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Monday, January 17, 2005

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - dragonfly.wma

Music (for robots) have got a great post (jan 14th) from the Trojan Records Soulful Reggae boxset. It is Ken Boothe's cover of "aint no sunshine", and it's well worth checking out. I can't stop playing it myself, and ended up searching out some early Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac because the backing vocals really remind me of Dragonfly.
I don't know if you saw that documentary a few years back about Peter's return to the live arena in the late 90's. It was tough viewing as he seemed really fragile and didn't really seem ready for it (much like Brian Wilson at the beggining of the Smile sessions).
He had developed schizophrenia brought on by too much acid and spent time over a period of years in mental hospitals and clinics undergoing electroconvulsive therapy. But he did make the comeback and Peter Green and The Splinter Group have now released a handfull of albums, done several European tours, an American tour. Peter is enjoying a remarkable Indian summer, and is hopefully enjoying the credit he has been due for decades, as one of British blues' greatest pioneers.
(click here to buy Dragonfly from Amazon UK)
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