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Fleetwood Mac — Man Of The World
Album: Best Of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
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Released: 1970
Length: 2:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Shall I tell you about my life
They say I'm a man of the world
I've flown across every tide
And I've seen lots of pretty girls

I guess I've got everything I need
I would't ask for more
And there's no one I'd rather be
But I just wish that I'd never been born

break:

And I need a good woman
to make me feel like a good man should
I don't say I'm a good man
Oh, but I would be if I could

I could tell you about my life
And keep you amused I'm sure
About all the times I've cried
And how I don't want to be sad anymore
And how I wish I was in love
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Delicate, sensitive, arousing, giving, tasteful, passionate. Thanks Pete and Crew.
Great beauty is rarely understood at the time. Hence 2020 appreciates this 1970 gift. 10 4 me
I love this, but the recording quality REALLY sucks! Even on Ultra!
WOW! I actually thought I had heard EVERY Fleetwood song...ever! New Peter Green number here. From RP of course! Fantastic!
Great song, but a strange sounding mix. Immediate needs to be added to the record label list.
greatness
In my top 10.
 
Nothing less than a 10 rating for the Green God. 
Interestingly different version - slightly more reflective, with a more expressive vocal performance, than the version one normally hears.
Yes
 medoras wrote:

Undoubtedly!

The days of Peter Green and Danny Kirwan!

And many of those who never heard Fleetwood Mac prior to Buckingham and Nicks joining them don't know what they missed.

 
How could anyone "know what they missed" if they've never heard it?
I believe this is a different version than the "hit single" back in the day. Still a 10 to me.
A rather excellent song.
 ScottishWillie wrote:

It has become standard for people of my age and from a blues/rock background to claim that the Peter Green and Danny Kirwan era Fleetwood Mac was superior to the Buckingham and Nicks era. In my opinion this is complete nonsense, both eras were equally brilliant, just different. 

 
*cough* It is nonsense but that's because early Fleetwood Mac is horrible. *lights fuse, gets away*
This is song has been spoiled by it being used in Northern Ireland in an advertisement campaign to highlight road deaths. Makes me sad to hear the song :-( 

It has become standard for people of my age and from a blues/rock background to claim that the Peter Green and Danny Kirwan era Fleetwood Mac was superior to the Buckingham and Nicks era. In my opinion this is complete nonsense, both eras were equally brilliant, just different.  


 medoras wrote:

Undoubtedly!

The days of Peter Green and Danny Kirwan!

And many of those who never heard Fleetwood Mac prior to Buckingham and Nicks joining them don't know what they missed.
And thanks to Bill once again keeping in time where timelessness of  real art journeys through our short skip of a life
Less we forget 
 


what a lovely song
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Many are probably right.

 
Undoubtedly!

The days of Peter Green and Danny Kirwan!

And many of those who never heard Fleetwood Mac prior to Buckingham and Nicks joining them don't know what they missed.
Sad, forlorn, and upsetting song. Brilliant.
Whouah ....
never heard
but f.....ing good
Saw Peter Green in the mid 60's in Torquay. I knew then he was a musical genius, and time has not changed my opinion. Yes, I did say the 60's.......
that was bloody gorgeous!  DJ you are an artist, cheers
 RedGuitar wrote:
Many think that Peter Green was the best blues guitarist Great Britain ever produced.
 
Many are probably right.
One of my all time favourites- a true stroke of genius.
Simply beautiful.
 veloman wrote:
Got to be a 10 at least - wonderful man

 
....... only 10 :))
Got to be a 10 at least - wonderful man
amazing
Just can't get enough of the real Fleetwood Mac- pre Nix etc.
Oh yes!

Now how about "Oh Well Parts I and II"?

fantastic...  love it...
 
Wow. I have been listening to music all my life, and Radio Paradise for the past 9 years. I have never heard this song. It is truly amazing that after all this time, Radio Paradise is still introducing me to great music.
+++++++
bravo f.mac & gr..
..wistful..thx RP & commenters in here for the depth of info..
 meadowwoods wrote:
more peter green
 
YES!!!
brilliant!
I could tell you about my life
And keep you amused I'm sure
About all the times I've cried
And how I don't want to be sad anymore
And how I wish I was in love

Love is what matters
more peter green
Have this on English vinyl.  It also is the only source I know for the full length version of The Green Manalishi.

Anyone know if this ever made it to CD ?
My favourite Fleetwood Mac lineup!

...love love love love peter green's fleetwood mac...




I'll dance to this...  love it!

 
Poor Pete went troppo but it was Jeremy Spencer who freaked me out with "The Children of God." I heard horror stories of their exploits there while I was in Penang, Malaysia in the 70's.. Really evil.
 

 swell_sailor wrote:
More Peter Green is good. 
  Word.

I'm glad RP routinely plays the old Fleetwood Mac. Green's a great singer and guitarist, and the band managed to avoid the bombast of their 60s English contemporaries (i.e. Cream).



love it...

