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The End of the Game

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The End of the Game
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1970
RecordedMay–June 1970
GenreInstrumental rock, jazz fusion
ProducerPeter Green
Peter Green chronology
The End of the Game
In the Skies
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideD[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 1967–1970. 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. The jam was experimental and free-form, and the six tracks taken from it have very loose or non-existent musical structure, with all the tracks being 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 albums Apostrophe ('), Waka/Jawaka, and The Grand Wazoo.

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks composed by Peter Green

Side one

  1. "Bottoms Up" – 9:05
  2. "Timeless Time" – 2:37
  3. "Descending Scale" – 8:17

Side two

  1. "Burnt Foot" – 5:16
  2. "Hidden Depth" – 4:54
  3. "The End of the Game" – 5:08

2020 CD reissue bonus tracks:

  1. Heavy Heart
  2. No Way Out
  3. Beasts of Burden
  4. Uganda Woman



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


  1. ^ "The End of the Game - Peter Green | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 24 February 2019. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)