I only have this album on CD, but the insert has some anonymous cover notes which are quite fascinating. I now incline to the view that the track “Dragonfly”, which as far as I know appears only on the 1971 “Greatest Hits” LP, is indeed unique, having been recorded by a band comprising Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Danny Kirwan and Christine McVie (who may have been in her last days as Chrisine Perfect at the time).
The line-up recorded on “Future Games” adds Bob Welch to the group. I always thought that he had been a guitarist with The Shadows, and was later in a chunk of The Shadows called “Marvin, Welch and Farrar”. However, according to the CD insert notes, his history had been with “various California R&B groups”.
So there were 5 people in the “Future Games” group. The insert has 6 internal pages, the first of which is a track listing and the penultimate of which contains the anonymous notes. The third shows 5 photographs, 4 of which show photos of Danny Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and Bob Welch. However, where one might reasonably have expected a photo of John McVie, there is instead a picture of a penguin. This might just have someting to do with the next but one LP.
The second page of the 4, which is of course Page 3, gives in a lower section the group line up, and above it these notes:
“PRODUCED BY FLEETWOOD MAC
Engineer – Martin Rushent
Saxes – John Perfect [any relation of Christine?]
Recorded at Advision
Sleeve Design – John Pasche [I wonder if he did the notes?]
Cover photo – Sally Jesse
Group photos – Edmund Shea”.
The fourth page of the six, Page 5, purports to be a potted history to date, and to which we shall return, God Willing, next time.