Catalogue No: EDMCD163
| Release: 05/10/1998
Live 1969 captures John Mayall and the Blusebreakers at a critical point in their career. The first track on the album was recorded at the last performance by the “Laurel Canyon” line up of John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Steve Thompson and Colin Allen at Birmingham Town Hall on May 9, 1969.Following this tour Mayall made two big decisions, Firstly he was going to relocate to the USA and secondly he was going to form a new, more acoustic based line up which would not feature drums. The rest of disc one and the whole of disc two are the recordings made on the June 1969 tour by the new line up of John Mayall, Jon Mark, Steve Thompson and Johnny Almond.These were made during the course of the filming of “The Turning Point”.This newly compiled album is being released to coincide with the first release of “The Turning Point” on DVD coupled with the recent BBC documentary “The Godfather Of British Blues”, which was made to celebrate John Mayall’s 70th birthday in autumn 2003.