“Essentially John Mayall” Includes Previously Unheard Tracks With Eric Clapton


Eagle Records (Eagle Rock Entertainment) will issue a 5CD box set "Essentially John Mayall". It includes previously unheard and unreleased tracks from Mayall’s personal collection with Eric Clapton ("Hideaway" and "Tears in My Eyes" both from 1966) and others with Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout and Buddy Whittington.

Disc Two is the Mayall album, "Along For The Ride" (2001). Musicians on it include former Clapton sidemen Andy Fairweather Low and Billy Preston, while the fourth disc is a single disc version of "70th Birthday Concert" (which also features Eric Clapton on some songs).

The box set also contains the studio albums "Padlock on the Blues" and "Stories" plus a bonus disc of previously unheard live and session tracks from Mayall’s personal archive.

The set coincides with the fortieth anniversary of the band’s classic "Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton" (popularly known as "The Beano Album"). It hits store shelves on 5 December 2006 (US) and 6 November (Europe).

Essentially John Mayall

Contents of Box Set "Essentially John Mayall"

Disc One: Padlock on the Blues – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
01. Don’t Turn Back
02. Padlock on the Blues
03. A Hard Road
04. Somebody’s Watching
05. Always a Brand New Road
06. My Country Girl
07. The Strip
08. I’ve Got to Talk to You
09. Dancing Shoes
10. Bad Dream Catcher
11. When the Blues are Bad
12. Ain’t No Surrender
13. White Line Fever

Disc Two: Along for the Ride – John Mayall & Friends
01. A World of Hurt (featuring Jeff Healey)
02. Along for the Ride (featuring Billy Preston)
03. Put it Right Back (featuring Billy F. Gibbons)
04. That’s Why I Love You So (featuring Jonny Lang)
05. Yo Yo Man (featuring Peter Green, Steve Miller, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood)
06. If I Don’t Get Home (featuring Gary Moore)
07. Testify (featuring Shannon Curfman(
08. Early in the Morning (featuring Chris Rea, Steve Miller, Andy Fairweather Low, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood)
09. Something About My Baby (featuring Andy Fairweather Low)
10. So Many Roads (featuring Otis Rush)
11. World War Blues (featuring Billy Preston)
12. California (featuring Davy Graham)
13. She Don’t Play By the Rules (featuring Mick Taylor and Andy Fairweather Low)

Disc Three: Stories – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
01. Southside Story
02. Dirty Water
03. Feels Just Like Home
04. Kids Got the Blues
05. The Witching Hour
06. Oh, Leadbelly
07. Demons in the Night
08. Pride and Faith
09. Kokomo
10. Romance Classified
11. I Wished I Had
12. Pieces and Parts
13. I Thought I Heard the Devil
14. The Mists of Time

Disc Four: The 70th Birthday Concert – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers & Friends
01. Dirty Water
02. Walking on Sunset featuring Mick Taylor
03. Please Mr. Lofton featuring Eric Clapton and Chris Barber
04. Hideaway featuring Eric Clapton and Chris Barber
05. Have You Heard featuring Eric Clapton
06. It Ain’t Right
07. California featuring Mick Taylor and Chris Barber
08. Talk to Your Daughter featuring Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Chris Barber

Disc Five: bonus disc of previously unreleased material – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
01. Hideaway (1966) featuring Eric Clapton
02. Tears in My Eyes (1966) featuring Eric Clapton
03. The Stumble (1967) featuring Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood
04. Double Trouble (1967) featuring Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood
05. Help Me (1969) featuring Mick Taylor
06. Concarneau Shuffle (1983) featuring Mick Taylor
07. Broken Wings (1985) featuring Walter Trout
08. Racehorse Man (1986)
09. Tears Come Rollin’ (1990) featuring Coco Montoya
10. Undercover Agent (1994) featuring Buddy Whittington
11. Mail Order Mystics (1994) featuring Buddy Whittington


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