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Destiny Road

Destiny Road

by Peter Green Splinter Group Peter Green Splinter Group

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Overview

In the late 1960s, Peter Green was one of a handful of British lead guitar heroes who were turning the music industry upside down. As a member of the original version of Fleetwood Mac, Green's tortured lead work was on a par with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page and many championed him as the top of the heap. Unfortunately, Green's promise came crashing down quickly, as drugs and his involvement with the occult drove him from the band and public life. He sold his beloved Les Paul guitar to become a grave digger and severed all ties to show business. Over the years, he has slowly eased himself back into it, making surprise appearances at other stars' concerts and starting to play regularly again. While his legions of true believers wait for him to find his way back to full recovery, we have this album, recorded after a successful American tour with his regular band, the Peter Green Splinter Group. So how does Green fare on this outing? Well, there's no original material here, but his guitar playing definitely shows flashes of the old brilliance in spots. His voice, although a tad rusty in reaching for the high notes, has generally aged well, never gaining full roar and totally laid-back, much like the slower items in the early Fleetwood Mac songbook. Restraint is the operative word here and those expecting guitar fireworks like the old days had better turn to their old Fleetwood Mac records. Green's not a basket case on these sides, but those heralding this disc as a full-fledged return to greatness should listen a bit harder. There's some great music aboard but you'll have to search for it on an album that never really gets out of second gear. Laid-back only begins to describe this one.


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Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/1999
Label: Artisan Uk
UPC: 0636551081726
catalogNumber: 12817
Rank: 129085

Tracks

  1. Big Change Is Gonna Come
  2. Say That You Want To
  3. Heart of Stone
  4. You'll Be Sorry Someday
  5. Tribal Dance
  6. Burglar
  7. Turn Your Love Away
  8. Madison Blues
  9. I Can't Help Myself
  10. Indians
  11. Hiding in Shadows
  12. There's a River

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Green Splinter Group   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Peter Green   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Harp,Slide Guitar
Roger Cotton   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Piano (Grand)
Joe Green   Tenor Saxophone
Peter Stroud   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Larry Tolfree   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Nigel Watson   Guitar,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Joe Green's Novelty Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Malcolm Allison   Strings
Naomi Fairhurst   Strings
Deborah Miller   Background Vocals
Kate Shortt   Strings
Jennie Evans   Background Vocals
Derek Nash   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Peter Brown   Producer,Engineer,Author,Vocal Arrangements
Pete Brown   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Roger Cotton   Composer,Author,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements
Elmore James   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Peter Stroud   Composer,Author
Larry Tolfree   Author
Nigel Watson   Author,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements
Matthew Ollivier   Engineer
Peter Green Splinter Group   Producer
Malcolm Allison   Liner Notes
Jet Martin Celmins   Liner Notes
Martin Celmins   Liner Notes

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