Discovered unlabelled and by pure luck in the US, the recordings have been authenticated by experts of the band’s blues origins…
Volume Two of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Before The Beginning is set to be released on triple heavyweight vinyl on 17 April 2020. This 1970 recording follows on from the release of Volume One in November (a 1968 live recording), as well as the three-CD set consisting of both 1968 and 1970 music.
Fleetwood Mac has given their full approval for the release of these tapes. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac had a short but prolific career, with the 1968 recording being at the early stages of the band, the 1970 recording is, in contrast, one of their final shows before Peter left the band.
The recordings were discovered in incredibly good condition considering they’d gone untouched for over 40 years; they have been restored and provide a vital insight into the very earliest incarnation of one of the world’s biggest bands. This new set also comes with rare band images from the era.
Wishbone Ash guitarist, Andy Powell, has commended Peter Green’s guitar playing and cited it as his inspiration: “I was lucky enough to be at Fleetwood Mac’s first gig at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in 1967 and Peter Green’s playing up close and personal did it for me like no one else. It sealed my destiny and life’s inspiration and purpose as a guitar player. I was compelled to leap up on stage and (respectfully) pull him back on for an encore to the cheers of the audience.”
Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Before The Beginning Volume Two – 1970 will be released 17 April.