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A Sense Of Place by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 19, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Island Records
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • ASIN: B000001FVD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,641 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob Davis on January 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
John Mayall and Paul Butterfield turned me on to the blues. However, after 'The Turning Point' John has turned out some pretty ordinary albums for a long while. Sense of Place restarted my love of John Mayall's music. I have every album since. There are also some prior albums which are terrific (Life in the Jungle and Behind the Iron curtain for example). Coco Montoya also has some magic moments here - Sensitive Kind and All My Life for example.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Harding VINE VOICE on April 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
John Mayall's illustrious career has taken him all over the musical map. His creativity was at low ebb, however, during most of the 1980s. He shows himself back in top form with the issue of Chicago Line and now, A Sense of Place. While it is true that he breaks no new ground here that can hardly be expected at this stage in his career. Mayall has always championed the music of J.B. Lenoir and he opens with a driving version of Lenoir's "I Want to Go". That is followed by a rhythmically pounding "Congo Square", in my opinion the best song on the album. "Send Me Down To Vicksburg" features some fine rollicking keyboards. Other good tunes feature a sensitive take on Santana's "Sensitive Kind", the bluesy Texas tune about the lawless "Jacksboro Highway", and the rocking blues of "All My Life". "I Can't Complain" is at once funny and thought-provoking. About the only ones I don't like are a swabby rendition of "Let's Work Together" and "Black Cat Moan". If you liked the Mayall of old, you'll like him once again when you hear "A Sense of Place". There are not many guys nearly sixty (at time of recording) who can still tear it up like John Mayall can.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 8, 1998
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This recording is more polished and contains a greater variety of rhythms than the usual Mayall product. It is not what you would expect. The music is, however, honest and sensual. Very enjoyable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 1999
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A real pleasure to listen to. My main problem with it was it ended too soon. Do yourself a favor and get this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By leif gjelstrup on April 3, 2004
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Always A Brand New Road....And this is what this album is from start to the end. This is again a new way and a great new music from John Mayall.
................this is sure one of his best albums ever !
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By Gentleman Jim on September 8, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I normally don't rate my purchases on Amazon, but this is an exception. How I have missed this disk that has been out since 1990, I'll never know. In my estimation, if you like Mayall at all, you'll just love this disk, and it is a must have. It is my new "favorite" disk of the year. This rates 10 out of 10 even before I realized that Sonny Landreth plays guest "slide" on the whole disk. Buy it, and you will be smilining!.
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I lost my cassette of this years ago. This was actually my first Mayall LP, and I've followed up with many since. I remember thinking when I got it "Why haven't I tried his music before?" There's no replacing that experience when you discover an artist for the first time. Hearing this again was a great thrill. "Congo Square" and "Jacksboro Highway" remain my favorites.
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