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Music : Blues : Lossless
Peter Green - The End Of The Game (1970)
Individual Flac Files + Cue + Log: 185 Mb | Original Release Date: 1970 | Audio CD (May 13, 1996)
Label: Warner Bros UK - ASIN: B0000070M1 - Blues, Blues/Rock
The Fleetwood Mac founder's 1970 solo debut for Reprise. Features six tracks, all written & produced solely by Green,including 'Bottoms Up' and 'Timeless Time'.
Fleetwood Mac's guitarist Peter Green released the all-instrumental The End Of The Game (1970) before disappearing for almost a decade. Borrowing the format of the jam session from jazz music, but the atmosphere from Ernst's surrealistic paintings, horror soundtracks and voodoo rituals, Green indulged in sheer sound-painting. The hallucinated ramble of the guitar weaves colorful textures for mantra-like psalms. It is visceral, primordial music that echoes the eruption of volcanos, ocean tides and the life-cycle of equatorial forest. Green's expansion of consciousness is one of both folly and ecstay, one that would be better defined as epic terror.
1. Bottoms Up
2. Timeless Time
3. Descending Scale
4. Burnt Foot
5. Hidden Depth
6. The End of the Game
Peter Green Splinter Group - Soho Live At Ronnie Scott's
FLAC | Blues | appr. 540 MB (FLAC)
Source: CD-collection | CD-DA Extractor
Year: 1999 | Label: Snapper
'Soho live is a 2 CD live album by peter greens splinter group, recorded at ronnie scotts famous jazz club. There are 17 tracksin total including famous peter green songs from his fleetwood mac days 'albatross', black magic woman', 'green manalishi' and 'rattlesnake shake'. The rest of the tracks are a mix of 7 blues standards and 5 songs from the bands robert johnson songbook album including 'travelling riverside blues', 'last fair deal gone down' and 'if i had possession over judgement day'. The sound quality is very good and all the musicians in the group are in good form here. Green has certainly regained his touch after going off the rails a bit in the 70s and 80s. The stand-out track is 'the green manalishi' from Green's fleetwood mac days. It is a brilliant insight into a troubled mind and is a dark and brooding performance. Overall, this is a very accomplished album which shows all the different facets of green as a solo performer.'
1. It Takes Time
3. Black Magic Woman
4. Hey Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
5. The Supernatural
6. Rattlesnake Shake
7. Shake Your Hips
9. Travelling Riverside Blues
10. Steady Rollin’ Man
11. Honeymoon Blues
12. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
13. If I Had Procession Over Judgement Day
14. Green Manalishi
15. Goin’ Down
16. Help Me
17. Look On Yonder Wall
Peter Green Splinter Group - Me and the Devil (3CD Set)
WavPack (cue+log+covers) | 673 Mb
Released:2008 | Label:Snapper Music (SBLUECD501X) | Genre:Blues
'The 29 songs that Robert Johnson recorded in various Texas hotel rooms in 1936 and 1937 are amongst the most significant and influential works in the history of blues music.
It was thus very appropriate that it was to these landmark songs that Peter Green turned when recording the two albums which have done so much to re-launch his career, 1998’s 'The Robert Johnson Songbook' and 2000’s 'Hot Foot Powder'. These records showed a real return to form for the founder of Fleetwood Mac and one of the greatest ever white blues guitarists. The first justifiably won him a prestigious W.C.Handy Award from the Blues Foundation and the second saw his Splinter Group joined by such blues legends as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Dr John, Hubert Sumlin and Joe Louis Walker.
The first 2 discs of this set comprise recordings of all Robert Johnson’s songs while the 3rd disc contains Johnson’s own recordings of the songs which made him a legend.
So fans will now have the opportunity to listen to the original blues sorcerer alongside one of his most talented apprentices.'
