Many revere the post-1974 version of Fleetwood Mac that employed the guitar and composition skills of Lindsey Buckingham, and the vocal uniqueness of Stevie Nicks. The 1975 album that emanated from that revitalized lineup created a strong buzz for a band that had already existed for 8 years and had already released eight studio albums. Those earlier years featured the talents of Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Jeremy Spencer, and, of course, Christine (Perfect) McVie, among a few others. But those years before the Fleetwood Mac ‘White Album’ in 1975 yielded some classic music that many FM fans of the Buckingham/Nicks years typically are unaware of.

On July 26, Rhino Entertainment will gather some excellent tracks from those earlier Fleetwood Mac years that apply to their sets with Reprise Records from around 1969 and the release of Then Play On, and stretching though 1974 with Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971), Bare Trees (1972), Penguin (1973), Mystery To Me (1973), and Heroes Are Hard To Find (1974). The collection will be called Best Of 1969-1974, and will contain 19 tracks. Of those songs, you can expect to see “Sunny Side Of Heaven”, “Bare Trees”, “Sentimental Lady”, “Emerald Eyes”, “Rattlesnake Shake”, “Heroes Are Hard To Find”, and “Angel”, songs that help set the stage for their explosive run after 1974.

Best Of 1969-1974 will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Best of 1969-1974Fleetwood Mac
01 Oh Well (Pt. 1) [2013 Remaster]
02 Rattlesnake Shake (2013 Remaster)
03 The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) [2013 Remaster]
04 Station Man
05 Jewel Eyed Judy
06 Tell Me All the Things You Do
07 Future Games
08 Sands of Time (Single Version)
09 Sunny Side of Heaven
10 Bare Trees
11 Sentimental Lady
12 Spare Me a Little of Your Love
13 Remember Me
14 Did You Ever Love Me
15 Emerald Eyes
16 Hypnotized
17 Heroes Are Hard to Find
18 Angel
19 Prove Your Love

By MARowe

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