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John Mayall / First Generation 1965-1974 unboxing video

John Mayall The First Generation 1965-1974 is a 35CD box set. It was released on Friday last week. SDEtv lifts the lid and shows you around the mammoth package….

The First Generation 1956-1974 is out now. It is only available to pre-order via two retailers in the UK and the SDE shop is one of them.

Order The First Generation via the SDE shop using this link or the button below.

CD1

JOHN MAYALL PLAYS JOHN MAYALL (1965)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Roger Dean guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

1 Crawling Up A Hill (2.15)
2 I Wanna Teach You Everything (3.17)
3 When I`m Gone (3.12)
4 I Need Your Love (4.20)
5 The Hoot Owl (2.41)
6 R&B Time: Night Train/Lucille (2.23)
7 Crocodile Walk (2.32)
8 What`s The Matter With You (2.39)
9 Doreen (3.00) 10 Runaway (2.31)
11 Heartache (3.07)
12 Chicago Line (4.43)
13 Crocodile Walk (Single Version)* (2.14)

* bonus track

CD2

I’M YOUR WITCHDOCTOR / TELEPHONE BLUES (1965)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

1 I`m Your Witchdoctor (2.10)
2 Telephone Blues (3.56)

CD3

LONELY YEARS / “BERNARD JENKINS” (1966)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

1 Lonely Years (3.17)
2 Bernard Jenkins (3.47)

CD4 (mono) CD 5 (stereo + bonus tracks)

BLUES BREAKERS (1966)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

1 All Your Love (3.33)
2 Hideaway (3.14)
3 Little Girl (2.36)
4 Another Man (1.42)
5 Double Crossing Time (3.01)
6 What`d I Say (4.26)
7 Key To Love (2.05)
8 Parchman Farm (2.21)
9 Have You Heard (5.52)
10 Ramblin` On My Mind (3.07)
11 Steppin` Out (2.27)
12 It Ain`t Right (2.41)
13 Intro Into Maudie* (2.25)
14 It Hurts To Be In Love* (3.21)
15 Have You Ever Loved A Woman* (6.42)
16 Bye Bye Bird* (3.49)
17 I`m Your Hoochie Coochie Man* (3.53)

CD6

ALL MY LIFE EP (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, guitar
Paul Butterfield vocals, harmonica
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Aynsley Dunbar drums

1 All My Life (4.19)
2 Ridin` On The L and N (2.24)
3 Little By Little (2.44)
4 Eagle Eye (2.49)

CD7

A HARD ROAD (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Aynsley Dunbar drums

1 A Hard Road (3.10)
2 It`s Over (2.47)
3 You Don`t Love Me (2.40)
4 The Stumble (2.50)
5 Another Kinda Love (3.06)
6 Hit The Highway (2.10)
7 Leaping Christine (2.18)
8 Dust My Blues (2.43)
9 There`s Always Work (1.38)
10 The Same Way (2.07)
11 The Supernatural (2.57)
12 Top Of The Hill (2.34)
13 Some Day After Awhile (You`ll Be Sorry) (2.57)
14 Living Alone (2.20)

CD8

CRUSADE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
John McVie bass
Keef Hartley drums
Chris Mercer/Rip Kant saxophones

1. Oh, Pretty Woman (3.34)
2 Stand Back Baby (1.43)
3 My Time After Awhile (5.07)
4 Snowy Wood (3.35)
5 Man Of Stone (2.25)
6 Tears In My Eyes (4.15)
7 Driving Sideways (3.55)
8 The Death Of J.B. Lenoir (4.18)
9 I Can`t Quit You Baby (4.28)
10 Streamline (3.12)
11 Me And My Woman (4.00)
12 Checkin` Up On My Baby (3.55)
13 Rubber Duck* (3.45)

CD9

THE BLUES ALONE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Keef Hartley drums

1. Brand New Start (3.22)
2 Please Don`t Tell (2.26)
3 Down The Line (3.43)
4 Sonny Boy Blow (3.49)
5 Marsha`s Mood (3.13)
6 No More Tears (3.11)
7 Catch That Train (2.17)
8 Cancelling Out (4.19)
9 Harp Man (2.42)
10 Brown Sugar (3.44)
11 Broken Wings (4.16)
12 Don`t Kick Me (3.11)
13 Brand New Start (first version)* (2.58)
14 Marsha`s Mood (first version)* (3.15)

