Fleetwood Mac ‘1969-1974’ Box Set Announced, Second ‘1973-1974’ Vinyl Box Set Also on the Way

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The early era of Fleetwood Mac was prolific — years before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the mix, the group‘s blues/rock pedigree established by Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer would set the stage for what was to come later.

On Thursday, Rhino Records announced a pair of lavish box sets bringing together material from those heady early days. Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1974 boasts eight CDs of remastered versions of seven studio albums plus an unreleased 1974 live gig (staged just months before Nicks and Buckingham joined the band).

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Full details, per Rhino:

The collection includes seven studio albums: Then Play On (1969), Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971), Bare Trees (1972), Penguin (1973), Mystery To Me (1973), and Heroes Are Hard To Find (1974). Those records fueled Fleetwood Mac’s early popularity in the U.K. and propelled them into the Top Ten with singles like “Man Of The World,” “Oh Well – Pt. 1,” “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown),” and the #1 hit “Albatross.”

The CD set concludes with an unreleased recording of the band’s December 15, 1974 concert at The Record Plant in Sausalito, California. The performance captures the band – Fleetwood, Welch and the McVies – on tour supporting their latest album, Heroes Are Hard To Find. Originally, the show was simulcast on the legendary rock radio station KSAN-FM in San Francisco.

The second release of note is a 4-LP/7″ set called Fleetwood Mac 1973-1974, featuring a live album and Penguin (1973), Mystery To Me (1973) and Heroes Are Hard To Find (1974).

To grasp the full scope of these releases, here are the official track listings:


CD Track Listing

Then Play On (1969)

1. “Coming Your Way”

2. “Closing My Eyes”

3. “Show-Biz Blues”

4. “My Dream”

5. “Underway”

6. “Oh Well”

7. “Although The Sun Is Shining”

8. “Rattlesnake Shake”

9. “Searching For Madge”

10. “Fighting For Madge”

11. “When You Say”

12. “Like Crying”

13. “Before The Beginning”

Bonus Tracks

14. “Oh Well Pts I & II”

15. “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)”

16. “World In Harmony”

Kiln House (1970)

1. “This Is The Rock”

2. “Station Man”

3. “Blood On The Floor”

4. “Hi Ho Silver”

5. “Jewel Eyed Judy”

6. “Buddy’s Song”

7. “Earl Gray”

8. “One Together”

9. “Tell Me All The Things You Do”

10. “Mission Bell”

Bonus Tracks

11. “Dragonfly”

12. “Purple Dancer”

13. “Jewel Eyed Judy” (Single Version)

14. “Station Man” (Single Version)

Future Games (1971)

1. “Woman Of 1000 Years”

2. “Morning Rain”

3. “What A Shame”

4. “Future Games”

5. “Sands Of Time”

6. “Sometimes”

7. “Lay It All Down”

8. “Show Me A Smile”

Bonus Tracks

9. “Sands Of Time” (Single Version)

10. “Sometimes” (Alt. Version)

11. “Lay It All Down” (Alt. Version)

12. “Stone

13. “Show Me A Smile” (Alt. Version)

14. “What A Shame” (Unedited)

Bare Trees (1972)

1. “Child Of Mine”

2. “The Ghost”

3. “Homeward Bound”

4. “Sunny Side Of Heaven”

5. “Bare Trees”

6. “Sentimental Lady”

7. “Danny’s Chant”

8. “Spare Me A Little Of Your Love”

9. “Dust”

10. “Thoughts On A Grey Day”

Bonus Tracks

11. “Trinity”

12. “Sentimental Lady” (Single Version)

Penguin (1973)

1. “Remember Me”

2. “Bright Fire”

3. “Dissatisfied”

4. “(I’m A) Road Runner”

5. “The Derelict”

6. “Revelation”

7. “Did You Ever Love Me”

8. “Night Watch”

9. “Caught In The Rain”

Mystery To Me (1973)

1. “Emerald Eyes”

2. “Believe Me”

3. “Just Crazy Love”

4. “Hypnotized”

5. “Forever”

6. “Keep On Going”

7. “The City”

8. “Miles Away”

9. “Somebody”

10. “The Way I Feel”

11. “For Your Love”

12. “Why”

Bonus Tracks

13. “For Your Love” (Mono Promo Edit)

14. “Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)”

Heroes Are Hard To Find (1974)

1. “Heroes Are Hard To Find”

2. “Coming Home”

3. “Angel”

4. “Bermuda Triangle”

5. “Come A Little Bit Closer”

6. “She’s Changing Me”

7. “Bad Loser”

8. “Silver Heels”

9. “Prove Your Love”

10. “Born Enchanter”

11. “Safe Harbour”

Bonus Track

12. “Heroes Are Hard To Find” (Single Version)

Live From The Record Plant 12-15-74

1. “Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)”

2. “Angel”

3. “Spare Me A Little Of Your Love”

4. “Sentimental Lady”

5. “Future Games”

6. “Bermuda Triangle”

7. “Why”

8. “Believe Me”

9. “Black Magic Woman/Oh Well”

10. “Rattlesnake Shake”

11. “Hypnotized”

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