guitar and harmonica, sometimes both keyboards and harmonica at the same time!). The latest version of his Bluesbreakers proves that John is still a master to find talented musicians - they are just great, and especially Buddy Whittington on guitar. There are also guests: Mike Taylor, Chris Barber on trombone and Eric Clapton. With such personnel the show simply can't go wrong! There are lengthy versions of 16 blues numbers with fantastic jamming, guitar/harmonica/organ/trombone duels, but Whittington/Taylor, Whittington/Clapton and Taylor/Whittington/Clapton guitar soloing is simply unforgettable! It is a real feast for electric blues guitar lovers. The concert is absolutely unique and we are lucky it was shot for DVD so we can enjoy it over and over again.
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on 2 July 2004
Great British Blues by two Masters . John Mayall & Eric Clapton . The set list was carefully picked and the standard of playing by all musicians was superb ! EC shows that he is still Master of the Strings . i would recomend this DVD very highly to any blues fans .
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on 28 August 2006
I gather there was more on the night of Mayall with the Bluesbreakers without the guests and I would have liked more of that - Buddy Whittington is no mean guitarist and not given the full get go here.

Mick Taylor plays creditably, despite looking like an old bloke just dragged off the street,but Clapton is unexciting ( my pub band's version of Hideaway is superior to the one here). Apparently he had tone troubles on the night -it shows.

Mayall is remarkable for 70 but he alone has never been the reason to watch/listen to the Bluesbreakers - its the bands he forms around him, all the more reason to have seen more of his current band.

Still, there is a shortage of good blues DVD's and i'm glad they gave it a go.
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on 15 November 2006
This is a great DVD. Well filmed, excellent sound quality and SUPERB music. No bad tracks. Filmed in Liverpool with a great crowd. If you like true blues and a great sound - No hesitation - BUY IT !!!
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on 10 October 2014
Brilliant dvd love John Mayall too
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on 22 January 2015
Oh yes!
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on 5 August 2005
Having seen John Mayall live several times in the 60's, I was really looking forward to watching this DVD. However it just seemed to be a concert by a tired old man with none of the excitement of the previous incarnations of John Mayall and the Blusesbreakers. Comparing this with his live performances of which I had experience, I was completely dissapointed. Even Eric didn't lift it for me. Also I don't think he is, or ever was good at being completely at the front of the band. He should have let his guests do that. His voice seems to have gone too. Not all bad as it gave me a reminder of what he was, even if it was a little mechanical. My benchmark for concerts on DVD is the Last Waltz by The Band. This was no contest.
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