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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac 1968
December 5, 2022 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac 1968

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

With the passing of Christine McVie, the longtime keyboardist and vocalist of pop sensations Fleetwood Mac, it was a no-brainer what I wanted to share with you this week: Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac from 1968, of course. RIP Miss McVie.

Fleetwood Mac was Green's vehicle. It was all about him. He didn't want his name used in the band name because he knew it was going to be temporary. As temporary as it was, he left a lasting imprint on so many great guitarists of his own era, Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, just to name a few. Green was only in the band for about three years, 1968 - 1970 (he also filled in on a tour in 1971). Fleetwood Mac have had about 20 lineups over the years, and are as far removed from their blues roots as can be. Though the majority of their fans relish the mid-70s era, it's this late 60s era that I absolutely go gaga over.
This show is a stellar soundboard June 9, 1968, live at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco. They share the bill with the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. The second set of their show features Paul Butterfield on harmonica. What a blast that weekend in San Francisco must have been.

From the text file:

There are minor channel fluctuations in a few spots but this mostly sounds spectacular with a very 60's sounding mix (vocals in one channel and guitars in the other). To be able to hear Paul Butterfield with Fleetwood Mac is a highlight but Peter Green sounds really great too!
I have heard that this was posted back in the STG era, but this version has been remastered with the sets separated better between discs and some minor "nip and tuck" type edits. No EQ or noise reduction was used in the remastering process.
From Peter Green's stage comments, this is from one week into Fleetwood Mac's first U.S. tour and he sounds like he's having a really good time on the last night of a 3 show run with Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. This is presumed to be the last night because Peter Green makes a comment about how they'll be back in 2 weeks (not the following night). I think that they returned to the Carousel on the 22nd or 23rd of June.
Lineage: MSR > Cassette > DAT > CDR from Dick Latvala's 1st generation cassettes. Dick's copy was likely made from Bear's master, as Bear taped many of the other acts that played the same night as The Grateful Dead. CD extraction with Toast Titanium > Macintosh Pro Tools (minor edits, normalization & retracking) > AIFF > FLAC > MP3 320

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