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|John Mayall||Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals|
|John Almond||Bass Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone|
|Larry Taylor||Bass, Guitar|
|John Mayall||Composer, Producer|
Posted October 1, 2010
John Mayall's Back To The Roots album is a Great blues album and a wonderful reflection of its time (1971). Even the added remixed versions from the 1988 CD have their merit. This CD contains the whole 1971 original version double album along with 8 remixed songs. The song Accidental Suicide is Mayall's tribute (and cautionary tale for us) to Jimi Hendrix who had so recently died. The song is straightforward without pretension, very much in keeping with the whole album. I was one of those persons the editorial reviewer mentioned who bought the original album out of a bargain bin in the '70 and then bought the remix CD when it came out in the '80's. I was so happy to see this version come out with both the original album and the better remixes as well, it has not disappointed me in any way. This is one of my all time favorite albums. This CD does not have the original book that came with the 1971 album, but that does not take anything away from the greatness of these CDs.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.