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While most bands undergo a number of changes over the course of their careers, few groups experienced such radical stylistic changes as Fleetwood Mac. Initially conceived as a hard-edged British blues combo in the late '60s, the band gradually evolved into a polished pop/rock act over the course of a decade. Throughout all of their incarnations, the only consistent members of Fleetwood Mac ... Read more in Amazon's Fleetwood Mac Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Snapper Classics
  • ASIN: B00007FZGA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,244 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Black Magic Woman
2. Jumping at Shadows (Live 1995)
3. Like It This Way
4. Only You
5. Rattlesnake Shake
6. I Can't Hold Out
7. Got to Move
8. The Green Manalishi

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(1970) (69:26/08) * = previously unreleased.Medium 1
  1. Black Magic Woman
  2. Jumping At Shadows
  3. Like It This Way
  4. Only You
  5. Rattlesnake Shake*
  6. I Can't Hold Out
  7. Got To Move*
  8. The Green Manalishi

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Many bands are subject to line-up changes over the years but the departure of guitarist and vocalist Peter Green shortly after Live in Boston Vol. 1 was recorded changed Fleetwood Mac forever. Forget stadium friendly pop-rock; back then they were part of the blues boom elite, playing long, drawn-out jams in a manner that secured Peter Green's reputation as one of the greatest British guitarists of all time.

The set opens with "Black Magic Woman", a song that sounds more at home with Santana, but this gentle blues version does possess a certain special something, in particular Green's blue-eyed soul vocal. "The Green Manalishi" closes the set with its thunderous slabs of noise sounding as big live as they do on the original recording, but it's the 24-minute "Rattlesnake Shake", heralded by the introduction "If we're gonna get loose, it'll be in this number", that steals the show in a perverse yet strangely pure version of the blues.

Fans of Rumours and latter day Fleetwood Mac may be surprised by Live in Boston, pleasantly or not, but this and the subsequent volumes 2 & 3 tell a tale of a band millions of miles away from where they are today. --David Trueman

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dennis on 22 Feb. 2008
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Just listen to the twin guitar attack of Green & Kirwan on this and Volumes 2 & 3. "Rattlesnake Shake" is a 25 minute tour de force incorporating "Underway", "Searching for Madge" & "Fighting for Madge" from the Then Play On studio album. There is an edge to the music throughout (Green's imminent departure?). This is the sound of a great live band playing without a safety net.
I'm not sure what Jeremy Spencer's input is on most numbers but the weaker cuts are the ones which feature him doing his Elmore James numbers.
If you want rough edged blues rock this is the one for you - Play it Loud
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Jun. 2012
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As there is no track listing and the line up of Fleetwood Mac is not given I thought it may be useful so here they are.

In Bob Brunning's (Fleetwood Mac's original bass player! not John!!) excellent book 'Behind the Masks' he states on page 175 that this recording was made by 'Dicky Dawson who worked for the band' using a 'professional mobile recording unit' and was made 'without the band's approval'
It was Recorded at the Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts on February 5-7, 1970.

This is a link to the book which I can really recommend.
"Fleetwood Mac": Behind the Masks

The Lineup
Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan (vocals, guitar); John McVie (bass); Mick Fleetwood (drums)
Track Listing
1. Black Magic Woman
2. Jumping at Shadows
3. Like It This Way
4. Only You
5. Rattlesnake Shake
6. I Can't Hold Out
7. Got to Move
8. The Green Manalishi
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By dangermash on 12 Nov. 2003
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Hello dangermash fans, especially those of you directed here by my review of the Live at Ronny Scott's album.
You've arrived at the best Peter Green recordings out there, in my humble opinion. I recomend you buy all three volumes of the Boston concerts but if you wanted to just dip your toe in and try one, this is the best of the three.
Black Magic Woman, Rattlesnake Shake and Green Manalishi were great tracks I was already familiar with, although the 20-25 minute length of the Snake was a surprise. The Snake is very much an improvised jam and appears on the second disc too (obviously with only about 10% in common with the one on this disc).
Jumping at Shadows is a superb track. I'm surprised it wasn't on the FMac Gratest Hits that I've got. If you like it, you should try out the 3rd album in the set - that has an even better version.
Only You is a great example of dueling guitarists, so one for all you Allman Brothers or AC/DC fans out there.
Tracks 6 and 7 are Elmore James style blues rockers. In fact all three albums move into rock & roll in the second half. The reason I prefer this cd to the other two is that it's blues rock - the others go into Chuck Berry, Bill Haley type stuff.
And as somebody else said in a review of one of the other discs, all three of them have superb liner notes. Would have been good, though, if the discs had come in proper plastic cases rather than cardboard ones. Cheapskates!
If you like this then try discs 2 and 3 obviously. After that I went onto Live at Ronny Scott's, which wasn't as good as the Boston recordings. I'll probably try out FMac studio recordings next. Watch this space!
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I was so pleased to find out about this recording. This shows Peter Green at his best, with some great performances from the rest of the band, especially Danny Kirwan's dualling interplay with Green. You can sense the audience electricity, and the 25 minute Rattlesnake Shake could go on forever, as far as I am concerned. The album concludes with an astonishing version of The Green Manalishi - terrific, angry guitar riffs that power into your ears...wonderful!! Volume 2 is also very good, but I think volume 1 just shades it because of the well balanced mix of blues and contemporary. Listen to it, and you will find out why B B King rates Peter Green as the best blues guitarist Britain has ever produced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry Young on 7 Dec. 2012
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Fast delivery and well packed, product arrived in perfect playing condition. Excellent album, full of the inspirations of the great talent of Peter Green in the early days of Fleetwood Mac.
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