CD10 & CD11

THE DIARY OF A BAND VOLUMES ONE & TWO (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
John McVie/Paul Williams/Keith Tillman bass
Keef Hartley drums
Chris Mercer/Rip Kant saxophones

1 Blood On The Night (9.04)
2 Edmonton – Cooks Ferry Inn (Impromptu) (2.56)
3 I Can`t Quit You Baby (10.03)
4 Medley: Anzio Annie, Snowy Wood, The Lesson, Keef Hartley & John Interviews (9.38)
5 My Own Fault (11.27)
6 God Save The Queen (2.53)

1 Gimme Some Lovin / The Train (13.20)
2 Crying Shame (10.52)
3 Local Boys Makes Good – Speech Only / Impromptu (4.00)
4 Help Me (7.10)
5 Blues In B Flat (4.44)
6 Soul Of A Short Fat Man (6.11)

CD12

BARE WIRES (1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Tony Reeves bass
Jon Hiseman drums
Chris Mercer/Dick Heckstall-Smith saxophones
Henry Lowther cornet & violin

1 Bare Wires Suite (23.07)
2 I`m A Stranger (5.13)
3 No Reply (3.09)
4 Hartley Quits (2.55)
5 Killing Time (4.46)
6 She`s Too Young (2.21)
7 Sandy (3.45)
8 Intro – Look At The Girl* (6.43)
9 Start Walkin`* (8.23)

CD13

BLUES FROM LAUREL CANYON (1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums

1 Vacation (2.47)
2 Walking on Sunset (2.50)
3 Laurel Canyon Home (4.33)
4 2401 (3.42)
5 Ready To Ride (3.32)
6 Medicine Man (2.43)
7 Somebody`s Acting Like A Child (3.27)
8 The Bear (4.40)
9 Miss James (2.30)
10 First Time Alone (5.03)
11 Long Gone Midnight (3.27)
12 Fly Tomorrow (8.59)
13 2401 (single version)* (3.55)
14 Wish You Were Mine (live)* (8.35)

CD14

LOOKING BACK (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Roger Dean/Peter Green/Mick Taylor guitar
Jack Bruce/John McVie bass
Aynsley Dunbar/Mick Fleetwood/Keef Hartley drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith tenor & soprano sax

1 Mr James (2.51)
2 Blues City Shake Down (2.19)
3 They Call It Stormy Monday (4.33)
4 So Many Roads (4.44)
5 Looking Back (2.34)
6 Sitting In The Rain (2.56)
7 It Hurts Me Too (2.54)
8 Double Trouble (3.18)
9 Suspicions (5.26)
10 Jenny (4.35)
11 Picture On The Wall (3.00)

CD15

THE TURNING POINT (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes

1 The Laws Must Change (7.22)
2 Saw Mill Gulch Road (4.36)
3 I`m Gonna Fight For You J.B. (5.25)
4 So Hard To Share (7.02)
5 California (9.30)
6 Thoughts About Roxanne (8.20)
7 Room To Move (5.01)
8 Sleeping By Her Side* (5.10)
9 Don`t Waste My Time* (4.54)
10 Can`t Sleep This Night* (6.19)

CD16

EMPTY ROOMS (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark guitar
Stephen Thompson/Larry Taylor bass
Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes

1 Don`t Waste My Time (3.10)
2 Plan Your Revolution (2.35)
3 Don`t Pick A Flower (3.52)
4. Something New (4.37)
5 People Cling Together (2.52)
6 Waiting For The Right Time (5.33)
7 Thinking Of My Woman (2.27)
8 Counting The Days (5.31)
9 When I Go (4.44)
10 Many Miles Apart (2.55)
11 To A Princess (3.31)
12 Lying In My Bed (4.20)

CD17

USA UNION (1970)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Harvey Mandel guitar
Larry Taylor bassSugarcane Harris violin

1 Nature`s Disappearing (5.56)
2 You Must Be Crazy (3.55)
3 Night Flyer (5.35)
4 Off The Road (2.47)
5 Possessive Emotions (5.20)
6 Where Did My Legs Go (3.55)
7 Took The Car (4.05)
8 Crying (6.27)
9 My Pretty Girl (4.27)
10 Deep Blue Sea (5.10)

CD18 & CD19

BACK TO THE ROOTS (1970)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Harvey Mandel/Jerry McGee/Mick Taylor guitar
Larry Taylor/Stephen Thompson bass
Johnny Almond saxophones
Sugarcane Harris violin
Keef Hartley/Paul Lagos drums

