COMPETITION – Win a copy of ‘Live in 1967 – Volume Two’ on CD from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, that features Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green

On May 6th 2016 Forty Below Records will release ‘Live in 1967 – Volume Two’ from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers on CD that includes never before heard live performance from Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green before they formed Fleetwood Mac.

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Release of ‘Live in 1967 – Volume Two’ from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers that includes Mick Fleetwood, John McVie & Peter Green

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers: Live in 1967 – Volume Two, will be available Worldwide on Friday 6th May 2016.

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers: Live In 1967 – Volume Two
Album Released: 6th May 2016

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MAYALL, GREEN, MCVIE & FLEETWOOD – SECOND VOLUME OF NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD LIVE MATERIAL FROM ULTRA RARE BLUESBREAKERS LINE-UP

“Sunken treasure doesn’t get much better” – CLASSIC ROCK

“An immersion into musical history” – REUTERS

“A superb document of one of the most important blues-rock combos of all time” – AREA WIDE NEWS

“To attend one of these shows long ago would have been a momentous experience. To hear these excerpts is no less special” – BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE

Track Listing:

  1. Tears In My Eyes
  2. Your Funeral And My Trial
  3. So Many Roads
  4. Bye Bye Bird
  5. Please Don’t Tell
  6. Sweet Little Angel
  7. Talk To your Daughter
  8. Bad Boy
  9. Stormy Monday
  10. Greeny
  11. Ridin’ On The L&N
  12. Chicago Line
  13. Double Trouble

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Introducing… Fleetwood Mac: The Ultimate Music Guide – Uncut

“There’s blood and guts and disagreements still to this day…”

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Early 1969. California has been hit by a series of destructive floods, so bad that the international telephone operator is sceptical a connection can be made between London and Los Angeles. When the call goes through, however, the NME’s Nick Logan has a few demanding questions for the first leader of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green. One is how Green’s band will sustain their reputation as blues purists in the wake of a big hit single, the expansive “Albatross”. Will their next single be another change from what their fans have come to expect?

“I don’t really care,” says Green, yawning. “I never have done really. We’ve never done what was expected of Fleetwood Mac – we’ve always done the opposite. We just do what we want to do.”

Thus begins the remarkable story of Fleetwood Mac – a saga unparalleled in rock, as our new Uncut Ultimate Music Guide dedicated to the band makes clear (on sale in the UK on Thursday Sept 10, but available to order now at our online shop). Over the next four and a half decades, the band’s history has often read like an infinite series of surprise plot twists, where radical upheavals arrive with every new album. Key members come and go, lost to religious cults and mental breakdowns, victims of multiple romantic traumas. Musical directions and locations change as frequently as the lineup: the blues evolve into the apotheosis of sophisticated pop; and a remote Hampshire commune is swapped for the LA highlife.

As the revealing features collected in this Ultimate Music Guide prove, the journalists of Uncut, NME and Melody Maker have been alongside Fleetwood Mac every step of the way. They documented the rise and fall of Peter Green’s band, the emergence of Christine McVie, the transitional lineups of the early ’70s, the dramatic arrival of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, and the glory and devastation that soon followed. “Being in Fleetwood Mac is more like being in group therapy,” noted the mostly redoubtable Mick Fleetwood in 1977, as he contemplated the seismic impact of “Rumours” and laid bare – not for the last time – the private lives of its key players

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COMPETITION: Win a copy of ‘Live in 1967’ from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, that features Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green

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.

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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

UPDATE
The two winners were: Ken McKinney and Jeanie Warrington Pressler, your CD is in shipment now

Thanks to all the entries to the competition and thanks to Forty Below Records (http://www.fortybelowrecords.com) and Tracy Gosling PR (http://tracygoslingpr.com) for the prizes

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Release of ‘Live in 1967’ from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers that includes Mick Fleetwood, John McVie & Peter Green

Live in '67 Low Res Cover copyOn 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.”

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Early Fleetwood Mac History: Release of pre-Fleetwood Mac live album | Press Release

JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS LIVE IN 1967 – ALBUM RELEASED 20TH APRIL 2015

John Mayall’s Bluebreakers – Live in 1967, an ultra rare collection of, never-before-heard, live recordings featuring John Mayall, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, will be released on 20th April, on Forty Below Records.

Live in '67 Low Res Cover copyIn 1967, before there was a Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were John Mayall’s 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 musical history.

For almost fifty years these tapes have remained unheard until Mayall recently got them and began restoring them with the technical assistance of Eric Corne of Forty Below Records.  Corne adds “While the source recording was very rough and the final result is certainly not hi-fidelity, it does succeed in allowing us to hear how spectacular these performances are.”

The significant discovery of these live recordings will surely thrill Mayall fans around the world but, moreover, it has enabled the creation of an historical document, which captures a very special moment in the evolution of British Blues music.

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