Title - 'The Masters'
Artist - John Mayall
This two-disc set featuring live performances as well as interviews with Eric Clapton, John McVie and Peter Green contains 19 tracks and was originally released in 1999.
Subtitled: "Music from the Original Film Soundtrack the Turning Point," the set is divided up into two well-edited parts. Disc one includes the new drummerless Bluesbreakers' first performance at Civic Hall in Plymouth, MI in June of 1969. In other words, these are the first versions of some of the music released on the 'Turning Point' LP that was recorded during the same tour a month later.
On down the track list are four cuts caught a few days later at Lucarno University in York. The disc ends with a pair of tunes from York University a week later.
Disc two is a nostalgic item of wonderment for sure! It begins with a great live performance of "Parchman Farm" (May 1969) with Mick Taylor; which was to be his last with the band before joining the Rolling Stones. There are also rehearsals with the new band, and interviews with Mayall, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and John McVie, as well as informal workouts of material that would appear on 'Room to Move' - including a wild instrumental jam called "Bill Haley Lives."
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 (as mentioned above).