Mick Fleetwood’s History of The Mac

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In August 2017 Fleetwood Mac, are celebrating 50 years since their debut performance.

Published in celebration, LOVE THAT BURNS: A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac (Volume One: 1967-1974) is the first book in an official two-volume history.

Mick Fleetwood’s highly personal account of the band’s rise and their part in the British Blues Boom is dedicated to the enduring influence of Peter Green, the legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter at the heart of the group’s first line up.

Love That Burns contains original manuscript from Mick Fleetwood recounting his childhood, early bands, Fleetwood Mac’s debut performance, first international tours, live gig antics, playing with blues legends at Chess Studios, the genius of Peter Green and the many talented members that formed Fleetwood Mac in the years before 1975.

The book also features text commentaries by Peter Green, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, John Mayall, Mike Vernon, Sandra (Vigon) Elsdon and Jenny Boyd and is narrated with more than 20,000 words.

The signed edition contains over 400 rare images, many from the Fleetwood Mac archives, and contributions from early band members Peter Green, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer. Top photographers include Clive Arrowsmith, Henry Diltz, Bruno Ducourant, Bob Gruen, Jeff Lowenthal, Barry Plummer, Michael Putland, Dominique Tarle, Amalie Rothschild and Daniel Sullivan. The book also features illustrations by Jeremy Spencer and selected memorabilia.

Fully bound in leather, with an embroidered appliqué, Deluxe copies include two numbered and signed archival Giclee prints (8″ x 10″) suitable for framing. Exclusive to the Deluxe copies, the signed prints are by Günther Kieser (who created artworks for Hendrix, Dylan and Led Zeppelin) and John Mayall whose band (John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers) was integral to the formation of Fleetwood Mac.

Each book also comes with a 7″ vinyl picture disc featuring ‘Love That Burns’ from the 1968 Mr Wonderful album and a rare instrumental track, recorded in June 1967, entitled ‘Fleetwood Mac’, from which the band subsequently took its name.

In an edition of only 2,000 copies, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac, the official Mick Fleetwood signed chronicle, Love that Burns, is now available.

The large-format, 304-page volume features 400+ rare photos, memorabilia and illustrations and an original manuscript of 20,000 words, with exclusive contributions from Peter Green, John McVie, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer, John Mayall, Mike Vernon and Jenny Boyd.

DELUXE COPIES

Only 350 Deluxe copies (Price: £495 / Numbered: 1-350)
• Fully bound in leather with embroidered appliqué
• Exclusive 7″ picture disc

   A-side: ‘Love That Burns’
B-side: ‘Fleetwood Mac’

Art print 1: Signed by Günther Kieser
Art print 2: Signed by John Mayall
• Signed by Mick Fleetwood

The first 350 books in the limited edition are specially presented in a full leather Deluxe binding within a folding solander case. The exclusive 7″ vinyl picture disc is included. Additionally, Deluxe copies contain two numbered and signed archival Giclée prints (8″ x 10″), suitable for framing:

Art print 1:
The first print is by one of the most important graphic artists of the Sixties, Günther Kieser, whose creative credits include artworks produced for Hendrix, Dylan and Led Zeppelin. Kieser’s doll image – used in the promotion of a Fleetwood Mac tour appearance in Munich, 1970 – is numbered and co-signed by the artist Günther Kieser and author Mick Fleetwood.

Art print 2:
The second print reproduces a collection of rare photographs from the collection of John Mayall. They show the Bluesbreakers in action during 1967, with Fleetwood Mac’s founder members Peter Green on guitar, John McVie on bass and Mick Fleetwood on drums. The print is numbered and signed by John Mayall.

COLLECTOR COPIES

Only 1,650 copies (Price: £325 / Numbered: 351 – 2000)
• Hand bound in leather
• Exclusive 7″ picture disc

   A side: ‘Love That Burns’
B side: ‘Fleetwood Mac’

• Signed by Mick Fleetwood

Every hand bound book is individually numbered and signed by the author, Mick Fleetwood.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, Collector copies are quarter bound in leather with foil blocking, yellow sprayed page edging and a padded cover featuring the Fleetwood Mac artwork of Sixties graphic artist, Günther Kieser.

An exclusive 7″ vinyl picture disc includes, ‘Love That Burns’ from the 1968 Mr Wonderful album, and a rare instrumental track titled ‘Fleetwood Mac’ from which the band took it’s name.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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