Blues From Laurel Canyon

John Mayall

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Format: LP

Cat No: UMCLP035

Release Date:  30 June 2023

Label:  Proper Records

Packaging Type:  Gate Fold Vinyl

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  805520240352

Genres:  Blues  Rock  

  • Description

    Hailing from Macclesfield, Cheshire, and growing up in Cheadle Hulme, John Mayall had already made a name for himself on the Manchester blues scene before relocating to London in 1963 at the urging of Alexis Korner. Following the breakup of The Bluesbreakers in 1968, Mayall took a three week break in LA, and it proved an eye-opener for him. As a result, Blues From Laurel Canyon was a concept album of sorts, a view of a Brit Abroad at a time when it wasn't de rigueur to travel. 2401 especially is an incredible confection – acknowledging Cream, foreseeing Led Zeppelin; Mick Taylor's slide guitar would soon be heard in the Rolling Stones. Fly Tomorrow is a nine-minute blues-rock tour de force.

    This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1968 Decca Records UK stereo release with gatefold sleeve and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 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

      • 1. The Bear
      • 2. Miss James
      • 3. First Time Alone
      • 4. Long Gone Midnight
      • 5. Fly Tomorrow