Released in September 1969, Fleetwood Mac’s third studio album, Then Play On, was their first to feature new recruit,19-year-old guitarist Danny Kirwan, and was their last with Peter Green. Some months following the record’s release, Green was subjected to drinks spiked with LSD at a party in Germany, leading to his severe mental decline; after a final performance on 20 May 1970, Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac.
The marvellous Mr. Green was, however, on hand and truly on form for the band’s January 30, 1970 appearance at The Warehouse in New Orleans, where Messrs. Green, Kirwan, Fleetwood, Spencer and McVie played a stunning set as support to the Grateful Dead. Mac’s complete performance was recorded for local broadcast too, and from this source comes this superb vinyl featuring one of Fleetwood Mac’s finest available live recordings from this period, an era sadly destined to come to a close soon after this quite extraordinary gig.
Side A : Before The Beginning / It Takes Time / Like It This Way
Side B : Only You / Madison Blues / Oh Baby / Albatross
Side C : The Green Manalishi
Side D : World In Harmony / Stranger Blues