 
Might we have some of the "live stuff" ? Pleeease !

This box is cool.
Back when the Mac was a great band.....
Gorgeous, atmospheric stuff. The Peter Green Fleetwood Mac originals are wonderful.

5 in row, nice set Bill, just right for a lightly snowing night.


A good, solid, 11.
More Peter Green is good. 
 stevesaw wrote:
I think their best stuff was before they became popular. This is certainly in that vein as is the 'middle era' (Future Games, Mystery to Me, etc).
 


Yeah, this is true classic Fleetwood Mac...  great song from a seminal album...



wow, just happened to read mick fleetwood's book recently definitely want to hear more old stuff.
Brilliant! Never realised this was Mac but then I came to them post Peter Green - now it's off to Amazon to seek out their 'Green' years :-) I love RP and as for Peter he is making some great music going to see him and friends next weekend at Exeter Phoenix! :-)
This is one of my favourite songs of the "old" FM. It still moves me after all those years to hear the beautiful voice and guitar of PG.
This is a big reason I am here. And then followed by Explosions in the Sky. Perfect (not just Christine).

RedGuitar
(Iowa, USA)
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 - 11:10 < Reply >

Many think that Peter Green was the best blues guitarist Great Britain ever produced.

He certainly had the respect of a certain Riley King. While the graffiti read, Clapton is God, EC himself was envious of Peter's skill as a guitarist.

I've always loved this track (hence my rating). And as much as I enjoy Then Play On in its entirety (a real departure from anything they had recorded as yet another English blues band), it's clear that in listening to this forty years later that Peter in the midst of that long downward decline into depression fueled by substance abuse. Reminiscent of what happened to (Pink Floyd founder) Syd Barrett, the group of German fans Peter fell in with certainly didn't help him, that's for sure.

Sadly, I've heard some of Peter's comeback material (The Splinter Group, et al.) and am not impressed. His was a talent to be reckoned with that was ultimately squandered.

...god bless peter green...
Very refreshing to see people that weren't exposed to early "mac's" responses. You like blues,Peter Green was all over it. If ya weren't a blues fanatic then some of the earliest stuff was too bluesy for some at the time. I wouldn't trade my early Mac vinyl collection for anything and think the post Green Kilnwood House is a great record. When the Buckingham Nicks era was on I kept telling people there was a band before that one and would drag out the vinyl and watch them go you got to be kidding. The B&N Rumors era had some real good music and Micks driving drums but the early stuff is great.
I love this song forever for its guitars...
gekkosan wrote:
Oh wow..! A learning experience! I literally knew nothing of Fletwood Mac's history and music previous to Rummours... and so I knew nothing of Peter Green and his - I'm just learning- awesome talents. This is one of the things I love best about Radio Paradise!
You're in for a treat, because there's 3 prior eras of Mac for you to enjoy, and I think all 3 incarnations of the band lineup/sound were terrific: the early bluesy Mac with Green and Jeremy Spencer, the pretty, mellow soundscapes of the Danny Kirwan era (Future Games, Bare Trees) and the creative pop of the Bob Welsh/Christine McVie songwriting era (Hypnotized, Heroes are hard to find). Of course some of those lineups overlapped a bit, but each of the 3 had a distinctive different sound to the band. All great stuff, you really can't go wrong with any of the albums these lineups produced though some are stronger than others or may be more to your liking than others, they are all musically delicious.
RedGuitar wrote:
Many think that Peter Green was the best blues guitarist Great Britain ever produced.
Right on!! True English blues As good as Stevie and Lindsey made the "new Fleetwood Mac", I just love the sound of Christine and the old old like 60's old Fleetwood; a totally different beast. Thanks Bill for digging it up and PLEASE PLAY MORE!!
I love "early" FM, but I had never heard this song before. Really lovely and poignant. :clap:
Many think that Peter Green was the best blues guitarist Great Britain ever produced.
horstman wrote:
When I was growing up in the 70s, I shyed away from anything Fleetwood Mac because of their popularity. But Bill and RP have shown me what incredible musicians they were despite their popularity. I'm glad to be straightened out by some one as gifted as Bill Goldsmith.
I think their best stuff was before they became popular. This is certainly in that vein as is the 'middle era' (Future Games, Mystery to Me, etc).
Oh wow..! A learning experience! I literally knew nothing of Fletwood Mac's history and music previous to Rummours... and so I knew nothing of Peter Green and his - I'm just learning- awesome talents. This is one of the things I love best about Radio Paradise!
When I was growing up in the 70s, I shyed away from anything Fleetwood Mac because of their popularity. But Bill and RP have shown me what incredible musicians they were despite their popularity. I'm glad to be straightened out by some one as gifted as Bill Goldsmith.
I haven't heard of this cd but it sounds excellent. I've been looking for a good PG collection to replace my old vinyl - any other Green fans who have heard it and could give a recommendation?