Crusade [Bonus Tracks]

Crusade [Bonus Tracks]

by John Mayall & the BluesbreakersJohn Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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The final album of an (unintentional) trilogy, Crusade is most notable for the appearance of a very young, pre-Rolling Stones Mick Taylor on lead guitar. Taylor's performance is indeed the highlight, just as Eric Clapton and Peter Green's playing was on the previous album. The centerpiece of the album is a beautiful instrumental by Taylor titled "Snowy Wood," which, while wholly original, seems to combine both Green and Clapton's influence with great style and sensibility. The rest of the record, while very enjoyable, is standard blues-rock fare of the day, but somewhat behind the then-progressive flavor of 1967. Mayall, while being one of the great bandleaders of London, simply wasn't really the frontman that the group needed so desperately, especially then. Nevertheless, Crusade is important listening for Mick Taylor aficionados. [The 2007 UMVD import edition includes bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2007
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0602498421758
catalogNumber: 9842175
Rank: 29774

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Primary Artist
John Mayall   Organ,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Bottleneck Guitar
Mick Taylor   Guitar
Keef Hartley   Drums
John McVie   Bass Guitar
Chris Mercer   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
Eddie Kirkland   Composer
John Mayall   Composer,Liner Notes
Mick Taylor   Composer
Gene Barge   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Aynsley Dunbar   Composer
Gus Dudgeon   Engineer
Otis Rush   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Beverly Bridge   Composer
Pete Smith   Cover Photo
A.C. Williams   Composer

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