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Fleetwood Mac — Albatross
Album: English Rose
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8.1

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Total ratings: 3697









Released: 1969
Length: 3:06
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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Mick (I assume thats him?) in his English Rose garb always brings a smile to my face.
'Two choc ices please'
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(Monty Python)
monty python - live at drury lane
 dolfan wrote:


Now I suppose it'll be banned in Florida. Their loss.

one of the many reasons why i left the fundamentalist republic of florida 
so very nice right after talk talk's i believe in you. 

i feel like i could hear that one derek trucks band song right after this one...this sky, i think it was called. that would be a good 3 in a row.
 Maurice1950 wrote:

I booked Fleetwood Mac for a student gig in Aberdeen just before they released this record. Needless to say a higher fee was discussed fokkowing their success but not agreed! It was in Aberdeen after all!!




They were nae wise min .... 
There really should be a picture with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac here!  Those ladies had nothing to do with this Genius!  
 On_The_Beach wrote:


this is exactly what i think of every time this song comes on.
 bachbeet wrote:

The pic on the album cover is NOT a woman.  It's Mick Fleetwood dressed as a woman.  Done as a joke.  I'm pretty sure this album included Black Magic Woman too.  These were the Peter Green days.



Now I suppose it'll be banned in Florida. Their loss.
Hmm, hope it’s not just me, but I hear a slight bit of distortion on certain guitar high notes?
Totally a Godlike 10.  He was called The Green  God after all.  
I booked Fleetwood Mac for a student gig in Aberdeen just before they released this record. Needless to say a higher fee was discussed fokkowing their success but not agreed! It was in Aberdeen after all!!
Can't get anything done while this is playing.  Brain just zones out, imagining how peaceful it would be to soar around the sky as an albatross for extended periods of time.
 Edweirdo wrote:

The picture is on Wikipedia; nothing that William can do about that.


Can't change the one on wikipedia - yea, understood. But here, i thought Bill-i-am could do whatever he likes on his station... 
They were great decades ago but when the 'past members' list doubles the 'current members' list and the current members are in Hospice....they should take the banner down.
So majestic, takes me away to a better place and time....
 rbrise wrote:


Bill, please replace that goddamn picture of that goddamn1977 line up that ruined Fleetwood Mac when it's a Peter Green or Bob Welch FC tune....please please please...some times a band should change it's name when it is not the same band e.g. Blind Faith... not Cream nor Traffic 

The picture is on Wikipedia; nothing that William can do about that.
Albatross - so lovely song!
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
November 1968... rather different to (and dare I say better than) the 70's CA version

 


Bill, please replace that goddamn picture of that goddamn1977 line up that ruined Fleetwood Mac when it's a Peter Green or Bob Welch FC tune....please please please...some times a band should change it's name when it is not the same band e.g. Blind Faith... not Cream nor Traffic 
 aspicer wrote:

Cover definietly appears to be a take on KC Court of the Crimson King (esp. given time period). And quite a good rendition too (in a funny way).

Ha! Never thought of that, but once you see it...
c.

Cover definietly appears to be a take on KC Court of the Crimson King (esp. given time period). And quite a good rendition too (in a funny way).
Legendary and iconic in all its sound, ,thanks to the amazing Peter Green✌️
 jaer wrote:

Peter Green! Simply the best !!



Yep, cracking blues
I'd sure like to try flying a sailplane for hours riding a ridge wave while listening to this on loop, pretending to be an albatross.  I imagine that would be pretty great.
 trustykey wrote:

It's bleedin' albatross flavor, innit!

Do you get wafers with it??
 On_The_Beach wrote:


Sure beats Stormy Petrel on a stick as I haven't always preferred the Procellariinformes as an order of birds


Peter Green and Danny Kirwan were one of the greatest double solo guitars ever

 Daveteauk wrote:



Which Moron would give this comment a thumbs down?!?!?

The same one that gave yours the thumbs-down too, I expect, friend.  takes all sorts...
Album cover is reminiscent of King Crimson's
 eileenomurphy wrote:

Good tune! ...scary album cover!

after Edgar Winter's Frankenstein, this was like turning a channel and finding a Python skit. but that is certainly a (feather) boa, not an albatross

2 choc ices please
Good tune! ...scary album cover!
Let's mambo! (slowly)
the WikipediaA posted should reflect the members at the time of Albatross, English Rose Album. the information is not accurate as to the music that is playing. Give credit to whom credit is due.  Peter Green
Ottmar Liebert does a fantastic version of this song. Check it out.
 garyalex wrote:

RIP Peter.  Thanks for the great music you made.




Which Moron would give this comment a thumbs down?!?!?
Then later became "Sun King" by the Beatles... Peter was an amazing artist.
Smoooooth.
sublime guitar 
 prs wrote:

There was a concert back in Feb 2020 before all this madness - Mick Fleetwood and friends celebrate the music of Peter Green and the early years of Fleetwood Mac - one of the guests is David Gilmour - he plays Albatross on his slide guitar to the delight of the audience – it is well truly worth finding it - and, if you can, also look for ‘Oh Well Part 2’




It's on YouTube, just search Peter Green Tribute.
 cosmiclint wrote:

Great song. John Lennon liked it so much he cribbed it a bit for Sun King :)




I kept waiting for "Quando paramucho mi amore..."
 prs wrote:

There was a concert back in Feb 2020 before all this madness - Mick Fleetwood and friends celebrate the music of Peter Green and the early years of Fleetwood Mac - one of the guests is David Gilmour - he plays Albatross on his slide guitar to the delight of the audience – it is well truly worth finding it - and, if you can, also look for ‘Oh Well Part 2’



omg    would have loved to have seen that, been there.
Peter Green, simply the best!
There was a concert back in Feb 2020 before all this madness - Mick Fleetwood and friends celebrate the music of Peter Green and the early years of Fleetwood Mac - one of the guests is David Gilmour - he plays Albatross on his slide guitar to the delight of the audience – it is well truly worth finding it - and, if you can, also look for ‘Oh Well Part 2’
Heavenly guitar brilliance 🙏
The Sun Green
 countryrds wrote:
That has to be the worst album cover ever!  But lovely tune....
 
