"Fleetwood Mac got famous so quickly; we were still playing small clubs even as we were becoming pop stars." - Mick FleetwoodIn 1967 Fleetwood Mac debuted at the Windsor Blues and Jazz Festival. 50 years later one of its founding members Mick Fleetwood documents the rocky beginnings of a band that emerged from what is now referred to as the British Blues Boom.
"The line 'Please don't leave me with a love that burns' applies to a lot in the Fleetwood Mac journey. When Peter Green left the band, that's how I felt - that the love would be irreplaceable, and in many ways it was." - Mick FleetwoodLove 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.
"Every page turned in this precious book reflects the efforts and life force of each band member that was part of this early journey that Fleetwood Mac took." - Mick FleetwoodLove That Burns features images from the Mick Fleetwood archives and various contributions from friends of the band including rare unpublished images, unseen archival material, and original illustrations by Jeremy Spencer.
"I have dreamt of one day working with Genesis to present a documentation of the early story of Fleetwood Mac - This moment has arrived! And I'm thrilled to be in the safe hands of Genesis Publications." - Mick Fleetwood
Love That Burns is published in a numbered, limited edition of only 2,000 copies worldwide. Every hand bound book is individually signed by the author, Mick Fleetwood. Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the limited edition is 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 album Mr Wonderful, and a rare instrumental track recorded in June 1967, entitled 'Fleetwood Mac', from which the band took it's name.
"I have dreamt of one day working to present a documentation of the early story of Fleetwood Mac. This moment has arrived! And I'm thrilled to be in the safe hands of Genesis Publications." – Mick Fleetwood
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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