Thursday, April 15, 2021

Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac With New Concert Release

Original founding member of Fleetwood Mac and legendary guitarist Peter Green has been part of the music industry for almost 60 years, until his passing in July 2020. His performance on the guitar influenced a huge number of players, including Marc Knopfler, Joe Perry, Billy Gibbons, Jonny Lang, Kirk Hammett and many, many more. In celebration of the life and music of Peter Green, fellow Fleetwood Mac founding member assembled many of his friends and fellow musicians to pay homage to the immortal Peter Green at a concert, which took place on February 25, 2020. On April 30th, BMG will release the show as a four-LP vinyl set, as well as 2CD/Blu-ray set which includes the film of the show.

The 23-song audio version of the show start off with Rick Vito strutting his stuff with the blues of "Rolling Man" and Jonny Lang blasting down the door with his roaring rendition of "Homework." The beautiful slide-guitar work and iconic vocals of Billy Gibbons draw out the Texas side of the British blues of "Doctor Brown," before Steven Tyler joins him for the classic "Rattlesnake Shake." Long-time Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie puts her stamp on some of the band's early songs "Stop Messin' Round" and "Looking For Somebody," as she shows off her bluesy side. Noel Gallagher (Oasis) steps up to the mic for the stark, acoustic strumming of "The World Keep Turning" and the uplifting, sing-along of "Like Crying."

The second half of the show starts off with fellow legendary guitarist Peter Townshend performing another one of Fleetwood Mac's earlier songs "Station Man," which still carries that Peter Green vibe, even after leaving the band in early 1970. Gibbons and Tyler return to the stage for rocking version of the timeless Peter Green classic "Oh Well, Pt. 1," while "Oh Well, Pt. 2" includes another legendary name, Mr. David Gilmour. Metallica's Kirk Hammett works his magic (performing with one of Peter Green's original guitars) along side Billy Gibbons on the one of the greatest early Peter Green-penned, Fleetwood Mac recordings "The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)." The night comes to a close with David Gilmour returning for the beautiful instrumental "Albatross," before the entire all-star cast appears on stage for the nearly eight-minute jam of "Shake Your Money Maker." To find out more about the new Mick Fleetwood & Friends release "Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green and The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac," please visit mickfleetwoodandfriends.com.

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