Release Date, Specs Announced For Fleetwood Mac Re-Issue

Courtesy: BMG

Fleetwood Mac and BMG have partnered to pay tribute to former member Peter Green.

The band has joined with BMG to er-issue its 1969 album Then Play On.  The band’s third album, it was the last to feature Green, who died July 25.  The re-issue is scheduled for release Sept. 18 on vinyl and CD.

The album’s forthcoming re-issue will have four bonus songs, new liner notes penned by Anthony Bozza and a new forward by Mick Fleetwood.  The CD release will feature the new notes in a media book while the vinyl release will feature the new additions in a 16-page booklet.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Coming Your Way
  2. Closing My Eyes
  3. Fighting For Madge
  4. When You Say
  5. Show-Biz Blues
  6. Under Way
  7. One Sunny Day
  8. Although The Sun Is Shining
  9. Rattlesnake Shake
  10. Without You
  11. Searching For Madge
  12. My Dream
  13. Like Crying
  14. Before The Beginning
  15. Oh Well – Pt. 1
  16. Oh Well – Pt. 2
  17. The Green Manalishi ( With The Two Prong Crown)
  18. World In Harmony

 

Green left Fleetwood Mac following the release of Then Play On — that title is taken from the opening line of Shakespeare’s famed play “The 12th Night” — after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia.  He spent a portion of the mid-1970s in hospitals to receive treatment for the mental disorder.

The cause of Green’s death is unknown.  Mick Fleetwood, who formed Fleetwood Mac alongside Green has praised Green, saying he deserved the majority of the credit for the band’s early success.

More information on Fleetwood Mac’s forthcoming re-issue is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://fleetwoodmac.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FleetwoodMac

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fleetwoodmac

 

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Peter Green & Co. Bring Back The Best Of The Blues On New Compilation

Courtesy: eagle Rock Entertainment/Eagle Records

The blues is one of the purest forms of American music that exists, next to jazz.  The blues is the root of so much of the most popular music throughout the ages.  Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and AC/DC all have their music steeped in this classic music, just to name a handful of acts.  Along with those acts, fans might recognize the name of former Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green among the masses of blues fans out there, too.  Green and his band, Peter Green Splinter Group, have a brand new record out now titled, “Blues Don’t Change.” 

“Blues Don’t Change” is a wonderful record that longtime fans will love more and more with every listen.  The record opens with a cover of Robert Johnson’s timeless classic, ‘I Believe My Time Ain’t’ Long.’  The song brings up memories of a dusty, darkly lit blues club.  It’s almost a musical time capsule.  Green’s musicianship takes listeners back in time with this opener, paying homage to one of the greatest names in the blues.  There is also a rendition of Muddy waters’ famed twelve bar blues hit, ‘Honey Bee.’  Again, it has that quiet intensity for which old school blues is known.  It has that same feeling as ‘I Believe My Time Ain’t Long.’

‘Little Red Rooster’ is another great addition to this new compilation of blues hits.  The gritty feel of the vocals and subtlety of the classic Willie Dixon piece will keep listeners in that musical time warp, back to the days of the old juke joints that dotted the country’s landscape. 

For all the slower pieces on this record, “Blues Don’t Change” does change up here and there.  ‘Don’t Start Me Talking’ is just as impressive as every other piece on the record.  It’s noticeably more up-tempo than other pieces.  But it doesn’t lose any of the flare of the original in Green’s interpretation. 

“Blues Don’t Change” is loaded with so many incredible blues standards that it would take far too long to go into all eleven songs in the playlist.  Needless to say, this record is more than just a compilation of songs.  It’s a musical history lesson of one of America’s greatest musical genres.  “Blues Don’t Change” is available both in stores and online now.  It can be ordered online at http://www.eagle-rock.com.

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