Mr. Wonderful [Bonus Tracks]

Mr. Wonderful [Bonus Tracks]

by Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac

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Overview

Although it made number ten in the U.K., Fleetwood Mac's second album was a disappointment following their promising debut. So much of the record was routine blues that it could even be said that it represented something of a regression from the first LP, despite the enlistment of a horn section and pianist Christine Perfect (the future Christine McVie) to help on the sessions. In particular, the limits of Jeremy Spencer's potential for creative contribution were badly exposed, as the tracks that featured his songwriting and/or vocals were basic Elmore James covers or derivations. Peter Green, the band's major talent at this point, did not deliver original material on the level of the classic singles he would pen for the band in 1969, or even on the level of first-album standouts like "I Loved Another Woman." The best of the lot, perhaps, is "Love That Burns," with its mournful, minor-key melody and sluggish, responsive horn lines. Mr. Wonderful, strangely, was not issued in the U.S., although about half the songs turned up on its stateside counterpart, English Rose, which was fleshed out with some standout late-'60s British singles and a few new tracks penned by Danny Kirwan (who joined the band after Mr. Wonderful

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC: 5099751644422
catalogNumber: 516444
Rank: 1127

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fleetwood Mac   Primary Artist
John Almond   Saxophone
Mick Fleetwood   Drums
Jeremy Spencer   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Slide Guitar
John McVie   Bass
John Peel   Voices
Roland Vaughan   Saxophone
Christine Perfect   Piano
David Howard   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jeremy Spencer   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer,Liner Notes
Peter Green   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Clifford Adams   Composer
E. James   Composer
Waymon Glasco   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
P.A. Green   Composer

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