March 5, 2014 – 3:17 pm

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New Orleans 1970 [no label, 3CD]

Live at The Warehouse (1820 Tchoupitoulas, Felicity), New Orleans, LA; January 30-31, 1970. Very good soundboard.

Fleetwood Mac was part of a triple bill listed as: The Flock, Fleetwood Mac, and The Grateful Dead on 1/30/70, and 1/31/70. The Grateful Dead played a bust fund benefit on 2/1/70 at The Warehouse as well (with Peter Green sitting in with them).

The January 30 show has sometimes been mistakenly shared as January 29, 1970.

gv0000 commented at Dime:

I just read the recollection of the shows in New Orleans January 30 - February 1, 1970 in Dinky Dawson’s “Life On The Road: The Incredible Rock ‘n’ Roll Adventures of Dinky Dawson.” Dinky Dawson was the sound man for Fleetwood Mac during this time period. He says that the shows were Friday & Saturday January 30 & 31, 1970 and the Dead were busted early Sunday morning and they held a benefit show on Sunday night February 1. He says that Fleetwood Mac played a separate set prior to the Dead set. He also confirms that members of the Mac did jam with the Dead during their set. The Flock did not play on Sunday as they had a prior commitment.

Uploader’s notes:

Listen to what Peter Green says before playing “All Over Again”  He was obviously troubled at the time. About five months later he left Fleetwood Mac. He gives a stunning performance on this track!

Mick Fleetwood remembering this night:

“That Dead song with the line ‘busted down on Bourbon Street’ (Truckin’, from the LP American Beauty), that was the night that Fleetwood Mac played with them at The Warehouse in New Orleans. Owsley had spiked the water fountains and, after our set, John McVie was out of it, and couldn’t handle the fact that the Dead were going to get up and play! So he stood in the audience while the rest of us jammed with the Dead. The audience loved it - a massive freak-out.”

“That was what caused Owsley eventually to go to jail. We were nearly there. We were following their car back to the hotel, absolutely out of it on acid. I drove the car from the back seat with my feet while somebody else worked the pedals from the side - nobody was in the driver’s seat. Oh God!” Mick nearly weeps. “We got lost and, by the time we arrived, they’d been busted…

“Back in those days with acid and mescalin and stuff, we had a laugh - to start with. But these were isolated incidents. We weren’t drug orientated at all, really. But when Jerry went off, we’d been in San Francisco, on mescalin…”

Thanks to SIRMick for cleaning up the January 31, 1970 tracks. Thanks to the kind folks who probably shared this on the net (Sharing The Groove?) in 2004; and to Pestilence and everyone who helped to keep the shows alive at Dime.

SIRMick’s notes (2004):

- a few large pops removed
- the first 14 minutes of d2 were heavily biased to the left channel. I have use the channel mixer and boosted volume by 4 decibels to correct this.
- vocal presence has been boosted a little using iZotope Ozone
- there was a small gap at about 20:48 on d3t01 which I closed
- volume boosted by 3.4 decibels in left channel from d3t03 3:37 through to the end d3. It sounds like two
different sources have been used as the sound is cleaner from d3t03 3:37 onwards.

all other editing done with Adobe Audition. re-tracked with CD Wave and shns made with mkwACT

January 30, 1970
MSR > C > D > CD > eac secure mode > shn > mkw > WAV > FLAC 8
January 31, 1970
sbd > ? > shn > wav > shn

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Disc 1 (January 30, 1970)
Track 101. Before The Beginning 6:15 (10.5MB)
Track 102. It Takes Time 8:11 (13.7MB)
Track 103. Like It This Way 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 104. Only You 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 105. Madison Blues 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 106. Oh Baby 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 107. Albatross 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 108. The Green Manalishi 12:28 (21.0MB)
Track 109. World in Harmony 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 110. Stranger Blues 4:07 (6.9MB)
60 mins

Disc 2 (January 31, 1970)
Track 201. Sandy Mary 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 202. All Over Again 8:20 (14.0MB)
Track 203. Only You 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 204. World In Harmony 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 205. Stranger Blues 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 206. I Can’t Hold Out 7:26 (12.5MB)
Track 207. Oh Well 2:57 (4.9MB)
38 mins

Disc 3 (January 31, 1970 contd)
Track 301. Rattlesnake Shake/Searching For Madge - Part A 13:39 (22.9MB)
Track 302. Rattlesnake Shake/Searching For Madge - Part B 9:01 (15.2MB)
Track 303. Comin’ Your Way 12:07 (20.4MB)
Track 304. Tiger 3:59 (6.9MB)
Track 305. Twist And Shout 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 306. Twist And Shout (alternate?) 5:59 (10.0MB)
51 mins

The track, Rattlesnake Shake/Searching For Madge, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.
While no reason is given, Twist And Shot appears twice (Track 305 and 306).

