STREET DATE 11/12/21
FEATURED MUSICIANS: JOHN MAYALL, JON MARK & JOHNNY ALMOND (Mark Almond Band) & STEVE THOMPSON
1969 was a "turning point" year for John Mayall as yet another change was in the works as Mick Taylor left John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to pursue his tenure with The Rolling Stones, a revolving pattern that John was very familiar with as many future stars like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, etc. would find earlier homes with past Mayall line-ups.
While moving to California and becoming very entrenched with his new surroundings, he soon became very popular on rock, college and underground radio stations. John Mayall felt the inner need to expand with another set of accomplished musicians who could help him take his artistry to the next level, which brings us to his 1969 smash blues rocker "The Turning Point."
Featuring seven tracks recorded at the famed Fillmore East in New York City, this particular masterwork would go on to be one of his most popular albums in his 100 plus LP catalog.
Featuring one of the biggest songs of his career "Room To Move", this particular tune brought a massive record buying public to the artist, and would develop his career to top of his game stature for the next 5 decades.
The line-up of musicians is second to none with friends like the late Jon Mark (guitar) , the late Johnny Almond (sax/reeds), and bassist Steve Thompson, whom was a great hold over from the "Blues From Laurel Canyon" band.
More great works like "The Laws Must Change" "California" and "Thoughts About Roxanne" would find their way on to early FM underground rock radio stations, as the critically acclaimed bluesmans' music would become more important than ever with a whole new larger audience thanks to his new direction in sound and performance.
Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first in a series of first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl classics from the Polydor Records/Universal Music vaults with the legendary John Mayall masterpiece "The Turning Point."
Mastered impeccably from the Polydor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso, for a very limited time, we will be offering this amazing recording on First Time 180 Gram Translucent Blue Audiophile Vinyl.
We will also be including the long out of print lyric insert now re-presented on a striking first time inner sleeve, truly enhancing your John Mayall experience.Tracklist
The Laws Must Change
Saw Mill Gulch Road
I'm Gonna Fight For You J.B.
So Hard To Share
Thoughts About Roxanne
Room To Move