this latest book on fleetwood mac is the most detailed and interesting account yet written and there are plenty of facts and figures to be discovered, and for those who aren't aware of this band, it will make for fascinating reading.
however, my only problem with this volume, is that there isn't enough information dedicated to the peter green days. after all, it was mainly down to him that the band suddenly sky-rocketed to fame and stardom with his song "albatross." after that, the situation changed totally and the band under green's guidance, began to experiment with different sounds which led to their first mainstream and american success, the album "then play on." all of this has not been covered in any great depth in this book which for me, being far more of a peter green fan, is a wasted opportunity. also, i would have loved to have seen a few photographs of the early line up playing their famous "boston tea party" concerts from february 1970.
the photographs that have been included, are previously unseen ones for the most part and are very good ones. most of them are black and white but that doesn't matter, they come in all shapes and sizes, showing the band in concert or in the recording studio and elsewhere.
this book is also quite forthcoming and honest in highlighting the trials and tribulations that quite frequently surfaced throughout fleetwood mac's history, beginning with peter green's eventual disillusionment of stardom and then, his breakdown.
as a piece of music history, this particular volume comes highly recommended.