The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969

The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969

by Fleetwood Mac

CD

Overview

This six-CD set includes all of Fleetwood Mac's Blue Horizon recordings between 1967 and 1969 including THE PIOUS BIRD OF GOOD OMEN (featuring the original version of Green's "Black Magic Woman," later to become a signature song for Santana), and BLUES JAM IN CHICAGO. The set illustrates that this U.K. band was captivated by American roots music and struggled to emulate the ferocity of Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson's terrifying timelessness, and the interplay of the musicians in Muddy Water's legendary band. Complete with false starts, studio chat (some of it very blue), and unreleased takes, the set is designed for those who want to get as close to the original recording experience as possible. Killer cuts include two 1967 tracks: "Drifting" where Green's guitar and vocals are as greasy as hog jowls, and the aptly named "Fleetwood Mac," a cookin' instrumental. Note: The final Green-Fleetwood Mac album, THEN PLAY ON, a Warner Brothers release, isn't included on this set.

BLUES JAM IN CHICAGO, included on the Blue Horizon box, was recorded when Fleetwood Mac went to Chicago to open a Muddy Waters concert, and they wound up taking members of Muddy's band and other Chicago blues scenesters into the studio with them. The sizzling shuffle "Red Hot Jam" showcases Green in the company of guitarists Buddy Guy and Honeyboy Edwards as well as harmonica giant Walter "Shakey" Horton and boss bassist Willie Dixon. Pianist Otis Spann and drummer S. P. Leary are also featured on several songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/1999
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0010467300322
catalogNumber: 73003

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. My Heart Beat Like a Hammer
  2. Merry-Go-Round
  3. Long Grey Mare
  4. Hellhound on My Trail
  5. Shake Your Moneymaker
  6. Looking for Somebody
  7. No Place to Go
  8. My Baby's Good to Me
  9. I Loved Another Woman
  10. Cold Black Night
  11. The World Keep on Turning
  12. Got to Move
  13. My Heart Beat Like a Hammer
  14. Merry Go Round
  15. I Loved Another Woman
  16. I Loved Another Woman
  17. Cold Black Night
  18. You're So Evil
  19. I'm Coming Home to Stay

Disc 2

  1. Stop Messin' Round
  2. I've Lost My Baby
  3. Rollin' Man
  4. Dust My Broom
  5. Love That Burns
  6. Doctor Brown
  7. Need Your Love Tonight
  8. If You Be My Baby
  9. Evenin' Boogie
  10. Lazy Poker Blues
  11. Coming Home
  12. Trying So Hard to Forget
  13. Stop Messin' Round Takes 1-3: Previously Unissued/False Start] [Take 1-
  14. Stop Messin' Round
  15. I Held My Baby Last Night
  16. Mystery Boogie

Disc 3

  1. Need Your Love So Bad [Version 2: Remix; Take 2: Complete Version/Remix
  2. Ramblin' Pony
  3. I Believe My Time Ain't Long
  4. The Sun Is Shining
  5. Albatross
  6. Black Magic Woman
  7. Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
  8. Like Crying
  9. Need Your Love so Bad
  10. Need Your Love so Bad
  11. Need Your Love so Bad
  12. Need Your Love so Bad

Disc 4

  1. Watch Out
  2. Ooh Baby
  3. South Indiana
  4. South Indiana
  5. Last Night
  6. Red Hot Jam
  7. Red Hot Jam
  8. I'm Worried
  9. I Held My Baby Last Night
  10. Madison Blues
  11. I Can't Hold Out
  12. Bobby's Rock
  13. I Need Your Love
  14. Horton's Boogie Woogie
  15. I Got the Blues

Disc 5

  1. The World's in a Tangle
  2. Talk with You
  3. Like It This Way
  4. Someday Soon Baby
  5. Hungry Country Girl
  6. Black Jack Blues
  7. Everyday I Have the Blues
  8. Rockin' Boogie
  9. My Baby's Gone
  10. Sugar Mama
  11. Sugar Mama
  12. Homework
  13. Honey Boy Blues
  14. I Need Your Love
  15. Horton's Boogie Woogie
  16. Have a Good Time
  17. That's Wrong
  18. Rock Me Baby

Disc 6

  1. Drifting
  2. Leaving Town Blues [Take 5: Master Version/Remix w/Previously Unissued
  3. Watch Out
  4. A Fool No More
  5. Mean Old Fireman
  6. Can't Afford to Do It
  7. Fleetwood Mac
  8. Worried Dream [Take 1: Master Version/Remix w/Previously Unissued Incom
  9. Love That Woman
  10. Allow Me One More Show
  11. First Train Home
  12. Rambling Pony No. 2
  13. Watch Out
  14. Something Inside of Me
  15. Something Inside of Me
  16. Something Inside of Me
  17. One Sunny Day
  18. Without You
  19. Coming Your Way

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fleetwood Mac   Primary Artist
Eddie Boyd   Piano,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Upright Bass
Buddy Guy   Guitar
Big Walter Horton   Harmonica,Vocals
John Almond   Saxophone
Mick Fleetwood   Bongos,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Washboard
Danny Kirwan   Guitar,Vocals
Jeremy Spencer   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
John McVie   Bass,Background Vocals
J.T. Brown   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Bob Brunning   Bass,Vocals
Steve Gregory   Saxophone
S.P. Leary   Drums
Otis Spann   Piano
Roland Vaughan   Saxophone
Christine Perfect   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Big Walter Horton   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer,Liner Notes
Stu Black   Engineer
J.T. Brown   Composer
Howlin' Wolf   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Marshall Chess   Producer
Peter Green   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Terry Noonan   Direction
Perkins   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Clifford Adams   Composer
Waymon Glasco   Composer
Bernie O'Gormon   Remixing

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The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I downloaded the first CD from this set off the internet. After listening, I absolutely had to buy it and, I now understand some of the background that kept the later Fleetwood Mac from becoming just another pop band. There's a lot of soul in this box set. And how can you beat the price???
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the great compilation of work during the Peter Green years that came after John McVie and Mick Fleetwood ended their stint with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. It's not the namby-pamby gushy love junk they did in the 70's and 80's when they effectively sold out to the mainstream. Unfortunately, when Peter Green left, the REAL Fleetwood Mac died. On this album, you see where Carlos Santana got much of his influence, including the cover he did of Peter Green's ''Black Magic Woman.'' ''Albatross'' evokes memories of lazy sunsets on a warm beach and ocean sunsets. ''Oh Well'' is the ode to Mick Fleetwood that was later covered by another one-hit-wonder band in the 80's, Love and Rockets. If you love John Mayall and good, raunchy 60's influenced blues, you will love these disks. If you think ''Rumors'' is the ultimate Mac album... get a life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent represention of one of the finest English blues groups of the 60s with great hits to their credits with Albatross and Black Magic Woman.It is a different type of Fleetwood Mac then the mid70s but an excellent set of their blues recordings at an very good price for 6 CDs with much of the material being unreleased. I, obviously, like this set very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Without Stevie Nicks or Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac does not exist. It is these two artists that made the McVies and Fleetwood what they are today. Although, Christine is still pristine with her blues. I love her in her album titled: Christine Perfect. Between Stevie and Lindsey, these two artists brought a congelled harmony between Stevie's voice and Lindsey's guitar.