Tag Archives: Fleetwood Mac

FIRE DOWN BELOW

You know how in Facebook there are those little numbers in red squares that magically appear? What are they about? Some appear to be called ‘Notifications’ but often are just FB trying to sell marketing tools. Others seem to be congratulating me on someone liking something. It all seems so trivial and pointless I usually […]

VERTICAL RETURN

We’re back with the vertical gatefold sleeves for a couple more instalments. This should not be construed as an attempt to show every specimen, but simply present further examples that have caught this record collector’s eye. First off we have a very recent addition to the genus. Bob Masse is a legendary Canadian-born artist and […]

DANNY’S BLUES

With the recent passing of guitarist Danny Kirwan, I’m re-posting an edited version of a survey of the early 70s Fleetwood Mac albums, including—indeed, highlighting—those that feature Mr Kirwan. * By the beginning of the 70s, Green had left Fleetwood Mac. This was widely considered a damn shame, as the mercurial guitarist was the central […]

SEVEN FROM 77 – READER’S CHOICE

Here we are at the last post (cue mournful bugle) of the 1977 series. And how better to wrap it up than by highlighting albums named by Vinyl Connection readers as favourites from that fruitful and varied year. Enjoy. * 7  Talking Heads—Talking Heads: 77 A strange yet fascinating oddity; tense with studied nonchalance like […]

KEEP OR CRATE?

Record collectors know how there slowly accumulates, around the gems and the sparkling finds, a considerable meterage of albums having an unsteady foothold on the beachhead of the collection. Those LPs plucked from the bargain bin where they rightly languished; that gap-filling reunion album that should have stayed where it was; the so-called ‘supergroup’ that […]

MAC ATTACK! FLEETWOOD MAC 1970 – 1974

Let’s take a trawl through the pre-mega-stardom early 70s catalogue of Fleetwood Mac. Why? Because they figured in last week’s Vinyl Connection article, Graham: A Record Store Tale. Also because this period is often over-looked: sneered at by the British Blues League who thought Peter Green was a major six-string deity and shunned by the […]

SONGS OF INNOCENCE [COVERART #58]

Fleetwood Mac – Heroes Are Hard To Find [Reprise, 1974] Fleetwood Mac – Future Games [Reprise, 1971] The Larry Coryell Michael Urbaniak Duo [keytone, 1982] V/A – Woodstock Two [Atlantic, 1971] * Coming next… FLEETWOOD MAC 1970 – 1974

GRAHAM: A RECORD STORE TALE

Customers coming into our little suburban record store to buy music seemed to fall into several categories. There were the positively vague. “That song on the radio, it goes Do-de-Do-de Dum Dum Dum… Got that one?” There were the negatively vague. “Don’t suppose you know what that new album’s called, the one with the zither […]

EVERY DAY I WRITE THE BOOK [COVERART PAIR #45]

 Danny Kirwan – Second Chapter [DJM, 1975]  /  The Bonzo Dog Band – History of the Bonzos [United Artists, 1974] * The Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band were a music and comedy group featuring the songwriting skills of Neil Innes and the unique eccentricity of Vivian Stanshall. * Danny Kirwan is best known for his work […]