The CD I have has some anonymous notes in the insert, which read like this:
“Fleetwood Mac’s Bare Trees features a cover photo by John McVie and some of the legendary British band’s most intriguing and innovative music. The haunting Bob Welch original “Sentimental Lady”, Christine McVie’s country-tinged “Spare Me A Little Of Your Love”, and Danny Kirwan’s stunning instrumental “Sunny Side Of Heaven”, are among Bare Trees many musical highlights.
Formed in 1967 by guitarist Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac’s original line-up included drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie. All three were veterans of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. With guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Spencer they released their self-titled debut album in early 1968. With the addition of a third guitarist, Danny Kirwan, the band recorded a seies of acclaimed albums, including English Rose, Mr Wonderful and Then Play On, scoring hits with such singles as “Albatross” and “Black Magic Woman”, before Green departed in mid-1970. [For a more accurate account, and much more detail, please see far above in this blog.]
“For Kiln House (1970), the group recruited singer Christine Perfect (later McVie), formerly of Chicken Shack [not really; she does not feature at all on that record]. Shortly afterward Spencer left the group to be replaced by American guitarist/vocalist Bob Welch. It was this line-up – Fleetwood, McVie, Perfect, Kirwan, Welch – that recorded Future Games in 1971. A greatest hits package followed and, in March of 1972, the group released Bare Trees.
“A Fleetwood Mac production engineered by Martin Birch, Bare Trees featured ten songs penned by Bob Welch, Christine McVie and Danny Kirwan, with music ranging from the group’s blues roots [what? I don’t think so] to pure pop and progressive roch flavorings.”
Ah! That last word suggests our author hailed from the USA…