Blues for the Lost boasts an intriguing concept, as it captures John Mayall reminiscing about all the friends, family, heroes, lovers, and places he has loved and lost over the years. The album is startling in its unvarnished autobiographical approach, and the laid-back, cool blues makes such sentiments compelling. Lead guitarist Buddy Whittington contributes a few very good solos, and the record is very engaging.
Tracks: Dead City / Stone Cold Deal / All Those Heroes / Blues for the Lost Days / Trenches / One in a Million / How Can You Live Like That? / Some Other Day / I Don’t Mind / It Ain’t Safe / Sen-Say-Shun / You Are for Real