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  • Audio CD (3 Sept. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca - Pop
  • ASIN: B000RHKARO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Another brilliant re-release from John Mayall, with some extra tracks, which have been available before. This was the last electric guitar based album he made, before moving to an acoustic format. Once again, superb musicianship and good songs produced an album which must be in the collection of all British blues fans. Guitarist Mick Taylor was given plenty of room to stretch out on this one, and he proved his huge talent, which unfortunately was rather wasted when he subsequently joined the Rolling Stones!
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welcome back old friend. Hadn't heard this classic for years, then one morning found myself singing "I've been living with the Bear, in a big house full of blues" Purchased the cd, [thanx Amazon] hardly been out of the player since. A very personal album, superb concept album, [music/life trip London-Los Angeles-London], as always the finest musicians brought to their peak by John's guidance. The tracks melting into one another [1-7 & 8-12] plus two bonus tracks, one studio, one live from that era, complete the package. Hard to believe this was recorded in 1968!!! I'm sure that Mick Taylor's performance on guitar helped his move to a small 4-piece combo called the Rolling Stones the following year. So, to sum up, if you've never bought a John Mayall album before, in my opinion this shows his versatility more so than earlier/later albums which were either straight blues or jazz. Do yerself a favour and BUY!!!
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John Mayall is of course the Godfather Of British Blues, first recording in 1965 and still touring and recording prolifically today, well into his seventies. My favourite of his many albums is this outstanding offering from 1968, which is both a collection of original blues-based songs with contemporary psych overtones and also a diary in music of his three-week vacation in Los Angeles that summer: either a song cycle or a concept album, according to your own definitions, but certainly unique among the slew of straightforward blues albums being produced by white performers on both sides of the Atlantic at the time.

Starting with the roar of a jet swinging across the stereo plane - a device cheekily lifted from the Beatles' White Album - the record chronicles Mayall's discovery of the heady delights of late sixties LA, his first sojourn in Laurel Canyon where he would later make his permanent home, his stay as a guest of Canned Heat with whom Mayall struck up a strong and lasting rapport - later, both Harvey Mandel and Larry Taylor would leave Heat to join Mayall's band - and, in considerable detail, his mission to get laid. It ends with a rueful recollection of the brief love affair and a moody anticipation of returning home to the UK.

In fact this is a collection of many moods, from joyous exploration of glamourous new surroundings, to irritable self-examination following a bust-up with an unidentified companion, to deep and intimate relations in the bedroom. The changes of mood are emphasised by Mayall's constant switches of instrumentation - he was already virtuosic on piano, Hammond and mouth-harp and capable on guitar - and by the careful segue of each track into the next, plus the pitching of each song in a different key.
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I bought this on vinyl (twice! I wore one out) and on CD (albeit in original format without the 2 extra tracks). This album ranks with the Beano one as a 60s classic: Mick Taylor is brilliant (and still only 20 years old - downhill from now on....) and the whole thing is a masterpiece of ensemble playing. I find myself coming back to it regularly, nearly 40 years on.

One friend described it as a perfect record for making love - rumbustious start, mood switches through the middle, and a drawn-out langourous ending. Never tried it, but I can see where he was coming from.
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Arriving in California in late July 1968 for a 3-week vacation, Mayall met other like-minded people and it prompted a splurge of songs from him that musically documented his feelings of elation and finally belonging. When he got back to Britain, he took his new stripped-down 4-piece band into Decca's Studios in West Hampstead for a 3-day session - 26 to 28 August 1968 - and out popped what many feel is his best album - "Blues From Laurel Canyon" - the entire record infused with reinvigoration and purpose.

The band for the session was:
JOHN MAYALL - Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards & Vocals
MICK TAYLOR - Guitars
STEPHEN THOMPSON - Bass
COLIN ALLEN - Drums & Tablas

UK released September 2007 – “Blues From Laurel Canyon” by JOHN MAYALL on Decca 984 083-9 (Barcode 0602498408391) is an Expanded CD and plays out as follows (61:11 minutes).

1. Vacation
2. Walking On Sunset
3. Laurel Canyon Home
4. 2401
5. Ready To Ride
6. Medicine Man
7. Somebody’s Acting Like A Child [Side 2]
8. The Bear
9. Miss James
10. First Time Alone
11. Long Gone Midnight
12. Fly Tomorrow
Tracks 1 to 12 are the album “Blues From Laurel Canyon” – released November 1968 in the UK on Decca LK 4972 (Mono) and LKS 4972 (Stereo). It was issued only in Stereo in the USA on London PS 545 (the Stereo mix is used for the CD).

BONUS TRACKS:
13. 2401 (Single Version) – Non-Album Version – B-side to “The Bear” which was released as a UK 7” single in November 1968 on Decca F 12846

14. Wish You Were Here (Live) – Recorded in Sweden, December 1968. First issued April 1983 on the “Primal Solos” LP in the UK on Decca TAB 66.
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