John Mayall’s BluesBreakers
Live in 1967 – volume Two Forty Below Records
It’s always fantastic when live recordings from legendary artists are unearthed and assembled into albums, but even more important when a particular line-up was together for only a short period of time! Here we are presented with a second release from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers that includes Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie who would shortly break away to form Fleetwood Mac. Taken from a variety of gigs in 1967, the recording quality leaves a lot to be desired. And while a few missed beginnings is annoying, the quality of the playing is top class and that’s what makes this collection so important. Stormy Monday, So Many Roads and Greeny are all included, as well as Tears In My Eyes and Sweet Little Angel – so plenty of opportunities for Peter to shine. He already had great phrasing and tone, proving what a good choice Mayall made for filling Clapton’s shoes. Definitely for fans and collectors only due to sound quality but still stunning and a very worthwhile release.