In the Skies

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In The Skies
Studio album by Peter Green
Released May 1979[1][2]
Recorded Autumn 1977[1]
Genre Blues rock
Length 40:18
Label PVK/EMI
Producer Peter Vernon-Kell
Peter Green chronology
The End of the Game
(1970)
In the Skies
(1979)
Little Dreamer
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

In The Skies is an album by British blues rock musician Peter Green, who was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member from 1967–70. Released in 1979, this was his second solo album, and the first after eight years of obscurity.

Accompanying Green on this album were several experienced session musicians, including Snowy White, who went on to work with Pink Floyd before joining Thin Lizzy. White contributed some of the lead guitar work on the album, since Green was not yet fully comfortable with his return to recording after his long break. Also present was Green's colleague and friend from his earliest bands, Peter Bardens.

All tracks were written by Peter Green, with some of the lyrics written by Green's then wife Jane.[1] [4]

Rehearsal versions of "In the Skies" and "Slabo Day" were released on Snowy White's Goldtop compilation album in 1996.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the Skies" (Peter Green, Jane Green) – 3:52
  2. "Slabo Day" (Peter Green, Snowy White, Reg Isidore, Lennox Langton, Peter Bardens, Kuma Harada) – 5:12
  3. "A Fool No More" (P. Green) – 7:46
  4. "Tribal Dance" (P. Green, White, Isidore, Langton) – 4:29
  5. "Seven Stars" (P. Green, J. Green) – 3:10
  6. "Funky Chunk" (P. Green, White, Isidore, Langton, Bardens, Harada) – 4:16
  7. "Just for You" (P. Green, J. Green, White, Isidore) – 4:39
  8. "Proud Pinto" (P. Green) – 3:42
  9. "Apostle" (P. Green) – 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Peter Vernon-Kell
  • Recorded at Lansdowne, Morgan, Vineyard, Ramport & Advision studios, England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c biography by Martin Celmins, Castle, 1995.
  2. ^ http://discog.fleetwoodmac.net/discog.php?pid=409
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ In the Skies album sleeve notes.