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Fleeetwood Mac Plays on Again!
July 03 2013

FLEETWOOD MAC PLAYS ON AGAIN

Revisit The Mighty Macâs Roots With Expanded And Remastered
Version Of 1969âs Then Play On And Vinyl Boxed Set
Spanning The Groupâs First Four Albums For Reprise Records


Both Will Be Available On August 20

Fleetwood Mac is one of rockâs most storied and successful bands. Since forming in 1967, the beloved group has undergone numerous line-up changes while selling millions of albums worldwide. This summer, revisit the Fleetwood Macâs early years with two special releases from Reprise Records.

The first is an expanded and remastered edition of THEN PLAY ON, Fleetwood Macâs 1969 debut on Reprise. This reissue features the original U.K running order and track segues, with âOne Sunny Dayâ and âWithout Youâ making their first appearance on a CD issue of the album, as well as new liner notes by veteran rock journalist David Fricke and four bonus tracks, including the revered single âOh Well â Pt. 1,â which boasts one of the great guitar riffs in rock history and has been covered by likes of Billy F Gibbons, Jimmy Page, and Tom Petty.

The second release is FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972, a beautiful vinyl boxed set that collects four of the bandâs classic albums, each lovingly reproduced on 140-gram vinyl. As a bonus, the set comes with an exclusive replica of the original 1969 7-inch single of âOh Well â Pt. 1â b/w âOh Well â Pt. 2.â

Fleetwood Mac was already a popular blues band in 1969 when they released THEN PLAY ON, the groupâs stellar third studio album. It was the first with guitarist-songwriter Danny Kirwan and ultimately its last with founding member Peter Green. The albumâs powerful mix of blues and rock includes standout tracks like âRattlesnake Shake,â âSearching For Madgeâ and âComing Your Way.â Rhinoâs newly re-mastered and expanded edition includes four bonus tracks originally released as singles: parts one and two of âOh Well,â âThe Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)â and âWorld In Harmony,â which is available on CD for the first time.

FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972 features four complete albums â Then Play On (1969), Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971) and Bare Trees (1972) â housed in a striking black slipcase. To ensure superb sound quality, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers for all four albums. The records look as good as they sound thanks to authentically reproduced packages, including gatefolds for Then Play On and Kiln House and single sleeves for Future Games and Bare Trees.

The set follows the band through an early transitional period. With Kiln House, Fleetwood Mac began moving toward a more melodic pop sound on songs like âMission Bellâ and âOne Together.â At the time, the band included: Jeremy Spencer (guitar, vocals, piano), Kirwan (guitar, vocals), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums). Christine McVie was at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and the albumâs cover art, but she did not join the band until shortly after the album was finished.

The bandâs shift toward pop and folk styles continued on Future Games with songs like âShow Me A Smileâ and âMorning Rain.â This marks the first Fleetwood Mac album with McVie as a full band member as well as the Mac debut of Bob Welch on guitar.

The line-up stayed the same for Bare Trees, which boasts a consistently strong collection of songs like McVieâs âSpare Me A Little Of Your Love,â Kirwanâs âDustâ and Welchâs âSentimental Lady.â Although Kirwan was a dominant figure during the recording, penning half of the songs, this would ultimately be his last appearance on a Fleetwood Mac album.


THEN PLAY ON: EXPANDED EDITION
Track Listing


1. âComing Your Wayâ
2. âClosing My Eyesâ
3. âFighting For Madgeâ
4. âWhen You Sayâ
5. âShow Biz Bluesâ
6. âUnderwayâ
7. âOne Sunny Dayâ
8. âAlthough The Sun Is Shiningâ
9. âRattlesnake Shakeâ
10. âWithout Youâ
11. âSearching For Madgeâ
12. âMy Dreamâ
13. âLike Cryingâ
14. âBefore The Beginningâ
Bonus Tracks
15. âOh Well - Pt. 1â
16. âOh Well - Pt. 2â
17. âThe Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)â
18. âWorld In Harmonyâ


FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972
Track Listing

Then Play On (1969)

Side 1
1. âComing Your Wayâ
2. âClosing My Eyesâ
3. âFighting For Madgeâ
4. âWhen You Sayâ
5. âShow Biz Bluesâ
6. âUnderwayâ
7. âOne Sunny Dayâ
Side 2
1. âAlthough The Sun Is Shiningâ
2. âRattlesnake Shakeâ
3. âWithout Youâ
4. âSearching For Madgeâ
5. âMy Dreamâ
6. âLike Cryingâ
7. âBefore The Beginningâ


Kiln House (1970)

Side 1
1. âThis Is The Rockâ
2. âStation Manâ
3. âBlood On The Floorâ
4. âHi Ho Silverâ
5. âJewel Eyed Judyâ

Side 2
1. âBuddyâs Songâ
2. âEarl Grayâ
3. âOne Togetherâ
4. âTell Me All The Things You Doâ
5. âMission Bellâ


Future Games (1971)

Side 1
1. âWoman Of 1000 Yearsâ
2. âMorning Rainâ
3. âWhat A Shameâ
4. âFuture Gamesâ

Side 2
1. âSands Of Timeâ
2. âSometimesâ
3. âLay It All Downâ
4. âShow Me A Smileâ

Bare Trees (1972)

Side 1
1. âChild Of Mineâ
2. âThe Ghostâ
3. âHomeward Boundâ
4. âSunny Side Of Heavenâ


Side 2
1. âBare Treesâ
2. âSentimental Ladyâ
3. âDannyâs Chantâ
4. âSpare Me A Little Of Your Loveâ
5. âDustâ
6. âThoughts On A Grey Dayâ


Bonus 7â Single

Side 1
âOh Well - Pt. 1â

Side 2
âOh Well - Pt. 2â
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