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  posted on 11/1/2009 at 02:05 PM
Can anyone suggest a good Fleetwood Mac album for me? I'm wanting to get some of the early stuff with Peter green when they were a blues band. I've heard that Then Play On is a great album, but are there any others? If so, let me know, thanks.
 
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  posted on 11/1/2009 at 02:38 PM
Fleetwood Mac in Chicago is a must for Peter Green era FM...

They went to Chess records and played along side some of Chicago's greats. Early Fleetwood Mac has no resemblance to what most people recognize as Fleetwood Mac

 

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  posted on 11/1/2009 at 02:51 PM
Here's some of my favorites...

The Original Fleetwood Mac (lots of good unreleased stuff on there)


Fleetwood Mac -Live at the BBC (Great Stuff)


The Blue Horizon Box Set


Get this DVD!!! It's a must for Green fans.



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  posted on 11/1/2009 at 02:51 PM
This one fits the bill:

http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/fleetwood_mac/the_best_of_peter_green s_fleetwood_mac/



 

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  posted on 11/1/2009 at 03:39 PM
Boston Blues which is most of the Live at the Boston Tea Party box set.
 

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  posted on 11/1/2009 at 04:36 PM
The already mentioned Blue Horizon box set is a very good overview of the early years.
Easily obtainable for 20 to 30 bucks. well worth it for the amount of music.

 

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  posted on 11/2/2009 at 08:39 PM
I am big FM fan from Peter Green days. There are 3 CDs called Live from the Boston Tea Party. Those, the Chicago Blues CD and one of the first FM CDs will be a perfect to hear FM in their prime. Klin House is one of my favorites (most people hated it) and it is a transtion to the late 70s and 80s FM. The late 70s-80s FM sucked.
 

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  posted on 11/2/2009 at 09:36 PM
I'm gonna go with Live at the BBC, it captures all the diverse elements that made up the original band.

 

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  posted on 11/2/2009 at 09:41 PM
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I am big FM fan from Peter Green days. There are 3 CDs called Live from the Boston Tea Party. Those, the Chicago Blues CD and one of the first FM CDs will be a perfect to hear FM in their prime. Klin House is one of my favorites (most people hated it) and it is a transtion to the late 70s and 80s FM. The late 70s-80s FM sucked.


imo lindsey buckingham is the best guitar player and songwriter fleetwood mac ever had.

 

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  posted on 11/2/2009 at 10:49 PM
You know how it is with bands whose line-up has many changes....some fans can find music of value in each incarnation, no matter how different they are.

Yeah, I'd recommend "Live at the BBC" as a good intro.

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 12:19 AM




A couple of good one's not mentioned .

[Edited on 11/3/2009 by dimplesjbc]

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 01:17 AM
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imo lindsey buckingham is the best guitar player and songwriter fleetwood mac ever had.


Fleetwood Mac is the worst thing that ever happened to Buckingham-Nicks.

Buckingham-Nicks is the worst thing that ever happened to Fleetwood Mac.

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 09:13 AM
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Can anyone suggest a good Fleetwood Mac album for me? I'm wanting to get some of the early stuff with Peter green when they were a blues band. I've heard that Then Play On is a great album, but are there any others? If so, let me know, thanks.


At the point of the release of "then play on" mac was outselling the beatles.

"Then Play On" is a great record. with great playing. you must get this one.

I also like "Mystery to Me" , with Bob Welch and Christine McVie.

 

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Can anyone suggest a good Fleetwood Mac album for me? I'm wanting to get some of the early stuff with Peter green when they were a blues band. I've heard that Then Play On is a great album, but are there any others? If so, let me know, thanks.


At the point of the release of "then play on" mac was outselling the beatles.

"Then Play On" is a great record. with great playing. you must get this one.

I also like "Mystery to Me" , with Bob Welch and Christine McVie.




agreed on both of those....great records...

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 10:11 AM
I've never quite understood the venom towards certain eras of this band.

It's not like Peter Green had severe mental issues on purpose. What happened...happened.

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 10:16 AM
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I am big FM fan from Peter Green days. There are 3 CDs called Live from the Boston Tea Party. Those, the Chicago Blues CD and one of the first FM CDs will be a perfect to hear FM in their prime. Klin House is one of my favorites (most people hated it) and it is a transtion to the late 70s and 80s FM. The late 70s-80s FM sucked.


imo lindsey buckingham is the best guitar player and songwriter fleetwood mac ever had.


Wow. To each his own, I suppose. Peter Green?

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 11:41 AM
Last Friday I went to see the current reincarnation of Fleetwood Mac at Wembley Arena in London, admittedly with more than a small degree of trepidation. Fleetwood Mac mean diffferent things to different people. From the sixties underground bluesy Peter Green era, through the seventies mega-successful era following Green's decline and departure and the arrival of sparkly-eyed Californians Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, to the pure pop era of the eighties and their Tango in the Night swansong, they covered an awful lot of ground. Personally, I far prefer the original Peter Green era, but have to admit to enjoying the album “Rumours” sufficiently enough to purchase it on both vinyl and CD, although I never really got into anything that they produced after that. I therefore attended this show not sure if I would really enjoy it or not, and was very pleasantly surprised to find just how much I did get into it, unashamedly singing along with the rest of the crowd.

