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Wall Street Journal (12/31/1997), An excerpt from ROCK 'N' ROLL'S YEAR IN REVIEW < Fleetwood Mac < Main Page

Wall Street Journal (12/31/1997), An excerpt from ROCK 'N' ROLL'S YEAR IN REVIEW

Wall Street Journal, December 31, 1997

An excerpt from ROCK 'N' ROLL'S YEAR IN REVIEW

by Jim Fusilli

Fleetwood Mac's "The Dance" (Reprise), a live run-through of many of their classic numbers, brought several outstanding performances by Christine McVie, who may be the most underrated vocalist in contemporary music. (I've said this for years!)  The passing years have added a depth to her voice, making it even more seductive than it had been.  Blues prodigy Peter Green was once the leader of Fleetwood Mac, but drug abuse exacerbated his psychosis and his talent waned.  Prior to last year, he hadn't played guitar since 1984.  To some degree, Green has returned, as demonstrated by his "Peter Green Splinter Group" (Artisan), a mostly live recording he cut with an efficient group that includes drummer Cozy Powell.  While Green is not yet ready to play up to his old standards--- in the late 60's, he rivaled Eric Clapton as the best young blues guitarist in Britain--- it's terrific to hear him take on songs by Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James and Otis Rush.

Thanks to Ali Filipowicz for sending it to us.

Date: 1997-12-31         Number of views: 1261

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