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John Mayall - Empty Rooms Mp3

  • Performer: John Mayall
  • Album: Empty Rooms
  • Label: Polydor
  • Catalog #: 527 457-2
  • MP3: 2729 mb | FLAC: 1883 mb
  • Released: 1996
  • Country: Europe
  • Style: Blues Rock, Classic Rock
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 469
  • Category: Rock
John Mayall - Empty Rooms Mp3


1Lying In My Bed
Written-By – Mayall
2Don't Pick A Flower
Written By – MayallWritten-By – Mark
3People Cling Together
Written-By – Mayall
4Something New
Written-By – Mayall, Mark
5To A Princess
Written-By – Mayall
6Waiting For The Right Time
Written-By – Mayall, Mark
7Plan Your Revolution
Written-By – Mayall
8When I Go
Written-By – Mayall
9Don't Waste My Time
Written-By – Mayall, Thompson
10Thinking Of My Woman
Written-By – Mayall
11Counting The Days
Written-By – Mayall
12Many Miles Apart
Written-By – Mayall


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
583 580John Mayall Empty Rooms ‎(LP, Album)Polydor583 580UK1969
2425051John Mayall Empty Rooms (Habitaciones Vacias) ‎(LP)Polydor2425051Spain1970
2425051 TJohn Mayall Empty Rooms ‎(LP, Album, RE)Polydor2425051 TFrance & BeneluxUnknown
2425 051John Mayall Empty Rooms ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RE)Polydor2425 051GermanyUnknown
527 457-2John Mayall Empty Rooms ‎(CD, Album, RE)Polydor527 457-2EuropeUnknown


  • Bass GuitarLarry Taylor, Steve Thompson
  • EngineerEddie Kramer, John Judnich
  • Producer, Lyrics By, Vocals, Keyboards, Lead Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer [Moog], Harmonica, Twelve-String Guitar [12 String Guitar], Artwork, DesignJohn Mayall
  • Saxophone [Saxophones], Flute [Flutes]Johnny Almond
  • Twelve-String Guitar [12 String Guitars], Guitar [Fingerstyle Guitar]Jon Mark
  • EngineerBarry Ainsworth, Eddie Kramer, Eddy Offord, John Judnich
  • Lyrics ByJohn Mayall
  • Photography By [Front Cover]Bob Gordon
  • Photography By [Insert]Barry Wentzell
  • Photography By [Rear Cover]Kevin McCarthy
  • Producer, Artwork ByJohn Mayall
  • Written-ByMayall, Mark (tracks: A3, A4, A6), Thompson (tracks: A1)


Jewel case with 4-page booklet.

Johnny Almond courtesy Decca Records
Larry Taylor guest courtesy Liberty Records

A John Mayall Production

© 1969 Polygram Records, Inc.
Distributed by Polydor/Polygram"P" stamped in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing. Label variation of John Mayall - Empty Rooms side & Category switched from left to right.

Studios - DeLane Lea/Advisory London/Broadway NY/Larrabe Los Angeles.
Music Publishers - St. George Music Ltd.


  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched (version 1)): POLP 80047 RL
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched (version 1)): POLP 80048 RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides runout, stamped (version 1)): P STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched (version 2)): POLP 80047 RL CP+
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched (version 2)): POLP 80047 RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides runout, stamped (version 2)): STERLING
  • Barcode (Text): 7 31452 74572 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731452745729
  • Label Code (Boxed): LC 0309
  • Price Code (Boxed separately): PY 899
  • Rights Society (Boxed): BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 527 457-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 527 457-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould, inner ring variant 2): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L002
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 01T2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 527 457-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould, variant 3): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC C
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L002
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 01M2


  • Copyright (c) – Polygram Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Polydor
  • Distributed By – PolyGram
  • Made By – PMDC, Germany
  • Record Company – Polydor Incorporated
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
  • Published By – St. George Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – De Lane Lea Studios
  • Recorded At – Advision Studios
  • Recorded At – Broadway Studios
  • Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


heart of sky
Let’s finally get this record squared away. First, throw away the songs “Plan Your Revolution,” and “Don’t Pick Flowers.” From there you have the introspective album John was attempting to create; and without those tracks he has created a body of work like no one else had attempted to do at this stage of electric blues. I’ve had the delightful opportunity to speak with John several times, and it wasn’t until about twenty years ago that I ventured into the nature of his music with him ... more pointedly, songs that seemed to pass right over my head.

I hadn’t taken notes, so I’ll be paraphrasing here, but John said that I needed to remember that these were a strange time, and that music was a reflection of the nature of 60’s. He went on to say that everyone “had” to have some sort of song about revolution, and at least one song that included flowers. John wasn’t really into “Plan Your Revolution,” and took the song for a convoluted ride lyrically. And “Don’t Pick Flowers,” was just some nonsense that producers and hangers on thought was hip and cool ... and with that John put his hand on his forehead, as if he wanted to wipe these songs from his mind.

From there, “Empty Rooms” is one of my favorite albums of all time. It’s played low key, ashtrays overflowing with half smoked cigarettes, heavy curtains tightly drawn to keep out the day and set the mood. All of the songs sound as if they could have been written while sitting around a hotel room, whiling away the idle hours. These were blues songs to be sure, reflecting the loneliness of being on the road. But John had been to Californian several times at this point, and had been taken with with what Steve Miller, and groups like Spirit had been doing. So, with both Johnny Almond, and Jon Mark [The Mark Almond Band] on board, John took the adventure to new height’s that included Rock, Blues and Jazz. These were brilliant songs, textured, free, original, rich, and for the first time seemed to compliment John’s vocals perfectly. 'Empty Rooms' proves the adage, that less can often be more.

This isn’t so much an album that grows on you, but is more a record that you intuitively recognize as having always existed within your soul, or perhaps one of those memories that causes you to go, “Oh yeah, I forgot that.” This is a nearly perfect release ... and I can’t tell you how many times I wish this album had been on the turntable when I came home from assignment, but it never was ... so I slipped it out of its jacket and cued it up, just like I’m doing today ... wishing with all my heart, that the one I loved was looking over at me as I sleep, sheets in disarray, while “Lying In My Bed” softly played.

Review by Jenell Kesler
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