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Fleetwood Mac: Almost Famous

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Fleetwood Mac: Almost Famous

2 cds. All Fleetwood Mac. First column lists cd 1. Second column lists cd 2

Prior to the Buckingham/Nicks period of mega-hits and platinum albums starting in 1975, Fleetwood Mac had enjoyed two broad phases in its existence. Starting in 1967, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and Jeremy Spencer formed the blues-based band. After several albums, culminating with their accepted masterpiece Then Play On, Peter Green left the band. The remaining original members, plus guitarist Danny Kirwin and keyboardist Christine McVie, were able to spread their wings a bit on the transitional Kiln House album. The second phase of the band began with the signing on of California guitarist Bob Welch, who brought the band a little more of a pop sound.

The mix is meant to capture the band at its best during those two early periods. Nothing from Penguin or Heroes Are Hard To Find is included since I don't have those two discs. Even so, I had no problem filling two discs with their wonderful music. I always knew that I loved Fleetwood Mac, but I realize it even more after listening to this distillation of their early music. Enjoy the mix!

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hemizen
Date: 2/21/2005
Very cool. The Bare Trees Album was one of my faves during college.
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erik1966lutig
Date: 2/21/2005
This looks great Steve! I wonder how surprised some people must be to find out that Fleetwood Mac had a distinct career before all the radio hits.
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Dirk
Date: 2/21/2005
Nice one, Steve. Love the line-up on the cover--wouldn't that have been a concert to go to!
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Mixxer
Date: 2/21/2005
Looks great, Steve.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 2/21/2005
Very well done. I've always thought about doing one of these (esp as I've compiled the Buckingham-Nicks era), but was stopped by CASETTA's formidable version of this a couple of years ago. This is great, though, and really expands on the idea by taking it through the Bob Welch era. I may want to trade for this one, at least to get stuff from the Welch period.
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steelkillie
Date: 2/21/2005
Great.
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McDonald12
Date: 2/22/2005
Nice work, Steve. My fav Mac track is "Need your love so bad", which was the song played for Fiona and I at our wedding for the first dance! The guitar playing of Peter Green was quite sublime.
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Mo Twang!
Date: 2/22/2005
Looks great. I'm not very familiar with this period in Fleetwood Mac's history, but you've talked about it often enough that "Bare Trees" is now on my wish list.
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Muzag
Date: 2/22/2005
Nice one, Steve. Like I said earlier, I'm more a Green-era fan but this looks like a cool introduction to what happened next :)
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mckbrd
Date: 2/22/2005
nice Steve! i keep wanting to go back to these but have been afraid to. i keep hoping there's extra stuff to be reissued for the "Then Play On" album......oh well!!
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G-Sphere
Date: 2/22/2005
Very nice mix Steve. I loved the Bare Trees era band in addition to the Green blues stuff.
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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 2/22/2005
Cool! It's the early stuff that intrigues me. They got too big, too popular, and too silly. Nice job.
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valis
Date: 2/23/2005
Nice one Steve! I'm with Muzag, comment-wise, but appreciate the Welch inclusion. Good go!
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Mixxer
Date: 3/6/2005
Steve, Thanks for the comment on jambalaya. I have been to New Orleans about 3-4 times and it is always fun. Next time you go, check out a used CD shop called "Magic Bus."
By the way, glad to see you have been practicing your HTML.
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12vman
Date: 3/11/2005
Cool - And I really dig the title.

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