01. I' m A Steady Rollin' Man [3:36]
02. From Four Until Late [3:05]
03. Dead Shrimp Blues [2:51]
04. Little Queen Of Spades [3:04]
05. They' re Red Hot [3:53]
06. Preachin' Blues [2:47]
07. Hell Hound On My Trail [3:33]
08. Traveling Riverside Blues [4:10]
09. Malted Milk [3:14]
10. Milkcow' s Calf Blues [3:34]
11. Drunken Hearted Man [3:24]
12. Cross Road Blues [2:59]
13. Come On In My Kitchen [3:08]
01. When You Got A Good Friend [2:48]
02. 32-20 Blues [2:58]
03. Phonograph Blues [3:31]
04. Last Fair Deal Gone Down [2:48]
05. Stop Breakin' Down Blues [3:21]
06. Terraplane Blues [3:46]
07. Walkin' Blues [3:09]
08. Love In Vain Blues [4:50]
09. Ramblin' On My Mind [3:02]
10. Stones In My Passway [2:59]
11. Me And The Devil Blues [3:05]
12. Honeymoon Blues [2:36]
13. Kind Hearted Woman Blues [3:44]
14. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom [3:22]
15. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day [3:44]
16. Sweet Home Chicago [4:15]
Robert Johnson Original Recordings
01. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man [2:40]
02. From Four Until Late [2:27]
03. Dead Shrimp Blues [2:34]
04. Little Queen Of Spades [2:16]
05. They're Red Hot [3:01]
06. Preachin' Blues [2:55]
07. Hell Hound On My Trail [2:39]
08. Traveling Riverside Blues [2:48]
09. Malted Milk [2:22]
10. Milkcow's Calf Blues [2:19]
11. Drunken Hearted Man [2:29]
12. Cross Road Blues [2:43]
13. Come On In My Kitchen [2:40]
14. When You Got A Good Friend [2:41]
15. 32-20 Blues [2:56]
16. Phonograph Blues [2:42]
17. Last Fair Deal Gone Down [2:43]
18. Stop Breakin' Down Blues [2:20]
19. Terraplane Blues [3:04]
20. Walkin' Blues [2:33]
21. Love In Vain Blues [2:24]
22. Ramblin' On My Mind [2:55]
23. Stones In My Passway [2:32]
24. Me And The Devil Blues [2:39]
25. Honeymoon Blues [2:20]
26. Kind Hearted Woman Blues [2:54]
27. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom [3:00]
28. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day [2:39]
29. Sweet Home Chicago [3:02]
Peter Green - In The Skies (1979)
Rock | flac Files + Cue + Log: 216 Mb | Orig Year: 1979 | Release Date: Jun 21, 2005 | Label: Sanctuary
After almost a decade of personal, drug-addled hell since his 1970 debut The End of the Game, Peter Green begins his comeback with In the Skies, and a title tune that sounds downright hopeful compared to where he left off. Although Green shares lead guitar work with Snowy White, it's clear from his fluid technique and haunting tone that he can still play. 'A Fool No More' is the kind of slow blues Green excels at. Robin Trower drummer Reg Isidore gives way on one track to Godfrey McLean, who played on The End of the Game. Green dips even farther back into his past, courtesy of keyboards by Pete Bardens, who gave him his first professional music job in 1966 in a band with Mick Fleetwood. Green's singing, never a particular strength, is not a weakness here. Five of the nine songs are instrumentals, continuing a longtime Green tradition. It's an unambitious but solid and welcome return by a guitarist who in his prime rivaled Eric Clapton. If that seems far-fetched, listen to A Hard Road by John Mayall's Bluebreakers or Then Play On by Fleetwood Mac.
1. In the Skies
2. Slabo Days
3. Fool No More, A
4. Tribal Dance
5. Seven Stars
6. Funky Chunk
7. Just For You
8. Proud Pinto
Personnel: Peter Green (vocals, guitar); Snowy White (guitar); Peter Bardens (keyboards); Kuma Harada (bass guitar); Reggie Isidore (drums).
Liner Note Author: Martin Celmins.
Peter Green Splinter Group - Destiny Road (1999) (24bit digitally remastered, Japanese limited edition)
flac 393 Mb | 1999 | Label: Snapper Music | Release Date: Aug 23, 2005
Blues/Electric Blues Guitar, Chicago Blues
This is the first studio album by Peter Green's Splinter Group to include new, original compositions by the band members --- excepting, however, Peter Green himself. There is a superb update of his 1979 tune 'Tribal Dance', and an instrumental rendition of his Fleetwood Mac era hit 'Man of the World'. At least the band is stretching out; except for an Elmore James standard and a Steve Winwood track, the rest of the selections are original. As with all Splinter Group releases, the sound is excellent, both in a technical and artistic sense. This band is doing a great job of exploring a kind of light acoustic blues-rock, somewhat like John Mayall's 'The Turning Point'. Green's guitar is as good as it ever was. Perhaps he may never return to composing --- one can certainly understand the pressure he might feel after almost 20 years --- but it's still a pleasure to hear his voice and the fine playing by everyone in the group.
