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Back to the roots
A lot of people return to their first love when they reach a certain age. In Mick Fleetwood's case, his first love was the blues.
When he founded Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac together with Peter Green back in 1967, which was later shortened to Fleetwood Mac after John McVie joined the fold, this group went on to grow into one of the most successful blues acts of its time.
"Black Magic Woman" (with which Santana later also had a hit), "Oh Well", and "Man Of The World" became major chart successes, and their instrumental, "Albatross", became Fleetwood Mac's first no. 1 hit in the UK. If there was one constant factor in the band, it was Mick Fleetwood, who was the only member to survive all personnel changes and reshuffles - as well as the transformation from a blues to a pop group who set new standards in the 1970s with legendary million sellers such as "Rumours" and "Tusk", not only in terms of album sales.
But old love never dies.
In 2007 - on time for Fleetwood Mac's 40th band anniversary - Mick Fleetwood decided to erect a monument to the group and its founder members and revive the sound which was characteristic of the band's early years. He founded The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, which included, along with Mark Johnston (keyboards, vocals) and Lenny Castellanos (bass, vocals) the superb guitarist, Rick Vito.
Rick Vito and Mick Fleetwood have been friends for years. Fleetwood had first enlisted Vito's services as a replacement for Lindsey Buckingham in 1987 after the recordings of the Fleetwood Mac album, "Tango In The Night". Rick Vito had been a Fleetwood Mac fan since they first started. As a teenager, he had seen a concert by Mick and Peter Green - and it was first and foremost Peter Green's guitar style which impressed and influenced him.
So it seemed to suggest itself to sign up Rick Vito as guitarist to join The Mick Fleetwood Bluesband, as there are few musicians who know how to celebrate the original Peter Green sound as authentically, imaginatively and dynamically as he does. The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band album, "Blue Again" was nominated for the Grammy? 2010 in the category "Best traditional Blues-Album". This DVD is the companion to this album and contains breath- taking versions of early classics such as "Oh Well", "Albatross", and "Rattlesnake Shake".
A vibrant, historic document of a captivating performance - not only for all fans of Fleetwood Mac and blues music.
1. Fleetwood Boogie 2. Oh Well 3. Streamliner Blues 4. Looking for Somebody 5. Medley - Rollin Man / Bayou Queen 6. Eyesight to the Blind 7. Love That Burns 8. Red Hot Gal 9. Rattlesnake Shake 10. Black Magic Woman 11. The World Keeps On Turning 12. Black Crow 13. When We Do the Lucky Devil 14. Medley - Passage East / World Turning 15. Shake Your Moneymaker 16. Albatross 17. Homework 18. Stop Messin' Round