John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers* ‎– A Hard Road

Decca ‎– SKL 4853
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

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A1 A Hard Road
Written-By – Mayall*
A2 It's Over
Written-By – Mayall*
A3 You Don't Love Me
Written-By – Cobbs*
A4 The Stumble
Written-By – King*, Thompson*
A5 Another Kinda Love
Written-By – Mayall*
A6 Hit The Highway
Written-By – Mayall*
A7 Leaping Christine
Written-By – Mayall*
B1 Dust My Blues
Written-By – James*
B2 There's Always Work
Written-By – Mayall*
B3 The Same Way
Written-By – Green*
B4 The Supernatural
Written-By – Green*
B5 Top Of The Hill
Written-By – Mayall*
B6 Some Day After Awhile (You'll Be Sorry)
Written-By – King*
B7 Living Alone
Written-By – Mayall*

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Released on a blue/silver ''unboxed'' Decca label. Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited.

Recorded At West Hampstead Studios, London On October 11,12,19,24 And November 11, 1966.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
984 222-5, 9842225 John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers* A Hard Road(CD, Album, Mono, RM) Decca, Decca 984 222-5, 9842225 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
990175 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers A Hard Road(LP, Album, RE, 180) Vinyl Lovers 990175 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
SKL 4853 John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers* A Hard Road(LP, Album) Decca SKL 4853 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PS 502 John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers* A Hard Road(LP, Album) London Records PS 502 US 1967 Sell This Version
6835 922 John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers* A Hard Road(LP, Album, RE) Decca 6835 922 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version


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May 18, 2015

Peter Green is one of the guitar greats and he makes this album. For the most part it's fairly straight ahead blues rock, not all that engaging, in fact a bit dull in parts, but worth getting this just for the highlight which is Peter Green's "Supernatural". I once read someone describe this tune as Peter Green coming back from the future and doing an impression of Santana doing an impression of him. It certainly has the feel of Santana's cover of "Black Magic Women". The other high points of the album are the covers of "The Stumble" and "Someday After A While (You'll Be Sorry)".


May 15, 2011
I have this record with different features. It says 'Printed in The Netherlands' on the bottom left of the back sleeve. The catalog number is 6835 922. It is definitely Decca. It has a blue label with white letters. On the run-out groove of side 1 it says: 6835 922 1Y 2 P 1967 670 114 06. On side 2 it is: 6835 922 2Y 2 P 1967 670 112 06. It looks like an original release, but I did not buy it in 1967 (I was 2 years old, then) ans suspect it is a re-issue. Can anyone help me? Is it simply not yet on discogs? Or is it rare?

Kind regards, Michel Gunsing, Netherlands.