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John Mayall - Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton - Original 1966 UK Decca label 12-track Mono LP - Unboxed 'ffrr' lab

€ 200
ArtistJohn Mayall
TitleBluesbreakers with Eric Clapton - Original 1966 UK Decca label 12-track Mono LP - Unboxed 'ffrr' lab
Price € 200
Genreblues
FormatLP
Record labelDecca
Catalogue noLK 4804
CountryUK
Year of release1966
GradingVG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listJohn Mayall
Additional infoRare original UK Decca label 12-track mono 1st issue debut LP on the generic red, deep grooved and unboxed Decca logo company labels with upper above 'Long Playing', 'full frequency Range Recording' texts and logos.

Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: ARL-7297-1A, mother/stamper 1 (8,45 o?clock)/2 (10 o?clock) B I (3,15 o?clock), KT taxcode
Side 2: ARL-7298-1A, mother/stamper 1BB, KT taxcode

stressing that this copy was manufactured by the first master laquer, the first metal mothers and very early stampers. The KT code was used up to November 22nd 1968.

Vinyl is housed in a pinched spine MacNeil Press manufactured picture cover - 'Clarifoil' laminated on front, upper and lower extension flips and over the spine.

Condition: VG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover ):
Vinyl is deliciously shiny and has a little faint sleeve wear - far from needle induced, far from audible. Labels has a light degree of spindle wear - a little less of Side 2 than Side 1 - labels are otherwise flawless and graded near perfect and vinyl is overall graded close to near perfect/excellent.

Front cover has a few light laminate edge-wrinkles, a single short one along opening and a more significant one in the lower left corner area. Front is otherwise remarkable clean with only a tiny upper right age spot. Back cover is astonishing - again a little edge wrinkling and just a touch of extension flips rubbing - and an upper superficial crease.
Seams are intact, spine clearly readable and barely pressurized - corners has a touch of wear - really next to nothing - graded close to near perfect/excellent - a very nice copy.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. All Your Love (Otis Rush) - 3:36
2. Hideaway (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson; interpolating The Walk by Jimmy McCracklin) - 3:17
3. Little Girl (Mayall) - 2:37
4. Another Man (Mayall) - 1:45
5. Double Crossing Time (Clapton/Mayall) - 3:04
6. What'd I Say (Ray Charles; interpolating Day Tripper by John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 4:29

Side 2:
1. Key to Love (Mayall) - 2:09
2. Parchman Farm (Mose Allison) - 2:24
3. Have You Heard (Mayall) - 5:56
4. Ramblin' on My Mind (Robert Johnson/Traditional) - 3:10
5. Steppin' Out (L. C. Frazier) - 2:30
6. It Ain't Right (Little Walter) - 2:42

Credits:
John Mayall ? lead vocals, piano, Hammond B3 organ, harmonica
Eric Clapton ? guitar, lead vocals on "Ramblin' on My Mind"
John McVie ? bass guitar
Hughie Flint ? drums

Additional musicians:
Alan Skidmore ? tenor saxophone
John Almond ? baritone saxophone
Derek Healey ? trumpet

Production[edit]
Gus Dudgeon ? engineer
Mike Vernon ? production

Artwork:
Neil Slaven ? Liner notes
Decca Publicity Art Department ? photography
John Mayall ? Lay out