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The Essential

Fleetwood Mac

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This double-CD set may well mislead listeners on two counts. On the one hand, there will be some neophyte listeners expecting to hear the silky pop/rock strains of the Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks-era Fleetwood Mac. This is, indeed, the original version of the band organized in 1967 by virtuoso blues guitarist/singer Peter Green, in which the latter shared the spotlight with fellow guitarist Jeremy Spencer, and they got no closer to pop/rock than renditions of Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King material. But even for listeners aware of the history of the band represented here, the "essential" will probably require some qualification -- Sony/BMG's license on Fleetwood Mac's early library only encompasses the two years of recordings (1967-1969) that they made for Mike Vernon's Blue Horizon label; those recordings, especially the debut album and the singles "Black Magic Woman" and "The Green Manalishi," were hugely popular in England but were little more than cult items in America; most pointedly, they did not include the somewhat more diverse music that this version of the group cut for Warner Bros. in 1969-1971, at the tail-end of Green's tenure with the band. So even those listeners expecting the bluesy side of the group's history may be a little disappointed by the absence of anything here from that portion of their history that was widely distributed -- at Blue Horizon, the group tended to plays and record nothing but blues, which ultimately limited even Green's creativity. Having said that, however, it should also be conceded that this set is probably the best overview of the group's Blue Horizon output that one is ever likely to find, containing virtually the entire debut album (a classic in any context) as well as the hit singles they generated, and filled out with the less-inventive but still worth hearing second album, all in state of the art sound. And unlike the six-CD Complete Blue Horizon Sessions set, this double-disc compilation contains only the finished, released masters, cleanly edited with no false starts and other digressions. So even if one already owns Blue Horizon box, this is a worthwhile acquisition. And the makers have also thrown in a handful of superb live tracks -- featuring Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, and Otis Spann from the group's Blues Jam in Chicago album. The annotation is surprisingly thorough, though whoever designed this set should have gone up one font in the type-face, for the benefit of the older listeners to whom this release will primarily appeal. Would-be American purchasers should also note that, because Sony's license on this material is limited to Europe, this set is an import to the United States and, thus, tends to be a bit pricier than the conventional domestic issues in the label's "Essential" series.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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1
Black Magic Woman (Album Version)
00:02:51

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Composer - Peter Green, Lyricist

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

2
Albatross
00:03:09

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Composer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

3
Long Grey Mare (Album Version)
00:02:12

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter A. Green, Composer - Peter A. Green, Lyricist

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

4
No Place To Go (Album Version)
00:03:20

Chester Burnett, Composer - Chester Burnett, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

5
Merry Go Round (Album Version)
00:04:06

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Jeremy Spencer & The Children, Piano - Jeremy Spencer & The Children, Slide Guitar - Jeremy Spencer & The Children, Vocal - John McVie, Bass - Mick Fleetwood, Drums - Mike Ross, Recording Engineer - Mike Vernon, Producer - P.A.Green, Composer - P.A.Green, Lyricist - Peter Green, Guitar - Peter Green, Harmonica - Peter Green, Vocal - Richard Vernon, Coordinator

(P) 1968 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

6
Watch Out! (Album Version)
00:04:12

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - P.A. Green, Composer - P.A. Green, Lyricist

(P) 1969 Blue Horizon Records

7
My Baby's Good To Me (Album Version)
00:02:49

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Jeremy Spencer, Composer - Jeremy Spencer, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

8
Looking For Somebody (Album Version)
00:02:49

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - P.A. Green, Composer - P.A. Green, Lyricist

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

9
Coming Home (Album Version)
00:02:37

Elmore James, Composer - Elmore James, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

10
World's In A Tangle (Edited Version)
00:05:01

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - J. Lane, Composer - J. Lane, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1999 Blue Horizon Records

11
If You Be My Baby (Album Version)
00:03:51

Christine Perfect, Piano - Clifford Adams, Composer - Clifford Adams, Lyricist - Dave Howard, Alto - Duster Bennett, Harmonica - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Jeremy Spencer, Piano - Jeremy Spencer, Slide Guitar - Jeremy Spencer, Vocal - John McVie, Bass - Johnny Almond, Tenor - Mick Fleetwood, Drums - Mike Rose, Recording Engineer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Composer - Peter Green, Guitar - Peter Green, Lyricist - Peter Green, Vocal - Roland Vaughan, Tenor - Steve Gregory, Alto

1968 Blue Horizon Records

12
Worried Dream (Album Version)
00:05:21

B.B. King, Composer - B.B. King, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1971 Blue Horizon Records

13
Trying So Hard To Forget (Album Version)
00:04:44

Adams, Composer - Adams, Lyricist - Christine Perfect, Piano - Dave Howard, Alto - Duster Bennett, Harmonica - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Green, Composer - Green, Lyricist - Jeremy Spencer, Piano - Jeremy Spencer, Slide Guitar - Jeremy Spencer, Vocal - John McVie, Bass - Johnny Almond, Tenor - Mick Fleetwood, Drums - Mike Rose, Recording Engineer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Guitar - Peter Green, Vocal - Roland Vaughan, Tenor - Steve Gregory, Alto

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

14
Need Your Love Tonight (Album Version)
00:03:26

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Jeremy Spencer, Composer - Jeremy Spencer, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

15
I Loved Another Woman (Album Version)
00:02:54

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - P.A. Green, Composer - P.A. Green, Lyricist

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

16
Love That Burns (Album Version)
00:05:01

Clifford Adams, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Composer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

DISC 2

1
Dust My Broom (Album Version)
00:02:51

Elmore James, Arranger - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Robert Johnson, Composer - Robert Johnson, Writer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records. Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited are the exclusive licensees for the world excluding the USA & Canada

