Crusade (album)

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Crusade (John Mayall album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 September 1967
Recorded12 July 1967
StudioDecca West Hampstead Studios, London
GenreBlues rock
Length45:50 (original)
79:09 (2007 reissue)
LabelDecca (United Kingdom)
London (United States)
ProducerMike Vernon
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers chronology
The Blues Alone
The Diary of a Band Volume 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 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 Decca 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 the then-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" (Peter Green)
  2. "Rubber Duck" (Peter Green, Aynsley Dunbar)
  3. "Greeny" (Peter Green)
  4. "Missing You" (Peter Green)
  5. "Please Don't Tell"
  6. "Your Funeral and My Trial" (Sonny Boy Williamson II)
  7. "Double Trouble" (Otis Rush)
  8. "It Hurts Me Too" (Malvene R London)
  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 1971 compilation Thru the Years; these recordings were made with earlier lineups. A remastered and expanded version of this album was scheduled for release in the UK on 6 August 2007.



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

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