FLEETWOOD MAC: Digging Deep Down Under

Fleetwood Mac delighted Australian fans with a concert rarity Sunday night. During a show in Perth, they reached played the Peter Green-era classic "Man of the World" for the first time since 1969, as well as "Blue Letter" from 1975's Fleetwood Mac album, which they hadn't done since 1990.

On a videoshot by a fan, new member Neil Finn tells the crowd, "We’re going to debut this song now which was one of [Green’s] great songs... It’s an honor and a privilege for me to play it for you." (Green, one of British rock's great guitar players and songwriters, was a co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, but left the band in 1970 after suffering something of a mental breakdown.)

They also reached outside the Fleetwood Mac songbook, playing "I Got You," from New Zealander Finn's old band Split Enz. They had done the song for a while last fall but dropped it from their set.

Stevie Nicks recently told Rolling Stonethat she wanted go beyond the "10 hits we have to do... That leaves another 13 songs if you want to do a three-hour show."

Fleetwood Mac are in Australia and New Zealand through mid-September. Their next U.S. date is October 28th at Boston's TD Garden.

 

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