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listen  1. Red Hot Gal [feat. Rick Vito] 5:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Looking For Somebody 5:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Fleetwood Boogie [feat. Rick Vito] 5:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 17, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • ASIN: B001RXNDV2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,905 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Revisiting the blues and the blues-oriented classic songs of Fleetwood Mac, iconic rock drummer and band co-founder Mick Fleetwood has assembled a hand-picked quartet of musicians, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, who've created this stunning new live recording. Equal parts blues rave-up and loving homage to the early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, BLUE AGAIN is a showcase for Fleetwood, who has teamed up on this recording with guitarist and lead vocalist Rick Vito, bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone. This powerhouse blues project features versions of early Peter Green-penned hits such as 'Black Magic Woman,' 'Albatross' and 'Rattlesnake Shake' as well as original material composed by Rick Vito (with a rollicking version of Elmore James' 'Shake Your Moneymaker' included for good measure).

Produced by Mick Fleetwood and Rick Vito, BLUE AGAIN was recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri in February of 2008. The immaculate recording gives the songs a vibrant, modern immediacy which transcends easy nostalgia. Says Mick in the liner notes: 'Over my career I've been called a pop star and a rock star, yet in my inner heart, I will always be part bluesman. On my journey from blues to a life of rock n roll, I've always remembered where I started.' BLUE AGAIN is both an original musical tour de force and a respectful tribute to Fleetwood Mac (in the midst of celebrating their 40th Anniversary), initiated by the sole member of the band to be in every incarnation from the beginning.

A companion DVD is scheduled for release in Fall 2009.


"Blue Again, Fleetwood's first album with his new band, strives to bring back the music that sparked the movement. It's a hybrid album, composed of old songs (written by Green from the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac) and new material by Rick Vito. One of the album's "vintage" songs is Green's "Love That Burns. -- NPR

"Both Blues Again packages return Fleetwood to his blues roots, a far distance musically from the albums that would follow from Fleetwood Mac throughout the following decades." -- The Examiner

"Mick Fleetwood celebrates with "Blue Again," a live album that ably documents the fire and finesse of his touring band, led by another Mac alum, guitarist Rick Vito. The disc centers on songs Green wrote- "Looking For Somebody," "Stop Messin' Around," "Rattlesnake Shake," "Albatross" and the like -and is as much a tribute to Green as it is a paean to the music Fleetwood fell in love with as a teenager with a drum fetish. Nicely done. " -- The Buffalo News

"This Live album is a step back into that wondrous period with some surprises. Blue Again, the title of this album reflects this journey." -- Musictap.com

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is very good.
From my personal experience, when you hear someone play music they love, it's simply different... and better.
J. M. Jacobs
I especially like "Rattlesnake Shake".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kireviewer VINE VOICE on January 6, 2010
Format: Audio CD

This album is 65 minutes long. It is all live, except the final track. The sound quality is very good. The album cover is cheap looking but there is a nice booklet that gives a quick and sometimes incorrect history of Fleetwood Mac (they have Danny Kerwin leaving the band before Peter Green...but Green left before either Kerwin or Spencer, although he did come back for a concert tour after those two left).

Of course you know that Mick Fleetwood is the drummer for Fleetwood Mac (after a stint in John Mayall's Blues Breakers). He was a blues drummer, before Fleetwood Mac went pop after the fifth Fleetwood Mac album (depending on which albums you count).

He is joined by Rick Vito who played on Fleetwood Mac's Behind the Mask album (after Lindsey Buckingham had left the group). Behind the Mask had a Rockabilly flavor to it.

This album is driven by Vito's playing and vocal styles and Fleetwood's history. You can see by the track listing that there are a number of songs that Fleetwood Mac played in the early days. Some of the songs were written by Peter Green (the first leader of Fleetwood Mac) and one is an American blues standard that the band used to play (they did a soujern to Chicago to play with the Blues greats). There are some Vito composed songs, and these are more Rockabilly than Blues.

It is a good selection of songs and they are all played well. And it isn't just a copy of the originals. The songs are played in new and interesting ways.

If you are expecting Rumors, you might not like this. If you were a fan of Fleetwood for any other time besides the Buckingham Nicks years you will probably love this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Jacobs VINE VOICE on May 18, 2009
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Mick Fleetwood was one of many British kids who listened to the Blues in person as a teenager at the tours of black musicians and bands that were brought to Great Britain in the early 60's and he was changed forever.

When he first came over to America, one of the first places he went was Chess Records and got to play with Muddy Waters et al while he was there. I know that, if that were me, I'd be changed forever, too.

With "Blue Again" we get to hear a master musician once again playing the music of his youth, the bedrock style of all the music he's played since. From my personal experience, when you hear someone play music they love, it's simply different... and better.

And so it is here.

In this incarnation of a band featuring Mick Fleetwood on drums, he's got a lot of help from Rick Vito on lead guitar and vocals. I've never heard of Mr. Vito prior to this disc, but I do hope THIS band with him in it is good for a couple more discs before they hang it up or break up, as is the usual case.

Vito's style and sound is that of classic Fender Strat down and dirty Blues. While he's closer to Stevie Ray than Robert Cray, you're going to hear some smokin' Blues licks kicked out with fire in the belly.

To me, the two standout tunes are Fleetwood Boogie and Black Magic Woman, but there's not a bad one in the bunch. Great road food for the CD player in your outfit... just slam this one in and watch the miles clip by with a big ol' Cheshire Cat grin on your face.

Thanks, Mick and the boys, for giving us one 'from the heart.' In this day and age, compared to other Blues music newly released, it feels pretty damn good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MauiLife on March 17, 2009
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Nothing comes close to revisiting the early Fleetwood Mac years than by hearing this album right from the founder himself! The rocky/blues vibe is outstanding. They must have used 100 mic feeds to get such a clear crisp recording Live. Actually sounds better to me than most current "studio" albums.

There's a historical book full of photos and the whole story celebrating 40 years of the Fleetwood Mac history that is one more reason to GET THE CD not a download. Nothing like turning the pages and seeing the photos! Mick actually hand wrote two pages as the intro. Fantastic work - even the tray of the CD has a cool shot of the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band in it.

Rick Vito - a former Fleetwood Mac member - delivers the real stuff on guitar and vocals. Highly evocative of the original Peter Green era - with many of Peters songs covered on this album. But it's the new stuff that gets me most excited - Vito wrote a bunch of great material for this album. The only other band members are listed as Lenny Castellanos on bass and Mark Johnstone on Keys. I think both sing too. Not easy to be a bass guy for Mick Fleetwood and Lenny did killer great. Mark seems to just tie it all together and give the oldies a new life with the Keys which weren't in the original Mac songs. Totally refreshing!!! Looking at the internet you can see the European version actually charted in England and Germany last winter - and hearing this album tells me why.

If you like to feel good - tap your feet and dig rock and the blues - this is a MUST HAVE RECORD!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By El Gato on April 28, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Returning to the blues, Fleetwood's work is fresh and has evolved in powerful new ways. We heard Mick's NPR interview and ordered the new CD immediately and are NOT disappointed. "Blue Again" is a keeper and a mood lifter on any day, not just the blue ones.
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