Fleetwood Mac Then Play On LP
Vinyl LP Reissue featuring the original UK tracklist including "One Sunny Day" and "Without You."
Then Play On is the third studio album by blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac, first
released in September 1969. It was the first of their original albums to feature
Danny Kirwan and the last with Peter Green. Jeremy Spencer did not feature on
the album apart from "a couple of piano things" (according to Mick Fleetwood in
Q magazine in 1990). The record, appearing after the group's sudden success in
the pop charts, offered a broader stylistic range than the classic blues of the
group's first two albums. The title is taken from Duke Orsino's opening line,
"If music be the food of love, then play on," from William Shakespeare's comedy
play Twelfth night.
The Fleetwood Mac of 1970, before Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group, was primarily a British blues band. Fleetwood Mac continues today as one of the most enduring and successful rock bands in history.
Special Note; The Original UK September 1969 release of this album featured these 14 tracks on this reissue from WB Rhino. The US original tracklisting from September 1969 omitted two songs ("One Sunny Day" & "Without You") to bring the total down to 12 total. The Revised US tracklising reissue from November 1969 was further revised (dropping "When You Say" & "My Dream") to fit the track "Oh Well" due to its popularity at the time. This reissue features the 14 original tracks, omitted "Oh Well."
"Then Play On is a reminder of how pervasive and powerful Green's influence was
on Mac's originality and individual stance beyond his involvement. Still highly
recommended and a must-buy after all these years, it remains their magnum opus."
-Michael G. Nastos, allmusic.com
• 140g Vinyl LP
• Gatefold Jacket
• Original Album Artwork
1. Coming Your Way
2. Closing My Eyes
3. Fighting For Madge
4. When You Say
5. Show Biz Blues
7. One Sunny Day
1. Although The Sun Is Shining
2. Rattlesnake Shake
3. Without You
4. Searching For Madge
5. My Dream
6. Like Crying
7. Before The Beginning