The First Generation Box Set from Snapper Music
JOHN MAYALL - THE FIRST GENERATION 1965 – 1974
A 35 DISC DELUXE BOX SET FROM THE GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES
This is the first time a set of this size has been released documenting John Mayall’s early years, and not only does it have all the albums from his much-lauded formative career, but it also contains unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, two beautiful hardback books, and much more.
John Mayall earned the moniker ‘The Godfather of British Blues' during a short but compelling time in the ‘60s and ‘70s. While staffing (and restaffing) his band, John recognized raw talent when he saw it, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and all are on display here in a stunning set, crammed with musical highlights.
This box set was put together with John’s full cooperation. It contains:
- 35 discs, including 3 CD Singles & 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums
- Seven previously unleased live recordings, including Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970, among others
- 28 unreleased BBC tracks, featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor
- An autographed photo
- 168 page coffee table book including rare photos, posters, and memorabilia, written by Neil Slaven
- 128 page hard cover book of newsletters, interviews, band member biographies, tour updates and all kinds of fascinating details from The Official John Mayall Fan Club, including images of letters sent out by its first secretary, Doreen Pettifer
- Two replica posters: Ten Years Are Gone and the official poster from the 1968 tour
- Replica press pack for John Mayall Plays John Mayall
The First Generation Box Set will be limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, and will be released on January 29th, 2021 on the Madfish label through Snapper Music.
Order the Box Set here: https://JohnMayallMusic.lnk.to/TheFirstGeneration