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— The early Fleetwood Mac featured Peter Green on lead guitar and vocals
and was totally about the blues: this album has an especially sweet sound.
A very cool guy online, “Master Eddie,” said that
“Peter Green was the best white blues guitarist of his time.
His tone and his intonation is just stunning!
Pure golden earwax! And his voice is amazing soulful
like no other!” See if you don’t agree.
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Fleetwood Mac: Preaching the Blues
In Concert Full Album
Early Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green
Is Blues at it’s Finest
The Music Critic’s Corner, September 30, 2010, by Paul Evans. (Link in blue, underlined with red, to the left, points at our Home page and blog). Featured pages are on the right hand sidebar or way down at the bottom of “The Website Below the Website,” where we have three good RSS feeds for you). Video is Fleetwood Mac – Preaching The Blues In Concert – Full Album, courtesy of Fleetwood Mac and YouTube. Featured photograph is courtesy of Ultimate Classic Rock.
The early Fleetwood Mac featured Peter Green on lead guitar and vocals and was totally about the blues – this album has an especially sweet sound! Notice anything “different about the featured photo? Hey, where are Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde? Nope, this the all-male Fleetwood Mac (blues band featuring Peter Green, really it’s a totally different band (and sound). The blues band Fleetwood Mac persisted through 1970, and current personnel came in in ’71.
See Peter Green & Fleetwood Mac – The Blues Years, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ~ Shrine ’69 (Full Live Album), Fleetwood Mac – 1970 L’Olympia, Paris. Admittedly, blues isn’t for everyone: ever since Ringo Star started putting out single, solo work, I always think of his lyric… “gotta pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues (and you know it don’t come easy)…” Can you relate? I can relate. If you particularly like the Fleetwood Mac pop-rock you always heard on FM radio, mainly from the seventies and some from the eighties, have a listen to Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits Album 2017, all here on The Music Critic’s Corner. As you can see, I particularly like Fleetwood Mac in their early, blues incarnation. Even though the recording technology wasn’t the very best on these early albums, I can just sit back and really enjoy these songs or even put them on as a background sound while I work. Hopefully if you listen to the current recording, you might feel the same way.
Read about Fleetwood Mac on Wikipedia. Fleetwood Mac’s best known album is probably Rumours (YouTube video). The early Fleetwood Mac featured Peter Green (Wikipedia article) on lead guitar and vocals: what a sweet sound! Even if you are not particularly a blues lover, you will love this, for sure! “Master Eddie” (who has his own YouTube channel, highly recommended), said that “Peter Green was the best white blues guitarist of his time. His tone and his intonation is just stunning! Pure golden earwax! And his voice is amazing soulful like no other!”
Amazon.com has a good compilation of digital mp3’s called Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. If you are a connoisseur of the blues, Peter Green or early Fleetwood Mac you might enjoy Peter Green Man of the World. Documentary, a playlist of 9 videos. Everyone should enjoy Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ~ Shrine ’69 ( Full Album ) Live In South California, YouTube – 43:32, and the next year’s solo work, Peter Green – The End of the Game (Full Album) 1970, YouTube – 35.26, which is a little more “experimental” in tone. Also from 1970 is the concert Fleetwood Mac – 1970 L’Olympia, Paris — 1:19:48.