Fleetwood Mac – Before The Beginning 1968-1970: Rare Live & Demo Sessions

Two live recordings featuring Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac have been found and are being released officially on CD and vinyl as Before The Beginning 1968-1970.

Fleetwood Mac Before the Beginning 1968 1970 Live and Demo Sessions

Live recordings from 1968 and 1970 have recently been discovered of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Not much is known about the live recordings. Discovered unlabelled and by pure luck in the US, their era has been authenticated by experts of the bands blues origins. Fleetwood Mac has given their full approval for the release of these tapes. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac had a short but hugely prolific career, with the 1968 recording being at the early stages of the band, and the 1970 recording will, in contrast, be one of their final shows before Peter left the band. The recordings were discovered in incredibly good condition considering they have been untouched for over 40 years, they have been restored and provide a vital insight into the very earliest incarnation of one of the world’s biggest bands.

The earlier set contains early incarnations of ‘Madison Blues’ and ‘I Need Your Love So Bad’ from the blues era and the likes of ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Willie And The Hand Jive’. The 1970 performance includes ‘Oh Well’, ‘Green Manalishi’ and the UK number one ‘Albatros’.

Before The Beginning 1968-1970 is being issued as a three-CD set containing all the live recordings and four previously unreleased demos.

Fleetwood Mac: Before the Beginning – 1968-1970 Rare Live & Demo Sessions (3-CD)
Sony / 38 tracks.


1. Madison Blues (Version 1) (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
2. Something Inside of Me (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
3. The Woman That I Love (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
4. Worried Dream (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
5. Dust My Blues (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
6. Got To Move (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
7. Trying So Hard To Forget (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
8. Instrumental (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
9. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
10. Lazy Poker Blues (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
11. Stop Messing Around (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
12. I Loved Another Woman (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
13. I Believe My Time Ain’t Long (Version 1) (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
14. Sun Is Shining (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording

1. Long Tall Sally (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
2. Willie and the Hand Jive (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
3. I Need Your Love So Bad (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
4. I Believe My Time Ain’t Long (Version 2) (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
5. Shake Your Money Maker (Live) (Remastered) 1968 recording
6. Before the Beginning (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
7. Only You (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
8. Madison Blues (Version 2) (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
9. Can’t Stop Lovin’ (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
10. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
11. Albatross (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
12. World In Harmony (Version 1) (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
13. Sandy Mary (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
14. Only You (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
15. World In Harmony (Version 2) (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording

CD 3
1. I Can’t Hold Out (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
2. Oh Well (Part 1) (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
3. Rattlesnake Shake (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
4. Underway (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
5. Coming Your Way (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
6. Homework (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
7. My Baby’s Sweet (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
8. My Baby’s Gone (Live) (Remastered) 1970 recording
9. You Need Love (Demo) (Remastered)
10. Talk With (Demo) (Remastered)
11. If It Ain’t Me (GK Edit) (Demo) (Remastered)
12. Mean Old World (Demo) (Remastered)

Fleetwood Mac Before the Beginning 1968 1970 Live and Demo Sessions

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