Ten Years After (Ten Years After album)

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Ten Years After
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1967
RecordedSeptember 1967
Decca Studios, London
GenreBlues rock, jazz rock
ProducerMike Vernon, Gus Dudgeon
Ten Years After chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Ten Years After is the debut album by the English blues rock band Ten Years After. It was one of the first blues rock albums released by British musicians. The album is also low on original material in comparison to the band's later works which were, in most cases, entirely composed of Alvin Lee's songs.

It features "Spoonful", a Howlin' Wolf song (written for him by Willie Dixon) that the British blues rock group Cream covered as well (on their albums Fresh Cream and Wheels of Fire).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "I Want to Know" (Sheila McLeod as pseudonym Paul Jones) – 2:11
  2. "I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes" (Al Kooper) – 5:24
  3. "Adventures of a Young Organ" (Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill) – 2:34
  4. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) – 6:05
  5. "Losing the Dogs" (Alvin Lee, Gus Dudgeon) – 3:03
Side two
  1. "Feel It for Me" (Alvin Lee) – 2:40
  2. "Love Until I Die" (Alvin Lee) – 2:06
  3. "Don't Want You Woman" (Alvin Lee) – 2:37
  4. "Help Me" (Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson) – 9:51

2002 bonus tracks[edit]

Remastered CD, Deram 8828972

  • "Portable People" [Mono Single Version] (Alvin Lee) – 2:17
  • "The Sounds" [Mono Single Version] (Alvin Lee) – 4:29
  • "Rock Your Mama" (Alvin Lee) – 3:01
  • "Spider in My Web" (Alvin Lee) – 7:11
  • "Hold Me Tight" (Alvin Lee) – 2:18
  • "(At the) Woodchopper's Ball" (Joe Bishop, Woody Herman) – 7:46



  1. ^ Allmusic (ed.). https://www.allmusic.com/album/ten-years-after-mw0000195633. Missing or empty |title= (help)