Live In Boston Volume 1

March 18, 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 26, 2003
  • Release Date: March 18, 2003
  • Label: Snapper Classics
  • Copyright: Snapper Classics
  • Total Length: 1:18:03
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  • ASIN: B00542EPZA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,925 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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74 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Josh H. on April 11, 2005
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This is impossible to describe in words. It defies logic. It's like asking to describe Pearl Harbor in words. It can't be done. But I will try.

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.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Sarno on August 10, 2007
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Being a blues-rock fan, and a fan of well known pop-rock incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, I made this album my first of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. I am glad that I did. This album contains a series of shattering performances containing some of the the best heavy, blues-based rock that I have ever heard. Jeremy Spencer's Elmore James mimickery is entertaining, but in my opinion the standouts are "Rattlesnake Shake", "Only You", "Jumping at Shadows", and "Green Manalishi". The awesomeness of "Rattlesnake Shake" and "Green Manalishi" are detailed in other reviews, but I'd like to mention "Jumping at Shadows" for the emotion conveyed by Green's voice and guitar: self-doubt and nervousness. Rarely are you going to find any group of musicians (especially ones playing in front of a frenzied, soldout crowd) who can express such delicate emotions. In my opinion, the entire show is permeated by a sense of self-doubt.

Awesome live recordings. If you are on the fence, just go ahead and buy these records. It will be worth it. Although, I have to disagree with that fellow who so readily put this record ahead of the Allman Bros. and the Grateful Dead at their best. That is just daft. It is certainly as good as the Allman Brothers and the Dead at their best, though.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Nedfp on May 1, 2007
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To say that Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is an understated jewel in the blues/rock world is too dismissive. They have a raw energy that could only be matched by only a few, and I can't really even think of who they are. I got Then Play On when I was 15 in 79. I have replaced the album 3 or 4 times, and still listen to it at least once a month. It is a staple in my home, car, and ipod.

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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Leon M. Chalnick on August 15, 2009
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I was lucky enough to see the original FM twice, once on this tour and then again on the next tour, which featured Christine Perfect (later McVie) in support of Kiln House...but this band...with Green, Kirwin and Spencer was simply the best rock band I ever saw back in the day (and I saw plenty, including Hendrix, Cream, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, the James Gang, Humble Pie, Mountain etc etc etc). No one even came close to FM's level of dynamics and interaction, they really listened to and played off each other, even more than Bruce, Baker and Clapton. And some of the best stuff is really captured on this recording. Get volume 2 as well, it's almost this good. But this one is the best! Outstanding!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Whiskeyhawk on June 28, 2010
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As the other reviewers have noted, this is a fantastic live recording from Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. I would just add that for those with HDCD-compatible players, the sound is amazing. On my Rotel CD player, the band sounds as though they are right there in the room with me.
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