Again, the audio quality is the best yet. I had hoped that someone would join both parts without the repeat, giving the actual running time of seven minutes. But since it was never released that way, I won't complain.
It's easy enough to make your own edit now that People You Cant Trust - Atomic Rooster - Made In England parts are released as separate tracks. The other Underway - Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On bonus tracks are Peter Green's last single with the group. But the disc ends on a fittingly weird high note. So in the end, buy this disc! Peter Green has provided an audio account of his feelings during that period of his life, however disjointed.
There are a range of emotions that appear in no particular order throughout the disc. The moods are powerful, funny, sad, scary and touching, amongst others.
They are all heartfelt. In essence, this is what the blues is all about. Congratulations Peter! This album was a turning point for Mr. This album is so damn good it is mind boggling. YIKES -There are other songs by Kirwin that I mean no disrespect by not talking about how good they are, but the force of this group was Peter Green, and if not for the tragic emotional breakdown- we can all see where this was going- unbelievably great album- THIS is Peter Green at his finest.
Stranger Top Contributor: Blues Music. One of the better, probably the best, of the Fleetwood Mac albums of the Shake A Tail - Various - Flaunt It 2016 Green era. Blues-based instead of the later pop-based albums, including the legendary song Oh Well. Not too long after this album came out, Peter Green left the band due to personal issues, and they transformed into a radio-friendly juggernaut.
While less radio-friendly, this is not lesser quality. Blues fans like me prefer this version of Sparkling Waters Part One - Mammatus - Sparkling Waters band. Green's vision and participation is great, but for me it is the addition of young guitar prodigy Danny Kirwan that really makes the lineup incredible. The mostly absent contributions of guitarist Jeremy Spencer are not much missed as his work led Fleetwood Mac in quite a different direction than the enticing intriguery presented here.
There are so many obvious references into the mix that make this album so unique. It is not just a rock homage to the blues. Also, the surf rock theme of the movie "The Endless Summer". There are echoes of the spaghetti western music of Ennio Morricone; the boogie of John Lee Hooker emulated by similar Brit. All in a mixture of melancholy ballads, voodoo, tribal rhythms, blues rock, psychedelia, equine and train rhythms, jungle drums, minor key magic and mystery.
The anthemic quality of the hit single "Oh Well" seems to foreshadow the coming of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven". So, this album is both influenced and influential, and unlike any other Fleetwood Mac before or since. Both the voices and guitars of Green and Kirwan master the art of harmonic pairing and gorgeous sense of melody as well as the balance of masculine and feminine. I must have had about 5 versions of this album, as it's my favorite rock album of all time, despite its being mucked about by various labels and pressings.
The latest version is a re-ordering of its original UK vinyl release, plus bonus tracks. I'm not Underway - Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On an audiophile, and there have been many complaints that the previously issued version was poorly mastered.
I have avidly Help Or Hinder - The Houses - The Houses and adapted each and every time to the sound quality and reordering of tracks including missing tracks, different sequencing, adding of tracks and bonus cuts.
This time is no different. I will learn to love it in its new version all over again. No matter how it's diced or tossed, it's a grouping of songs that's so utterly amazing that it's pretty hard to ruin. I haven't listened to the previous version and this newly remastered version side by side, but while finding this pleasing to the ear, I find nothing in the new remastering that is such a revelation as to knock me on my ass.
One minor complaint I had is the disturbing break-in to the closing of the track "Underway" with the abrupt opening bars of "One Sunny Day". It just sounded so unexpectedly intrusive to my ear and I would rather have enjoyed a few seconds fadeout of the first before embracing the second. But, then I read various notes indicating that the original UK version was released this way and the abrupt shift was intentional an element I didn't recall being that way about five variations and forty years ago.
After several listenings, I am already getting used to it. As to the bonus tracks added onto the end, I think we've all come to expect that "Oh Well, Pts. However, the addition of "The Green Manalishi" and "World in Harmony", while a joy to some, would not be my particular choice.
I find much of this album more in keeping with the sounds of haunting tracks like "Black Magic Woman" and "Albatross", and as such, those are the tracks I'd have added as a bonus, though they would have rankled many, having appeared on earlier albums. I do think their sound is more in keeping with the recording sessions that bore this album than the bonus tracks ultimately chosen.
But, one never knows. I urge anyone who does not own a copy of this album, to either download it, or run right out and purchase one. I don't think I can recommend any rock album higher. I've really loved this album since first heard it in '70 US issue.
If you don't have this, get it. Fleetwood Mac has gone through several incantations, but Then Play On captures the ever-changing band at its best, most creative, and most insightful. Their blues is tight, blended, and carefully constructed. The instrumentals are fluid and dynamic. The ballads ooze with fine touch, soft singing, and elevated chorus.
How one band could create such a thoughtful album is what makes rock and roll special. Then Play On finds Fleetwood Mac on the cusp of commercial success. The songs are one time different from each other, and at then similar. I have enjoyed and appreciated this album since I first heard it in This new, expanded version of the original line-up is even better.
I am over joyed to have this as a part of my ever expanding, always adjusting, mutating musical collection! This was a compilation of more songs than the original release Underway - Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On is a classic album for the early blues years of Fleetwod Mac.
The album includes three outstanding guitar players Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan frequently playing together. I'm one of the few out there that felt Walking On Dead Steps - SePpuKu* - Auto Da Fe this band stopped being interesting after Peter Green left.
Well, if you heard this album then you'd understand what I mean. Gigantic guitars and deep, expressive passages mixing in with some harrowing blues riffs, this band was incredible.
It was a shame that guitarist Jeremy Spencer sat out most of this record. I always felt his contributions were undervalued with the band. Man, what an epic piece of songwriting. Underway - Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On here in the States we didn't really get fully hip on these guys until the mid 70's and it's Molina - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle Volume Two damn shame because the first three albums are incredible.
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Before the Beginning - Live and Demo Sessions. Future Games. Product Description The roots of the pop juggernaut Mac became lay here! Track Listings Disc: 1. Coming Your Way. Closing My Eyes. Show-Biz Blues. My Dream. Oh Well Pt. Although the Sun Is Shining. Rattlesnake Shake. Searching for Madge. Fighting for Madge. When You Say. Like Crying. Before the Beginning. Customer reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I somehow missed this album through the decades. The instrumentals are definitely a delight. Same on this album. John McVie, a usually restrained player, is all over the neck of his bass.
Again, the rhythm section is superb on that one. Then the group sadly dissolved to play their future games. This was the swan song album of the original Fleetwood Mac founded by Peter Green in Since the earlier days of CD we have had to be content with the inferior American version of this album. This new remaster of "Then Play On" reflects the multitrack technology of the time.
It was not a very dynamic sounding recording in the first place, however this new digital transfer gives us what's on the master tapes with more punch. The total playing time for this new CD reissue with it's original feel and segues is a generous All tracks are Stereo except for "Oh Well" in it's original mono mix. Also included Lullaby Of Birdland - Sam Butera And The Witnesses - The Rat Race the booklet are 8 pages of fascinating new liner notes and graphics.
We will never know where this Fleetwood Mac might have gone next This is Underway - Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On desert island disc. But this one is what Pete released. All of the drop outs on previous CD versions are gone. This is particularly noticeable on "My Dream" which always sounded like an 8-track tape jostling against the tape head. The CD artwork shows tape reels that look like master tapes but I question if this was taken from the masters.
There is no mention in the CD liner notes. I had heard Underway - Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On were badly damaged or gone completely. So you audiophiles may be disappointed. But I am quite pleased. It sounds as good if not better than most of the other albums from that era.
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