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Re: Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 years finally reissued

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Sep 2020, 22:27

Nice to finally hear the studio version of "The Purple Dancer" (b-side of "Dragonfly")!
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Postby trans-chigley express » 08 Sep 2020, 05:19

robertff wrote:Question for those who already have the CD set, are the covers replicas of the originals, gatefolds where they were gatefolds, inserts etc?



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I have Japanese replicas of some of these albums already (Kiln House, Future Games, Bare Trees, Mystery To Me) which have gatefolds and inner sleeves, textured covers etc. so can compare when I receive this new set, but I can't imagine they will be anything like the same quality as the Japanese ones given the relatively cheap price of the boxset.

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Re: Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 years finally reissued

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Sep 2020, 15:46

The Japanese always go that extra distance when reproducing LPs for their CDs.

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Postby Mike Boom » 08 Sep 2020, 15:47

robertff wrote:
Question for those who already have the CD set, are the covers replicas of the originals, gatefolds where they were gatefolds, inserts etc?


Got mine yesterday, I believe they are replicas, some are gatefolds and some have inserts.

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Re: Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 years finally reissued

Postby robertff » 08 Sep 2020, 17:42

Mike Boom wrote:robertff wrote:
Question for those who already have the CD set, are the covers replicas of the originals, gatefolds where they were gatefolds, inserts etc?


Got mine yesterday, I believe they are replicas, some are gatefolds and some have inserts.



Thanks for that.

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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 08 Sep 2020, 23:04

Always have to show off my Future Games poster. Love this album. Great box set.

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Postby Charlie O. » 08 Sep 2020, 23:16

Nice poster! My favorite FM album.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Sep 2020, 05:10

Charlie O. wrote:Nice poster! My favorite FM album.


It's my favorite from this era of the band

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Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Sep 2020, 05:13

Matt Wilson wrote:The Japanese always go that extra distance when reproducing LPs for their CDs.

They certainly do. My Japanese replicas of Bowie albums make the ones that come in the recent boxsets look cheap in comparison.

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Postby Mike Boom » 09 Sep 2020, 14:10

Pool Hall Richard wrote:Always have to show off my Future Games poster. Love this album. Great box set.

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Nice Bryter Layter poster too!

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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 09 Sep 2020, 21:01

Mike Boom wrote:
Pool Hall Richard wrote:Always have to show off my Future Games poster. Love this album. Great box set.

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Nice Bryter Layter poster too!


You clearly have an eye for detail. Yep, poster from the vinyl box set for BL.

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Postby Charlie O. » 10 Sep 2020, 23:40

One thing I hope might happen as a result of this set (though I won't hold my breath) is a widespread reassessment of Kiln House.

I get the impression that Future Games, Bare Trees and Mystery To Me have by now more or less taken their rightful places in the FM pantheon, at least among those fans who even know of their existence. But Kiln House was always in a tough spot because it was the first album without Green, and because with Spencer leaving and Welch and Mrs. McVie joining immediately after there was never a "follow-up". As I said on Baron's great long-lost thread on this era, it was a "transitional album" that didn't actually get to transition to anything.

But screw all that - it's a unique and beautiful album in its own right. Jeremy Spencer never sounded more like an actual Member Of Fleetwood Mac (previously he'd often seemed more like a Special Guest - he isn't even on Then Play On, aside from the gatefold photo), and while that could have turned out badly, it didn't, not at all. For that matter, Danny Kirwan sounds more open and engaged with his bandmates - even sharing lead vocals/writing credits on two or three songs. Mick & John are their usual sweet reliable selves, and then you have a crucial soupçon of pixie dust from an uncredited Christine.

By my lights there's not one sub-par cut - even their version of Joe Turner's "Honey Hush", a much-recorded song I've never otherwise liked much, is a delight (the Mac call it "Hi Ho Silver") - and for all its variety the album hangs together shockingly well.

From that era of longhairs "getting it together in the country," here's a relatively rare example of it actually working. Dig it.
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Re: Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 years finally reissued

Postby Dr. Baron » 11 Sep 2020, 01:10

Kiln House always fell a little flat for me so it’ll be good to have a copy to play in the car, which is where I can really focus on these things. Though I don’t really drive much so long as there’s a pandemic on.
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Postby Dr. Baron » 11 Sep 2020, 01:16

Guess I should get my order in.
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Postby Charlie O. » 11 Sep 2020, 01:23

Dr. Baron wrote:Kiln House always fell a little flat for me so it’ll be good to have a copy to play in the car, which is where I can really focus on these things. Though I don’t really drive much so long as there’s a pandemic on.

Heck, best time to do it! Less traffic and not much else to do. The Texas Hill Country is calling you...

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Postby Mike Boom » 11 Sep 2020, 01:48

Station Man and Jewel Eyed Judy are the stand outs on Kiln House for me, whole album is great tho. The Buckingham Nicks Mac did a great version of Station Man live in 75.

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Postby Charlie O. » 11 Sep 2020, 01:49

BTW, I wonder if it's coincidence that this set was released 50 years, to the month, after Kiln House was first released. (Which makes me wonder in turn if Then Play On was a late addition to the set.)
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Postby Charlie O. » 11 Sep 2020, 01:51

Mike Boom wrote:The Buckingham Nicks Mac did a great version of Station Man live in 75.

At first I read that as Buckingham Nicks did "Station Man" live - and I thought wow, that's odd.
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Postby Mike Boom » 11 Sep 2020, 01:56

Charlie O. wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:The Buckingham Nicks Mac did a great version of Station Man live in 75.

At first I read that as Buckingham Nicks did "Station Man" live - and I thought wow, that's odd.


That WOULD have been odd ! :D

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Re: Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 years finally reissued

Postby Dr. Baron » 16 Sep 2020, 01:21

I'm playing the live disc now, and there's plenty there for aficionados of Bob Welch as Awkward Rock Star. He does this RIDICULOUS rap session over "Future Games" and I tuned out of what was probably even sillier goings on in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle song.

I'll probably start a new version of my old thread pretty soon. There's a few of these I've never really owned and only streamed, so I reckon I'll be digging in.
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