On stage, the band managed the impressive feat for such a repeatedly split-and-reformed act of actually looking like a band. Other than the lack of Christine McVie, who has seemingly permanently retired from live performance, this was the classic seventies/eighties line-up of Nicks and Buckingham out front with the founder-members, British rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on drums and bass behind them , plus three female backing vocalists and two multi-instrumentalist session musicians in the wings.

Fleetwood and McVie looked rather like a multimillionaire "Chas & Dave" with their matching flat caps, waistcoats and beards, while Buckingham had the air of an over-dressed pervy music teacher and Nicks of a wonderfully batty gothic aunt, complete with one black glove, tinsel hanging from her sleeves and a mic stand draped with witchy decorations. Yet somehow, despite all the history, they still looked like their relationship was musical.

From the confident swagger of “The Chain” onwards, it was clear this is more than just some ageing drug casualties propped up by technology and extra staff. The 12-string guitar jangle of Tusk's “I Know I'm Not Wrong” showed how much Fleetwood Mac's work encompassed eighties alternative rock as well as mainstream, making them the missing link between The Byrds and The Cult. “Second Hand News” was a mighty country-rock stomp, showing precisely how much the band were always connected to heartland America, and “Rhiannon” and “Sara” showed how much Nicks' voice was born to age gracefully, it's sultry nuances made even more effective by age's emphasis.

Nicks, in fact, held the whole first half of the show together. Where Buckingham's between-songs addresses to the audience were full of Californian therapy talk about “shared appreciation” and “how important it is to just have fun”, her chat was sincere, and her memories of late-60s San Fransisco when she opened for the likes of Hendrix and Joplin, were absorbing.

Buckingham had his moment, though. Just as we began to find his therapy-speak self-indulgence too much, he played solo the most astonishing acoustic version of Tango in the Night's “Big Love” and we were won over completely. He is the kind of performer who will never, ever be cool, despite having reached the pinnacle of everything that should be groovy, he will always be trying that bit too hard, but his musicianship is certainly able to overcome that.

For me personally, the real surprise of the evening was the inclusion of “Oh Well”. Stevie Nicks left the stage and the other three jammed this old classic in such a manner that would have made Peter Green proud. And so, by the end of the two and a half hour show, I was extremely pleased that I had made the effort to go. They may not be to all of your tastes, as I already said I far prefer the original Peter Green era, but this line-up certainly know how to entertain.

Set List:

Monday Morning
The Chain
Dreams
I Know I'm Not Wrong
Gypsy
Go Insane
Rhiannon
Second Hand News Play
Tusk Play
Sara Play
Big Love
Landslide
No Questions Asked
Storms
Say You Love Me
Gold Dust Woman
Oh Well
I'm So Afraid
Stand Back
Go Your Own Way

Encore:
World Turning > Mick Fleetwood Drum Solo
Don't Stop

Encore 2:
Silver Springs

Here is a link to a video of “The Chain”

http://vodpod.com/watch/2432052-fleetwood-mac-the-chain-wembley-arena-londo n-england-30th-october-2009-pt3

 

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I am big FM fan from Peter Green days. There are 3 CDs called Live from the Boston Tea Party. Those, the Chicago Blues CD and one of the first FM CDs will be a perfect to hear FM in their prime. Klin House is one of my favorites (most people hated it) and it is a transtion to the late 70s and 80s FM. The late 70s-80s FM sucked.


imo lindsey buckingham is the best guitar player and songwriter fleetwood mac ever had.


Wow. To each his own, I suppose. Peter Green?


if peter green could ever play the acoustic version of "big love" and sing it at the same time the way buckingham does i'd be very surprised.

 

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You mean the Buckingham/Nicks era?...It is deserved.

The original Fleetwood Mac was such a breath of fresh air. Back in the day, I absolutely wore out "Kiln House"..& "Bare Trees"....some good stuff there...

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 12:00 PM
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You mean the Buckingham/Nicks era?...It is deserved.

The original Fleetwood Mac was such a breath of fresh air. Back in the day, I absolutely wore out "Kiln House"..& "Bare Trees"....some good stuff there...


No, I get that, but how does one replace Peter Green?

I'm just one of those weirdos that likes it all, I guess.

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 12:19 PM

Hey Colin,
great review......and I agree 1000% (we too bought Rumors on both record & CD).....

 

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  posted on 11/3/2009 at 12:32 PM
That was a great review harvey. Thank you and glad you had fun.
 

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I've never quite understood the venom towards certain eras of this band.


You mean the Buckingham/Nicks era?...It is deserved.

The original Fleetwood Mac was such a breath of fresh air. Back in the day, I absolutely wore out "Kiln House"..& "Bare Trees"....some good stuff there...


No, I get that, but how does one replace Peter Green?

I'm just one of those weirdos that likes it all, I guess.


Peter Green was FM... You couldn't replace him...you just. . . "play on"...

 

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