Bare Wires

Bare Wires

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 aSee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1995
Label:
Umvd Special Markets
UPC:
0731452020628
catalogNumber:
520206
Rank:
31732

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
John Mayall   Indexed Contributor,Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Harmonium,Harpsichord,Vocals
Mick Taylor   Guitar,Hawaiian Guitar
Henry Lowther   Violin,Cornet
Dick Heckstall-Smith   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hiseman   Percussion,Drums
Chris Mercer   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Reeves   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

John Mayall   Producer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Ray Davies   Composer
Derek Varnals   Engineer
John Tracy   Liner Notes

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