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Blues Rock Explosion
Review written by Becca from Canada, July 30th, 2013
Great both as an introduction to and further investigation go to book on the 'British Blues Boom' groups and leading lights. I found out things about Graham Bond and Cyril Davies not found elsewhere, and of the existence of some A Hard Road outtakes I didn't know about. I would never part with my copy of this since I bought it through Ugly Things a couple of years back. Jo Ann Kelly, Paul Kossof, it's almost all here in depth!
The Best Of The Original Fleetwood Mac
A quality 'best of'.
Review written by becca from Canada, October 24th, 2004
This collection gives the more casual Mac fan a very good selection of the best tracks from the group's four pre Then Play On albums. There are three essential Danny Kirwan tracks from the English Rose album and the best known Green and Spencer tracks.
A worthwhile effort.
Review written by becca from Canada, August 19th, 2004
This is a transitional album following the departure of Kirwan. Guitarist Bob Weston performs sensationally on banjo and harmonica on Dave Walker's The Derelict, a bluesy number, and contributes vocals with Christine McVie on the highlight of the album, Did You Ever Love Me. I consider both songs enjoyable and essential in the overall evolving Fleetwood Mac story. The album is filled out well by some intriguing Bob Welch and Christine McVie tracks. This album is particularly important if you are curious about what Mac would have been like returning to a more bluesy sound with Dave Walker vocals and songs.
Review written by becca from Canada, August 9th, 2004
The main reason to find this would be to have eight of the twelve tracks from Christine McVie's debut 1970 solo album under the name Christine Perfect which are very worthwhile. You also get a mixed bag of Peter Green era Mac tracks which will mostly be redundant if you have even a couple pre-Reprise albums from that period. I would reccomend the CD version for the Perfect tracks mainly which are fairly hard to find on CD.