"Shrine '69" [live
@ The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles 25/1 1969]
group's then-current single, "Albatross," shares
the spotlight with a song the Mac did not record in the studio,
Jimmy Rogers' "Lemon Squeezer," and "Before
the Beginning" offers a preview of the band's next studio
album, THEN PLAY ON. "Before the Beginning" is the
set's highlight, although "Something Inside of Me"
and "Need Your Love So Bad" offer strong competition.
Personnel: Danny Kirwan, Peter Green (vocals, guitar); Jeremy
Spencer (vocals, piano); John McVie (vocals); Mick Fleetwood
Seals: "Midnight Son"
guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Frank "Son" Seals unleashed
his debut Alligator recording in 1973, his feral guitar work,
scorching vocals and innovative songwriting immediately marked
him as one of the major blues voices of his generation."
"His 1977 album, Midnight Son, was his true breakthrough.
The album received widespread acclaim from every major music
publication. Rolling Stone called it "one of the most significant
blues albums of the decade." Robert Palmer, writing in
The New York Times, called Son "the most exciting young
blues guitarist and singer in years."