The End Of The Game: 50th Anniversary

CD £10.99
  • SKU: QECLEC2710
  • UPC: 5013929481084
  • Release Date: 21 February 2020


Label Review. 

1970 debut solo album remastered with his two solo singles for Reprise on CD for the first time: Heavy Heart, No Way Out, Beasts Of Burden, Uganda Woman. Esoteric.

Our Overview. 

Peter Green made his name in the original line-up of Fleetwood Mac and his acclaimed guitar playing and writing graced several albums and a succession of hit singles before he departed the group in 1970. He embarked on the recording of his first solo album only a month after leaving Fleetwood Mac, enlisting the assistance of Zoot Money (keyboards), Alex Dmochowski (bass), Nick Buck (organ) and Godfrey Maclean (percussion).

‘The End of the Game’ is an entirely instrumental affair, quite different in feel from Green’s work with Fleetwood Mac. Released to very little fanfare, unjustly so as it was an imaginative work with Green’s instantly recognisable guitar playing. Essentially the album was edited together from one lengthy studio jam The following year saw the release of a single “Heavy Heart” which received some airplay and saw Green perform the song on Top of the Pops. A collaboration with Nigel Watson followed early in 1972 for Green’s final single for Reprise Records, “Beasts of Burden”. He then promptly disappeared before his late 1970s comeback, acquiring mystique and legend along the way.

This new and expanded Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original Reprise master tapes, with the four single sides appearing on CD for the first time. It also features a booklet with new essay and an exclusive interview with Zoot Money on the making of the album.

Tracklisting: Bottoms Up / Timeless Time / Descending Scale / Burnt Foot / Hidden Depth / The End Of The Game / Heavy Heart* / No Way Out* / Beasts Of Burden* / Uganda Woman*

*Previously unreleased on CD.