Revisiting the blues and the blues-oriented classic songs of Fleetwood Mac, iconic rock drummer and band co-founder Mick Fleetwood has assembled a hand-picked quartet of musicians, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, who've created this stunning new live recording. This powerhouse blues project features versions of early Peter Green-penned hits such as 'Black Magic Woman,' 'Albatross' and 'Rattlesnake Shake' as well as original material composed by Rick Vito with a rollicking version of Elmore James' 'Shake Your Moneymaker' included for good measure. Louis, Missouri in February of The immaculate recording gives the songs a vibrant, modern immediacy which transcends easy nostalgia. Says Mick in the liner notes: 'Over my career I've been called a pop star and a rock star, yet in my inner heart, I will always be part bluesman. On my journey from blues to a life of rock n roll, I've always remembered where I started. A companion DVD is scheduled for release in Fall It's a hybrid album, composed of old songs written by Green from the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac and new material by Rick Vito. One of the album's "vintage" songs is Green's "Love That Burns.
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Louis, Missouri on 8 February The album represented a return to the blues music with which Fleetwood first found success, as a founding member of Fleetwood Mac in the late s. Fleetwood did not seek to copy the original Fleetwood Mac, rather to "pay it tribute by creating something both historically respectful yet new and invigorated. The band subsequently undertook a tour of the United States , and later in , Europe, including an appearance at the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway. The album was accompanied by a short bonus CD of studio recordings, including new versions of Green's " Albatross " and "The Supernatural", recorded in Nashville and Hawaii. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rick Vito.
For the past decade or so, he has filled the interstices between massive world tours with Fleetwood Mac and playing clubs and small theaters, with this little labor-of-love quartet, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. As he often says, he just likes to play. Their latest recording, Live the at the Belly Up , was released in October of Not bad for a sporadic side project. Clocking in at just over two hours, this new concert plays like an unedited, well-recorded bootleg.