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Live in Boston 1 Live, Original recording remastered
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This is, simply put, the most raw, intense blues-rock ever recorded. The original Fleetwood Mac. Sure, the later lineup was cool with "The Chain" and all that, but this is something else. This is pure, unbridled jamming with a capital 'J'. These performances are so intense, so rocking and so devastating that it seems futile to even compare anything else to it. Peter Green and Danny Kirwan are amazing individually. But when they actually duel and play together, it's beyond description. Case in point - "Like It This Way". Easily the most ass-kicking blues rocker I've ever heard in my life. This is a boogie that's sure to blow your mind, believe me. The groove is intoxicating, and the duelling of Green/Kirwan on this song is so good it almost reduced me to tears. You thought Duane Allman and Dickey Betts were good? Forget it, Green and Kirwan blow them out of the water. No question. In fact, the Allmans in general could not compete with Mac's jams on this album. Don't say I didn't warn you.
One listen to this version of "Black Magic Woman" and you'll be saying "Santana who?". Green's tone here is stunning, and the second half is a boogie where he and Kirwan battle it out again. Frightening stuff.
"Jumping At Shadows" is a unique cover of a blues classic. Awesome melody.
Already mentioned "Like It This Way". It's enough to tear the roof off TWO buildings!
"Only You" has a very unusual melody and riff, almost Dick Dale-ish surf rock. Great song though.
And then you have a 25-minute "Rattlesnake Shake" that takes you to places you never knew existed. Unreal.Read more ›
I have heard, but not owned Albatross, and somewhere have two Peter Green cassette tapes. I never heard them live. What a shallow existance I have lived. I just got Live in Boston 1 and 2 today (from Amazon) and can not beleive what I am hearing. Truely some of the greatest music I have ever heard.
If you know the early works of Fleetwood Mac or Peter Green, then this is the creme de la creme. Words can not describe how absorbing the music is. I am addicted to Jam Bands (the Dead, Garcia, moe., the cheese...) and see many similarities, but mellower and bluesier.
Buy it, listen to it, fall in love with the lost art of Fleetwood Mac / Peter green et al.
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I like other albums better but they really jam on this cd. Interesting jam music by them since I really never heard them just jamming!Published 2 months ago by G. Szymkowski
Certain bands are better live then they are on records, examples of this are Richie Blackmore version of Deep Purple, Cream and Albert King. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jkp371
I've been a Fleetwood Mac fan since I was a freshman in high school ( 1968). This series of 3 concerts they played in Boston in 1970 was amazing and really showed the raw talent... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Flaxchicago
I already own these albums in digital format, but wanted an HDCD to have for the collection here. The music is great, but only giving 1 star here because of Amazons crappy... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kyle Korum
I have been into the early Fleetwood Mac due to all the good blues that Peter Green played at that time frame. I have most of the older stuff except for the Live in Boston stuff. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fish Geek
My favorite version of "Black Magic Woman." It is so good that I play it over again after having just heard it.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer