In the Skies

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In the Skies
Intheskies.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1979[1][2]
RecordedAutumn 1977[1]
GenreBlues rock, soft rock
Length40:18
LabelPVK/EMI
ProducerPeter Vernon-Kell
Peter Green chronology
The End of the Game
(1970)
In the Skies
(1979)
Little Dreamer
(1980)
Singles from In the Skies
  1. "In the Skies"
    Released: 20 July 1979 (Europe only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[4]

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 of Camel.

All tracks were written by Peter Green, with some of the lyrics written by Green's then-wife Jane.[1][5]

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

A single version of "Apostle" b/w "Tribal Dance" was released in June 1978, prior to the issue of the album.[6] The single issue was quickly withdrawn from sale.[6] Both tracks were re-recorded for the album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the Skies" (Peter Green, Jane Green) – 3:52
  2. "Slabo Day" (P. 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
  • Recorded at Lansdowne, Morgan, Vineyard, Ramport and Advision Studios, England[3]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Peter Vernon-Kell – producer
  • Neil Hornby - Mixing at Ramport
  • Dave Crawford – mastering
  • Susan Marsh – design
  • Josiah Spaulding, Jr., Peter Cormack – cover concept

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
Total
weeks
UK Official Charts 1979 32[7] 13
NZ Official Charts 1980 12[8] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Martin Celmins (1995). Peter Green : The Biography. Castle. ISBN 9781898141136.
  2. ^ "In The Skies - Peter Green". Discog.fleetwoodmac.net. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b "In the Skies - Peter Green | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Robertchristgau.com. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ In the Skies album sleeve notes.
  6. ^ a b c "Peter Green - The Apostle". 45cat.com. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Official Charts - Peter Green". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Peter Green - In The Skies". Charts.nz. Retrieved 15 November 2019.