01. Big Change Is Gonna Come 5:04
02. Say That You Want To 4:02
03. Heart Of Stone 4:43
04. You'll Be Sorry Someday 6:32
05. Tribal Dance 5:31
06. Burglar 5:55
07. Turn Your Love Away 5:20
08. Madison Blues 3:40
09. I Can't Help Myself 7:00
10. Indians 4:59
11. Hiding In Shadows 4:41
12. There's A River 8:43
Personnel: Nigel Watson (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Peter Green (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Roger Cotton (guitar, piano, organ, keyboard); Peter Stroud (bass guitar); Larry Tolfree (drums, percussion).
Producers: Peter Green Splinter Group, Pete Brown.
Eddie Boyd & His Blues Band (featuring Peter Green) (1967) (2004)
Loseless (Individual Flac Files): 285 Mb | Original Release Date: 1967 | Format: Original recording remastered
Label: Gottdiscs - ASIN: B000291G66 - Blues, Chicago Blues
'This album from the late 60's features eddie Boyd backed by some of the best British blues musicians of the time. Peter Green and Tony McPhee on guitar;John Mayall on harp;John McVie on bass; and Ansley Dunbar on the drums.Basically the Mayall band of the time. Boyd later went on to cut some tunes with Fleetwood Mac. A solid set of chicago blues!'
'In 1967, producer Mike Vernon put Chicago pianist Eddie Boyd into the studio with John Mayall and the then current version of The Bluesbreakers: Peter Green on guitar, John McVie on bass and Aynsely Dunbar on drums - there were also horn players for one track and T.S. McPhee taking over for Green on two others. In three days they cut a whopping eighteen songs, sixteen of which make up this album. Boyd preferred a slower paced style of playing, with even his faster numbers having a more swinging feel rather than really rocking. Dunbar was probably not the best choice for a player like Boyd and it's here that John McVie really earns his reputation. Compare 'Steakhouse Rock' with 'Rack 'Em Back'. Both of these are swinging instrumentals - the former just piano and drums. Dunbar starts off way too busy and one can only imagine the look on Boyd's face that got him to finally ease up before the number mercifully ends. The second has McVie beautifully controlling and containing Dunbar's excesses through an even faster number and the resulting tension as the players race to the finish make this a highlight. Peter Green shines in his too few moments. His still strong Clapton influence is clearly heard in the opening track 'Too Bad - Part One' as he darts between the heavy piano chords with perfect, stinging fills and in his too brief solo. There is a second version of this song, titled 'Too Bad - Part Two' which is really more like an alternate take, but Green's playing and slightly more expansive solo shows the style of playing he would soon begin developing further with his own band. Boyd's heavy hand and preference for short arrangements don't leave Green much room, but he offers strong support on the numbers he plays on and gets to stretch a bit in the closer 'Night Time is the Right Time'. Special word should be granted to T.S. McPhee for his slide playing on 'Save Her Doctor' and 'Dust My Broom'. He runs some nice variations on the all too familiar riff of the latter, making it one of the album' s stronger numbers.
Mayall's early work as a sideman on sessions such as these is a sadly overlooked aspect of his career. On his three numbers here, each a piano / harmonica duet, he truly shines; his playing perfectly capturing the feel and tonality of his idols like the second Sonny Boy Williamson.
These tracks all rate as highlights.
Over all, this is a very enjoyable set, not as strong as Fleetwood Mac's recording with Otis Spann a few years later, 'The Biggest Thing Since Colossus'
but recommended for fans of traditional blues with a spot of British flavor.'
01. Too Bad, Pt. 1
02. Dust My Broom
03. Unfair Lovers
04. Key to the Highway
05. Vacation from the Blues
06. Steakhouse Rock
07. Letter Missin' Blues
08. Ain't Doin' Too Bad
09. Blue Coat Man
10. Train Is Coming
11. Save Her Doctor
12. Rack 'Em Back
13. Too Bad, Pt. 2
14. Big Bell
15. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
16. Night Time Is the Right Time
Eddie Boyd (Piano)
Tony McPhee (Guitar)
John Mayall (Harmonica)
Harry Klein (Baritone Saxophone)
Albert Hall (Trumpet)
Rex Morris, Bob Efford (Tenor Horn)
John McVie (Bass Guitar)
Aynsley Dunbar (Drums)
Peter Green (Guitar)
Peter Green - Little Dreamer (1980/2005)
Rock/Blues-Rock/British Blues | EAC (flac+CUE+LOG) | full 300dpi scans | 247 MB
Castle | CMRCD 1117
Review by Mark Allan
When Peter Green issued Little Dreamer in 1980, it was the second straight year he had released an album after a nine-year gap. Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks must have wondered what he had gotten himself into because the opener, 'Loser Two Times,' ais almost as close to disco as the Rolling Stones got with 'Miss You.' Green continues in a funky vein with 'Mama Don't You Cry,' as if shaking off the cobwebs and actually trying to pay attention to the current scene. He goes right back to his roots on the album's third tune with 'Born Under a Bad Sign' and stays with blues derivatives the rest of the way. The album-ending title track sounds like a seven-minute version of the dreamy Green tune 'Albatross,' a hit for Fleetwood Mac in the '60s. Sounding more confident than on his comeback album, he seems more like the Greeny of old, although the move toward funk didn't really suit him.
