"Blues From Laurel Canyon" by John Mayall is the first album after the breakup from the "Blues Breakers". This album also introduces Mick Taylor as a guitarist.
John Mayall explains the reasons for being happy with Mick Taylor as guitarist. On the 14th of July '68 The Bluesbreakers were disbanded following my decision to work in more of a solo capacity with a small 'backing group'. This boiled down to choosing the right personnel for the now quartet formation. I doubt if there could be a better choice than guitarist Mick Taylor who really shows his brilliance on this new album. He has worked with me longer than any other guitarist I've had and I hope that we'll continue as a team for a long time to come. I also have great faith and high hopes for the new rhythm section of Stephen Thompson and Colin Allen who, after an amazingly short time of being 'thrown in the deep end', are already settling down extremely well. This album is the story of my 3 weeks vacation in Los Angeles after the abolition of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. I'm very satisfied that the others have been able to interpret in music so accurately all the experiences and feelings I had during this brief visit to my new found 'home'.
Peter Green is the guest guitarist on the track: "First Time Alone"
Decca FFSS SKL.4972 (ZAL 8532) St George Music
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1968 Made in England
This 12" LP vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos, artwork. and liner notes
John Mayall - Producer
Mike Vernon - Producer
"Laurel Canyon" was recorded in three days at the Decca studios West Hampstead 26-28 August 1968
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