A real shift in sound for John Mayall
– as the album lives up to its title, and mostly features solo work from the artist! Through the magic of overdubbing, Mayall
's singing here along with his own work on organ, harmonica, and guitar – and apart from some brief additional drum work from Keef Hartley, most tracks here have a relatively spare sound overall – bluesier and rootsier than even the previous Blues Breakers albums! As you might expect, Mayall
sounds great in the setting – and titles include "Down The Line", "No More Tears", "Harp Man", "Broken Wings", "Cancelling Out", "Don't Kick Me", and "Sonny Boy Blow".
(US pressing. Cover has some wear, with some minor splitting on the spine.)