Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac 1969-1972 [4LP+7'']

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Authentic Reproductions Of Original LP Releases! Includes Then Play On, Kiln House, Future Games & Bare Trees Plus Bonus 7'' ''Oh Well - Pt. 1'' & ''Oh Well - Pt. 2''!

Fleetwood Mac 1969-1972 features four complete albums – Then Play On (1969), Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971) and Bare Trees (1972) – housed in a striking black slipcase. To ensure superb sound quality, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers for all four albums. The records look as good as they sound thanks to authentically reproduced packages, including gatefolds for Then Play On and Kiln House and single sleeves for Future Games and Bare Trees.

The set follows the band through an early transitional period. With Kiln House, Fleetwood Mac began moving toward a more melodic pop sound on songs like ''Mission Bell'' and ''One Together.'' At the time, the band included: Jeremy Spencer (guitar, vocals, piano), Kirwan (guitar, vocals), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums). Christine McVie was at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and the album's cover art, but she did not join the band until shortly after the album was finished.

The band's shift toward pop and folk styles continued on Future Games with songs like ''Show Me A Smile'' and ''Morning Rain.'' This marks the first Fleetwood Mac album with Christine McVie as a full band member as well as the Mac debut of Bob Welch on guitar.

The line-up stayed the same for Bare Trees, which boasts a consistently strong collection of songs like McVie's ''Spare Me A Little Of Your Love,'' Kirwan's ''Dust'' and Welch's ''Sentimental Lady.'' Although Kirwan was a dominant figure during the recording, penning half of the songs, this would ultimately be his last appearance on a Fleetwood Mac album.

''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 were drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie -- the rhythm section that provided the band with its name. Ironically, they had the least influence over the musical direction of the band. Originally, guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer provided the band with its gutsy, neo-psychedelic blues-rock sound, but as both guitarists descended into mental illness, the group began moving toward pop/rock with the songwriting of pianist Christine McVie...'' - allmusic.com

Features:
* High Quality Vinyl
* 4LPs Plus 7'' Vinyl Single
* Cut By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
* Housed in 1' 1/2'' x 1' 3/4'' x 1'' striking black slipcase

Selections:
Then Play On
LP1 - Side One:
1. Coming Your Way
2. Closing My Eyes
3. Fighting For Madge
4. When You Say
5. Show-Biz Blues
6. Under Way
7. One Sunny Day
LP1 - Side Two:
1. Although The Sun Is Shining
2. Rattlesnake Shake
3. Without You
4. Searching For Madge
5. My Dream
6. Like Crying
7. Before The Beginning

Kiln House
LP2 - Side Three:
1. This Is The Rock
2. Station Man
3. Blood On The Floor
4. Hi Ho Silver
5. Jewel Eyed Judy
LP2 - Side Four:
1. Buddy's Song
2. Earl Gray
3. One Together
4. Tell Me All The Things You Do
5. Mission Bell

Future Games
LP3 - Side Five:
1. Woman Of A Thousand Years
2. Morning Rain
3. What A Shame
4. Future Games
LP3 - Side Six:
1. Sands Of Time
2. Sometimes
3. Lay It All Down
4. Show Me A Smile

Bare Trees
LP4 - Side Seven:
1. Child Of Mine
2. The Ghost
3. Homeward Bound
4. Sunny Side Of Heaven
LP4 - Side Eight:
1. Bare Trees
2. Sentimental Lady
3. Danny's Chant
4. Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
5. Dust
6. Thoughts On A Grey Day

7'' Single:
Side A: Oh Well - Pt. 1
Side B: Oh Well - Pt. 2