Early Fleetwood Mac
it's is nice that iTunes has some early, Peter Green Fleetwood Mac in their catalog. However, I think they should also add several more Fleetwood Mac albums such as: Then Play On; Kiln House; Future Games; Bare Trees; Mystery To Me; Penguins; Heroes Are Hard to Find, etc... The Buckingham/Nicks version of the band is well represented here but the soul of the band has it's roots in the blues, ala when Peter Green was their guitarist.After Peter left the band, Danny Kirwan stepped in and the band became more into rock and roll than bluesy. After Kiran, Bob Welch joined the band and after his departure came the Buckingham /Nicks era..
RUINED BY REMASTER!
I was actually stupid enough to buy this album on cd not realizing it has lots of false starts and the playing sequence is out of order.Of course the original album is nothing short of brilliant and I have owned that version on vinyl for a few years.If you want the original album on cd the way it was when it first came out then look for Original Classic Albums-Fleetwood Mac.
I did not like the late 70's Fleetwood Mac
becasue I heard the early Fleetwood Mac, stuff like what is on this album, at my freind Larry's house.
Larry had it goin' on.
Sounds like Cream
I have'nt bought this album yet but it sounds just like cream!
The Real Fleetwood Mac
It's unfortunate that the watered-down pop version of Fleetwood Mac is the one that most people seem to know. The original configuration, led by guitarist Peter Green was the real thing. Unfortunately, drug and personal problems plagued this otherwise great band. Fortunately, we still have great songs like the original "Black Magic Woman", which I still prefer over Santana's version, "The Green Manalishi", "Oh Well", "Albatross". Their cover versions of blues tunes are also excellent. I recommend any ealy Fleetwood Mac recording. Once you hear them, you'll forget the later version.
Early English Blues
I can't speak to the alternative take tracks on this remastered version because I haven't heard them all, but this album is really good. If you enjoy John Mayall or Savoy Brown when they play the blues, there is no doubt that you will like this. Great version of Shake Your Moneymaker!
Early Mac rules!
There were many UK-released FM albums in the 60's and some of the content of this album is gotten from them. The "man riding the unicorn" album is Then Play On and it is one of the greatest rock/blues albums of all time. English Rose was released about the time that these tracks were being recorded and did pre-date Then Play On but I think it's out of print. I feel sorry for the trillions of Americans who thought that FM lived and died with Nicks/Buckingham. They're really missing out. Check out Fleetwood Mac in Chicago where the founding members play with icons of the Mississippi blues genre. Awesome!
this is the first
to those 2 reviewers earlier,there are no earlier albums than this one for this band,this the 1st,the album with the guy riding a horse is called "then play on"
By Mr. Wonderful - Three and a Half Stars
One of the best blues albums of all time. Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer are money. Buy it and rock on.
No "Oh Well" oh well
Great collection of a great English blues band. But really no "Oh Well" long version. iTunes put up the real first Fleetwood Mac albums.