Recorded Sunday 5th April 1998.
Peter Green made his name as they original guitarist and front man of Fleetwood Mac between 1967-1970.Responsible for four Top 10 hits with the band, he quit the band over concerns with money and fame, supposedly fuelled by his LSD intake. After most of the 1970s in the wilderness he returned in 1979 with the album ‘In The Skies’ and was a presence in the music business for a few years before disappearing for a second time. Then in 1997 he returned again, this time with a new band: Peter Green’s Splinter Group, primarily to play his first love: The Blues.
Sunday April 5th, 1998 at Ronnie Scott’s was a night to remember. For that evening the world-famous jazz club was taken over by a blues crowd. Gone was the cool reserve for which jazz buffs are renowned and, in its place, came blues fans all set for a raucous good time, and Green fans eager to see how their man was doing two years into his comeback.
The recording includes sees blues originals rub shoulders with Fleetwood Mac classics; Peter Green’s most famous compositions, such as “Albatross”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Rattlesnake Shake”, “The Green Manalishi” and “The Supernatural”, plus versions of “Travelling Riverside Blues” and “Steady Rollin’ Man”.
This collection was originally issued in 1999 as a limited edition and is being made available again as part of a complete reissue program of the Splinter Group’s catalogue.