by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers


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The final album of an (unintentional) trilogy, Crusade is most notable for the appearance of a very young, pre-Rolling Stones Mick Taylor on lead guitar. Taylor's performance is indeed the highlight, just as Eric Clapton and Peter Green's playing was on the previous album. The centerpiece of the album is a beautiful instrumental by Taylor titled "Snowy Wood," which, while wholly original, seems to combine both Green and Clapton's influence with great style and sensibility. The rest of the record, while very enjoyable, is standard blues-rock fare of the day, but somewhat behind the then-progressive flavor of 1967. Mayall, while being one of the great bandleaders of London, simply wasn't really the frontman that the group needed so desperately, especially then. Nevertheless, Crusade is important listening for Mick Taylor aficionados.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0042282053725
catalogNumber: 8205372

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
John Mayall   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Mick Taylor   Guitar
Keef Hartley   Drums
John McVie   Bass,Bass Guitar
Hughie Flint   Drums
Rip Kant   Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Chris Mercer   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Eddie Kirkland   Composer
John Mayall   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Gus Dudgeon   Engineer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
John Tracy   Liner Notes
Sheldon Feinberg   Composer
Robert Geddins   Composer
A.C. Williams   Composer
Ronald Bager   Composer

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