John Mayall - The Blues Alone album FLAC
The Blues Alone is a 1967 electric blues album recorded by John Mayall on which he recorded all the parts himself, with the exception of percussion which was provided by longtime collaborator Keef Hartley. The cover art and the original LP sleeve design are by John Mayall. Sleeve notes, including track notes, were written by noted DJ John Peel. The following quote is of interest regarding the album concept.
Like Raw Blues, it was released initially on Decca's discount Ace of Clubs label to distinguish it from a regular Mayall album, although the distinction has been lost over time. It was actually recorded prior to Crusade on May 1, 1967. Mayall played and overdubbed all instruments except drums, which were handled by Bluesbreaker Keef Hartley, which was one way of dealing with his ongoing personnel difficulties (by this time, his bassist, John McVie, had left to join Fleetwood Mac)
Producer – John Mayall, Mike Vernon. Sleeve Notes – John Peel. Vocals, Piano, Celesta, Organ, Harmonica, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Written-By, Design – John Mayall. Recorded Decca Studios, West Hampstead On May 1, 1967. The Blues Alone - Blues Power - Vol. : 2 (LP, Album, RE). Decca.
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Mayall played and overdubbed all instruments except drums, which were handled by Bluesbreaker Keef Hartley. But it didn't quite prove that, since Mayall, while certainly competent on harmonica, keyboards, and guitars, doesn't display the flair of an Eric Clapton or Peter Green, and the overdubbing, as is so often the case, robs the recording of any real sense of interplay.
|1||Brand New Start||3:22|
|2||Please Don't Tell||2:26|
|3||Down The Line||3:43|
|4||Sonny Boy Blow||3:49|
|6||No More Tears||3:11|
|7||Catch That Train||2:17|
|12||Don't Kick Me||3:11|
|13||Brand New Start - First Version||3:00|
|14||Marsha's Mood - First Version||3:16|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Decca Music Group Limited
- Copyright (c) – Decca Music Group Limited
- Recorded At – Decca No. 2 Studio
- Mixed At – The Audio Archiving Company
- Remastered At – The Audio Archiving Company
- Made By – EDC, Germany – 51794248
- Compiled By, Research, Reissue Producer, Liner Notes [Reissue] – Mark Powell
- Coordinator [Project] – Joe Black
- Design [Reissue CD] – Phil Smee
- Drums – Keef Hartley (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8 to 12)
- Engineer – Dave Grinstead*, Gus Dudgeon
- Instruments, Producer, Photography [Cover], Design [Album], Written-By – John Mayall
- Liner Notes – John Peel
- Mixed By – Mark Powell (tracks: 13, 14), Paschal Byrne (tracks: 13, 14)
- Photography By [Back Cover] – Rob Bosboom
- Producer – Mike Vernon
- Remastered By – Paschal Byrne
- Research [Assistance With Tape Research] – Jayne Byrne
NotesOriginally released in 1967.
Recorded at Decca Studio Two, West Hamstead, London, on May 1, 1967.
Tracks 13 & 14 mixed from the original master tapes on February 27, 2006, at The Audio Archiving Company, London.
℗ & © 2006 Decca Music Group Ltd.
Made in the E.U.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 6 02498 41805 5
- Barcode: 602498418055
- Label Code: LC 00171
- Matrix / Runout: [Universal logos] 06024 984 180-5 02 ✳︎ 51794248
- Matrix / Runout (Mould): Made in Germany by EDC A
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0128
- Rights Society: BIEM / SABAM
|SCL 1243, SCL.1243||John Mayall||The Blues Alone (LP)||Ace Of Clubs, Ace Of Clubs||SCL 1243, SCL.1243||UK||1967|
|190.015||John Mayall||The Blues Alone - Blues Power - Vol. : 2 (LP, Album, RE)||Decca||190.015||France||1970|
|PS 534||John Mayall||The Blues Alone (LP, Album)||London Records||PS 534||US||1967|
|SCLM 1243||John Mayall||The Blues Alone (LP)||Ace Of Clubs||SCLM 1243||New Zealand||1967|
|6.30122-05||John Mayall||The Blues Alone (LP, RE)||Decca||6.30122-05||Germany||1981|