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Mick Fleetwood Releases a New Version of These Strange Times

29 Sep 2020

Photo by Amanda Demme, ©️ Mick Fleetwood 2020

Released under Fleetwood's Da Da Ism project alongside an accompanying eight-minute music video, the revisited version of 'These Strange Times' explores contemporary issues including the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and environmental pollution. 'These Strange Times' first appeared on Fleetwood Mac's Time in 1995. The new rendition features a section from 'Albatross', the instrumental guitar track led by guitarist Peter Green, who died earlier this year.

In a statement, Fleetwood hoped that his song would convey that "life is about choice". "The project is about the energy of choice, of deciding if you want to be a part of the dark or the light when push comes to shove, which seems very apropos at this moment in history," he said.

"It's about how you read things, which is very important today. Everyone needs to be carefully paying attention to the information coming our way. There is subtext to everything and we need to be aware of that."

Of the right time to re-release the track, Fleetwood said "I didn't know when would be the time to release it, now I know why: the when is now."

Watch the video here:

The early blues years of Fleetwood Mac are documented in the signed limited edition, Love That Burns, A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac, Volume One: 1967-1974 by Mick Fleetwood and includes contributions by the legendary Peter Green. Copies are still available to buy here.
Love That Burns A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac, Volume One: 19671974

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