1 Loser Two Times Green 4:34
2 Mamma Dont'cha Cry Green 3:26
3 Born Under a Bad Sign Bell, Jones 3:01
4 I Could Not Ask for More Green 5:02
5 Baby When the Sun Goes Down Green 5:39
6 Walkin' the Road Green 3:52
7 One Woman Love Green 5:34
8 Cryin' Won't Bring You Back Green 5:09
9 Little Dreamer Green, Green, Green 7:01
Peter Green - vocals, guitar
Dave Mattacks - drums
Morris Pert - percussion
Kuma Harada - bass guitar
Ronnie Johnson - guitar
Roy Shipston - keyboards
Peter Green - Katmandu - A Case For The Blues
FLAC+CUE+LOG | 271mb |
Genre: Rock | Style: Blues-Rock
'Peter Green's had a lot of ups and downs in his musical career. Thankfully, after decades in the dark, the man who wrote 'Black Magic Woman' and founded Fleetwood Mac seems to be coming round.
Green recently released Hot Foot Powder (Snapper Music) and has been touring England with legendary blues booster John Mayall. According to his label, U.S. dates are just around the corner.
Hot Foot Powder is another step on Green's comeback road that began in 1998 with the album Robert Johnson Songbook, which won Green a W.C. Handy award for Comeback Album of the Year.
Hot Foot Powder, like its predecessor, is made up entirely of Johnson material. On it, guests such as Dr. John, Hubert Sumlin and Otis Rush help flesh out the songs of the larger-than-life Delta blues figure. David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, who as a youth knew Johnson, also helps out with some guitar work on 'Travelin' Riverside Blues.'
Green first gained widespread notoriety when he replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. While in that band, he met bassist John McVie, with whom Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood eventually formed Fleetwood Mac. Green and Fleetwood previously had worked together behind Rod Stewart in a group called Shotgun Express. Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac was an immediate success, but after three years and three albums, Green's mental health was such that he had to leave the band in 1970.
He subsequently recorded some solo material, made guest appearances on records by Memphis Slim, B.B. King and others but generally dropped out of sight for most of two decades. Word was that he'd grown his fingernails and quit playing guitar. By the mid-'90s, however, interest in and curiosity about Green was growing. He'd been the subject of a biography and a tribute album and named by MOJO magazine in 1996 as one of the top three all-time guitarists, behind Jimi Hendrix and Steve Cropper. Finally, Nigel Watson, who'd played congas on Fleetwood Mac and on Green solo albums in the early '70s, became reacquainted with Green through his (Watson's) sister.
Although Green was no longer playing at this time, he was moved to pick up his instrument one day after hearing Watson playing a Johnson song as they sat in the kitchen.
This led to the formation of the Splinter Group: Green, Watson, drummer Cozy Powell, Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray and keyboard player Spike Edney, who'd worked previously with Bob Geldof, Queen and Dexy's Midnight Runners.The band recorded an eponymous live record and toured Europe in 1997 opening for King.
In 1998, Green and Watson released a collection of duets on Johnson songs, The Robert Johnson Songbook (Artisan).The Splinter Group recorded two other records, Destiny Road (Artisan, 1999) and another live one with a different lineup, the two-disc Soho Sessions (Snapper, 1999) dedicated to the late Powell, who'd died in a car wreck at age 50.Hot Foot Powder, which broke into the Billboard blues chart at #13 upon its release in mid-May, is a second installment of Green and Watson's work honoring legendary Delta bluesman Johnson. On it, they're backed by upright bassist Pete Stroud, guitarist and piano player Roger Cotton and drummer Larry Toffee. Dr. John shows up on 'From Four Until Late,' and legendary Howlin' Wolf sideman Sumlin contributes some licks to 'Dead Shrimp Blues.'San Francisco Bay Area journalist Lisa Zimmerman covered Green's 1998 appearance at the Fillmore Auditorium, the guitarist's first West Coast gig since 1971, but found him a difficult subject to interview. But, in a statement, Green talked a bit about why he's repeatedly drawn to the music of Johnson: 'To me Robert Johnson is also the beginning of jazz and blues as a style of music. ... He was kind of like the original jazz singer to me in a way; a musician with a brilliant sense of humor, and blues often ain't got that, obviously.''