Peter Green - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Jeremy Spencer - vocal, guitar
Danny Kirwan - vocal, guitar
John McVie - bass
Mick Fleetwood - drums

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  1. 22 Responses to “FLEETWOOD MAC - NEW ORLEANS 1970”

  2. Mr. Big-O, This is my favorite band and always will be. This is what a true Blues Band is. This is what I call “Real F*cking Fleetwood Mac” Please tune into http://www.wuml.org Saturdays 3 - 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (USA) to hear more of this band commercial Free on the “Blues Deluxe” show from the Campus of U-MASS-LOWELL in Lowell, MA. Thank You so much for putting this show up for the world to hear!!!

    By Steve Yeaton on Mar 5, 2014

  3. This looks great! Thanks for posting BigO!

    By Tom on Mar 5, 2014

  4. First impression was that there were no recordings included in this set that could impress me. I was wrong: I have the January 30th and Feb 1st material in my vast collection of Fleetwood Mac, but I’ve never heard the January 31th tracks. Can’t wait listening to these. Thank YOU guys!!!!
    Cheers Tony

    By Tony on Mar 5, 2014

  5. Excellent…Happy Happy Happy Thanks.

    By bagwell on Mar 5, 2014

  6. About a week and a half later (2/11/70) there was a fairly famous Dead Show at Fillmore East where Green joined them onstage for 3 songs (at least an hour, the tape deck either blew up or ran out of tape during Lovelight) along with Duane and Greg Allman, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers and Arthur Lee of Love. A copy at archive.org, long with a couple of comments from people who were there, is here: https://archive.org/details/gd70-02-11.early-late.sbd.sacks.90.sbefail.shnf

    By drkrick on Mar 5, 2014

  7. More classic Fleetwood Mac!
    Thank you, BIGO!

    By YogaforCynics on Mar 5, 2014

  8. Happy Happy Joy Joy! Mega thank yous abound.

    By datdemdar on Mar 6, 2014

  9. this ain’t no ‘you make lovin’ fun’!…. good stuff. thanks!

    By bill on Mar 6, 2014

  10. this ain’t no ‘you make lovin’ fun’!…. good stuff. thanks!

    hilarious! and true!

    By dropkick sarge on Mar 6, 2014

  11. Well, for 1970, this is about as good a boot as you will find by anybody. Truly awesome, they really are “The Tale of Two Bands”, and what it must have been to have been there in New Orleans to have seen and heard this! Absolutely fabulous!

    By Mister Jimmy on Mar 6, 2014

  12. Oh yeah! Going to listen right now. How I wish Peter Green did not have the schizophrenia issues, but I am happy he seems to be doing better recently. Thanks BigO….anything with him is important.

    By Joe B on Mar 6, 2014

  13. Just finished my first listen to these shows. Along with the back story with the Dead, an excellent piece of music history

    By Bubbles on Mar 6, 2014

  14. Thanks! And now… How about those Dead shows from the same run, including the one with Green sitting in with them?

    By Guy Smiley on Mar 7, 2014

  15. This appears to be the same stuff that is on the boot Dead Bust Blues by Fleetwood Mac.Great stuff!!!

    By Phil Winans on Mar 8, 2014

  16. love the old fleetwood mac but hated the 50`s stuff that they would do . I think it cheapened them.

    By dropkick sarge on Mar 9, 2014

  17. thanks, bigO - a wonderful combo of the two groups (FM and GD) involved in this event.


    By I-) on Mar 18, 2014

  18. re Dinky’s recollection of the night the Dead were busted: I was at one of these Warehouse shows and the Dead had been busted but got bailed/lawyered out to play - much later. And according to the newspaper report of the bust, it took place early Saturday morning, Jan. 31, 1970, not Sunday, Feb.1. (http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2014/02/set_up_like_a_bowling_pin_a_lo.html). Here’s my recollection: The eclectic and entertaining Flock opened. FM then performed a long and wonderful set. I was a huge fan of their LP Then Play On, and they, not the Dead, were the band I’d come to see. Then, a very long delay. Finally, FM came back out; I recall one of them, probably Green, saying the Dead had run into some legal difficulties and would be delayed, and so FM was going to play some more. This chatter was apparently not recorded. They played practically an entire second set! It seemed like hours, but the Dead finally did take the stage.

    By Bill on Dec 1, 2014

  19. Is there a version to post of Fleetwood Mac doing Twist and Shout/Come Together from a Germany concert in 1970? How about their version of All Along the Watchtower, which was performed in concert in 1994 and 1995?
    Martin Pardys

    By Martin Pardys on Jan 16, 2016

  20. Does anyone know the songs Fleetwood mac joined with the Grateful dead on Feb.1, 1970?
    Martin Pardys

    By Martin Pardys on Jan 26, 2016

  21. Martin Pardys, according to comments, here, members of Fleetwood Mac (Mick Fleetwood and Peter Green are mentioned specifically) are playing with the Dead on “Turn on Your Lovelight.” https://archive.org/details/gd70-02-01.sbd.kaplan.9629.sbeok.shnf

    By YogaforCynics on Jan 26, 2016

  22. Does anyone have these Fleetwood Mac songs from a concert during the dance era? Forbidden, Shadows of love, and Where were you?

    By Martin Pardys on Apr 23, 2017

  23. Can anyone post the Tony Orlando self-titled album from 1978?

    By Martin Pardys on Apr 23, 2017

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