Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The definitive introduction to Peter Green-era FM
Worgelm | United States | 05/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"4-1/2 stars. I picked up this gem at a record store in the Import section, although for an import it seems to be pretty commonly distributed. These cuts are from the same sets as the "Live at the Boston Tea Party" series, with the same excellent remastering as those discs. This collection is more concise, but you should note that the "Encore Jam" with Joe Walsh and members of the James Gang has an additional 6 minutes over the jam issued with the "Boston Tea Party" discs. That fact alone should get you interested, but what I like about this disc is that you get an excellent spread of the true gems from those concerts : The absolutely riveting "Jumping At Shadows", a headbanging version of "Oh Well", the jazzy, nimble "Only You", and a 28-minute workout of "Rattlesnake Shake" from the second night that is absolutely astounding and must be heard to be believed. Oh yeah, and "The Green Manalishi" with Peter Green soloing on a 6-string bass (he started out as a bassist, dontcha know) ! The liner notes are decent and informative, although they dubiously claim that a "low-key Eric Clapton" was involved in the "Encore Jam" on disc 2.The only problem with this set is that they could have given us more! I would have liked either the inclusion of "Coming Your Way" from disc 3 of the original BTP 3-disc set, or the compression of some of the shorter tracks on disc 2 to get "Rattlesnake Shake" from Disc 1 of the BTP. Still, close to two full hours of the Mac at the heights of their powers, coupled with the reasonable price tag, makes this essential for blues fans and oldschool mac fans, and for people like me, who are going retro to discover the greatness of the band's earlier days. For the fanatics though, you might want to skip this and look for "The Boston Box" which has a more complete selection of all three nights."
Breathtaking Live Peter Green Fleetwood Mac
The Shade | The Sonaran Desert (Arizona) | 08/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
Yes, this is the best of Peter Green live performances from his days leading Fleeetwood Mac. Performances are highlights from the three volumes of Boston Tea Party recorded in 1970.
The band is at the height of it's powers at this time. They had planned to release a live album, but Peter left soon after these shows & so it wasn't released at the time.
The guitar playing is out of this world. Unreal. The guitar interplay between Green & Kirwan on some of the greatest jams ever. The song Encore Jam has guests Joe Walsh & Eric Clapton.
Black Magic Woman was later adopted by Carlos Santana. Green Manalishi was later changed around and played by Judas Priest. The song Oh Well has also been covered by numerous bands.
After one listen to these performances, it is easy to see why fans hold Peter Green in such high regard.
Fans of: Clapton, Allmans ,Santana etc.. will love these 2 discs.
According to the label; Both Rattlesnake Shake(24:38) & Jumping At Shadows (4:48) are from Volume One. Got To Move is from Volume Three.
Sound quality is excellent.
For the 2 CD's included at this price, it is a great deal.
This is the place to start if you want to get into Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac.
Peter green era's best live recording
Kane Mitchell | Denver, Colorado | 06/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have always liked this cd and am finding that it only gets better every time I listen to it. The sound is fabulous and the band is in top form throughout. A personal favorite of mine is "LOVING KIND" on disc two. It's very tight with greenes guitar and fleetwoods drumming standing out. This is the cd that I give to people who appreciate music and are looking for somewhere to start when listening to the "GREEN" era. The song selection is top notch and the very best version of "OH WELL" ever released is here. Hard to believe the band was done within a few weeks of this recording because they were as good as any band on the planet when they played together at the "BOSTON TEA PARTY.""