Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mick Fleetwood, Bob Hall, Danny Kirwan, Bob Brunning, Jo-Ann Kelly, Dave Kelly Peter Green|
Rarities: The Roots of Fleetwood Mac
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Rarities is a British blues classic album feat unreleased material of former Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown and Blues Band members and various British blues artists: Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Hall, Danny Kirwan, Bob Bru... more »
Rarities is a British blues classic album feat unreleased material of former Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown and Blues Band members and various British blues artists: Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Hall, Danny Kirwan, Bob Brunning, Jo-Ann and Dave Kelly.
Not Fleetwood Mac - Possibly Interesting to Peter Green fans
Mark J. Moerman | Vancouver, USA | 06/28/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, everyone should be aware that this is NOT a Fleetwood Mac album. It is an album of recordings by one-time Mac bassist Bob Brunning which features Mick Fleetwood as well as original Mac guitarists Peter Green and Danny Kirwan.Bob Brunning was the original bassist in Fleetwood Mac, a post he held for only a few months. Mick Fleetwood wanted John McVie for the group, but McVie, then a member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, initially declined Fleetwood's entreaties to quit that group and join the nascent Fleetwood Mac. After three or four months, McVie changed his mind and accepted the offer, thus pushing Brunning out of the group.Brunning formed his own outfit, the Brunning Sunflower Blues Band, and following three albums with that ensemble, he formed a new group called Tramp. The recordings on this CD come from those two groups, and not from any incarnation of Fleetwood Mac. The songs are basic late 60s British blues, and will probably be enjoyed by those who are hardcore fans of that genre. The playing is tight and disciplined and the production sparse, though the songs are somewhat pedestrian.The first six tracks on this CD are by the Brunning Sunflower Blues Band, and all six feature original Mac guitarist Peter Green, who also sings lead vocals on one song. It is to fans of Green that this CD is most likely to be of interest, for his distinctive lead guitar style is in evidence throughout. The remaining seven tracks are by the group Tramp, and all seven feature Fleetwood and Kirwan. I found these tracks to be less interesting than the ones with Peter Green, consisting mainly of run of the mill blues licks you've probably heard a thousand times if you're a fan of the genre.I would recommend this CD to Peter Green fans and Fleetwood Mac completists, but others would probably be well advised to steer clear."