vinylFleetwood Mac is a band with many faces. In contrast to their poppy sound of the 70's, Fleetwood Mac actually started out in the 60's as a psychedelic blues band under guitarist Peter Green's lead. Pious Bird of Good Omen was originally released in 1969 as a compilation of the band's bluesy roots: their first four UK singles and their B-sides and two tracks by bluesman Eddie Boyd with Fleetwood Mac backing. The album's sound is laid back, down & VERY dirty, featuring scorching cover versions of Little Willie John's 'Need Your Love So Bad' and Robert Johnson's 'I Believe My Time Ain't Long'. The B-side features the international hit single 'Albatross' and Peter Green's composition 'Black Magic Woman', the latter being popularized by Santana's version in 1970. This album is a must-have for blues fans. Anyone interested in the roots of Fleetwood Mac might discover they are essentially a totally different band than one might think.
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