1969 was a "turning point" year for John Mayall, as yet another change was in the works when Mick Taylor left John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to pursue his tenure with The Rolling Stones, a revolving pattern that John was very familiar with as many future stars like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, etc. would find earlier homes with past Mayall lineups.
While moving to California and becoming very entrenched in his new surroundings, he soon became very popular on rock, college and underground radio stations. John Mayall felt the inner need to expand with another set of accomplished musicians who could help him take his artistry to the next level, which brings us to his 1969 smash blues rocker, The Turning Point.
Featuring seven tracks recorded at the famed Fillmore East in New York City, this particular masterwork would go on to be one of his most popular albums in his 100-plus LP catalog.
The album features one of the biggest songs of his career "Room To Move"; this particular tune brought a massive record-buying public to the artist, and would make him a household name for the next five decades.
The lineup of musicians is second to none, with friends like the late Jon Mark (guitar), the late Johnny Almond (sax/reeds), and bassist Steve Thompson, who was a great hold over from the "Blues From Laurel Canyon" band.
More great works like "The Laws Must Change", "California", and "Thoughts About Roxanne" would find their way onto early FM underground rock radio stations, as the critically acclaimed bluesman's music would become more important than ever with a whole new larger audience thanks to his new direction in sound and performance.
Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first in a series of first-time 180 gram audiophile vinyl classics from the Polydor Records/Universal Music vaults with the legendary John Mayall masterpiece, The Turning Point.
This release has been mastered impeccably from the Polydor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso. For a very limited time, Friday Music will be offering this amazing recording on first-time 180 gram translucent blue audiophile vinyl.
Friday Music will also be including the long out-of-print lyric insert, now on a striking first-time inner sleeve, truly enhancing your John Mayall experience.
- Limited Edition
- 180g Audiophile Vinyl
- Translucent Blue Vinyl
- Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the original Polydor Records tapes
- First time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
- Inner Sleeve - Long Out-Of-Print Lyric Insert
- The Laws Must Change
- Saw Mill Gulch Road
- I'm Gonna Fight For You J.B.
- So Hard To Share
- Thoughts About Roxanne
- Room To Move