John May­all’s BluesBreak­ers

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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.

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