Tough (John Mayall album)

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Tough
John Mayall Tough.jpg
Studio album by John Mayall
Released September 15, 2009
Recorded 21 March 2009 - 30 March 2009; LAFX, North Hollywood, California
Genre Blues rock
Length 54:49
Label Eagle Records/Eagle Rock (US)
Producer John Mayall, Michael Aarvold, Maggie Mayall
John Mayall chronology
Live from Austin, Tx
(2007)
Tough
(2009)
A Special Life
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Tough is a studio album by John Mayall. Released in 2009, the album features Jay Davenport on drums, Greg Rzab on bass, Tom Canning on keyboards and Rocky Athas on lead guitar. Mayall sings and plays harmonica, organ and guitar.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Mayall; except where indicated

  1. "Nothing to Do with Love" (Jerry Lynn Williams, John F. Miller) – 5:54
  2. "Just What You're Looking For" (Peter Harper) – 4:23
  3. "Playing with a Losing Hand" (Walter Trout) – 4:09
  4. "An Eye for An Eye" (Jeffrey Pitchell) – 4:34
  5. "How Far Down" (Gary Nicolson, Kenneth Greenberg) – 5:04
  6. "Train to My Heart" (David Fields) – 4:34
  7. "Slow Train to Nowhere" – 4:28
  8. "Numbers Down" (Andrew Winton) – 3:59
  9. "That Good Old Rockin' Blues" – 4:55
  10. "Tough Times Ahead" – 7:18
  11. "The Sum of Something" (Curtis Salgado) – 5:31

Personnel[edit]

Other credits
  • Michael Aarvold – engineer, mastering, producer
  • Fabrice Demessence – photography
  • Stuart Green – design
  • Maggie Mayall – photography, producer, track notes
  • Jeremy Olsen – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Tough - John Mayall | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 October 2013.