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Bare Wires [Bonus Tracks]
     

Bare Wires [Bonus Tracks]

by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
 

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Bare Wires was the first Bluesbreakers album of new studio material since A Hard Road, released 16 months before. In that time, the band had turned over entirely, expanding to become a septet. Mayall's musical conception had also expanded -- the album began with a

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Bare Wires was the first Bluesbreakers album of new studio material since A Hard Road, released 16 months before. In that time, the band had turned over entirely, expanding to become a septet. Mayall's musical conception had also expanded -- the album began with a 23-minute "Bare Wires Suite," which included more jazz influences than usual and featured introspective lyrics. In retrospect, all of this is a bit indulgent, but at the time it helped Mayall out of what had come to seem a blues straitjacket (although he would eventually return to a strict blues approach). It isn't surprising that he dropped the "Bluesbreakers" name after this release. The album was Mayall's most successful ever in the U.K., hitting number three. [The 2007 UMVD import edition includes bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2007
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498421789
catalogNumber:
9842178
Rank:
65354

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Primary Artist
John Mayall   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Harmonium,Harpsichord,Vocals,Soloist
Mick Taylor   Guitar,Hawaiian Guitar,Soloist
Henry Lowther   Violin,Cornet,Soloist
Jon Hiseman   Percussion,Drums,Soloist
Chris Mercer   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Tony Reeves   Bass Guitar,String Bass,Soloist

Technical Credits

John Mayall   Composer,Producer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Derek Varnals   Engineer
Phil Smee   Packaging
Pete Smith   Cover Photo

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