1 Prisons On The Road (4.16)
2 My Children (5.08)
3 Accidental Suicide (6.15)
4 Groupie Girl (3.52)
5 Blue Fox (3.41)
6 Home Again (4.55)
7 Television Eye (7.31)
8 Marriage Madness (3.34)
9 Looking At Tomorrow (6.53)
10 Dream With Me (5.19)
11 Full Speed Ahead (5.20)
12 Mr Censor Man (4.42)
13 Force Of Nature (6.32)
14 Boogie Albert (2.16)

1 Goodbye December (5.23)
2 Unanswered Questions (4.40)
3 Devil`s Tricks (7.45)
4 Travelling (4.38)
5 Accidental Suicide (remix)* (6.22)
6 Force Of Nature  (remix)* (5.27)
7 Boogie Albert (remix)* (2.14)
8 Television Eye (remix)* (6.04)
9 Prisons On The Road (remix)* (4.17)
10 Home Again (remix)* (4.57)
11 Mr Censor Man (remix)* (4.41)
12 Looking At Tomorrow (remix)* (6.54)

CD20

THRU THE YEARS (1971)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Roger Dean/Peter Green/Mick Taylor/Bernie Watson guitar
John McVie/Tony Reeves/Paul Williams bass
Aynsley Dunbar/Hughie Flint/Martin Hart/Keef Hartley/Jon Hiseman drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith/Chris Mercer saxophones
Henry Lowther trumpet

1 Crocodile Walk (2.32)
2 My Baby Is Sweeter (2.59)
3 Crawling Up A Hill (2.15)
4 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (2.40)
5 Alabama Blues (2.29)
6 Out Of Reach (4.42)
7 Greeny (3.54)
8 Curly (4.50)
9 Missing You (1.57)
10 Please Don`t Tell (2.26)
11 Your Funeral And My Trial
12 Suspicions
13 Knockers Step Forward
14 Hide And Seek

CD21

MEMORIES (1971)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jerry McGee guitar
Larry Taylor bass

1 Memories (5.01)
2 Wish I Knew A Woman (5.17)
3 The City (4.54)
4 Home In A Tree (3.20)
5 Separate Ways (4.12)
6 The Fighting Line (4.03)
7 Grandad (4.36)
8 Back From Korea (5.09)
9 Nobody Cares (3.56)
10 Play The Harp (5.22)

CD22

JAZZ BLUES FUSIUON (1972)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Larry Taylor bass
Ron Selico percussion
Clifford Solomon saxophones, flutes
Blue Mitchell trumpet

1 Country Road (7.17)
2 Mess Around (2.50)
3 Good Times Boogie (9.18)
4 Change Your Ways (3.46)
5 Dry Throat (6.40)
6 Exercise In C (8.33)
7 Got To Be This Way (6.54)

CD23

MOVING ON (1972)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Victor Gaskin/Larry Taylor bass
Keef Hartley drums
Freddie Jackson/Charles Owns/Clifford Solomon/Ernie Watts saxophones
Blue Mitchell trumpet

1 Worried Mind (8.40)
2 Keep Our Country Green (3.31)
3 Christmas 71 (4.54)
4 Things Go Wrong (6.30)
5 Do It (8.50)
6 Moving On (4.19)
7 Red Sky (3.50)
8 Reasons (2.55)
9 High Pressure Living (6.20)

CD24 & CD25

TEN YEARS ARE GONE (1973)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Victor Gaskin bass
Keef Hartley drums
Red Holloway saxophones
Blue Mitchell trumpet
Sugarcane Harris violin

1 Ten Years Are Gone (4.27)
2 Driving Till The Break Of Day (5.03)
3 Drifting (4.40)
4 Better Pass You By (5.12)
5 California Campground (3.17)
6 Undecided (2.55)
7 Good Looking Stranger (4.25)
8 I Still Care (4.17)
9 Don`t Hang Me Up (4.10)

1 Introduction (2.05)
2 Sitting Here Thinking (7.58)
3 Harmonica Free Form (11.36)
4 Burning Sun (5.10)
5 Dark Of The Night (17.41)

CD26

THE LATEST EDITION (1974)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Hightide Harris/Randy Resnick guitar
Larry Taylor bass
Soko Richardson drums
Red Holloway saxophones

