Fleetwood Mac (1968 album)

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Fleetwood Mac
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Studio album by Fleetwood Mac
Released 24 February 1968
Recorded CBS Studios, London, November–December 1967
Genre Blues rock, blues
Length

35:05 (1968 original release)

63:26 (October 1999 Re-release)
Label Blue Horizon
Producer Mike Vernon
Fleetwood Mac chronology
Fleetwood Mac
(1968)
Mr. Wonderful
(1968 UK)
English Rose
(1969 USA)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (positive) [2]

Fleetwood Mac, also known as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, is the debut album by the band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1968. The album is a mixture of blues covers and originals penned by guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer, who also share the vocal duties.

The release of the album brought the band overnight success; in the UK, the album reached No. 4 and stayed on the charts 37 weeks, despite the lack of a hit single. The album barely made the charts in the US, reaching No. 198. Even though the album has sold over a million copies in the U.K., it has never received a certification there. As of June 2015, the album has sold over 150,000 copies in the U.S.[3]

An expanded version of this album was included in the box set The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Heart Beat Like a Hammer"   Jeremy Spencer 2:55
2. "Merry Go Round"   Peter Green 4:05
3. "Long Grey Mare"   Green 2:15
4. "Hellhound on My Trail"   Robert Johnson 2:00
5. "Shake Your Moneymaker"   Elmore James 2:55
6. "Looking for Somebody"   Green 2:50
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No Place to Go"   Chester Burnett 3:20
2. "My Baby's Good to Me"   Spencer 2:50
3. "I Loved Another Woman"   Green 2:55
4. "Cold Black Night"   Spencer 3:15
5. "The World Keep on Turning"   Green 2:30
6. "Got to Move"   James, Marshall Sehorn 3:20

1999 re-release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Heart Beat Like a Hammer" (Take 2 – master version with studio talk*) Spencer 3:31
2. "Merry Go Round" (Take 2 – master version with studio talk/remix*) Green 4:19
3. "Long Grey Mare"   Green 2:12
4. "Hellhound on My Trail" (Take 1 – complete master version/remix*) Johnson 2:04
5. "Shake Your Moneymaker" (Master version with studio talk*) James 3:11
6. "Looking for Somebody"   Green 2:49
7. "No Place to Go"   Burnett 3:20
8. "My Baby's Good to Me"   Spencer 2:49
9. "I Loved Another Woman"   Green 2:54
10. "Cold Black Night"   Spencer 3:15
11. "The World Keep on Turning"   Green 2:27
12. "Got to Move"   James, Sehorn 3:18
13. "My Heart Beat Like a Hammer" (Take 1*) Spencer 3:18
14. "Merry Go Round" (Take 1 – incomplete*) Green 0:54
15. "I Loved Another Woman" (Take 1 – incomplete*, take 2*, take 3 – false start* and take 4 – incomplete*) Green 6:08
16. "I Loved Another Woman" (Take 5 – complete master version/remix* and take 6 – incomplete*) Green 5:08
17. "Cold Black Night" (Takes 1–5 with false starts, take 6 – complete master version/remix*) Spencer 5:28
18. "You're So Evil" (*) Spencer 3:05
19. "I'm Coming Home to Stay" (*) Spencer 2:27
* Bonus track

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  • "British Hot Albums" Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice (Guinness Publishing, 5th edition, 1992)