Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Then Play On by Fleetwood Mac, including the original obi.
Note: This is the “second U.S.” version of the LP that does include “Oh Well.”
About this copy: This copy of Then Play On is a 1980 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1969.
The cover is VG+, with wear at the edges and corners and trace ring wear on the back. The obi and insert are M-.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed.
A nice copy of a classic Fleetwood Mac LP.
Background: Then Play On was the third studio album by Fleetwood Mac, and the album was released in three versions – the original UK version, the original U.S. version (which had a different track lineup from the UK issue) and a second U.S. issue, which added the hit single “Oh Well” and removed two tracks.
The album reached #6 on the UK charts and #109 in the U.S.
This Peter Green-led edition of the Mac isn’t just an important transition between their initial blues-based incarnation and the mega-pop band they became, it’s also their most vital, exciting version. The addition of Danny Kirwan as second guitarist and songwriter foreshadows not only the soft-rock terrain of “Bare Trees” and “Kiln House” with Christine Perfect-McVie, but also predicts Rumours. That only pertains to roughly half of the also excellent material here, though; the rest is quintessential Green. The immortal “Oh Well,” with its hard-edged, thickly layered guitars and chamber-like sections, is perhaps the band’s most enduring progressive composition. … Still highly recommended and a must-buy after all these years, it remains their magnum opus.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1980|