On Apr 20th Forty Below Records released ‘Live in 1967’ from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers on CD that includes the first live captured performance of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green before they formed Fleetwood Mac.
Forty Below records have graciously offered this website two copies of the new live album for distribution to the readers of this site, to have a chance to win this rare live record from the pre-fleetwood mac band, please like and share our Facebook page and comment on the Facebook page why you want to listen to this live CD
Two winners will be drawn from all entries with the most impressive reason to listen to this album.
This competition is open for two weeks now till 23.59 on Friday 15th May
The two winners were: Ken McKinney and Jeanie Warrington Pressler, your CD is in shipment now
Crystal Visions – The Vest Best of Stevie Nicks (vinyl) limited edition clear transaparent vinyl
On May 19th 2015, the vinyl edition of ‘Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks’ will be re-released on crystal clear transaparent vinyl, this edition will be available from the usual record store outlets such as Amazon, in addition Warner Brothers have a limited fan pack available that includes the vinyl album, lithograph and vinyl bag, please click below to order the limited edition fan pack….
Like more than one Fleetwood Mac recording subsequent to Rumours, 1987’s Tango in the Night grew out of trampled solo project by Lindsey Buckingham — and the title track bears the most striking resemblance to his quirky individual efforts. They were always welcome asides, but perhaps no where more so than this project.
The title track scuffed up a session that might have collapsed under the high-gloss pop sheen of hit tunes like Stevie Nicks’ “Seven Wonders” and Christine McVie’s “Little Lies.” Those two smash tunes (along with Lindsey Buckingham’s “Big Love” and Christine McVie’s “Everywhere”) helped make Tango in the Night the band’s second-biggest selling studio project ever — after, of course, Rumours.
Nicks’ “When I See Again,” with a smart assist from Buckingham, plumbs the dark emotions of a broken relationship once more. Tango in the Night is also notable for the tight songwriting bond between Buckingham and McVie; they co-wrote a trio of songs, including “Mystified.”
But something more ominous was already looming, both personally and professionally, for the drugged-out, worn-out Fleetwood Mac. Lindsey Buckingham, perhaps determined to actually have a solo career this time, walked out shortly before the band’s scheduled tour in support of Tango in the Night. Rick Vito and Billy Burnette were drafted to replace him for the subsequent Tango Tour through 1988. Continue reading →
On Apr 20th Forty Below Records will release ‘Live in 1967’ from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers on CD that includes the first live captured performance of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green before they formed Fleetwood Mac.
John Mayall’s Bluesbrealers – Live in 1967
John Mayall – Vocals, Harmonica Peter Green – Guitar John McVie – Bass Guitar Mick Fleetwood – Drums
In 1967, before there was a Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were John’s Mayall Bluesbreakers. The four musicians were only together for three months, which makes it even more remarkable that a staunch fan from Holland was able to sneak a one channel reel to reel tape recorder into five London clubs and capture this exciting glimpse into music history. For almost fifty years these tapes habe remained unheard until John recenetly got them and began restoring them with the technical assistance of Eric Come of Forty Below Records. Come adds “While the source recording was very rough and final result is certainly not hi-fidelity, it does succeed in allowing us to hear how spectacular these performances are.”
by Jeff Giles April 10, 2015 10:44 AM Ultimate Classic Rock Website
By the time they achieved massive mainstream success in the mid-’70s, Fleetwood Mac had already been through more lineup changes than most bands manage in their entire careers, and their best-selling album, Rumours, was partly inspired by a pair of collapsing relationships between bandmates.
They were accustomed to forging on in the face of personal and professional drama, in other words — but even so, the trials they faced before recording their 15th studio album, 1990′s Behind the Mask, proved particularly threatening.
All things considered, it should have been an easy time for Fleetwood Mac, who battled back from some early ’80s doldrums with 1987′s commercially resurgent Tango in the Night. With another multiplatinum hit at their backs and a fresh slew of Top 40 singles marching up the charts, the band might have been able to settle into the sort of groove that had proven difficult in the years after Rumours‘ unwieldy success, if not for one thing: the inconveniently timed exit of guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, whose songwriting and meticulous studio work had increasingly come to define their sound.
Buckingham’s departure was confirmed in the summer of 1988, causing the band to scramble to fill his parts before their tour for Tango. It was just the kind of painful and potentially disastrous conflict that the band had unfortunately become known for, but as drummer Mick Fleetwood later admitted, the split was a long time coming — and exacerbated by moves the other band members had made in the years leading up to it. Continue reading →
BBC Four in the UK aired a new music documentary program last night (10th April 2015) that delved into the biggest band breakups and makeups, of course any program that focused on disfunctional bands had to include Fleetwood Mac, and we were not disappointed, below is the section of that show that covers Fleetwood Mac’s turbelent relationships….
The clips contains archive footage of brief soundbites with John McVie and Stevie Nicks from interviews shown on the BBC in the past, as well as live clips of Don’t Stop, Dreams, Go You Own Way and On Diane (however Oh Diane has Dreams playing over the clip).
One item that I found very encouraging is that the BBC have kept good quality archive footage of the Fleetwood Mac at 21 documentatry that aired originally in 1988 and the Oh Diane clip from The Late Late Breakfast show that aired originally in 1982.
Enjoy the very brief snippet from the show and if you wish to watch the complete one hour documentatry and you are able to view BBC iPlayer, the link for the full program is below..
APRIL 08, 2015 10:00PM
Cameron Adams National music writer
CHRISTINE McVie’s return to Fleetwood Mac has made many people extremely happy — none more so than the other members of Fleetwood Mac.
The gang’s all back … the Rumours line-up of Fleetwood Mac is together again.Source: Supplied
At one point during her 16-year sabbatical from Fleetwood Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks straight up offered McVie $5 million right there and then if she’d rejoin the band.
“I said ‘Is that all!,” McVie laughs. “I’m only worth $5 million?!”
It’s worth noting that 40 US dates of their On With the Show tour since McVie officially rejoined in January 2014 generated over US$74 million, and they’ll at least triple that when they spend most of this year touring before winding up in Australia and New Zealand in November.
Once she was back in Mac, Nicks gave her friend a silver chain, a metaphorical gift that McVie says echoes the sentiment of the band’s classic The Chain because “the chain of the band will never be broken” then she adds “not by me anyways. Not again by me”. Continue reading →