This time we continue with the anonymous notes in the CD insert:
“It was followed by a series of popular and critically acclaimed releases, showcasing not only the band’s consummate blues abilities, but their wide-ranging grasp of a variety of musical styles. On albums such as Mr Wonderful (1969), Then Play On (1969) and Kiln House (1970), Fleetwood Mac set standards for taut, economical ensemble work as well as dazzling guitar virtuosity and supple songwriting skills.
“These LPs also mirrored the band’s rapidly shifting line-up. Founding member Peter Green left the group in 1970, followed a year later by Jeremy Spencer. Danny Kirwan, who had joined the group in time to record their second album, was augmented by keyboardist/vocalist Christine Perfect, formerly of the British blues/rock outfit Chicken Shack.”
We stop here just before the end of a paragraph. Some errors in the potted history are corrected here, but “Mr Wonderful” was released in 1968, and did not feature Danny Kirwan. Christine was not in the “Kiln House” band, joining shortly after its release.
As ever, there is much more detail about all of this far above in this blog.
We shall finish the notes next time.