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Shrine '69 (1999) - Fleetwood Mac


    Featuring »

Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer

    Tracklisting »
Tune UpClick to listen to a clip or purchase Tune Up from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 2:10
If You Be My BabyLyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase If You Be My Baby from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 4:28
Something Inside Of MeLyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Something Inside Of Me from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 4:03
My Baby's SweetLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 4:26
  Comments: Billed as "My Sweet Baby".
AlbatrossInstrumental Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Albatross from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 3:26
  Comments: Not included on promo versions of CD
Before The BeginningLyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Before The Beginning from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 3:05
Rollin' ManLyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Rollin' Man from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 5:33
Lemon SqueezerLyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Lemon Squeezer from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 5:29
Need Your Love So BadLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 6:59
Great Balls Of FireLyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Great Balls Of Fire from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 2:59
Blue Suede Shoes
  Date Performance: 1969-01-25, Running Time: 6:55
  Comments: Only included on promo & Japan issues of CD
    Released »

1999-06-22

    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Otis Blackwell (Songwriter), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Songwriter), Mick Fleetwood (Songwriter), Mick Fleetwood (Songwriter), Peter Green (Songwriter), Peter Green (Songwriter), Jack Hammer (Songwriter), Little Willie (William Edgar) John (Mertis, Jr.) (Songwriter), Danny Kirwan (Songwriter), Danny Kirwan (Songwriter), John McVie (Songwriter), John McVie (Songwriter), Carl (Lee) Perkins (Songwriter), Jimmy Rogers (James A. Lane) (Songwriter), Jeremy Spencer (Songwriter), Jeremy Spencer (Songwriter), Homesick James Williamson (Songwriter), Adam Larson (Package Design), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Manager), Alan Douches (Mastering Engineer), Bernie Gelli (Business Manager), Adam Larson (Cover Illustration), Stuart (Dinky) Dawson (Sound Engineer), Chris(tina) Adamson (Roadie), Stuart (Dinky) Dawson (Roadie), Dennis Keen (Roadie), Chris(tina) Adamson (Van Packer), Dennis Keeley (Band Driver), Mick Fleetwood (Sequenced By), Mick Fleetwood (Sequenced By)

    Record Label »
Rykodisc

    Catalogue Number »

RCD 10424 (Standard) RCD 10424 ADV (Promo)

    Running Time »

42:38

    Liner Notes »

Sit back, tune up with the players and return to the sixties! You are there. Peace and love, brothers and sisters, four hundred miles south of Haight Ashbury, near downtown L.A., it's a southern California winter night. Eagerly, you enter the Exposition Hall, a large, cavernous, dimly-lit hall, more geared toward trade shows than musical concerts. Zappa and the Mac ara playing tonight. Amen! In the center, at one end of the hall is a small, elevated platform-the stage. It's crowded-heads, long hair, flowers, beards, swaying bodies. Low hums and murmurs of anticipation hang in the air. Incense and herbal smells waft about as your party drifts towards the stage, where four young lads are busily tuning their axes while the roadies check the gear. "Check. One, two." Now excitement roils the crowd. You gaze up. Is this a dream? There they are. The musicians turn around and move toward you. Suddenly, the P.A. booms, "One of England's finest blues bands-Fleetwood Mac!" "Thank you," says Peter Green.

LET IT BEGIN. FEEL THE MUSIC.

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TECHNICAL NOTES (from human memory):
Recorded January 25th, 1969, from Tychobrae Sound's house sound system using a modified Fairchild mixing console with one line out to an Ampex 2-track recorder. Recorded mono, 2 track, 7-1/2 IPS on Scotch 201 tape. Front of house sound components were JBL speakers. Tape digitally transferred and mastered; no baking or flaking occurred. Every attempt was made to reproduce the live, natural environment and artistry. What would a live show be without musical feedback?

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Colorful Mac on the brink of rock
Review written by John Fitzgerald, August 24th, 2004

An intriguing Green/Spencer/Kirwan era live tape (which, apart from a few volume problems early on, has better sound quality than one may think) from an earlier period than one usually hears from this line up. While it's more restrained than some of the more excitingly adventurous recordings that were to take place later in the year to come, there's still some bravo performances present. "Tune up" is exactly just that, it's not actually a song but fun licks to listen to in anticipation. New kid on the block Danny Kirwan impresses all with a great live rendition of his slow blues "Something inside of me" which really cries during the six string breaks. Jeremy does his best version (released to date) of "My baby's sweet" here and rocks the house with "Great balls of fire" to close the show. We are left to ponder the greatness of seven Peter Green wonders. Most notably is a song not heard elsewhere by the Mac entitled "Lemon squeezer", a slow harp led blues tune with double entendre lyrics is a real nugget which must not go unnoticed. This is most colorful stuff as Peter mixes some earlier blues triumphs such as "If you be my baby", "Rollin' man" (which extends nicely as does) "Need your love so bad" with more modern (at the time) musical experimentation such as "Albatross" & "Before the beginning". I find this a good companion piece to the wonderful "English rose" compilation album but I'm sure fans of that era will like this very good live set regardless.

    Comments »

Back in 1969, Macs roadie and tape engineer, 'Dinky' Dawson, stowed away a good many masters of the doughty quintet in action. This recording from L.A.s Shrine auditorium kicks off with a rather superfluous "Tune Up", but from then on its refinement all the way. The delicate Delta blues of "If Youll Be My Baby" and bottleneck hoedown of "My Sweet Baby" show of the Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer combo elegantly. Micks shimmering cymbals and some attacking, gruntal vocals fuel the spiralling rhythm and sustain of "Something Inside Of Me", and "Great Balls Of Fire" rattles and rolls in winning style. Some deft fret flourishes, a chunk of rich harmonica-led porch plodding, and doses of plucky old-school blues, and youve got a 30-year-old treat on your hands. (Tim Jones, Record Collector, August 1999).

Recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles by Fleetwood Mac's then soundman who is also the author of Life On The Road: The Incredible Rock 'N' Roll Adventures Of Dinky Dawson.

    Last Modified »
2011-04-11
    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Christy Valkman, Mark Trauernicht & Kim Abrahamsson.