Although they are known throughout the world in their Anglo-American guise which has held steady since the mid to late seventies, FLEETWOOD MAC was the first British blues group to reach the charts and change the direction of popular music as a result.
The line-up featured on this album is the same as the one that appeared at the Windsor Jazz And Blues Festival in the summer of 1967 thereby becoming, at the first gig, the original Fleetwood Mac. Each member of the group had already rubbed shoulders with the best on the burgeoning blues/rock scene and the combination of their individual talents and experience was to create a formidable force in popular music.
Their first album - 'Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac' was released only six months after that first appearance and, bucking all of the current trends, headed straight into the charts. The group had, by this time, established itself as one of the top acts on the college and club circuit and were in enormous demand. This album features one of those live performances - in April, 1968 - and provides a vivid illustration of their communication with their fans and followers whose number was growing by the day. Their live performances were notable not only for their feel for the blues but also for their regular rock and roll segue which featured Jeremy Spencer.
This album is particularly interesting as it features songs that the group were never to record on an album, and captures the excitement of their live performances before commercial success and personnel changes combined to radically change their musical direction.
Whilst this recording is less than perfect, it is vivid reminder of the roots of the group and an illustration of the talents of each original member of FLEETWOOD MAC.
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