CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF PETER GREEN AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FLEETWOOD MAC
|London Palladium, February 25, 2020
|2 download cdrs
|double slimline jewel case
SOUND 10 / PACKAGING 7
/ PERFORMANCE 10
Disc One: 1.
Part Of The Show,
2. Rolling Man, 3. Homework, 4. Dr Brown, 5. All Your Love, 6. Rattlesnake
Shake, 7. Stop Messin Around, 8. Looking For Somebody, 9. Sandy Mary, 10. Love
That Burns, 11. The World Keeps Turning, 12. Like Crying, 13. No Place To Go.
Disc Two: 1.
Part Of The Show,
2. Station Man, 3. Man Of The World, 4. Oh Well, Part I, 5. Oh Well, Part II, 6.
Need Your Love So Bad, 7. Black Magic Woman, 8. The Sky Is Crying, 9. I Can t
Hold On, 10. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown), 11. Albatross, 12.
Shake Your Moneymaker.
This is the
first recording to present the whole tribute to Peter Green and the Early Years
of Fleetwood Mac, from Mick Fleetwood & Friends concert that happened on
2020 in London. The concert s recording will be
officially released in October in audio/video format, however having a nice
audio recording of the event certainly represents a great opportunity for fans
that don’t want to wait that long, having been tempted by the YouTube videos
which, however, don’t completely document the whole set. Legendary drummer Mick
Fleetwood presented a house band featuring Fleetwood himself on drums along
with Andy Fairweather Low on guitar, Dave Bronze on bass and Ricky Peterson on
keyboards, Rick Vito and Jonny Lang on guitars, but he also enlisted an all
star cast for a one-of-a-kind concert honouring the early years of Fleetwood
Mac and its founder, Peter Green; the bill included Billy Gibbons, Peter Townshend,
David Gilmour, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler, Bill
Wyman and many others including Jeremy Spencer who played again with Fleetwood
Mac 49 years after he left/abandoned the band on tour to join a religious cult.
Conspicuous by their own absence were Peter Green himself and John McVie, whose
absence was not explained. Legendary producer Glyn Johns joined as the
executive sound producer who most likely will take care of producing the
official release. Fleetwood said: ‘The concert is a celebration of those early
blues days where we all began, and it s important to recognize the profound
impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was
my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible
talent. I am honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists
Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this
remarkable musician’. So let s talk about this recording, which is excellent
with all instruments well represented with a special notice to the bass which
is often neglected in audience recordings, but not here where is clearly heard
providing great dynamics to all performances. At this moment there is no
artwork available but for the event advertising poster that is used as front
cover. Mick Fleetwood introduced the 1st part of the concert and after
a couple of tracks the first guest introduced is ZZ Top guitar player Billy
Gibbons on Dr. Brown, soon joined by Aerosmith Steven Tyler and 86 years old John
Mayall on Otis Rush All Your Love; for Stop Messin Around and Looking For
Somebody Christine McVie joins the stage on keyboards. Noel Gallagher is the
guest on Sandy Mary, Love That Burns and on acoustic guitar on The World Keeps
part begins with Peter Townshend s introduction and guitar playing some licks
from Who s Won t Get Fooled Again that some malicious observer had explained
with the intention to highlight the similarity with Station Man; then comes Neil
Finn (formerly lead singer for Split Enz and now member of Crowded House) singing
on Man Of The World. Oh Well Part 1 follows, a song never intended as a duet
but here played just by Billy Gibbons and Steven Tyler like the most natural
call and response tune. Oh Well Part 2 comes after, a song that according Mick
Fleetwood was never played live by the original Fleetwood Mac, but here it
becomes the showplace for David Gilmour whose solos resonate throughout the
hall with his sublime tone fills. Then comes Little Willie John s cover Need
Your Love So Bad and the original Black Magic Woman more known for Santana s
version. The night s surprise happens then on The Sky Is Crying which sees the
reappearance of long lost Jeremy Spencer who sings and plays also on Willie
Dixon I Can t Hold Out (a.k.a. Talk To Me Baby), as well as Bill Wyman on bass.
Kirk Hammett from Metallica is featured on The Green Manalishi the last song
recorded by Peter Green with the band, a song were he also sings, a first time
occurrence and then David Gilmour returns for a poignant version of Albatross
with his excellent lap steel guitar work. Everybody except for David Gilmour,
Noel Gallagher and Jeremy Spencer hits then the stage fore the closing jam on
the notes of Elmore James Shake Your Moneymaker. We can t wait for the official
release, but meanwhile we can enjoy this one, one of the few audience
recordings you won t get tired of listening to.
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