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Published: 2013/06/28

Fleetwood Mac Revisit Their Early Days

Fleetwood Mac fans will soon be able to revisit the band’s early years with two special releases from Reprise Records.

The band’s label plans to reissue an expanded edition of Then Play On, Fleetwood Mac’s third studio album (and its last with founding guitarist Peter Green), remastered with the original UK running order and track segues. In addition, four bonus tracks have been added: “Oh Well – Pt. 1,” “Oh Well – Pt. 2,” “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown),” and, for its first-ever CD appearance, “World in Harmony.” New liner notes for the album have been composed by the celebrated rock journalist David Fricke.

Reprise has also announced the release of a vinyl boxed set called, Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1972. The set includes vintage reissues of four of the band’s classic records: Then Play On, Kiln House, Future Games and Bare Trees. Authentically reproduced packaging for the records includes gatefolds for Then Play On and Kiln House, and single sleeves for Future Games and Bare Trees. The four records mark a transitional period in the band’s history, following their turn away from straight-ahead blues towards pop and folk styles, and the introduction of longtime member Christine McVie, who had previously designed the band’s album art (included on Kiln House).

Then Play On: Expanded Edition and Fleetwppd Mac: 1969-1972 will both be available for purchase August 20. Suggested retail prices for the CD and boxed set are $18.98 and $79.98, respectively.

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