Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Recording Sessions 1967-1997

By Peter Lewry, 1998

From the back cover:

Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Recording Sessions 1967-1997 is the first book to provide full and detailed documentation of all known recording sessions of one of the most successful and top-selling rock bands of all time. Covering early hits - such as 'Albatross', 'Black Magic Woman' and 'Oh Well'- through to classic albums such as Rumours and Tusk, it also contains fascinating coverage of the band's rare recordings, released, and unreleased material.

   For each session, full details are given of the location, date of recording, musicians, and availability of the songs' commercial releases. The book also contains a complete UK/US discography of first releases, which details singles, albums, as well as selected bootlegs, videos, and a list of albums released by solo members of the group. Rare insights into the recording technology and a technical index of recording terms are also included. Additional sections include individual group member biographies, chart statistics, awards, and an A-Z song-title index.

   Fully illustrated with rare memorabilia, including photos, tape box covers, paperwork, and promotional items, this book will appeal to all Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere, as well as those interested in the band's formative years in the British blues scene of the late 1960's.

   Fleetwood Mac have always been a hard-working band and this has earned them a worldwide respect, as well as a reputation for high quality rock and roll. Their approach ('do what feels right, but do it well') has kept them growing and evolving for the last 30 years. The recent reunion of the Rumours line up in 1997 for an MTV special and 40-date tour of the US confirmed that their story is far from over.

   Peter Lewry is an established music writer and researcher and has followed Fleetwood Mac since they started in 1967. He is editor of the only fanzine dedicated to the music and career of the legendary Johnny Cash and is a regular contributor to Record Collector magazine. Other books include the earlier Blandford title Cliff Richard: The Complete Recording Sessions 1958-1990.


Other work by Peter Lewry:

Books

Cliff Richard - The Complete Recording Sessions 1958 - 1990
(Peter Lewry & Nigel Goodall)
Foreward by Cliff Richard
Published by Blandford 1991

The Complete Cliff Richard Chronicle (Peter Lewry & Nigel Goodall with Mike Read) Foreward by Hank Marvin Published by Hamlyn 1993 The Ultimate Cliff
(Peter Lewry & Nigel Goodall)
Published by Simon & Schuster 1998

Fleetwood Mac - The Complete Recording Sessions 1967 - 1997
(Peter Lewry)
Foreward by Bob Brunning
To be published by Blandford 1998

Articles

Linda Ronstadt - A Retrospective
Published in Record Collector - October 1994

Cliff Richard Live
(with Nigel Goodall)
Published in REcord Collector - November 1994

Consultancies

EMI Records (UK)
Sleeve notes for Cliff Richard Hit List CD and Video

Compilation for the following CD releases

Cliff Richard - At The Movies 1959-1973 (2-CD Set)
Cliff Richard - The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1958 - 1963 (4-CD Set)

Peter has also worked with Guinness Publishing on their forthcoming Rockopedia supplying entries for a diverse range of artists including Carl Perkins, Emmylou Harris, Shakin' Stevens, The Shadows, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, and many more.

Peter is also the editor of Johnny Cash - The Man in Black the only UK fanzine dedicated to the music and career of Johnny Cash. Through his work on the fanzine, he has been consulted for various projects and is currently helping with a forthcoming VH-1 documentary on Cash.

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