Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac 1969-1972

 (4LP + 7")


Label:

Rhino

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ARHI 535581
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Category:

Vinyl Box Sets


No. of Discs: 5

 

$79.98

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Fleetwood Mac's roots revisited on vinyl!

Remastered version of Then Play On, together with four more albums

Boxed set spans the group's first four albums for Reprise Records

Reprise albums lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

"The original Reprise labels look the part, but the outstanding feature is the quality of the card sleeves. They are very thick and the artwork reproduction, which can so often let reissues down, is first class. Then Play On and Kiln House are both original gatefolds, with the latter coming with a booklet insert." — Superdeluxeedition.com

Revisit Fleetwood Mac's early years through this special releases from Reprise Records and Rhino. Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1972, is a beautiful vinyl boxed set that collects four of the band's classic albums, each lovingly reproduced on 140-gram vinyl. As a bonus, the set comes with an exclusive replica of the original 1969 7-inch single of "Oh Well - Pt. 1" b/w "Oh Well - Pt. 2." "Oh Well - Pt. 1," boasts one of the great guitar riffs in rock history and has been covered by likes of Billy F Gibbons, Jimmy Page, and Tom Petty.

Fleetwood Mac was already a popular blues band in 1969 when they released Then Play On, the group's stellar third studio album. It was the first with guitarist-songwriter Danny Kirwan and ultimately its last with founding member Peter Green. The album's powerful mix of blues and rock includes standout tracks like "Rattlesnake Shake," "Searching For Madge" and "Coming Your Way."

Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1972 features four complete albums — Then Play On (1969), Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971) and Bare Trees (1972) — housed in a striking black slipcase. To ensure superb sound quality, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers for all four albums. The records look as good as they sound thanks to authentically reproduced packages, including gatefolds for Then Play On and Kiln House and single sleeves for Future Games and Bare Trees.

The set follows the band through an early transitional period. With Kiln House, Fleetwood Mac began moving toward a more melodic pop sound on songs such as "Mission Bell" and "One Together." At the time, the band included: Jeremy Spencer (guitar, vocals, piano), Kirwan (guitar, vocals), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums). Christine McVie was at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and the album's cover art, but she did not join the band until shortly after the album was finished.

The band's shift toward pop and folk styles continued on Future Games with songs such as "Show Me A Smile" and "Morning Rain." This marks the first Fleetwood Mac album with Christine McVie as a full band member as well as the Mac debut of Bob Welch on guitar.

The line-up stayed the same for Bare Trees, which boasts a consistently strong collection of songs like McVie's "Spare Me A Little Of Your Love," Kirwan's "Dust" and Welch's "Sentimental Lady." Although Kirwan was a dominant figure during the recording, penning half of the songs, this would ultimately be his last appearance on a Fleetwood Mac album.

 



Then Play On (1969)
Coming Your Way
Closing My Eyes
Fighting For Madge
When You Say
Show Biz Blues
Underway
One Sunny Day
Although The Sun Is Shining
Rattlesnake Shake
Without You
Searching For Madge
My Dream
Like Crying
Before The Beginning

Kiln House (1970)
This Is The Rock
Station Man
Blood On The Floor
Hi Ho Silver
Jewel Eyed Judy
Buddy’s Song
Earl Gray
One Together
Tell Me All The Things You Do
Mission Bell

Future Games (1971)
Woman Of 1000 Years
Morning Rain
What A Shame
Future Games
Sands Of Time
Sometimes
Lay It All Down
Show Me A Smile

Bare Trees (1972)
Child Of Mine
The Ghost
Homeward Bound
Sunny Side Of Heaven
Bare Trees
Sentimental Lady
Danny’s Chant
Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
Dust
Thoughts On A Grey Day

Bonus 7" Single
Oh Well - Pt. 1
Oh Well - Pt. 2

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Finally.......

posted on 12/29/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: John Carsell
We get to hear these four LP's with excellent sound quality. For years and years all these LP's were plagued with with mastering from poor tape sources and pressed on inferior vinyl. This excellent box set changes all that with superior mastering from Chris Bellman and pressed on decent vinyl too. I never thought I'd hear Then Play On sound this good. My only small complaint is the cheap paper inner sleeves that should have been done with padded or rice paper sleeves. But other than that I'm happy as hell with this collection. Oh by the way, the bonus 45 of Oh Well Is killer. Worth every penny and then some.


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