Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House (1970)
Kiln House was recorded after Peter Green left the band, and rather than rush out and get another hot-shot guitarist, the rest of the group made an album with the remaining line-up. This is an awesome album of 70's British rock made by a band in transition - after this album Jeremy Spencer would quit, Christine McVie would become an official member, and Bob Welch would join, to last for the next five albums. Buckingham/Nicks were five years in the future. Fleetwood Mac was no longer a blues band but a band that played rootsy, rockin' music. Not to mention some of the songs are just beautiful. Greatly aided by the rock-solid rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, the driving forces on Kiln House were the songwriting and guitar playing of Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer. The one song they wrote together, "Station Man", is so damn good and there's guitar bits that really get to me. "Jewel Eyed Judy" also has some heart stopping guitar on it. Oh screw it every song is great in it's own way I love the whole album. In my opinion this is Fleetwood Mac's best album and it's a shame this line-up didn't last long enough to make some more recordings. This is an album that might appeal to people who aren't particularly fond of the blues or pop eras of this great band. My only complaint about this album that I listen to a lot - too damn short!


1. This Is The Rock
2. Station Man
3. Blood On The Floor
4. Hi Ho Silver
5. Jewel Eyed Judy
6. Buddy's Song
7. Earl Grey
8. One Together
9. Tell Me All The Things You Do
10. Mission Bell

Mick Fleetwood - Drums
John McVie - Bass
Danny Kirwan - Guitar, Vocals
Jeremy Spencer - Guitar, Vocals, Piano
Christine McVie - Vocals, Album Art

EAC-FLAC-LOG-CUE-SCANS 207 MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

See ya.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Every song is great in it's own way"

... and every song is also a tribute to another artist or group, find out and enjoy ;-)

BTW, Jeremy Spencer is alive and kicking, some of his recent playing is available from his site

http://www.jeremyspencer.com/mp3/

12:26 AM, April 01, 2009  
Blogger Slidewell said...

I've been playing this one for anyone who'll listen for 20 years! Kirwan's guitar playing is awesome throughout. Bootlegs from the early Buckingham Nicks configuration proved they did an OK Station Man. Certainly would have liked to hear more from the Kiln House incarnation. Hopefully some new ears will get turned on to this unjustly forgotten gem.

6:09 PM, April 01, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Garcolga for your continued efforts with this awesome blog.

LB

2:26 PM, April 03, 2009  
Blogger Aguar said...

Hola incluido este sitio en Rock-Blogroll
http://rock-blogroll.blogspot.com/

5:16 PM, April 06, 2009  
Blogger J Thyme...kind said...

This looks great. I don't have the slightest clue how to open a flac file. Any chance of an MP3 or MP4 loss-less rip?

9:53 AM, April 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To play and burn flac files, download the free version of jetaudio

2:58 PM, April 07, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi anon - thanks.

Hello Slidewell - I have always loved this album. Every few years I "rediscover" it and am startled at how good it is. This go-round it has been playing in my car for about 3 weeks.

Hi LB - thanks for the kind words.

Hello Aguar - thanks but I would prefer not to be listed on your blogroll!

Hello J Thyme...kind - You could always d/l the "Cue Splitter" that is in the links section on the right, this will give you separate .flac tracks which you can convert if you wish. Though converting perfectly good lossless files to a lossy format seems wrong.

Hi anonymous, thanks.

5:01 PM, April 14, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLA!!!
YOU WERE RIGHT ON ALL COUNTS...!!!
MY INITIAL RE-ACTION WAS THE COMMON ONE I GUESS..LAZINESS. DIDN'T WANT TO APPLY MY LAZY SELF TO TRACK SPLITTING..BUT FOR THIS ALBUM AN BECAUSE YOU HAD PROVIDED THE LINK FOR CUE SPLITTER AN THAT MAGIC UPLOAD.... I LOVE THE MAC AN HAVE ALL THE ORIGINAL PETER GREEN ALBUMS (3!) BUT THIS ONE ELUDED ME. BLOODY AWESOME!!! THANK YOU FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

3:10 AM, May 04, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello anon @3:10!!

5:14 AM, May 04, 2009  

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