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A Hard Road

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Released  17 February 1967
Release date  17 February 1967
Label  London Records
A Hard Road (1967)  Crusade (1967)
Producer  Mike Vernon
Genres  Blues, Blues rock
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Recorded  11, 12, 19 & 24 October; 11 November 1966
Studio  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England
Length  37:13 (original) 79:22 (2006 reissue)
Artist  John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
Similar  Bare Wires, Blues Breakers with Eric, Blues from Laurel Canyon, Looking Back, The Turning Point

John mayall and the bluesbreakers a hard road 1967 full album


A Hard Road is the third album (and second studio album) recorded by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers released in 1967. It features Peter Green on lead guitar, John McVie on bass, Aynsley Dunbar on drums and John Almond. Tracks 5, 7 and 13 feature the horn section of Alan Skidmore and Ray Warleigh. Peter Green sings lead vocals on "You Don't Love Me" and "The Same Way".

Contents

The album reached #8 on the UK album charts which is Mayall's third biggest chart next to Bare Wires and Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton which reached #3 and #6, respectively.

The cover art and the original LP sleeve design are by Mayall. In 2003 and 2006 two different expanded versions of the album were released.

John mayall the bluesbreakers a hard road


Track listing

All songs by John Mayall except as noted

Side one
  1. "A Hard Road" – 3:12
  2. "It's Over" – 2:51
  3. "You Don't Love Me" (Willie Cobbs) – 2:50
  4. "The Stumble" (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) – 2:54
  5. "Another Kinda Love" – 3:06
  6. "Hit the Highway" – 2:17
  7. "Leaping Christine" – 2:25
Side two
  1. "Dust My Blues" (Elmore James, Joe Josea) – 2:50
  2. "There's Always Work" – 1:38
  3. "The Same Way" (Peter Green) – 2:11
  4. "The Supernatural" (Green) – 2:57
  5. "Top of the Hill" – 2:40
  6. "Someday After a While (You'll Be Sorry)" (King, Thompson) – 3:02
  7. "Living Alone" – 2:23

2003 expanded version (2CD/36 tracks)

1-14 Original album tracks (as above)

The additional material is: 15 from Raw Blues; 16-19 from the EP with Paul Butterfield; 20-22 and 32-35 from Looking Back; 23-26 and 28-31 from Thru The Years; 27 from the B-side of "Curly" single; 36 from Blues From Laurel Canyon

2006 UK expanded version (1CD/28 tracks, 4 unreleased)

1-14 Original album tracks (as above)

The previously unreleased tracks 15-16, 23 from Looking Back; 17-18, 24 from Thru The Years; 19-22 are from the EP with Paul Butterfield; 25-28 are from BBC sessions

Personnel

Original album
  • John Mayall – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, organ
  • Peter Green – guitar, vocals
  • John McVie – bass
  • Hughie Flint, Aynsley Dunbar – drums
  • John Almond, Alan Skidmore – saxophones
  • Ray Warleigh – wind instruments
  • 2003 expanded

    Same as above with the addition of:

  • Colin Allen – drums
  • Paul Butterfield – harmonica, vocals
  • Mick Fleetwood – drums
  • Henry Lowther – trumpet
  • Nick Newell – saxophone
  • Production
  • Produced by Mike Vernon
  • Recording Engineer : Gus Dudgeon
  • Songs

    1A Hard Road3:14
    2It’s Over2:51
    3You Don’t Love Me2:51

    References

    A Hard Road Wikipedia


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