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Before The Beginning? Before taking over the sound waves with its most popular combination (with the presence of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie) Fleetwood Mac already existed in 1968. Risen from the ashes of the Bluesbreakers, this version of the band, created by the brilliant Peter Green (with two other guitarists, Jeremy Spencer and a very young Danny Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on the bass), took inspiration from the Delta blues by covering some of its legendary icons: Robert Johnson, Elmore James, T-Bone Walker… In three discs, Sony has uncovered thirty live rarely heard versions from 1968 to 1970 -- including four demos. These tracks are phenomenal, unlabelled and therefore entirely appraised and approved by their creators, who present a vision of contrasts over the course of the record. It begins in 1968 with lively but consistent guitars, before a more wandering feeling to the music in 1970, with Green’s signature extended instrumental sections, like the vibrant 13-minute-long Rattlesnake Shake, the fierce Oh Well or the languid tones of the famous Albatross, all in more rough-around-the-edges versions. Sadly, Spencer would go on to join the Children of God, Kirwan would be thrown out due to his alcohol dependency and Peter Green’s genius slowly evolved into madness. This is a real piece of British musical history. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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Before the Beginning - 1968-1970 Rare Live & Demo Sessions (Remastered)

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1
Madison Blues (Version 1) [Live] [Remastered] 00:04:34

Mike Vernon, Producer - ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive licence from Maxwood Music Limited

2
Something Inside of Me (Live) [Remastered] 00:05:44

Danny Kirwan, Composer, Lyricist - Mike Vernon, Producer - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive licence from Maxwood Music Limited

3
The Woman That I Love (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:51

B.B. King, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Bihari, Composer, Lyricist - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

4
Worried Dream (Live) [Remastered] 00:09:50

Mike Vernon, Producer - B.B. King, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited Limited

5
Dust My Blues (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:31

ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Johnson, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

6
Got to Move (Live) [Remastered] 00:02:52

Marshall Sehorn, Composer, Lyricist - ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

7
Trying So Hard to Forget (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:30

Patrick Adams, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

8
Instrumental (Live) [Remastered] 00:09:36

Peter Green, Composer - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

9
Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Live) [Remastered] 00:07:50

Billy Myles, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

10
Lazy Poker Blues (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:27

Clifford Adams, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

11
Stop Messing 'Round (Live) [Remastered] 00:01:09

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

12
I Loved Another Woman (Live) [Remastered] 00:05:26

Mike Vernon, Producer - Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

13
I Believe My Time Ain't Long (Version 1) [Live] [Remastered] 00:05:05

Jeremy Spencer, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Johnson, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

14
Sun Is Shining (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:48

ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

15
Long Tall Sally (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:20

Enotris Johnson, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Blackwell, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Penniman, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

16
Willie and the Hand Jive (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:12

Johnny Otis, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

17
I Need Your Love So Bad (Live) [Remastered] 00:01:30

Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mertis John, Composer, Lyricist - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

18
I Believe My Time Ain't Long (Version 2) [Live] [Remastered] 00:04:47

Jeremy Spencer, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Johnson, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

19
Shake Your Money Maker (Live) [Remastered] 00:08:44

ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer - David Arkwright, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Bergin, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

20
Before the Beginning (Live) [Remastered] 00:03:37

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

21
Only You (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:19

Danny Kirwan, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

22
Madison Blues (Version 2) [Live] [Remastered] 00:03:21

ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

23
Can't Stop Lovin' (Live) [Remastered] 00:03:37

ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

24
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) (Live) [Remastered] 00:12:00

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

25
Albatross (Live) [Remastered] 00:03:43

Peter Green, Composer - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

26
World in Harmony (Live) [Remastered] 00:03:40

Danny Kirwan, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

27
Sandy Mary (Live) [Remastered] 00:05:11

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

28
Only You (Live) [Remastered] 00:04:02

Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer - Daniel Kirwan, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

29
World in Harmony (Version 2) [Live] [Remastered] 00:03:26

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer - Daniel Kirwan, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

30
I Can't Hold Out (Live) [Remastered] 00:07:25

E. James, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

31
Oh Well (Part 1) (Live) [Remastered] 00:02:50

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

32
Rattlesnake Shake (Live) [Remastered] 00:13:05

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

33
Underway (Live) [Remastered] 00:07:33

Peter Green, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

34
Coming Your Way (Live) [Remastered] 00:11:34

Danny Kirwan, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

35
Homework (Live) [Remastered] 00:03:20

Albert Perkins, Composer, Lyricist - Otis Rush, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Clark, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

36
My Baby's Sweet (Live) [Remastered] 00:03:52

James Williamson, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

37
My Baby's Gone (Live) [Remastered] 00:03:25

ELMORE JAMES, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

38
You Need Love (Demo) [Remastered] 00:04:48

WILLIE DIXON, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

39
Talk With You (Demo) [Remastered] 00:04:12

Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer - Daniel Kirwan, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

40
If It Ain't me (GK Edit) [Demo] [Remastered] 00:02:32

Jimmy Rogers, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

41
Mean Old World (Demo) [Remastered] 00:03:13

T. Bone Walker, Composer, Lyricist - Fleetwood Mac, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Barry Grint, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2019 Maxwood Music Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

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Before The Beginning? Before taking over the sound waves with its most popular combination (with the presence of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie) Fleetwood Mac already existed in 1968. Risen from the ashes of the Bluesbreakers, this version of the band, created by the brilliant Peter Green (with two other guitarists, Jeremy Spencer and a very young Danny Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on the bass), took inspiration from the Delta blues by covering some of its legendary icons: Robert Johnson, Elmore James, T-Bone Walker… In three discs, Sony has uncovered thirty live rarely heard versions from 1968 to 1970 -- including four demos. These tracks are phenomenal, unlabelled and therefore entirely appraised and approved by their creators, who present a vision of contrasts over the course of the record. It begins in 1968 with lively but consistent guitars, before a more wandering feeling to the music in 1970, with Green’s signature extended instrumental sections, like the vibrant 13-minute-long Rattlesnake Shake, the fierce Oh Well or the languid tones of the famous Albatross, all in more rough-around-the-edges versions. Sadly, Spencer would go on to join the Children of God, Kirwan would be thrown out due to his alcohol dependency and Peter Green’s genius slowly evolved into madness. This is a real piece of British musical history. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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