Both Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour and Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett have contributed songs to the new deluxe book on Fleetwood Mac co-founder, the late-Peter Green. Peter Green – The Albatross Man will be published in October, with pre-orders available now.
The tome, which is available in several editions including market and collectible, charts Green’s musical journey through the years with Loudersound.com reporting: “David Gilmour (is included) on a version of ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ that features a newly discovered vocal from Green, recorded in the mid-1960’s in his mother’s attic on a tape recorder. Kirk Hammett plays on the second new recording, a version of the 1971 classic ‘Man Of The World,’ which also features Mick Fleetwood on drums.”
Hammett, who now owns Green’s classic gold top Gibson Les Paul, paid a visit to Green with the instrument before recording the track in at London’s Abbey Road in January 2020. Hammett said, “Every single time I pick her up, she makes me a better player. I’m obsessed with her. I bring her everywhere with me. Where I sleep, she sleeps, basically. And I try to play her as much as possible because she wants to be played.”
Set for release on Friday (April 30th) is Mick Fleetwood & Friends’ Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And the Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac. The show was recorded on February 25th, 2020 at the London Palladium, featuring Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman, Kirk Hammett, Noel Gallagher, Jeremy Spencer, Zak Starkey, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, John Mayall, Christine McVie, and Steven Tyler, among others.
Mick Fleetwood told us that nearly 55 years after first forming Fleetwood Mac with the great Peter Green, he couldn’t be prouder of the band become a standard bearer for surviving the music business: “I think just the basic survival element of the history of this band alone — not only just the band that we’re talking about now, but from when it first started back in England — that it has fared against incredible odds, and is still there.”