New Albums from Fleetwood Mac, Paul Butterfield, Captain Beefheart et al
uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 24 February 1968
PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC: Fleetwood Mac (Blue Horizon).
One of the group events of last year for blues fans was the formation of the ex-Mayall guitarist Peter Green's own group. They blow committed blues and aren't afraid to rock. From the first bars of 'My Heart Beat Like A Hammer' the music is kept at white heat intensity, or a warm, red glow for the medium-paced outings like 'Merry Go Round'. Jeremy Spencer contributes nice slide-guitar, piano and vocals; John McVie, also ex-Mayall, is on bass, and Mick Fleetwood, drums. Producer Mike Vernon and engineer Mike Ross get a good sound on the rhythm section, which is usually the weak point of British blues recordings.
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