Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This Week’s Deals: The Faces of Fleetwood Mac

This Week’s Deals: The Faces of Fleetwood Mac

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Keeping track of the many faces of Fleetwood Mac can be a tad confusing. We’ve made it easy for you with this blog that navigates the career of the wildly charismatic band from their early days in 1968 with Peter Green to the eve of critical mass in 1974. Remember to stay close to your computer this week because every day we discount one of our many Fleetwood Mac concerts. You don’t want to miss these deals!

This week’s deals…
Monday: Record Plant Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) – 9/19/1974
Tuesday: Record Plant (Sausalito, CA) – 12/15/1974
Wednesday: Carousel Ballroom (San Francisco, CA) – 6/8/1968
Thursday: Warehouse (New Orleans, LA) – 2/1/1970
Friday: Cue Club (Gothenburg, Sweden) – 11/2/1969

Fleetwood Mac Concert
Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ) Jun 7, 1975

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This is one of the very first live shows of the classic Fleetwood Mac lineup that included Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac, formed after McVie and Fleetwood left John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1966, had made its mark in both Europe and the U.S. as a British blues rock band; it wasn't until its mid 1970s Bare Trees era version, with singer /songwriters Bob Welch and Danny Kirwin at the helm, that the band began to move in a more purely pop direction.

This recording captures the band at that exciting time, during their transition from British blues-rockers to Top 40 pop music superstars. Shortly after the recording of this show, the band's status in the U.S. and the rest of the world would explode with the release of hits like "Rhiannon," "Landslide" and "I'm So Afraid." Each of those songs, along with the band's rare version of the Welsh-written hit, "Hypnotized," are part of this short but historic performance. Not to be missed.

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