Fleetwood Mac : The Pious Bird of Good Omen

Fleetwood Mac : The Pious Bird of Good Omen


Peter Green (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Spencer (guitar, piano, vocals), Danny Kirwan (guitar), Eddie Boyd (piano, vocals), Big Walter Horton (harmonica), John McVie (bass), Mick Fleetwood (drums)

Blue Horizon 763215

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Need Your Love So Bad
A2 - Comin' Home
A3 - Rambling Pony
A4 - The Big Bo
A5 - I Believe My Time Ain't Long
A6 - The Sun Is Shining
B1  Albatross
B2  Black Magic Woman
B3 - Just the Blues
B4 - Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
B5 - Looking for Somebody
B6  Stop Messin' Round

Recorded in September 1967, January, April & October 1968.

After the break-up of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers in the summer of 1967, the time seemed ripe for Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood to take their leave from raw British rock ’n’ roll. The newly established band Fleetwood Mac first turned to black blues, and their art of playing was so similar to that of other groups that the magazine Eye criticised them for their »almost ridiculous mimicry«. However, their choice of performance style took them in the right direction and in 1969, the year in which "The Pious Bird Of Good Omen" appeared, they landed at the top end of the pop charts, even ahead of The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.
Of course, in the cover version of Little Willie John’s "Need Your Love So Bad", which is treated with a velvety string sound, and other bluesy songs, the American influence still makes itself heard, but not without success! The highly individual sound of the group comes best through in the now legendary numbers such as the weightless, gliding "Albatross" and "Black Magic Woman" with its Latin and blues elements. Judged the best British blues ever to be played (allmusic.com), one can now sit back and enjoy this great album.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com