THEN PLAY ON
BRAND NEW CELEBRATION EDITION REISSUE OF LEGENDARY GROUP’S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM AND LAST FEATURING PETER GREEN
OUT TOMORROW – SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 on BMG
– Expanded edition featuring four bonus tracks
– Available on 2LP Vinyl or CD
– Features new sleevenotes by Anthony Bozza, and personal foreword by
This deluxe, expanded bookpack edition of the album will feature the original UK tracklisting, plus four bonus tracks; all mastered at half speed for dynamic range, and with the vinyl 2 LP version being pressed on 180g audiophile black vinyl.
The CD will come with a mediabook, while the 2LP will come with a 16 page book pack, with both featuring brand new sleevenotes by Fleetwood biographer Anthony Bozza and a personal foreword by Mick Fleetwood himself.
The Celebration Edition is being reissued as a prelude to the worldwide release of the Mick Fleetwood And Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green concert film honoring the legacy of Peter Green, set for release later this year.
First released on September 19, 1969, ‘Then Play On’ was the first of Fleetwood Mac’s original albums to feature Danny Kirwan, and the last with Peter Green, who sadly passed away last week, July 25, 2020.
Taking its title from the opening line of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ – the album offered a broader stylistic range than the classic blues of the group’s first two albums.
Featuring some of the early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac’s most notable songs, such as ‘The Green Manilishi’, ‘Searching For Madge’, and ‘Oh Well Pts. 1 & 2’, the album is revered as a genre-pushing record and a lynch-pin piece of the vast Fleetwood Mac repertoire.
‘Then Play On’ went on to reach #6 in the UK, subsequently becoming the band’s fourth Top 20 hit album in a row, as well as their third album to reach the Top 10.
- Coming Your Way
- Closing My Eyes
- Fighting For Madge
- When You Say
- Show-Biz Blues
- Under Way
- One Sunny Day
- Although The Sun Is Shining
- Rattlesnake Shake
- Without You
- Searching For Madge
- My Dream
- Like Crying
- Before The Beginning
- Oh Well – Pt. 1
- Oh Well – Pt. 2
- The Green Manalishi ( With The Two Prong Crown)
- World In Harmony