Kiln House

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Kiln House
Studio album by Fleetwood Mac
Released 18 September 1970
Recorded June–July 1970
Genre Rock, folk-rock
Length 33:54
Label Reprise
Producer Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac chronology
Then Play On
(1969)
Kiln House
(1970)
Future Games
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

Kiln House is the fourth album by British rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1970. This is the first of the post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac albums, and their last album to feature Jeremy Spencer. Christine McVie was present at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and cover art, although she was not a full member of the band until shortly after the album's completion.[3]

Spencer's retro 50s homages and parodies dominate the album, but Danny Kirwan's more sincere songs are almost equally prominent. "Buddy's Song" is credited to Buddy Holly's mother, but is basically the song "Peggy Sue Got Married" with new lyrics listing a number of Buddy Holly song titles.[3]

An early version of Kirwan's instrumental "Earl Gray", entitled "Farewell", was later released on the compilation The Vaudeville Years.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This Is the Rock"   Jeremy Spencer 2:45
2. "Station Man"   Danny Kirwan, Spencer, John McVie 5:49
3. "Blood on the Floor"   Spencer 2:44
4. "Hi Ho Silver"   Fats Waller, Ed Kirkeby 3:05
5. "Jewel-Eyed Judy"   Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood, McVie 3:17
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Buddy's Song"   Ella Holley 2:08
2. "Earl Gray"   Kirwan 4:01
3. "One Together"   Spencer 3:23
4. "Tell Me All the Things You Do"   Kirwan 4:10
5. "Mission Bell"   Jesse D. Hodges, William Michael 2:32

Personnel[edit]

Fleetwood Mac

Additional personnel

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ a b Kiln House (CD booklet notes). Fleetwood Mac. Reprise. 1970. 
  4. ^ The Vaudeville Years (CD booklet notes). Fleetwood Mac. Receiver Records. 1998.