Collector's Edition: 1650 copies
- Signed by: Mick Fleetwood
Contributors: Peter Green, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Mike Vernon, John Mayall, Sandra Vigon & Jenny Boyd
Box: Housed in a slipcase
Extras: 7" vinyl picture disc ('Love That Burns' / 'Fleetwood Mac')
"Fleetwood Mac got famous so quickly; we were still playing small clubs even as we were becoming pop stars." - Mick Fleetwood
In 1967 Fleetwood Mac debuted at the Windsor Blues and Jazz Festival. 50 years later one of its founding members Mick Fleetwood documents the rocky beginnings of a band that emerged from what is now referred to as the British Blues Boom.
This official limited edition autobiography contains over 400 rare images and contributions from early Fleetwood Mac members including the legendary Peter Green, Christine McVie and John McVie and Jeremy Spencer.
'Mick Fleetwood talks Fleetwood Mac in his new tell-all, Love That Burns... A lavish tome.' - Billboard
'The unique talents of original guitarist Peter Green, the band's first international tours, their wildest onstage moments and the friendships that propelled the pre-Rumours line-up to international fame.' - Rolling Stone
'Mick Fleetwood's private photo album... A glimpse of the blues-infused dawn of the band.'
"The line 'Please don't leave me with a love that burns' applies to a lot in the Fleetwood Mac journey. When Peter Green left the band, that's how I felt - that the love would be irreplaceable, and in many ways it was." - Mick Fleetwood
Love That Burns presents an original manuscript by Mick Fleetwood recounting his childhood, early bands, Fleetwood Mac's debut performance, first international tours, live gig antics, playing with blues legends at Chess Studios, the genius of Peter Green and the many talented members that formed Fleetwood Mac in the years before 1975.
Love That Burns features text contributions by Peter Green, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, John Mayall, Mike Vernon, Sandra (Vigon) Elsdon and Jenny Boyd and is narrated by Fleetwood in more than 20,000 words.
"Every page turned in this precious book reflects the efforts and life force of each band member that was part of this early journey that Fleetwood Mac took." - Mick Fleetwood
Love That Burns features images from the Mick Fleetwood archives and various contributions from friends of the band including rare unpublished images, unseen archival material, and original illustrations by Jeremy Spencer.
Top photographers include Clive Arrowsmith, Henry Diltz, Bruno Ducourant, Bob Gruen, Jeff Lowenthal, Barry Plummer, Michael Putland, Dominique Tarle, Amalie Rothschild and Daniel Sullivan.
"The Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival was Fleetwood Mac's first official gig. It was such a significant musical gathering, like Paris was for artists in the 1920s." - Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood is a self-taught drummer and a founding member of one of the most successful bands of the last 50 years, Fleetwood Mac. Released in 1968, their first album Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac came in at no.4 in the UK charts and brought the band overnight success. They went on to release the no.1 hit 'Albatross' and a series of critically acclaimed albums, with further hit singles including 'Black Magic Woman' and 'Need Your Love So Bad'.
A constant in Fleetwood Mac's frequently changing line-up, Mick Fleetwood took over management of the band two years before they released Rumours which - having sold over 40 million copies worldwide - remains one of the best-selling albums of all time.
THE LIMITED EDITION
"I have dreamt of one day working with Genesis to present a documentation of the early story of Fleetwood Mac - This moment has arrived! And I'm thrilled to be in the safe hands of Genesis Publications." - Mick Fleetwood
Love That Burns is published in a numbered, limited edition of only 2,000 copies worldwide. Every hand bound book is individually signed by the author, Mick Fleetwood. Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the limited edition is quarter bound in leather with foil blocking, yellow sprayed page edging and a padded cover featuring the Fleetwood Mac artwork of Sixties graphic artist, Günther Kieser.
An exclusive 7" vinyl picture disc includes 'Love That Burns' from the 1968 album Mr Wonderful, and a rare instrumental track recorded in June 1967, entitled 'Fleetwood Mac', from which the band took it's name.
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