The 1982 Reunion Concert

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The 1982 Reunion Concert
John Mayall 1982 Reunion Concert.jpg
Live album by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
Released 1994
Recorded 17 June 1982
Venue The Wax Museum, Washington D.C.
Genre Blues
Length 56:40
Label Repertoire
Producer John Mayall, Don Nix
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers chronology
Cross Country Blues
The 1982 Reunion Concert
Spinning Coin
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

The 1982 Reunion Concert is a live album from a concert by British Bluesman John Mayall. His sidemen are Mick Taylor on guitar, John McVie on bass and Colin Allen on drums. The concert took place at the Wax Museum, Washington DC, on 17 June 1982. It was released in 1994 by Repertoire Records as a CD credited to John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

During the first two decades of his career John Mayall has been constantly experimenting with band formats and various musicians. In 1982 he teamed up with three musicians from his previous line-ups and toured briefly in America and Australia. At that time all of them were residing in the USA. Mick Taylor had left the Rolling Stones and was pursuing a solo career. John McVie had taken time off from his band Fleetwood Mac. Colin Allen, after disbanding Stone the Crows, had been a member of Focus. There is no evidence of studio recordings with this personnel, but another live performance with guest bluesmen (Albert King, Buddy Guy, Sippie Wallace, Junior Wells etc.) has been released on video as Blues Alive. For contractual reasons John Mayall did not release any new material during the first half of the 1980s. The CD and the video both appeared in the early 1990s, when Mayall had regained some of his popularity with a new incarnation of his 'Bluesbreakers'. More recordings from the tour were released in 2011.

Track listing

  1. "Hard Times Again" (4:54)
  2. "You Never Can Be Trusted" (3:57)
  3. "Howlin' Moon" (4:15)
  4. "Ridin' on the Santa Fe" (3:34)
  5. "I Should Know Better" (5:25)
  6. "My Time After Awhile" (5:28)
  7. "She Can Do It" (3:50)
  8. "Lookin' for Willie" (9:29)
  9. "Room to Move" (6:58)
  10. "Get Me Some Dollars" (4:53)
  11. "Have You Heard" (7:34)

All songs are by Mayall, except for 6 by Giddins-Badger and 5 co-written with Taylor. On track 9 Mick Taylor doubles Mayall on keyboards. Tracks 2,3,4,6 and 8 appeared on the Australian release Return of The Bluesbreakers (1994), where eight tracks, from what was to become Cross Country Blues, are also included.



  • Don Nix – producer
  • John Mayall – author, composer, liner notes, producer
  • Maggie Mayall – photography
  • David Hewitt – recording engineer
  • John Hoier – remixing engineer
  • Ron Badger – composer
  • Mark Brennan – liner notes
  • Robert Geddins – composer
  • Frank Gryner – remastering


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