2
Rollin' Man (Album Version)
00:02:51

Adams, Composer - Adams, Lyricist - Christine Perfect, Piano - Dave Howard, Alto - Duster Bennett, Harmonica - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Jeremy Spencer, Piano - Jeremy Spencer, Slide Guitar - Jeremy Spencer, Vocal - John McVie, Bass - Johnny Almond, Tenor - Mick Fleetwood, Drums - Mike Rose, Recording Engineer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Composer - Peter Green, Guitar - Peter Green, Lyricist - Peter Green, Vocal - Roland Vaughan, Tenor - Steve Gregory, Alto

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

3
Lazy Poker Blues (Album Version)
00:02:33

Adams, Composer - Adams, Lyricist - Christine Perfect, Piano - Dave Howard, Alto - Duster Bennett, Harmonica - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Green, Composer - Green, Lyricist - Jeremy Spencer, Piano - Jeremy Spencer, Slide Guitar - Jeremy Spencer, Vocal - John McVie, Bass - Johnny Almond, Tenor - Mick Fleetwood, Drums - Mike Rose, Recording Engineer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Guitar - Peter Green, Vocal - Roland Vaughan, Tenor - Steve Gregory, Alto

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

4
I Believe My Time Ain't Long
00:02:53

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Jeremy Spencer, Composer - Jeremy Spencer, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1999 Blue Horizon Records

5
Shake Your Moneymaker
00:02:54

Elmore James, Composer - Elmore James, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer

(P) 1968 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

6
Cold Black Night (Album Version)
00:03:14

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Jeremy Spencer, Composer - Jeremy Spencer, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

7
Got To Move (Album Version)
00:03:17

Elmore James, Composer - Elmore James, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Marshall Sehorn, Composer - Marshall Sehorn, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

8
Stop Messin' Around (Album Version)
00:02:19

C. G. Adams, Composer - C. G. Adams, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - P.A. Green, Composer - P.A. Green, Lyricist

(P) 1969 Blue Horizon Records

9
Rockin' Boogie (Album Version)
00:03:46

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Honey Boy Edwards, Guitar - J. Spencer, Composer - J. Spencer, Lyricist - J.T. Brown, Tenor Saxophone - Jeremy Spencer, Slide Guitar - Jeremy Spencer, Vocal - Marshall Chess, Producer - Mick Fleetwood, Drums - Mike Vernon, Producer - Stu Black, Engineer

(P) 1969 Blue Horizon Records

10
Talk With You
00:03:22

D. Kirwan, Composer - D. Kirwan, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1999 Blue Horizon Records

11
Doctor Brown (Album Version)
00:03:43

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - Waymon Glasco, Composer - Waymon Glasco, Lyricist

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

12
Jigsaw Puzzle Blues (Album Version)
00:01:32

Danny Kirwan, Composer - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1969 Blue Horizon Records

13
Like Crying (Previously Unissued)
00:02:28

D. Kirwan, Composer - D. Kirwan, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1999 Blue Horizon Records

14
The World Keep On Turning (Album Version)
00:02:27

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Mike Vernon, Producer - P.A. Green, Composer - P.A. Green, Lyricist

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

15
My Heart Beat Like A Hammer (Album Version)
00:02:56

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - J. Spencer, Composer - J. Spencer, Lyricist

(P) 1968 Blue Horizon Records

16
Need Your Love So Bad (USA Version)
00:06:13

Fleetwood Mac, Performer - Little Willie John, Composer - Little Willie John, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer

(P) 1999 Blue Horizon Records

Album Description

This double-CD set may well mislead listeners on two counts. On the one hand, there will be some neophyte listeners expecting to hear the silky pop/rock strains of the Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks-era Fleetwood Mac. This is, indeed, the original version of the band organized in 1967 by virtuoso blues guitarist/singer Peter Green, in which the latter shared the spotlight with fellow guitarist Jeremy Spencer, and they got no closer to pop/rock than renditions of Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King material. But even for listeners aware of the history of the band represented here, the "essential" will probably require some qualification -- Sony/BMG's license on Fleetwood Mac's early library only encompasses the two years of recordings (1967-1969) that they made for Mike Vernon's Blue Horizon label; those recordings, especially the debut album and the singles "Black Magic Woman" and "The Green Manalishi," were hugely popular in England but were little more than cult items in America; most pointedly, they did not include the somewhat more diverse music that this version of the group cut for Warner Bros. in 1969-1971, at the tail-end of Green's tenure with the band. So even those listeners expecting the bluesy side of the group's history may be a little disappointed by the absence of anything here from that portion of their history that was widely distributed -- at Blue Horizon, the group tended to plays and record nothing but blues, which ultimately limited even Green's creativity. Having said that, however, it should also be conceded that this set is probably the best overview of the group's Blue Horizon output that one is ever likely to find, containing virtually the entire debut album (a classic in any context) as well as the hit singles they generated, and filled out with the less-inventive but still worth hearing second album, all in state of the art sound. And unlike the six-CD Complete Blue Horizon Sessions set, this double-disc compilation contains only the finished, released masters, cleanly edited with no false starts and other digressions. So even if one already owns Blue Horizon box, this is a worthwhile acquisition. And the makers have also thrown in a handful of superb live tracks -- featuring Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, and Otis Spann from the group's Blues Jam in Chicago album. The annotation is surprisingly thorough, though whoever designed this set should have gone up one font in the type-face, for the benefit of the older listeners to whom this release will primarily appeal. Would-be American purchasers should also note that, because Sony's license on this material is limited to Europe, this set is an import to the United States and, thus, tends to be a bit pricier than the conventional domestic issues in the label's "Essential" series.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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