THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND’S “BLUE AGAIN” CD
“BLUE AGAIN: LIVE IN LONDON” DVD
SET FOR AUSTRALIAN RELEASE NOV 27 ON 429 RECORDS/UNIVERSAL
New Live CD and DVD Features Original Compositions and Classic Fleetwood Mac Songs
Release Coincides With Australian Leg of Fleetwood Mac Tour & Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Tour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 429 Records/Universal is set to release “BLUE AGAIN,” the CD containing stellar live recordings of the iconic rock drummer and Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood and his Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito, performing classic Fleetwood Mac songs as well as all new compositions in the same style. In addition, they will also release the companion DVD BLUE AGAIN: LIVE IN LONDON featuring a scintillating live performance. Revisiting the blues based classic songs of early Fleetwood Mac with his blues ensemble such as “Albatross,” “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman,” along with several brand new compositions, Mick Fleetwood assembled a top-notch band of blues and rock musicians and released the chart-topping collection of songs earlier this year in the U.S. Debuting at #1 on both the iTunes and Billboard blues charts, the cd was a critical and commercial success. Both the CD and DVD will be released November 27 in Australia to coincide with the fall leg of the Fleetwood Mac tour. Mick Fleetwood has also scheduled a handful of Australian dates beginning in February 2010 as the Blues Band will perform shows with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald. In addition, BLUE AGAIN: LIVE IN LONDON began airing on the Ovation Channel in Australia on November 3rd.
Produced by Mick Fleetwood and former Fleetwood Mac member Rick Vito, BLUE AGAIN was recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri in February of 2008 and sees him teaming up on this recording with guitarist and lead vocalist Rick Vito, bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone. The immaculate recording gives the songs a vibrant, modern immediacy which transcends easy nostalgia. The companion DVD captures Mick and his Blues Band in a dynamic London area performance last year.
Says Mick: “Over my career I’ve been called a pop star and a rock star, yet in my inner heart, I will always be part bluesman. On my journey from blues to a life of rock ‘n’ roll, I’ve always remembered where I started.” BLUE AGAIN is both an original musical tour de force and a respectful tribute to Fleetwood Mac initiated by the sole member of the band to be in every incarnation from the beginning.
Fleetwood Mac December Australian tour dates: 12/1&2: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne; 12/5: Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley; 12/7&8: Acer Arena, Sydney; 12/11&12: Members Equity, Perth; 12/15&16: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane.
Mick Fleetwood Blues Band tour dates with Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs: : 2/17: Entertainment Center, Adelaide , 2/20: Sutton Grange Winery, Sutton Grange; 2/21: Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen; 2/27: Riverstage Brisbane, Brisbane.
Performances featured on BLUE AGAIN: LIVE IN LONDON:
1) Fleetwood Boogie
2) Oh Well
3) Streamliner Blues
4) Looking for Somebody
5) Rollin’ Man / Bayou Queen Medley
6) Eyesight to the Blind
7) Love That Burns
8) Red Hot Gal
9) Rattlesnake Shake
10) Black Magic Woman
11) The World Keeps on Turning
12) Black Crow
13) When We Do the Lucky Devil
14) Passage East / World Turning Medley
15) Shake Your Moneymaker
18) Stop Messin’ Around
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