1 Gasoline Blues (3.41)
2 Perfect Peace (3.50)
3 Going To Take My Time (2.55)
4 Deepdown Feelings (4.42)
5 Troubled Times (4.11)
6 The Pusher Man (4.05)
7 One Of The Few (2.44)
8 Love Song (5.39)
9 Little Kitten (2.35)
10 A Crazy Game (4.35)

CD27 & CD28

BBC RECORDINGS (1964-1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Peter Green/Geoff Krivit/Mick Taylor guitar
Jack Bruce/ Andy Fraser/John McVie/Stephen Thompson/Keith Tillman bass
Colin Allen/Hughie Flint/Keef Hartley drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith/Chris Mercer saxophones
Henry Lowther trumpet

1 Crawling Up A Hill (2.06)
2 Heartache (2.48)
3 Crocodile Walk (2.22)
4 Bye Bye Bird (2.47)
5 I`m Your Witchdoctor (2.08)
6 Cheatin` Woman (2.01)
7 Big Town Playboy (2.47)
8 Parchman Farm (2.49)
9 Nowhere To Turn (1.40)
10 Little Girl (2.45)
11 Hideaway (3.20)
12 Tears In My Eyes (4.28)
13 Parchman Farm (2.20)
14 Burning My Fingers (2.20)
15 All Your Love (3.20)
16 Stepping Out (3.12)
17 On Top Of The World (2.32)
18 Key To Love (2.01)
19 Leaping Christine (1.55)
20 Sitting In The Rain (2.53)
21 Curly (2.48)
22 Ridin` On The L And N (2.19)
23 Dust My Blues (2.15)

1 No More Tears (2.15)
2 Curly (2.02)
3 The Last Time (2.48)
4 Suspicions (3.55)
5 Worried Love (3.26)
6 Supermarket Day (2.44)
7 Snowy Wood (3.21)
8 Jenny (4.33)
9 Sweet Sixteen (5.16)
10 Interview with Alexis Korner (1.35)
11 Another Man`s Land (4.05)
12 Picture On The Wall (2.58)
13 Knockers Step Forward (3.15)
14 The Last Time (3.22)
15 Rock Me Baby (4.22)
16 Oh, Pretty Woman (2.26)
17 Long Gone Midnight (3.12)
18 It Hurts Me To Leave (3.09)

CD29

BROMLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Mick Fleetwood drums

1 Brand New Start (4.48)
2 Tears In My Eyes (7.29)
3 Bye Bye Bird (6.02)
4 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (2.23)
5 Double Trouble (6.24)
6 Your Funeral And My Trial (5.31)
7 Stand Back Baby (2.43)
8 Some Day After Awhile (You`ll Be Sorry) (5.11)
9 Looking Back (2.42)

CD30

LIVE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Mick Fleetwood drums

1 Chicago Line (unedited) (6.53)
2 Your Funeral And My Trial (5.21)
3 Four Million Knobs (3.12)
4 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (6.42)
5 Intro/Chicago Line (7.25)
6 Hi Heel Sneakers (3.32)
7 San-Ho-Zay (4.35)
8 Curly (7.33)
9 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (2.58)
10 Telephone Blues (2.40)
11 Brand New Start (4.14)
12 Your Funeral And My Trial (4.07)
13 Bad Boy (2.31)
14 The Stumble (4.42)

CD31

7TH NATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
John McVie bass
Keef Hartley drums
Rip Kant/Chris Mercer saxophones

1 Driving Sideways (4.19)
2 I Can`t Quit You Baby (4.51)
3 Sonny Boy Blow (4.34)
4 Stand Back Baby (2.59)
5 Oh, Pretty Woman (3.55)
6 It`s My Own Fault (7.46)
7 Ridin` On The L And N (3.00)

CD32

GOTHENBURG (1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums

1 Oh Baby (4.47)
2 Baby You`re Wrong (7.42)
3 Worried About You (8.52)
4 Somebody`s Acting Like A Child (3.24)
5 Ooh Wee Baby (Don`t Know What To Do) (3.51)
6 It Hurts Me To Leave (5.52)
7 Hey Little Girl (Walking Down The Street) (7.38)

CD33

BERLIN (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums

1 Intro (0.42)
2 Variation on Somebody`s Acting Like A Child (7.02)
3 Baby Child (6.27)
4 Checkin` Up On My Baby (5.17)
5 When I Lost My Baby Child (9.18)
6 2401 (5.38)
7 Treat Me This Way (4.11)
8 Goin` Down The Road (5.39)
9 Ready To Ride (7.12)
10 Help Me Baby (5.48)
11 When I See My Baby (4.35)

