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Fleetwood Mac / Before The Beginning 1968-1970: Rare Live & Demo Sessions

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by four sticks, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Tuck1977

    Tuck1977 Forum Resident

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    how does this sound, great set
     
  2. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    I don't have this one. It was just released but I believe the show is from a soundboard recording.
     
  3. Tuck1977

    Tuck1977 Forum Resident

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    I managed to find a copy of a bootleg. If it does exist as a soundboard it would be great. Man of The World played live is pretty special.
     
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  4. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen living in a Vinyl Free Zone

    I'm not going to go through seven + pages. I'll just say I enjoyed this set immensely.
     
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  5. crozcat

    crozcat Forum Resident

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    This "Gothenburg 1969" album IS actually from Gothenburg. Konserthuset, April 2 1970.
    Peter Green´s guitar dominates the mix...
    I don´t know how the album sounds, but here is the concert:
     
  6. Damn. Why no CD?!
     
  7. Great news, but I'd have loved to see a CD release. These 50 year old live recordings aren't audiophile quality, so a triple vinyl set is pointless for me.
     
  8. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    It's already been released on the original 3CD edition. This is just the second vinyl volume of it.
     
  9. Ah, that's why the cover is so similar. In that case I already own it all anyway.
     
  10. HarrySmith

    HarrySmith Forum Resident

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    I thought Fleetwood Mac sound engineer Dinky Dawson reckoned it was 2nd November 1969. Was he over overruled at some point?
     
  11. Tuck1977

    Tuck1977 Forum Resident

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    Wonder if Owsleys tape archive have a complete Warehouse tapes.
     
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  12. Understood. That’s good know! :tiphat:
     
  13. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    I dunno what you mean by overruled but it's clearly a tape from the 1970 European tour. One clear giveaway is Peter uses a wah wah, which he didn't do in November 1969. Another is that they play World In Harmony, which wasn't written yet in November 1969.

    And they played Gothenburg in April 1970, so assuming Dinky was right about the location, it's 100% sure April 2 1970, Gothenburg. If he was wrong about the location too it could be a German date (we have tapes of the Scandinavian concerts and it's not one of those).
     
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  14. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    Heh, the source is almost surely bit torrents prepared by fans the "producers" downloaded and then messed up with fake applause and equalization. So, you get to pay for something free made worse.
     
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  15. HarrySmith

    HarrySmith Forum Resident

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    Righto, very willing to concede the technical points. My (admittedly old) notes say there was no show played on 2nd April, so has that since been disproven?
     
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  16. crozcat

    crozcat Forum Resident

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  17. no time

    no time Forum Resident

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    Thanks to everyone for the valuable information I found on these pages. :shtiphat:
     
  18. ragepil

    ragepil Forum Resident

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    Should I grab The Vaudeville Years even if I have this set?

    I also have The Complete Blue Horizon Box, Boston Tea Vol. 1-2-3, Shrine 69, The Essential FM (2CD), Before the Beginning, Then Play On Deluxe.

    Am I missing something? Trying to figure it out but a bit hard with my english...

    Thanks!
     
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  19. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    If you’re a fan of Then Play On, then this set will add to your understanding and appreciation of the sessions for that album. It did for me! :)
     
  20. human riff 999

    human riff 999 Let Me Be Who I Am, And Let Me Kick Out The Jams!

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    Did not know if anybody heard or cares....the recent F Mac Vol 1 Before the Beginning was released and I got the black one and the Dust My Blues Barnes and noble...looks like vol 2 will be out 8/7....i went to B and N to order a Blue Denim Workingmans Dead 50...saw the Vol 2 FM in Sky Blue vinyl pre ordered....got a black one at amazon....I know it sounds stupid....but I am a Original FM Accept No Imitations guy....I love early way best but all are really fine....just wanted to pass it along know you Mac freaks out there probably know about it! I just want it for my collection I get all I can in all forms and versions.....got a lot of cool stuff.
    Thanks The Riff
     
  21. Analogmoon

    Analogmoon All the Way Back in the Seventies

    The Vaudeville Years and Show-biz Blues both include nice booklets also.
     
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  22. TheDailyBuzzherd

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    Was this show immediately prior to Peter's meltdown?
     
  23. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    It was a couple of weeks after Peter's supposed meltdown. Whatever they gave him in the Munich castle made him play better than ever before! The truth is of course that there was no meltdown. At all. The rest of the band got scared that Peter was leaving the band. He himself was relieved, at his peak as a musician and playing like a genius.
     
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  24. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    Both sets are absolutely essential for fans of Peter Green and Danny Kirwan imo.
     
  25. Tuck1977

    Tuck1977 Forum Resident

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    The full length jams from Then Play On sessions are essential.
     

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