Erscheinungsdatum: 16. November 2009
Label: Audio Fidelity (AFZ056)
Format: Audio CD (CD-Anzahl: 1)
Besonderheiten Limited Edition, Nummeriert, Pappschuber, Re-Release, Remastered, 24kt. Gold-CD
Orig. Release 1966
Plattenfirma Audio Fidelity
Katalog-Nr. AFZ 056
1. All Your Love 3:38
2. Hideaway 3:17
3. Little Girl 2:36
4. Another Man 1:47
5. Double Crossing Time 3:04
6. What'd I Say 4:28
7. Key To Love 2:08
8. Parchman Farm 2:22
9. Have You Heard 5:56
10. Ramblin' On My Mind 3:08
11. Steppin' Out 2:30
12. It Ain't Right 2:45
Authentic Mono Version from the original Decca LTD. master tapes
Dieser 1966 erschienene Meilenstein von einem Album leitete (zusammen mit der ein Jahr zuvor veröffentlichten Butterfield Blues Band-Platte) die legendäre Bluesrock-Revolution Mitte der 60er Jahre ein.
Eric Clapton, der die Yardbirds verlassen hatte, um sich ganz dem Blues hingeben zu können, hatte hier reichlich Gelegenheit, auf Nummern wie Otis Rushs "All Your Love", oder Freddy Kings "Hideaway" mit seinem Gitarrenspiel zu brillieren. Außerdem zeigte sich beim Robert-Johnson-Cover "Rambling On My Mind" zum ersten Mal, welch exzellenter Solosänger Clapton war. Wenngleich John Mayall auch etwas im Schatten seines großen "Assistenten" E. C. stand, behaupteten er und die Rythmusabteilung Hughie Flint/John McVie sich doch ohne weiteres. Es finden sich durchaus bessere Bluesalben aus den 60ern, aber keines hat dermaßen gnadenlos eingeschlagen. --Steve Stolder
One of the Most Overall Influential Albums in Blues-Rock History
The Bluesbreakers, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, were formed in January 1963. Eric Clapton joined in 1965 just a few months after the release of their first album. It remains one of the key, seminal releases of the 1960s, and a highly influential record, as the sound of Clapton’s Les Paul through an overdriven Marshall stack provided inspiration to a whole generation of blues-based electric guitarists and groups. Clapton's incendiary playing inspired graffiti saying "Clapton is God" on the streets of London.
Much of the album is composed of blues standards by long-established blues artists such as Otis Rush, Freddie King and Robert Johnson, as well as a few originals penned by Mayall or Mayall and Clapton.
The majority of the songs serve as showcases for the 21 year old guitar virtuoso's playing, apart from "Another Man", "Ramblin' On My Mind", "Parchman Farm", and "What'd I Say". "Ramblin' On My Mind" was Clapton's very first recorded vocal performance.
Number 195 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
Review by Bruce Eder
Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist — more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Standing midway between Clapton's stint with the Yardbirds and the formation of Cream, this album featured the new guitar hero on a series of stripped-down blues standards, Mayall pieces, and one Mayall/Clapton composition, all of which had him stretching out in the idiom for the first time in the studio. This album was the culmination of a very successful year of playing with John Mayall, a fully realized blues creation, featuring sounds very close to the group's stage performances, and with no compromises. Credit has to go to producer Mike Vernon for the purity and simplicity of the record; most British producers of that era wouldn't have been able to get it recorded this way, much less released. One can hear the very direct influence of Buddy Guy and a handful of other American bluesmen in the playing. And lest anyone forget the rest of the quartet: future pop/rock superstar John McVie and drummer Hughie Flint provide a rock-hard rhythm section, and Mayall's organ playing, vocalizing, and second guitar are all of a piece with Clapton's work. His guitar naturally dominates most of this record, and he can also be heard taking his first lead vocal, but McVie and Flint are just as intense and give the tracks an extra level of steel-strung tension and power, none of which have diminished across several decades.
"Item Condition" notes:
SS / OVP: CD & LP is factory sealed in shrink-wrap or cellophane.
NEU / NEW: CD & LP is open and not yet played.(Achtung: = Nicht alle neuen CDs werden vom Hersteller eingeschweißt!)
NM: NEAR MINT CD & LP Just about in perfect condition.
E: EXCELLENT CD & LP Near perfect, may show very light signs of use & maybe one very light scratch.
VG: VERY GOOD CD & LP CD has some very minor wear (several very light scratches or marks). If insert, may have dimple marks or very light wrinkles/folds,
G: GOOD CD & LP Some to very heavier wear or tear (some to very scratches throughout the CD), still plays perfectly. If insert, may have some wrinkles, folds, ripples, tears or multiple case. If case has cracked or is broken.
Demo-Copy: CD & LP = Promo - not for sale - particularly rare!!
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