CD34

BREMEN (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bas
Colin Allen drums

1 Got A Pretty Baby (5.53)
2 Checkin` Up On My Baby (5.14)
3 Parchman Farm (14.07)
4 The Time Has Come (6.06)
5 2401 (5.32)

CD35

FILLMORE WEST (1970)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark guitar
Alex Dmochowski bass
Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes
Duster Bennett drums

1 Everybody Wants To Know (6.23)
2 Band Intros (0.42)
4 What`s The Matter With You (11.10)
5 Travelling Man (10.42)
6 I`ve Got To Be With You Tonight (7.01)
7 Honey Hush (8.48)

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Andy Cushman

Did anyone notice that on CD 20 (Thru The Years), track #12, which is supposed to be “Suspicions (Part 1)” is actually “Gasoline Blues”, which was released 3 years after “Thru The Years”?

Jarmo Keranen

Few days ago i got my box and there’s a same mistake!

Fletch-a-sketch
SDE Resident

I had noticed that I see from the Steve Hoffman forum that if you purchased from Burning shed they got a corrected disc.
Paul Sinclair are you doing the same ?

Steve

What a great video. Thank you Paul. It looks like a super [deluxe] box set – so well put together. Having watched the unboxing, had to go straight to Blues from Laurel Canyon. Brilliant album with astonishing guitar from (I think) a 19 year old who did pretty well in The Rolling Stones.

colm47

14 days later and still waiting for mine to arrive.
Thanks for nothing Brexit, all the delays and confusion it has caused.

Gary

I’ve read a number of posts regarding the cost of this but to possibly put it in some perspective, some years ago,I think it was Island records, released a Sandy Denny box set of 19 CDs with the usual array of associated ephemera. Initial quantities also came with an additional print. At the time £190 or thereabouts if memory serves me correctly, seemed like a lot of money – it was and still is – but you won’t pick up a second hand copy for less than about £600! Just a thought…..

Jarmo Keranen

I bought Sandy’s box set in spring 2020. It was in NM condition without additional print. It cost me €900 (£720)!

John MC cann

There wasn’t, 5000 of them was there?

MalB

I’ve finally taken the plunge with this ‘monster’ after seeing your magnificent unboxing video. Although I have much of the music already (the ‘unreleased’ stuff, certainly for the Clapton era, is already out there in bootleg form), I’ve justified it to myself based on the remastering and the book content. I think this may be my single most expensive outlay for any official release in over 50 years of collecting – John Mayall – who’d have thought it?. I’m just hoping that it doesn’t get subjected to any damage in transit given it’s weightiness!

GTR

Paul, i’m not seeing this video in your youtube channel. Any idea why or is it just me? The most recent one is the Steven Wilson unboxing.

PS – I see that Alan has uploaded ‘The Tastemaker’!

J Douglas

Firstly, thanks to Madfish for taking on these projects. As a community I think we take for granted the value of the boxes from an archival/preservation perspective. If not for many of these projects, there is a risk some important music would be lost to time. We should remember to be grateful to Madfish and several other labels like Esoteric, Cherry Red, Light in the Attic, Numero, Omnivore, Rubellan for their efforts. Supporting niche reissues today means more music tomorrow.

Personally, I can’t wait for a release from Madfish by an artist I love so that I can offer financial support to the cause in return for a beautiful box and music to treasure.

Secondly, and not to rehash the NY Archives Volume II debacle again but 3000 copies worldwide in November for that limited run when Madfish is pressing 5000 for John Mayall. No disrespect whatsoever intended to John Mayall, but did anyone except Reprise Records really think demand for a Neil Young box of his 1972-76 era would be 60% of that for an early era John Mayall box? Don’t mean to harp on this, but I really hope the launch of Archives Volume III is more transparent so I feel less like the mark in a fixed card game.

Geronimo Araujo

Great box set and yes, you might think it is expensive but compare this to Neil Young Archives Vol II. Neil´s has only 10 CDs, a far less interesting book and it is only 25 pounds cheapear. John´s box is impressive, massive and my onl regard is with the sound quality. Can anyone talk about it? HAve anyone listen to the CDs? Have you Paul?

zally

there should of been two box sets. 65 t0 68 and 69 to 74. the live shows are audience tapes. universal should consider releasing the bbc as a seperate 2 cd set.

