Back in February this year, Mick Fleetwood hosted and incredible an all-star tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s founding guitarist, Peter Green at the London Palladium, bringing together some of rock’s greatest luminaries to celebrate the music of Green and the early hits he penned for Fleetwood Mac.
Artists who performed on that night included Neil Finn, Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Zak Starkey, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler and Bill Wyman. Legendary producer Glyn Johns joined as the executive sound producer and the house band featured Mick Fleetwood himself along with Dave Bronze, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, Ricky Peterson and Rick Vito.
Fleetwood has now announced that the live concert recording will get a special cinema screening in March 2021, before being released in deluxe box set formats in April 2021.
Mick Fleetwood & Friends [Official Trailer]
The audience at that sold out show witnessed something unique as an incredible list of artists joined Mick Fleetwood on stage for, as fate would have it, one of the last live concerts of 2020, until further notice. Just five months later, Peter Green sadly passed away at the age of 73, bringing poignant new meaning to the well-timed salute.
Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac has been previewed with a raucous version of Green’s epic, “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)” recorded live on the night with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, who performed the iconic song on Peter Green’s legendary 1959 Les Paul guitar. Watch below.
Mick Fleetwood & Friends | “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)”
The show will be released as a 4LP Gatefold vinyl, as well as a 20-page media book featuring Blu-Ray and 2CD, and also a deluxe 44-page hardbound book pack featuring sleeve notes by Mick Fleetwood biographer Anthony Bozza, quotes from all the artists who participated in the concert and stunning photos from the event and behind the scenes.
Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac is a one-of a kind recording featuring an all-star cast! The collection is due out April 30th – you can pre-order, here.