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Pious Bird of Good Omen [Blue Horizon]

Pious Bird of Good Omen [Blue Horizon]

by Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Pious Bird of Good Omen [Blue Horizon]

Pious Bird of Good Omen [Blue Horizon]

by Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac


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With songs taken from Fleetwood Mac and Mr. Wonderful, Pious Bird of Good Omen serves as a worthy 12-track compilation of the band's early Peter Green days. Climbing to number 18 in the U.K., the album managed to catapult Fleetwood Mac's version of Little Willie John's "Need Your Love So Bad" into the English charts for the third time, resting at number 42. The album itself was released by Blue Horizon after the group's contract with them had expired, making it one of the best routes in which to explore their mingling of Chicago and British blues. "Albatross," "Black Magic Woman," and "I Believe My Time Ain't Long" are timeless Fleetwood Mac standards, representing some of the band's best pre-Rumours work. Anyone who isn't familiar with Fleetwood Mac's origins should use Pious Bird of Good Omen as a starting point in investigating the first wave of the band, which will almost certainly lead to further interests into albums such as English Rose, Then Play On, and Kiln House, and then into later albums like Bare Trees and Penguin, which reveal subtle yet effective changes in the band's blues sound. But even aside from its purpose as a collection, Pious Bird of Good Omen makes for a terrific laid-back stroll through some of the best British blues music ever made.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC: 5099751644521
catalogNumber: 516445
Rank: 60839


  1. Need Your Love So Bad
  2. Rambling Pony
  3. I Believe My Time Ain't Long
  4. The Sun Is Shining
  5. Albatross
  6. Black Magic Woman
  7. Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
  8. Like Crying
  9. Need Your Love So Bad
  10. Need Your Love So Bad
  11. Need Your Love So Bad
  12. Need Your Love So Bad

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fleetwood Mac   Primary Artist
Mick Fleetwood   Drums,Group Member
Danny Kirwan   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jeremy Spencer   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Group Member
John McVie   Bass,Group Member
Bob Brunning   Bass
Christine Perfect   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Mickey Baker   String Arrangements
Danny Kirwan   Composer
Jeremy Spencer   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer,Liner Notes
Little Willie John   Composer
Peter Green   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Terry Noonan   Direction,Horn Director,String Director

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