A Special Life

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A Special Life
John Mayall A Special Life.jpg
Studio album by John Mayall
Released 30 May 2014 (2014-05-30)
Recorded November 2013
Genre Blues rock
Length 48:38
Label Forty Below
Producer John Mayall, Eric Corne
John Mayall chronology
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Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

A Special Life is a studio album by British blues musician John Mayall. It was released on 30 May 2014 by Forty Below Records and it is his first studio album since 2009's Tough.

Track listing[edit]

1."Why Did You Go Last Night"Clifton Chenier4:50
2."Speak of the Devil"Sonny Landreth3:20
3."That's All Right"James Lane3:40
4."World Gone Crazy"John Mayall4:10
5."Floodin' in California"Albert King4:32
6."Big Town Playboy"Eddie Taylor4:15
7."A Special Life"Mayall4:06
8."I Just Got to Know"Jimmy McCracklin4:04
10."Like a Fool"Greg Rzab, Rocky Athas4:00
11."Just a Memory"Mayall6:38


  • John Mayall – vocals, guitars, harmonica, organ, piano
  • Rocky Athas – guitars
  • Greg Rzab – bass guitar, percussions
  • Jay Davenport – drums
  • C. J. Chenier – accordion, vocals


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve (2014). "John Mayall: A Special Life". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2014.