Crusade (album)

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Crusade
Studio album by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Released 1 September 1967
Recorded 12 July 1967 at Decca West Hampstead studios
Genre Blues rock
Length 45:50 (original)
79:09 (2007 reissue)
Label Decca (United Kingdom)
London (United States)
Producer Mike Vernon
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers chronology
A Hard Road
(1967)
Crusade
(1967)
The Diary of a Band Volume 1 (1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (Negative)[2]

Crusade is the fourth album and third studio album by the British blues rock band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, released on 1 September 1967 on London Records. It was the follow-up to A Hard Road, also released in 1967. As with their two previous albums, Crusade was produced by Mike Vernon. The album was the first recordings of a young 18 year old guitarist, Mick Taylor.

Track listing[edit]

Original release All songs by John Mayall except as noted

  1. "Oh, Pretty Woman" (A.C. Williams) – 3:40
  2. "Stand Back Baby" – 1:50
  3. "My Time After Awhile" (Ron Badger/Sheldon Feinberg/Robert Geddins) – 5:15
  4. "Snowy Wood" (Mayall/Mick Taylor) – 3:41
  5. "Man of Stone" (Eddie Kirkland) – 2:29
  6. "Tears in My Eyes" – 4:20
  7. "Driving Sideways" (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson) – 4:03
  8. "The Death of J. B. Lenoir" – 4:27
  9. "I Can't Quit You Baby" (Willie Dixon) – 4:35
  10. "Streamline" – 3:19
  11. "Me and My Woman" (Gene Barge) – 4:05
  12. "Checkin' Up on My Baby" (Sonny Boy Williamson II) – 3:59

Expanded release

  1. "Curly"
  2. "Rubber Duck"
  3. "Greeny"
  4. "Missing You"
  5. "Please Don't Tell"
  6. "Your Funeral And My Trial"
  7. "Double Trouble"
  8. "It Hurts Me Too"
  9. "Suspicions (Part One)"
  10. "Suspicions (Part Two)"

Other versions[edit]

An expanded edition includes ten more tracks, most of them already available on the 1969 compilation Thru the Years; these recordings were made with earlier line ups. A remastered and expanded version of this album was scheduled for release in the UK on 6 August 2007.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "((( Crusade > Overview )))". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ Rolling Stone, April 6, 1968

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