01. Dust My Broom [04:21]
02. One More Night Without You [05:28]
03. Crane's Train Boogie [03:18]
04. Boogie All The Way [04:29]
05. Zulu Gone West [03:12]
06. Blowing All My Troubles Away [05:22]
07. Strangers Blues [04:54]
08. Sweet Sixteen [03:32]
09. Who's That Knocking [04:20]
10. The Case [03:38]
Peter Green Splinter Group - Reaching the Cold 100 - 2003
Lossless (Flac Image File + Cue + Log + Audiochecker Log): | EAC Secure Mode Rip | Covers
Audio CD (February 25, 2003) - Number of Discs: 2 - Label: Eagle Records (USA) - Cat. No.: 20004 - UPC: 826992000428
'Product Description: Second album that Peter Green Splinter Group has recorded for Eagle follows on from 2001's 'Time Traders'. Initial copies will include 4 bonus tracks featuring studio versions of four live favorites, 'Black Magic Woman', 'It Takes Time', 'Green Manalishi', & 'Albatross'. 2003.
Review: Some folks consider Peter Green as the greatest white blues guitar player ever. I would have a hard time disagreeing with that statement myself. When you look at what he has accomplished since the sixties with Fleetwood Mac and beyond, he is arguably one of the best to ever strap on electric guitar and play the blues.
With The Splinter Group Green came back onto the scene five years ago with their first release and he continues his revitalization with the latest release titled Reaching The Cold 100. His legacy continues with yet another blues-rock classic. Green’s guitar playing and vocals are exemplarily and his group is a compliment to his well-developed talents and style. Nigel Watson also plays some excellent guitar while he adds his deep throaty laid-back vocals to the mix; he is perfect for the blues and for Green. Lest I not forgot the outstanding contributions of Roger Cotton, Pete Stroud and Larry Tolfree, as all three men are a vital part of the band.
While this is a solid album full of great new tracks, I found the bonus tracks to be amazing. They are all revised classics that sound better than ever. 'Black Magic Woman,' 'It Takes Time,' 'Green Manalishi,' and 'Albatross' show the group in excellent form hitting on all cylinders. 'Albatross' is terrific with delicate acoustic guitar picking and strumming done to perfection while 'Black Magic Woman' features Green’s snappy biting guitar licks, which reinvent the song once more. 'Green Manalishi' is a stroke of musical genius with equal amounts of rock and blues with a prosperous influx of keyboards; it is easily the most authoritative performance on the entire album. Out of all the new tracks, I particularly enjoyed 'Cool Down' and 'Dangerous Man' with their cool and to-the-point lyrics accompanied by the sharp guitar lines that make blues-rock so stimulating.
As excellent as it can be, I did notice that a lot of Greens’ playing is on the mellower more tasteful side in comparison to the previous studio release I heard in 2001 titled Time Traders. I will take it any way he dishes it out though, because I know there is only one Peter Green in this world and nobody can play like him or come close to sounding as he does. I do not think you will find too many CDs that are as good as this one in the blues section of your local brick and mortar outlet this year.
Good sounds, fine voices, nice production, and very well played? What more do you expect from a Splinter's album? No self indulgence, no rethorics. And a shadow of pain. A swansong, maybe?'
01 - Ain't Gonna Change It
02 - Lok Out For Yourself
03 - Cool Down
04 - Dangerous Man
05 - Needs Must The Devil Drives
06 - Must Be A Fool
07 - Don't Walk Away
08 - Can You Tell Me Why (AKA Legal Fee Blues)
09 - Spiritual Thief
10 - I'm Ready For You
11 - Smile
12 - Nice Girl, Like You
13 - When Somebody Cares
Disc 2 - BONUS EP
01 - Black Magic Woman
02 - It Takes Time
03 - Green Manalishi
04 - Albatross
Total Time: 75:14
Peter Green - vocals, lead guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, banjo
Nigel Watson - vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Roger Cotton - piano, Hammond C3, rhythm guitar
Pete Stroud - fretless and fretted bass guitars, double bass
Larry Tolfree - drums, percussion