On February 25, 2020, mere days before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in the U.K., as the ongoing pandemic necessitated the suspension of modern society, a very special concert took place at the legendary Palladium in London celebrating the songs of Peter Green and the original incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
The audience at that sold out show witnessed something unique at what would be the last live concert anyone would attend until further notice. This show also now takes on a particularly poignant meaning, with the unfortunate passing of Peter Green in July 2020.
The players gathered were an all-star cast and all of the musicians present that night had a deep and frequently far-fetched, cosmic connection to the songs.
This music had changed their lives, impelled them to play, and for one of them, inspired the formation of their now very famous band. This music has continued to rouse and arouse, and that night, on the verge of an historically dark and sobering moment in human history, it was given a glorious observance.
The participants that night included Neil Finn, Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Zak Starkey, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler and Bill Wyman. Legendary producer Glyn Johns joined as the executive sound producer and the house band featured Mick Fleetwood himself along with Dave Bronze, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, Ricky Peterson and Rick Vito.
Mick Fleetwood, who curated the list of artists performing, said:
“The concert was a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gave me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I was honored to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. ‘Then Play On’...”
The incredible one-off celebration will be screened on March 23 / 28 , 2021 in cinemas across the country, distributed by Cinema Live. Details will be announced in the new year.
For more information please visit: www.mickfleetwoodandfriends.com
PHYSICAL FORMATS WILL BE AVAILABLE APRIL 30, 2021 VIA BMG
Available as a deluxe 44-page hardbound bookpack, which includes:
- Sleeve notes by Anthony Bozza in conjunction with Mick Fleetwood.
- Event photos and quotes from each artist who appeared on the night.
- Extensive photographs of the concert, rehearsals and behind the scenes.
- Blu-Ray of the concert film and the full recording on double CD and quadruple vinyl.
Also available as: Gatefold 4LP, 2CD/Blu-Ray mediabook and digital audio.
Mick Fleetwood & Friends: Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac
- Rolling Man (feat. Rick Vito)
- Homework (feat. Jonny Lang)
- Doctor Brown (feat. Billy Gibbons)
- All Your Love (feat. John Mayall)
- Rattlesnake Shake (feat. Billy Gibbons & Steven Tyler)
- Stop Messin’ Round (feat. Christine McVie)
- Looking For Somebody (feat. Christine McVie)
- Sandy Mary (feat. Jonny Lang)
- Love That Burns (feat. Rick Vito)
- The World Keep Turning (feat. Noel Gallagher)
- Like Crying (feat. Noel Gallagher)
- No Place To Go (feat. Rick Vito)
- Station Man (feat. Pete Townshend)
- Man Of The World (feat. Neil Finn)
- Oh Well (Pt.1) (feat. Billy Gibbons & Steven Tyler)
- Oh Well (Pt.2) (feat. David Gilmour)
- Need Your Love So Bad (feat. Jonny Lang)
- Black Magic Woman (feat. Rick Vito)
- The Sky Is Crying (feat. Jeremy Spencer)
- I Can’t Hold Out (feat. Jeremy Spencer)
- The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) (feat. Billy Gibbons & Kirk Hammett)
- Albatross (feat. David Gilmour)
- Shake Your Moneymaker (group finale)