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Editorial Reviews

Danny Kirwan was gone, but the band reached #49 with this 1973 gem: Remember Me; Dissatisfied; Bright Fire; Revelation; The Derelict , and more melodic pop.

1. Remember Me
2. Bright Fire
3. Dissatisfied
4. (I'm A) Road Runner
5. The Derelict
6. Revelation
7. Did You Ever Love Me
8. Night Watch
9. Caught In The Rain

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 22, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002KBY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,407 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By dana huston on March 28, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I really love this album. I like every song on it. Every music guide or reference I've ever seen does not rate it very high, but I think its fantastic musicianship. Drums, guitar, lyrics, etc I love it all and if you are in a mellow mood its a fantastic CD to throw on. Personally I think "Revelation" sounds like it could be Sting singing. If you like good, mellow music, check Penguin out.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful By 34-year old wallflower on March 12, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Even during their extended middle period as they made the transition from blues-rockers to melodic popsters, you couldn't fault Fleetwood Mac for not being prolific. 1971's FUTURE GAMES could safely be called the first pop-oriented Mac album because it was their first one without guitarist Jeremy Spencer, thereby cutting off the last tie to their blues roots. 1972's BARE TREES was as spare as its title states, peeling away the layers of the previous album & letting the music speak for itself. After both of those albums sold dismally (but I believe they've at least gone gold by now), the Mac went back to the studio to record 1973's PENGUIN.

The remarks about PENGUIN being the rare sour grape in the Mac's large catalog are a tad exaggerated, for while it is by no means a masterpiece, it's unfair to call it a stinker. While Christine McVie & Bob Welch may have been the main creative guides during this period, PENGUIN was probably an attempt at a true group effort (which at this point was a sextet), for the songwriting & singing isn't strictly the work of McVie & Welch (though they do collaborate on one song); guitarist Bob Weston & vocalist/harmonica player Dave Walker (both added after the departure of guitarist Danny Kirwan) get a chance to shine here, too. Such democracy would hint at 1979's double album TUSK & like that epic, it's mostly hit & miss.

Walker's tune "The Derelict" is a country-based affair, complete with the banjo & harmonica (both done by Weston). As can be expected, the song is certainly no masterpiece, but it's a pleasant tune that closed out side one of the vinyl album. Walker also got the chance to vocalize on a cover of Jr. Walker & The All-Stars' Motown classic "[I'm A] Road Runner".
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Collins on June 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Guitar Gods be damned, Fleetwood Mac had/has more to offer than blues licks and rock riffing. As their personnel roster fluctuated and the band searched for a cohesive musical identity, the songwriters in Fleetwood Mac never failed to offer (at least) a half-dozen unrefined, tuneful gems. "Penguin" is perhaps their least impressive album from the post-Green, pre-Buckingham/Nicks era, but it is still a very likeable and memorable collection.
Christine McVie's bluesy but uptempo "Remember Me" is an obvious standout, along with the shuffle-Pop of "Disattisfied." Her vocal lead on Bob Welch's Caribbean-flavored "Did You Ever Love Me" is one of her most affecting performances. Welch does himself proud on the shimmering "Bright Fire," and the frenetic musical drama of "Revelation." Guitarist Bob Weston's elegiac "Caught In The Rain" also has it's charms.
Dave Walker's contributions to this album are negligible...a hoarse vocal on the Holland/Dozier/Holland chestnut, "(I'm A) Roadrunner," and the inebriated blues original, "The Derelict." It's to the band's credit that they recognized him for the weak, regressive presence he brought into the group, and jettisoned him before the next album.
Aside from a few overlong musical excursions and lapses in sincerity, "Penguin" does not disappoint. And if this kind of tuneful Pop-Rock isn't enough to satisfy fans of the Green God, they need to clean their ears. Peter Green has an uncredited solo on the original B-side of this album.
-Mic
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. McKay on August 3, 2009
Format: Audio CD
"Penguin" was the first pre-Lindsay Buckingham/Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac album I had ever seen or heard at the age of four. I was already in love with the "Rumours" line up of the band so my mother thought she's enlighten me to the fact the band had existed BEFORE Lindsay or Stevie joined. In her record collection was her original copy of "Penguin" which she purchased at the time of it's release. I remember staring at the inside gatefold picture, being intrigued by the unfamiliar faces I saw. There were approximately three of them; Dave Walker, Bob Weston, and Bob Welch. "Penguin" would be Walker's sole album with Mac while Weston would last two albums before being kicked out for having an affair with Mick Fleetwood's wife Jenny. Not a good decision that. Bob Welch had been with the band since 1971 and would last until 1974. "Penguin" was hastily recorded and released at time of great upheaval in Mac's career....AGAIN! With an uneven track sequence and the bizarre addition of Dave Walker, "Penguin" has often been dismissed as the dud of Fleetwood Mac's catalog. That's overstating the case a bit though.

One thing that should always be noted about Fleetwood Mac is that the band has ALWAYS boasted excellent musicians and they have never sucked! Regardless of how their individual albums were received, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie always knew good musicians when they heard them and were always guided by their keen instinct when making these decisions for the good of the band. Dave Walker was added to the band in late 1972 from out of British blues rockers Savoy Brown. Though a curious choice, he wasn't completely a mistake. Walker was talented with chops, had a variety of vocal styles, and could play a mean blues harp. But he was ultimately out of place in Mac.
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