The End of the Game

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For the 1975 short film, see The End of the Game (film).
The End of the Game is also the final trilogy in the True Game series of novels by Sheri S. Tepper.
The End of the Game
Studio album by Peter Green
Released December 1970
Recorded May–June 1970
Genre Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion
Length 33:17
Label Reprise
Producer Peter Green
Peter Green chronology
The End of the Game
(1970)
In the Skies
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau D[2]

The End of the Game 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 1970, this was his first solo album, recorded in June of that year, only a month after leaving Fleetwood Mac.

The style of this album is a radical departure from his work with Fleetwood Mac, consisting of edited pieces of a long studio jam. Musically, it is experimental and free-form, with very loose or non-existent musical structure, and all the tracks are instrumentals. Apart from Green's two singles from this period, "Heavy Heart" / "No Way Out" and "Beasts Of Burden" / "Uganda Woman" (recorded with Nigel Watson), this album bears little resemblance to any of Green's other recorded work.

The bassist on this album is Alex Dmochowski, otherwise known as "Erroneous", from The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation and Heavy Jelly, who also played bass on the Frank Zappa jazz rock fusion albums "Waka/Jawaka" (Hot Rats II) and "The Grand Wazoo" and had a brief stint with John Mayall.

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks composed by Peter Green
  1. "Bottoms Up" – 9:05
  2. "Timeless Time" – 2:37
  3. "Descending Scale" – 8:17
  4. "Burnt Foot" – 5:16
  5. "Hidden Depth" – 4:54
  6. "The End of the Game" – 5:08

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Peter Green
  • Recording engineer – Martin Birch
  • Cover design by Afracadabra
  • Photographs – Keystone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allan, Mark. "The End of the Game". Allmusic. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Peter Green: The End of the Game". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.