John Mayalls Bluesbreakers – So Many Roads: An Anthology

John Mayalls Bluesbreakers was the finishing school for Brtish blues rock guitarists. They worked hard touring their version of the blues extensively in the UK and worldwide, gaining great acclaim in the process, but rarely the massĀ attention that many of these names would be attracting a year after leaving the band. But this was of course the aim; to play pure blues, for blues’ sake. This is the best decade of the bluesbreakers, and this compilation contains some of the best musicianship of the period. Unless you have the original albums, this compilation is a must

So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974

2010 four CD anthology from the British Blues legend. John Mayall's band, The Bluesbreakers ,were undoubtedly a hot-house for the British Blues scene in the late '60s and early '70s and it's quite staggering when you examine the roll call of floating members who served their apprenticeship with John Mayall including Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Keef Hartley, John McVie, Mick Taylor and Steve Winwood. This lavish box set contains 74 tracks, all newly remastered from the original master tapes, including five tracks released in Europe on CD for the first time. The 40-page booklet features sleevenotes by Mark Powell with rare and previously unseen photographs. Universal.

Price: $ 28.99

2 thoughts on “John Mayalls Bluesbreakers – So Many Roads: An Anthology

  1. It’s got three of the best guitarists the UK could offer, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor – and arguably at their bluesy best. I cut my teeth on the original vinyl versions of these tracks. Probably one of the best CDs available for any aspiring blues rock guitarists. A+++

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