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Issue 1097

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Peter Green : The End Of The Game

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UK release date 04.02.2020

Quite simply this is an astonishing album considering it was recorded in one night and was begrudgingly done in order to get out out of a contract! Peter Green's last vestige of being a rock god!

Well I must say Green certainly fulfilled his side of the deal and produced a riveting piece of work that has since become a classic. The guitar work is stupendous and filled with heavy wah wah. The bluesy jams build relentlessly and the ensemble work is thrilling to say the least.Pianist and legendary 60's journeyman, Zoot Money, adds flashes of brilliance to this sterling platter and the album notes attest to his astonishment that this has become such an evergreen with the fans.

Whole heartedly it's an improvisational jam session but what a jam session! Opener, "Bottoms Up", is a sheer psychedelic jazz, blues-rock slice of the kind of chaotic synergy found on early fusion works by Miles Davis and Tony Williams 'Lifetime'. While the remaining tunes might not maintain the same energy, the musicianship and Green's mesmerising guitar throughout is first-rate and still holds up very well 50 years later. It's bold,it's daring - it's blooming marvellous!
Words Emrys Baird

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