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Second Chapter (1975) - Danny Kirwan

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Danny Kirwan

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Ram Jam CityLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:48
Odds And EndsLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:33
Hot Summer DayLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:43
  Comments: Often incorrectly billed on singles as "Hot Summer(')s Day"
Mary JaneLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:54
Skip A Dee DooLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:37
Love Can Always Bring You HappinessLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 3:12
Second ChapterLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 3:27
Lovely DaysLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:27
Falling In Love With YouLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:15
Silver StreamsLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 3:27
Best Girl In The WorldLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 2:31
CascadesLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1975, Running Time: 3:18
    Guest Appearances »

Geoff Britton, Paul Raymond, Jim Russell, Andy Sylvester/Silvester

    Released »


    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Danny Kirwan (Songwriter), J.M. Heale (Sleeve Design), McKinley/Howell (Sleeve Design), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Photography), Mark Brennan (Liner Notes), Martin Rushent (Produced By), Gerry Shury (Arrangements), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Album Coordination)

    Record Label »
DJM Records/Repertoire Records

    Catalogue Number »

DJL.PA-1 (DJM US Vinyl) DJF.20454 (DJM UK Vinyl) REP 4370-WP (Repertoire '93 CD Reissue)

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    Liner Notes »

1993 Repertoire CD Reissue Notes:

Born in London in March 13th 1950 guitarist Danny Kirwan's musical career began in 1966 when he played in Brixton based beat group Boilerhouse. When they split up in mid 1968 he placed an advert in Melody Maker looking for a new group to join and was amazed when Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac's mainman, invited him to become their third guitarist (along with Green and Jeremy Spencer). Within months the 19 year old Kirwan was a "pop" star as "Albatross" topped the U.K. charts swiftly followed by "Man Of The World".

For the next four years he toured the world as Mac ascended to super star status and he played on the best selling albums "Blues Jam At Chess", "Then Play On", "Kiln House" and "Future Games" proving himself to be not just a more than adept guitarist (in the B.B. King mould) but also an accomplished songwriter as tracks like "Something Inside Of Me" proved. However during this period Kirwan also showed the nervous and stage shy side of his nature which often led to him having to consume large amounts of alcohol before he could face a live audience. This came to a head in August 1972 when the other Mac members decided enough was enough and fired him.

After seeking psychiatric treatment for his nervous disorders Kirwan returned to the recording arena in 1975 with the single "Ram Jam City" and album "Second Chapter" which included appearences by famed session drummer Geoff Britton and Stretch member Jim Russell. However despite DJM giving his profile a heavy push "Second Chapter" and his two later solo efforts "Midnight In San Juan" (1976) and "Hello There Big Boy" (1979) all failed to chart and Kirwan dissappeared from public view after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital in 1980, seemingly another casualty of the crazy world of Rock 'n' Roll that took more than its toll on ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarists.

Mark Brennan

Danny Kirwan Solo Discography


Ram Jam City/Hot Summers Day (DJM DJS 10396)
Misty River/Rolling Hills (DJM DJS 10666)
Angels Delight/Ram Jam City (DJM DJS 10709)
Hot Summer Day/Love Can Always Bring You Happiness (DJM DJS 10783)
Only You/Caroline (DJM DJS 10896)


Second Chapter (DJM DJLPS 454)
Midnight In San Juan (DJM DJF 20481)
Hello There Big Boy (DJM DJF 20555)
Danny Kirwan (U.S. only comp.) (DJM DJM 9)

(P) 1975 DJM Records
(C) 1993 Repertoire Records & Tapes

Made under license from Clifford Adams Music Ltd.

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.


Compact Disc Digital Audio


LC 8065

4 009910 25

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There are 6 visitor reviews for Second Chapter. See them all here.

kirwan is phenomenal
Review written by james prichard, April 15th, 2013

before i heard everything by danny , i just happily enjoyed all kinds of enjoyable music. if one reaches for danny , one may find that his world of music is phenomenally sublime, and second to none. that is what i found.

If Danny toured w/this material this would've been huge!!!
Review written by Anonymous, March 16th, 2008

Danny kirwan is a real genious, this album should of been huge! The songs are so moving and catchy, and how anyone can give a bad review about this album shocks me! Just a shame he didnt promote this stuff because it would of got a massive reaction. instead unfortunatly most people think dannys amazing talent died when he left fleetwood mac. such an amazing album! Cant wait to get midnight in san duane and hello there big boy! superb

I like it too, very much!
Review written by Renee, October 26th, 2007

Reading the above reviews, I have to say they are all spot on. I'm relatively new to the early Fleetwood Mac, and discovering their music was a complete and rather mindboggling relelation to me-- but it has been Danny's music in particular that has blown me away. I've immersed myself in everything he wrote and recorded with the Mac between '68 and '72, and I have to say I think his talent is prodigious and awesome. So I had a bit of trepidation when going ahead and listening to these tracks-- which, by the way, I've only actually heard in demo form on "Ram Jam City," the CD of master tracks that was put out a few years ago. Like others, I'd read some less than glowing reviews of his post-Mac efforts. But the more I listen to this, the more it's growing on me! I actually find I've got these songs stuck in my head now, and I like them more all the time. I have to agree with a reviewer who said that songs like "Lovely Days," "Second Chapter," "Cascades," and "Silver Streams" could fit in beautifully with what he was doing on the "Future Games" and "Bare Trees" albums. They are poignant, lush, evocative, and beautiful. I also really like his upbeat, sometimes quirky "Falling in Love With You," "Odds and Ends" and "Ram Jam City." They are full of energy and spirit. And he is in really fine voice throughout. Yes, I wish there more of his powerful, haunting guitar riffs...but I love this CD nevertheless, and I look forward to hearing how it turned out on the actual "Second Chapter" version.

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UK release date above
US release date: 11/18/75

US copies omitted "Best Girl In The World"

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    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Christy Valkman & bretonbanquet.