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|From the back cover: "By the turn of the 70's Fleetwood Mac were on a roll, having established themselves as headliners in the United States via repeated touring. In Feb '70 they tapes three consecutive nights at the Boston Tea Party with the view to rush-releasing a live album: the band played out of their skins and the LP would doubtless have been a killer. But within just weeks the mercurial Peter Green - their founder, leader & frontman - had sensationally announced his decision to quit, and the project was shelved. Some of the material eventually crept out on a couple of mid-80's albums, Jumping At Shadows and a double-LP Roots - The Original Fleetwood Mac Live in Concert. However, these were poorly-compiled affairs, with patchy sound quality, a problem which worsened steadily with subsequent reissue packages. Following the recent discovery of the original 8-track master tapes they have all now been remixed & remastered. A further nine previously unissued performances were also found, and the material has been extensively re-compiled to take into consideration the original set sequencings. This, the second edition in a 3-CD set which finally brings these devastating performances to life, includes a previously-unheard jam which features Joe Walsh, at that time the guitarist with The James Gang, who opened for Fleetwood Mac no these memorable gigs."|
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Number of Live At The Boston Tea Party, Part Two (1998) Reviews: 1
Essential early earthshaking very live Mac
Reviewer: John Fitzgerald, Human resources staff database assistant March 23, 2001 It's very interesting to hear "World in harmony" as the opener of the second set as you
can really feel like you were there and a great opener it is with much more edge than the
studio recording. This gives way to a compact but stinging run through of "Oh well"
followed by the jolliest jam of them all "Rattlesnake shake" has Green the great enthralling
us for well over 20 minutes on lead guitar and not a second of it seems too long. As the
masters were used here, there's 10 seconds therein that are not on the pressings of
"Cerulean" and such earlier repackages of these tapes which is an unexpected treat. Peter
gets a well deserved rest and Jeremy steps up in impressive fashion with a rocking,
surprisingly country blues rendition of "Stranger blues" undoubtedly, a different and very
good Spencer moment. Then, after a more straightforward Elmore style "Red hot mama"
he kicks into Elvis mode with a great version of "Teenage darling" surpassing the version
on the B-side of the "Linda" single. Peter Green sounds impressed and he launches into
50's style with a Little Richard double shot. First Peter and Danny on a numbing "Keep a
knocking" then Peter gives us a stretched out, stirring "Jenny Jenny". As the cherry on
top, the CD ends with "Encore jam" with, according to the liner notes, various members
of The James gang including Joe Walsh and also joining in is Eric Clapton to form an all
out guitar assault that doesn't let one up for mercy throughout. The perfect platter to take
to a Saturday night air guitar party.
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