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Roots: The Original Fleetwood Mac Live In Concert (1988) - Fleetwood Mac

    Featuring »

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

    Tracklisting »
Madison BluesLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 4:49
  Comments: (P) 1985
Sandy MaryLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 5:21
  Comments: (P) 1985
Stranger BluesLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 3:55
  Comments: (P) 1985
Great Balls Of FireLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 3:16
  Comments: (P) 1985
Jenny JennyLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 8:01
  Comments: (P) 1985
Got To MoveLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 3:56
  Comments: (Version 1) (P) 1984
Can't Stop Lovin' My BabyLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 4:26
  Comments: Billed as "Oh Baby". (P) 1985
Teenage Darling
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 4:16
  Comments: (P) 1985
Loving KindLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 2:57
  Comments: (P) 1985
Tutti FruttiLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 6:45
  Comments: (P) 1985
Keep A KnockingLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 4:56
  Comments: (P) 1985
Fine Little MamaLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 4:03
  Comments: Often incorrectly billed as "Red Hot Mom(m)a". Writing credit often incorrectly given to Elmore James for this song. (P) 1985
The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1970-02-00, Running Time: 16:20
  Comments: Often billed as "Green Manalishi".
    Released »


    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Otis Blackwell (Songwriter), Peter Green (Songwriter), Peter Green (Songwriter), Jack Hammer (Songwriter), Elmore James (Songwriter), Enotris Johnson (Songwriter), Danny Kirwan (Songwriter), Danny Kirwan (Songwriter), Dorothy LaBostrie (Songwriter), Clarence L. Lewis (Songwriter), Little Richard (Penniman) (Songwriter), Joe/Joseph Lubin(sky) (Songwriter), Bobby Robinson (Songwriter), Marshall E. Sehorn (Songwriter), Jeremy Spencer (Songwriter), Jeremy Spencer (Songwriter), Jules (Julius Jeramiah) Taub (Bihari) (Songwriter), Nick Reynolds (Mixed By), Andy Rose (Mixed By)

    Record Label »
Pair Records

    Catalogue Number »

PCD-2-1208 (CD) PDK2-1208 (Cassette)

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    Liner Notes »

Recorded by the Fleetwood Mobile

This album contains many of the tracks originally intended for release as a live album by Fleetwood Mac. This was one of a number of projects curtailed by the sudden departure from the band of Peter Green in April 1970.

The recording was done at the Tea Party Club in Boston while the band was on its second American tour in 1969. This tour commenced while Fleetwood Mac were at the pinnacle of their early British success, having entered the charts with their fourth hit single, 'Oh Well.'

Of particular interest in this set are the rock'n'roll cuts performed by 'Earl Vince & The Valiants' - a pseudonym for a gold-lame-suited Mac fronted by Jeremy Spencer and a tongue-in-cheek tribute to their rock forebearers. Contrasted with this are the straight Chicago-style blues that were the band's hallmark, highlighted by some of Peter Green's last and greatest songs with Fleetwood Mac. 'Green Manalishi', Peter's last single for the band and at the time unreleased, clearly reflects the depth and despondency that was to lead to his departure from the group.

The recordings from this concert had languished unmixed until late in 1984 when they were unearthed and completed and are now here for your listening pleasure . . . a classic collection of original Fleetwood Mac.

(C) (P) 1988 Manufactured abnd Distributed by Pair Records Inc. & The Special Music Company, divisions of Essex Entertainment, Inc. licensed from Hot Wax Productions, Ltd.
87 Essex Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorzed duplication, copying, hiring, rental, lending, public performance and broadcast of this recording is prohibited by & a violation of applacable laws.

Made/Printed in U.S.A.

Compact Disc Digital Audio

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Full Green manalishi makes this among the essential
Review written by John Fitzgerald, May 15th, 2005

This is one in a long line of reissues of Boston Tea Party live Mac material recorded between February 5-7, 1970 and all of which have since been outdone by Snapper Records' "Live in Boston - Remastered (Vol.1-3, sold separately)" & "The Boston box" sets released between 1998-2000. However, one glaring oversight on Snapper's part was that they had claimed to use the master tapes for those reissues though the version of "The green manalishi" that appears on Vol. 1 of their reissues has an "edited" 12 minute version of the track which does not have the bongo solo section included in it. Granted, it is the weakest part of the recording anyways but for completests (like me) you should really go back and dig out one of these redundant comps to be on top of the case as they are probably pretty cheap by now and I know there are many on the market that do have this full 16 minute version of "The green manalishi" on them but this is the one I have in my collection that "represents" this full "...manalishi" from these tapes for me so I can recommend this set for this fact alone and the rest of the disc is classic live Mac anyways so you really can't go wrong (please see my reviews on this site for LIB-R vols. 1-3 for further details on the rest of these recordings). Do be aware though that there are edited versions of many songs, including TGM on many of these earlier Tea Party comps so please check the running time of ones you come across for this track before buying one if listed. If running times aren't listed on the ones you find that interest you, then remember to investigate further in to the specific titles you come across in regards to the running times before buying it to make it worth your while.

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    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Anders Linnartsson, Richard J. Orlando & Jeff Kenney.