AN AUDIO SURPRISE!
Dub Taylor | Paris, France | 10/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What fun to finally have a superior CD stereo remaster of the Epic album of "English Rose" by Fleetwood Mac in Sony's new Blu-Spec CD mastering format! This is not another format to worry about. It's a new improved mastering system for the standard 44.1 compact disc format utilizing Blu-ray technology for the digital mastering process. I have found the sound "warmer" and having a nice firm bottom end on many of the Blu-Spec discs I have auditioned compared to previous CD incarnations. This particular album by the original Fleetwood Mac, with Peter Green, has never sounded better in any format! At this time these discs are limited editions and only released in Japan. I don't know when and if Sony will make this or any other Blu-Spec CDs available in the US. Get it while you can!"
One of the best
Terrance Lackie | Boise, ID USA | 06/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably the last Fleetwood Mac album that has any lasting merit IMHO. This album marked a sort of turning point for the band. Peter Greene is here in full effect, so this is a must buy!"
English Rose was a compelling follow up (in North America) t
Philip Bradshaw | toronto canada | 07/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"English Rose finds Fleetwood Mac adding Danny Kirwan, a third guitarist, to the line-up. Horns also appear for the first time. Other than that this LP is a natural follow up to the band's excellent Chicago blues debut. Standouts are Kirwan's Something Inside of Me and Without You and, of course, the three Peter Green classics, Love That Burns, Albatross and Black Magic Woman. As one listens to Green wail on Magic it becomes crystal clear why both BB and Eric consider him to be one of the great guitarists.
Had Fleetwood Mac not morphed into a mega pop band in 1976 they would still have occupied a significant position in the history of English blues. This version of the band was a supremely talented and confident gathering of musicians and as much as I enjoyed Fleetwood Mac when it became the biggest band in the world I have more affection for the various 1968-1973 versions.