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CHALK FARM BLUES (2CD) by PETER GREEN’S FLEETWOOD MAC Compact Disc Double WKM2CD024

Regular price £12.50

 

CHALK FARM BLUES (2CD)

by PETER GREEN’S FLEETWOOD MAC
Compact Disc Double

 

WKM2CD024

Label: WICKER MAN

STUNNING 1970 BROADCAST, RECORDED A FEW WEEKS BEFORE PETER GREEN’S DEPARTURE

DISC ONE
1. Black Magic Woman 10:57
2. Before The Beginning 4:42
3. World In Harmony 3:58
4. Only You 4:27
5. Madison Blues 3:18
6. Got To Move 5:22
7. The Green Manalishi 14:40
8. Merry Go Round 6:46

DISC TWO
1. Like It This Way 4:24
2. Coming Your Way 8:01
3. Stranger Blues 4:36
4. Tiger 3:44
5. Rattlesnake Shake/Underway 16:52
6. Albatross 4:03
7. Jenny, Jenny 8:01
8. Keep A Knockin' 4:00

 

Fleetwood Mac released their third studio album, Then Play On, in September 1969 on the Reprise label, part of Warner Brothers. Then Play On, the band's first rock album, was written by Danny Kirwan and Peter Green, plus a track each by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Jeremy Spencer, meanwhile, had recorded a solo album of 1950s-style rock and roll songs, backed by the rest of the band except Green. • By 1970, Peter Green had become a user of LSD. During the band's European tour, he experienced a bad acid trip at a hippie commune in Munich. Clifford Davis, the band's manager, singled out this incident as the crucial point in Green's mental decline. He said: "The truth about Peter Green and how he ended up how he did is very simple. We were touring Europe in late 1969. When we were in Germany, Peter told me he had been invited to a party. I knew there were going to be a lot of drugs around and I suggested that he didn't go. But he went anyway and I understand from him that he took what turned out to be very bad, impure LSD. He was never the same again." German author and filmmaker Rainer Langhans stated in his autobiography that he met Green in Munich and invited him to their Highfisch-Kommune, where the drinks were spiked with acid. • Green's last hit with Fleetwood Mac was ‘The Green Maharishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)’. The track was recorded at WarnerReprise's studios in Hollywood on the band's third US tour in April 1970, a few weeks before Green left the band. Between the US tour and Green’s departure from Fleetwood Mac, the group played perhaps their finest show of 1970 at London’s Roundhouse venue in North London. A quite extraordinary gig, the show was recoded for live broadcast and is now available in its entirety on this new 2CD Set.