Catalogue No: EAGCD405
| Release: 07/09/2009
“Tough” is John Mayall's his sixth album for Eagle Records, and is well titled with a harder hitting feel and a real edge that sets it apart from his recent albums. After a long period with a stable line-up of the Bluesbreakers, “Tough” sees Mayall working with a new group of musicians that has clearly revitalised him and acted as a spur to his creativity. Now approaching his 76th birthday, Mayall shows no sign of slowing down. Affectionately regarded as the “Godfather of British Blues”, Mayall’s influence on the genre cannot be overestimated in a career stretching back to the mid-sixties that has nurtured the talents of Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Coco Montoya, Aynsley Dunbar, Walter Trout and Buddy Whittington amongst many others. In a genre that has always cherished experience “Tough” proves that John Mayall still has what it takes.