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Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jan 2021, 17:29

John Mayall - The First Generation: 1965 - 1974 Every album from the era, lots of unreleased stuff, ridiculous price. Any takers?

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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Charlie O. » 18 Jan 2021, 17:32

I'd consider illegally downloading it.
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby C » 18 Jan 2021, 17:41

I love Mayall but I have all the albums I need and I don't want any more.

Certainly not 35 CDs





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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jan 2021, 17:47

Mayall's '60s catalog is extremely underrated. As important to the development of British guitar rock as the Yardbirds. The Turning Point is great too.

Fuck it, I ordered...

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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 18 Jan 2021, 18:19

Some cd's are just singles or EP's. Also a lot of live stuff (unreleased??).

Saw him live a couple of years ago where his then guitarist did all the work.

I'll pass and not only because of the price.
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Jan 2021, 19:07

I've got all the really good Deram albums from the 60s on CD. And a few things after that.
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Jan 2021, 19:24

Matt Wilson wrote:Mayall's '60s catalog is extremely underrated.


I'd go with somewhat overrated. Some of those records are great, but mostly because of other people's contributions.

He's an amazing talent scout, certainly - one of the best. Though even that is at least partially attributable to being ten years older than the rest of the scene, and therefore already established when the great young kids were coming up through the ranks.

As a musician, singer, or songwriter? One man's opinion, but I don't think he has any extraordinary talent - or really, any identifiably unique characteristics - at any of the three.

Not to tell you how to spend your money. :D
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Neige » 18 Jan 2021, 20:06

There's a lot to love in the period covered here, and in spite of owning quite a few on either vinyl or CD (or both), I'd be tempted.

But at that price? No!
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Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 18 Jan 2021, 21:43

Matt Wilson wrote:Mayall's '60s catalog is extremely underrated. As important to the development of British guitar rock as the Yardbirds. The Turning Point is great too.

Fuck it, I ordered...

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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby C » 28 Jan 2021, 22:25

50 Shades Of Blue wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:Mayall's '60s catalog is extremely underrated. As important to the development of British guitar rock as the Yardbirds. The Turning Point is great too.

Fuck it, I ordered...

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Mr Mayall will be pushing up daisies before you get through that monster box!


:D

Indeed - The Turning Point is extremely robust





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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Six String » 28 Jan 2021, 22:46

There are very few and I mean very, very few artists I would want a box set that large. Mayall isn’t one of them. I echo C’s comment. I have all I need by him.

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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Feb 2021, 16:00

Got it yesterday. I'm playing everything in order. Up to The Blues Alone now.
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby robertff » 17 Feb 2021, 16:35

Matt Wilson wrote:Got it yesterday. I'm playing everything in order. Up to The Blues Alone now.



The set looks fantastic, really tempted myself but I’ve got virtually everything he’s produced in the studio and quite a few live albums, so just can’t convince myself I need to buy it. If it comes down in price then perhaps but as it is a limited issue I doubt that it will.


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Postby C » 17 Feb 2021, 18:42

What I would fancy is a couple or three really good, well recorded live albums from the late 60s/early 70s

I am just not keen on massive boxes particularly when I already own most of it

Keep safe John




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C wrote:What I would fancy is a couple or three really good, well recorded live albums from the late 60s/early 70s

I am just not keen on massive boxes particularly when I already own most of it

Keep safe John

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Have you got these C. not great recordings but pretty good nonetheless?



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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Feb 2021, 16:18

I don't know if what's in the box is the same as what's pictured above, but the live stuff from '67 with Green is fucking tremendous. Sound quality is so-so (recorded by a fan on a cassette player), but the performances are sublime. They're better than the Fleetwood Mac Boston 1970 gigs.
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby robertff » 18 Feb 2021, 16:49

Matt Wilson wrote:I don't know if what's in the box is the same as what's pictured above, but the live stuff from '67 with Green is fucking tremendous. Sound quality is so-so (recorded by a fan on a cassette player), but the performances are sublime. They're better than the Fleetwood Mac Boston 1970 gigs.



Sounds like the same thing, do the discs not come in the same digipacks as the above?


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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Feb 2021, 17:53

No, they have different covers.
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby Six String » 18 Feb 2021, 19:17

Matt Wilson wrote:Got it yesterday. I'm playing everything in order. Up to The Blues Alone now.


Let us know when you get halfway through the box. :)
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Re: Massive John Mayall 35-disc box set

Postby C » 19 Feb 2021, 22:10

Matt Wilson wrote: Sound quality is so-so (recorded by a fan on a cassette player), but the performances are sublime. They're better than the Fleetwood Mac Boston 1970 gigs.


robertff wrote:
C wrote:What I would fancy is a couple or three really good, well recorded live albums from the late 60s/early 70s

I am just not keen on massive boxes particularly when I already own most of it

Keep safe John

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Have you got these C. not great recordings but pretty good nonetheless?



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I really struggle with inferior sound quality.....





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