Fleetwood Mac

Live/Early Recordings

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Long before Fleetwood Mac became one of the best selling pop-rock bands in the world, they were an English blues band. Unlike many British bands of the era, the Mac veered away from blues-rock, favoring classic blues modeled on the work of artists like Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamsom and Otis Rush. This live set, recorded when Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan were in the lineup, consists entirely of covers of songs by their old school blues heroes, save for one Peter Green tune, "The World Keeps On Turning."

If you're looking for the sweetly melancholic rock of RUMOURS, you won't find it here. If you remember Fleetwood Mac from their "blue" period (pre-1971), and recall the days when Peter Green was regarded as one of the best blues guitarists ever to come out of England (and he was a great, underrated blues singer, as well), this is the stuff. The recording quality is not great, but die-hard fans of the Brit-school and Chicago-style blues will find this rewarding.

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