Title - 'Live at the Marquee 1969'
Artist - John Mayall
A vintage live set from 1969, this special edition 1999 re-reissue 'Live at the Marquee' features seven tracks from the original 'Turning Point' soundtrack all recorded live. John Mayall, who most would note to be one of Britain's legendary blues guitarists performs his heart out here on these oh-so-few cuts; that come in under an hour in total. All of the tunes are originals though.
Interestingly, "Room to Move," an obvious performance choice it would seem since it became the hit single from The Turning Point, isn't here. It doesn't matter. From "Can't Sleep This Night," "So Hard to Share," "I'm Gonna Fight for You JB," and the two elongated takes of "California." are all stunners.
In point of fact, the film is named for the album of the same name and chronicles the change Mayall's Bluesbreakers underwent after making Blues from Laurel Canyon with future Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor. In conclusion, "Live at the Marquee" is a fascinating set of classic Mayall from a very transitional period in his sound, and it stands alone without the film.