Episode 9: Then Play On
Rohan and Chris delve into one of the great albums of the early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, led by Peter Green, and also featuring Danny Kirwan, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and mysteriously not much of the band’s other member, Jeremy Spencer. Then Play On was released in September 1969, and it was the last album that this version of the band would make. Within months, Peter Green had left the group to pursue other other musical (and spiritual) endeavours, and Spencer wouldn’t be far behind, setting the band on course through a few more new versions and new members,(including Christine Perfect, soon to become Christine McVie) before finally arriving at the 1970s juggernaut version of the band featuring Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. This early version of Fleetwood Mac was no less incendiary, and this album is an intriguing indication of the creative capabilities of a pretty spectacular group of musicians. It’s quite unlike anything else, so we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.