Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac live tapes unearthed

1968 and 1970 shows form the basis of new album Before The Beginning

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Tapes of two live concerts by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac dating from 1968 and 1970 have recently been unearthed and restored to provide the basis for Before The Beginning, a new 3xCD box set and two-volume vinyl release due out on June 7.

The tapes were completely unmarked so the exact origin of the recordings is unknown. Experts were merely able to date them to 1968 and 1970 respectively.

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The third CD (or second vinyl volume) also contains four previously unheard demo tracks dating from the same era. Fleetwood Mac have given their full approval for the release of these tapes.

Peruse the CD tracklisting for Before The Beginning below:

CD1
1. Madison Blues (Version 1) (Live) (Remastered)
2. Something Inside of Me (Live) (Remastered)
3. The Woman That I Love (Live) (Remastered)
4. Worried Dream (Live) (Remastered)
5. Dust My Blues (Live) (Remastered)
6. Got To Move (Live) (Remastered)
7. Trying So Hard To Forget (Live) (Remastered)
8. Instrumental (Live) (Remastered)
9. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Live) (Remastered)
10. Lazy Poker Blues (Live) (Remastered)
11. Stop Messing Around (Live) (Remastered)
12. I Loved Another Woman (Live) (Remastered)
13. I Believe My Time Ain’t Long (Version 1) (Live) (Remastered)
14. Sun Is Shining (Live) (Remastered)

CD2
1. Long Tall Sally (Live) (Remastered)
2. Willie and the Hand Jive (Live) (Remastered)
3. I Need Your Love So Bad (Live) (Remastered)
4. I Believe My Time Ain’t Long (Version 2) (Live) (Remastered)
5. Shake Your Money Maker (Live) (Remastered)
6. Before the Beginning (Live) (Remastered)
7. Only You (Live) (Remastered)
8. Madison Blues (Version 2) (Live) (Remastered)
9. Can’t Stop Lovin’ (Live) (Remastered)
10. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) (Live) (Remastered)
11. Albatross (Live) (Remastered)
12. World In Harmony (Version 1) (Live) (Remastered)
13. Sandy Mary (Live) (Remastered)
14. Only You (Live) (Remastered)
15. World In Harmony (Version 2) (Live) (Remastered)

CD3
1. I Can’t Hold Out (Live) (Remastered)
2. Oh Well (Part 1) (Live) (Remastered)
3. Rattlesnake Shake (Live) (Remastered)
4. Underway (Live) (Remastered)
5. Coming Your Way (Live) (Remastered)
6. Homework (Live) (Remastered)
7. My Baby’s Sweet (Live) (Remastered)
8. My Baby’s Gone (Live) (Remastered)
9. You Need Love (Demo) (Remastered)
10. Talk With (Demo) (Remastered)
11. If It Ain’t Me (GK Edit) (Demo) (Remastered)
12. Mean Old World (Demo) (Remastered)

Volume 1 of the LP edition features all tracks up to and including “Shake Your Money Maker” across three sides of vinyl. Volume 2 will follow at a later date.

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