Fleetwood Mac, Can’t Stop Loving New Orleans, Live Jan 30 1970, FM, Vinyl, LP, Dear Boss, 2023
Classic black vinyl version. Released in September 1969, Fleetwood Mac’s third studio album, Then Play On, was their first to feature new recruit, 19-year-old guitarist Danny Kirwan, and was their last with Peter Green. Some months following the record release, Green was subjected to drinks spiked with LSD at a party in Germany, leading to his severe mental decline; after a final performance on May 20, 1970, Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac. The marvelous Mr. Green was, however, on hand and truly on form for the band’s January 30, 1970 appearance at The Warehouse in New Orleans, where Messrs, Green, Kirwan, Fleetwood, Spencer, and McVie played a stunning set as support to the Grateful Dead. Mac’s complete performance was recorded for local broadcast too, and from this source comes this LP featuring one of Fleetwood Mac’s finest available live recordings from this period, an era sadly destined to come to a close soon after this quite extraordinary gig.