Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac's big daddy, revisits his musical roots with Blue Again, his new CD by the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band released in the United States today. I've been chilling well with the Shake Your Moneymaker, Black Magic Woman and Albatross mp3 tracks from the album. Mick cools his jets from Fleetwood Mac a bit with this return to blues, and the result is a smooth sound with curves and dips in all the right places.
Mick cools his jets from Fleetwood Mac a bit with this return to blues, and the result is a smooth sound with curves and dips in all the right places.From the press release ~Produced by Mick Fleetwood and Rick Vito, Blue Again was recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri in February of 2008.
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.' Blue Again is both an original musical tour de force and a respectful tribute to Fleetwood Mac (in the midst of celebrating their 40th Anniversary), initiated by the sole member of the band to be in every incarnation from the beginning.
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.
Equal parts blues rave-up and loving homage to the early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, Blue Again is a showcase for Fleetwood, who has teamed up on this recording with guitarist and lead vocalist Rick Vito, bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone.Stevie Nicks' sometimes stormy romantic past with Mick hasn't hindered the two band mates from cultivating the deep friendship they presently share.