Peter Green Anthology
Fleetwood Mac originated as a blues band, largely due to the influence of Green, who was a member of John Mayall's Blues Breakers until being replaced by Eric Clapton. Green regrouped, thanks in part to drummer Mick Fleetwood, who he had played with in The Peter B's with Pete Bardens before joining Mayall. The two formed Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, inviting guitarists Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan to join, making it one of the few groups with three guitarists.
Green's influence on the sound of Fleetwood Mac was as profound as Syd Barrett's during the early years of Pink Floyd. Unfortunately, that was not all they had in common. Green's drug use eventually pushed him over the edge, causing him to withdraw from the public eye. Fortunately, he collected himself enough to avoid Barrett's fate.
The 50 songs collected on this anthology are a fascinating chronicle of one of the world's most famous bands before they became globally known. Success often obliterates roots. This anthology does a fine job of making sure that won't happen with Fleetwood Mac. HEAR IT, SEE MORE REVIEWS OR BUY IT NOW