Back in 1970 the Dutch blues band John the Revelator won the prestigious Loosdrecht Jazz Concours. Record label Decca immediately offered them a recording contract, which resulted in the release of the legendary album Wild Blues. It was recorded at the Phonogram studio with producer Tony Vos, who had a great track record with bands like Cuby + Blizzards, Ekseption and the Oscar Benton Blues Band. At that time John the Revelator had grown into a seven-piece band. They had just two days to record the album and one evening to mix it. Most tracks were done in two or three takes, with a bare minimum of overdubs: just vocals and horns.
Wild Blues has since become a highly sought-after collectors item. This deluxe 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP set presents the original album in its entirety, plus two extra songs: the instrumental Yeah and the (in 1971) recorded B-side of a never released single: One Track Mind, all dynamically mastered from the original tapes. The gatefold sleeve features restored cover art, along with rare archival photos and liner notes.
John the Revelator is still alive and kicking and has been on the road now for 45 years. They play all over Europe and toured Australia.
Exclusively restored dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes
- LP high quality 180 gram audiophile pressing
- Original restored artwork
- Deluxe 350 gram carton gatefold sleeve
- Rare photos & liner notes included