Jim Connor

Sadly, these days, most SDE’s are beyond my reach.

Arcweld

I really like the look of it and have been hovering over the buy button for a while….Any reviews of the sound quality of the content from someone who has a copy? Particularly the bonus live content, I think I read somewhere this was “bootleg” level quality – any views on this someone could share? Thanks.

peter stevens

Where do Snapper go after this and Nirvana?Perhaps The Yardbirds….

Mike the Fish

What a well put together set! Low on trinkets, very high on printed info and musical content. I really like the die cut sleeves for the singles and also that they weren’t put in the box in vinyl form. A proper deluxe set.

Amy Crowdes

When I first saw this set I was ecstatic. Love Mayall and all of his music. I have since I was 7 years old listening at my hippie sisters vinyl in early 70’s. But when I saw the large number of CD’s I was just disappointed. Yes the cost is alot but I know it would be worth it. I just really like my vinyl! So as I peruse the records I’ll watch for the few I don’t have. I love you John, but this poor farm girl in Iowa just can’t do it. I’m sure I will regret my decision but onward we go. Peace everyone and John… Loved you over 50 years and it’s still growing.✌️

Jules

I’m also only mildly interested… to me there is too much stuff smashed together, and as has been pointed out on the previous thread & the Hoffman forums, it’s not totally complete either.

I think I can probably live well with simply getting the rest of the Decca remasters from 2007.

Lone Rick

Have always been a huge John Matall fan & have most of the albums/CDs/vinyls including some of the live sets. It’s an amazing, dedicated project getting all albums & releases into one vast package but quite pricey. Maybe grab one later on when I’ve saved up enough dosh.r

Joe Murphy

A John Mayal fan since 1970 as a young boy and have a few of these albums , some changed my life and took me on to Jazz but too pricey for me . Maybe it could be packaged in smaller numbers!!

Miguel Rocha

This is a deeply impressive collection…and a fantastic video, as always! High temptation quotient until the price ($500 Canadian, not including shipping). Definitely one to wait for a good deal, somewhere down the road.

Nathan Thomas

Though as it’s limited to 5000 worldwide there is always the worry that it will sell out long before any such deals are able to materialise down the line

Andrew r

Lovely but just a little pricey . I am sorry but not all his work is indispensable . I have to pass ( and will no doubt regret it down the road ) nice unboxing Paul .

Nathan Thomas

As the name suggests this covers ‘1965 – 1974’ not ‘The indispensable edited highlights of 1969 – 1974’ so inevitably not everything will be ‘indispensable’. Even without the books etc this works out at £7.86 per CD which doesn’t exactly seem exorbitant!

andrew r

A little sharp and if you divide anything it will always come out cheaper . If I can pay 7.65 in instalments over 35 cd ‘s . I’m in . Thanks

Nathan Thomas

As J Douglas mentions above, these are archival/preservation projects that are meant to preserve the historical record of the work over that period – not a pick & mix of indispensable tracks that Mayall fans think are the best. In a world were a paperback book now costs over £9.99 & a hardback around £28, £275 for a 35cd set with 2 books & a signed pic still doesn’t seem exorbitant.

Christophe

I thought the King Crimson boxes were the high level of box_set contents but this one is on top of all. And the dedicated picture is a must the cherry on the cake. The only weak point is the price. Under 200 euros could have decide people like me (not huge fan but british blues amateur) to buy it and have hours of music to listen to. Thank you for the présentation Paul.

Nathan Thomas

If the set was under 200 euros & factoring the cost of the books etc that would price the cds themselves at about 2-3 euros each which will be why the set isn’t priced at under 200 euros. Currently each cd works out at around £4-5 each if you take out the cost of the books/posters/box etc – which doesn’t seem exorbitant.

Ex-Oligarch

I confess I watched the video on double speed, but that looks like a very nicely packaged set. If I were a fan, and had large quantities of excess cash burning a hole in my pocket, I’d certainly pick one up.

Paul, is there a designer credit on the packaging?

Dylive

“Who said CD was dead”…Costello, Paul is talking to you!

rare glam

Not to be a pedant but that should be 1965 – 74 rather than 1956 -74 in your introduction Paul.

Edward W.

Ugh. 379 USD. Maybe I can sell a kidney, plasma maybe.

Yani P

Sell the plasma..old tech TV easily replaceable..

AndyB

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps my son’s 14-year-old kidney. Barley used!