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The End Of The Game
Peter Green
The End Of The Game
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1

The Fleetwood Mac founder's 1970 solo debut for Reprise. Features six tracks, all written & produced solely by Green,including 'Bottoms Up' and 'Timeless Time'.


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All Artists: Peter Green
Title: The End Of The Game
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Release Date: 5/13/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Funk, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992675826, 766482309320


Album Description
The Fleetwood Mac founder's 1970 solo debut for Reprise. Features six tracks, all written & produced solely by Green,including 'Bottoms Up' and 'Timeless Time'.

CD Reviews

Somewhere out in Deep Space ...
B. Lynch | USA | 12/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...there might be a planet where radio stations play great music. Until we find that planet, you'll have to check out CD's and other media."The End Of The Game" is Peter Green's foray into something that is truly genre bending. Is it Jazz? Rock? Blues? Is it Ambient music? Or is it variations on Folk melodies? It's a bit of all of the above, and the terms "mind expanding", or "stunning" come to mind upon listening.The expansive musical exploration suggests why Peter Green and his former bandmates in Fleetwood Mac evenutally parted company. Fleetwood Mac wanted to play more traditional and familiar blues variations and rock tunes, while Green seems as if he wanted to fuse the improvisations of Jazz/rock musicians like Frank Zappa and John McLaughlin, with the blues of early John Mayall and Jimi Hendrix at his peak. The music here is wordless, and it is as compelling as anything released by the likes of John Coltrane or Miles Davis. Because it is not easily classified as to musical type (rock, blues, or jazz are all equally applicable), it is not "radio friendly", and probably doesn't fit into any pop or other contemporary radio formula--so don't expect to hear it on most stations. "The End Of the Game" is probably a bit too "far out" for many listeners' tastes, like most of the output by the aforementioned jazz legends. Like a lot of jazz and ambient music, this is not a collection of catchy melodies and clever hooks. Unlike a lot of avant-garde music, though, this stays based in blues chord and rhythmic strucutes and never drifts into the "wierdness for the sake of wierdness" realm that ultimately sinks most expermimental music. Of Green's subsequent CD's, only "In The Skies" even comes close to this. While I liked the songs, rhythms, and melodies on "In The Skies", it left me with none of the sense of exploration and adventure that this CD does. This CD holds up well to many repeat listenings, and all but demands to be digitally remastered."
A guitar that burns
David Kinney | San Francisco, Ca. United States | 02/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I normally avoid instumental guitar albums like the plague, but being a Peter Green die-hard I had to pick this up back in 1970. I did'nt really care for it then but I love it now! No other guitarist had the burning tone of Peter Green. Some were faster, some more skilled technically, but no one was as expressive with the six strings as Peter Green. This CD is kinda short. You'll wade through a few boring moments in the jamming, but the rewards are far greater than the downside. Five stars for a incindiery talent who never burnt out. Fans of The Mac, fans from Peter's recent and welcome return to form, and fans of red hot and blue guitar need this one."
Awesome... Hypnotic.. A "must have" for serious guitarists.
B. Lynch | 07/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are looking for the conventional Original Fleetwood Mac or traditional blues, Don't buy this album.(Get Live at the BBC instead) If you are interested in the raw essence of music and the soul exposed via electricity, Don't pass this one by.. Truly incredible. Peter Green playing at his prime. Goes way beyond words. Everytime I listen to this album I hear something new. I own over 2000 albums and CDs, If I had to choose just one, It would be this one. "Professional Reviewers" that constantly hang a bad grade on this album should stick to Donny Osmond or the Beegees. "It aint for the faint of heart!" Consider yourself a flashy guitarist?? Prepare to be horribly humbled."