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The Best Of The Original Fleetwood Mac
Blues era in a nutshell
Review written by John Sposato (email@example.com) from Syracuse, NY, USA, October 29th, 2011
I picked this up at a library sale for pennies. It is a budget compilation of the Peter Green era. Five tracks are covers of blues legends such as Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson. The rest are taken from the first two studio albums and earlier compilations and singles released by Mike Vernons Blue Horizon Records through CBS. "Black Magic Woman" Santana would make their own not long after. "HellHound on My Trail" may be the oldest track written here. The UK #1 "Albatross" is also here as fans there expected. This collection sums up the early period for those unfamiliar with it, especially in the States where the old guard never quite caught on. You don't have to like the blues to enjoy this album.
Review for rare edition
Review written by John Sposato (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Syracuse, NY USA, December 29th, 2010
I have an unusual copy of this album from South Korea, licenced to local label Oasis. Much of the album was ordered to be cut by the censors in Seoul, as the country was more conservative in those days, meaning offensive tracks would be removed, which was common practise then. I suppose ones where there's obviosuly something going on in the studio were dropped, like maybe "Not That Funny".
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac
Review written by John Sposato (email@example.com) from Syracuse, NY USA, March 5th, 2009
I have the mainland EU import. This represents the classic lineup better than the 1988 collection, though nothing new was ready this time (as with this current tour). I'm going to have the band sign it when I see them in Rochester.