Considering the album title, it's actually perfect. Mick Fleetwood in drag.
 bkrans9 wrote:



This gif is the perfect accompaniment to this song.


 
...except ... that's a frickin' gull, ya wally! An albatross is as different and separate from a gull as you (and I) are from a chimp. 
Fleetwood Mac before they sold out to fame, fortune, sex, and drugs. 
Perfection.
 uksminas wrote:
 


This gif is the perfect accompaniment to this song.


Is that Mick in drag on the cover?
 countryrds wrote:
That has to be the worst album cover ever!  But lovely tune....
 
Looks like the lady from "Total Recall" that says "Two weeks......two weeks.....twooooahhhhweeksaaah....".
 countryrds wrote:
That has to be the worst album cover ever!  But lovely tune....
 

Not when you realize that's probably the reaction they were aiming for...

Also, consider these:

53 of the worst album covers of all time
That has to be the worst album cover ever!  But lovely tune....
Great song. John Lennon liked it so much he cribbed it a bit for Sun King :)
Wonderful song by a great group...just find it curious that the pic of the band accompanying this has no resemblance to the ensemble which created this track. They were a whole different band back then, way more bluesy!
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
November 1968... rather different to (and dare I say better than) the 70's CA version

 
 
There they are - what a team ....
Thanks Pete. You are, we are, thanks to you. 😢
RIP Peter.  Thanks for the great music you made.
Man of the world! R.I.P. 
Best make out song evah
"Godlike" really doesn't do this justice.
Peter Green! Simply the best !!
Funny I first heard this song with ottmar liebert in the mid 90s
Where's the Loop button?
Sublime..............
Cruise and mellow. No that's a Mellow Mix classic!
Up there with the best rock instrumentals ever! (
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 
It's bleedin' albatross flavor, innit!
Peter Green. wow.
What a crazy mathafackas
"Stormy Petrel on a stick".....
Eternal loop for work. !!!!
 justin4kick wrote:


Had to check your birthday. Your profile tells me you are from 1960. This song came out when you were nine and must have been played a million times since then. Where have you been the last 47 years? Just curious.
 
One wouldn't have had to be hiding not to have heard this song much since its release.  This song didn't really receive a lot of airplay in The States after the early 1970s, especially if one didn't live near the bigger cities which played album cuts and more obscure singles.
Anyhow, cool tune.
I've been doing research lately, educating myself about Fleetwood Mac. Before then, I didn't know "Albatross" was such a big hit for them.
 healex wrote:
It looks like she`s a guy. With this nose....{#Eek}

 

That's Mick Fleetwood in "drag".
 healex wrote:
It looks like she`s a guy. With this nose....{#Eek}

 

That's Mike Fleetwood in "drag".
 healex wrote:
It looks like she`s a guy. With this nose....{#Eek}
 
Talented guy but I don't think Mick Fleetwood would have cut it as a girl!
It looks like she`s a guy. With this nose....{#Eek}
That LP cover gives me nightmares.
Wow, it's been so long I forgot this tune existed. Sweet. 
 zedstation wrote:
I'm old, and there hasn't been much to sound like this in the instrumental category. Soothing and restrained. I discount any rating below 8 and put the average to 9+. It's a free country.

 
You just don't know where to look. https://www.facebook.com/TheVanduras/ 
One of those songs that seem to have been there since the beginning.
Love Peter Green...... been waiting "Years" for RP to play "Rattle Snake Shake" ? But it looks like we loose  {#Cry}
I'm old, and there hasn't been much to sound like this in the instrumental category. Soothing and restrained. I discount any rating below 8 and put the average to 9+. It's a free country.
ALBATROSS fer CHRIST SAKE!
Very, very nice{#Kiss}
Such dreamy, creamy, buttery blues emanated from this guy and this band back in the day... For mellow, this jams pretty good; tasty!
10 without doubt! How long since I heard this masterpiece the last time... {#Meditate}{#Notworthy}
a 10..... quite a difference from later fleetwood mac
 
 AbileneTexas wrote:
Beautiful piece.  Never heard it till now.  Thanks, RP, you make life much richer. 
 
I actually uploaded this because I couldn't believe it wasn't in the playlist. Apparently that's almost 10 years ago now… damn I'm getting old.
Rather puts me in mind of post coital tristesse.
 AbileneTexas wrote:
Beautiful piece.  Never heard it till now.  Thanks, RP, you make life much richer. 
 

Had to check your birthday. Your profile tells me you are from 1960. This song came out when you were nine and must have been played a million times since then. Where have you been the last 47 years? Just curious.
It's a Monty Python album! 

Peter Green, Mick, Mac.. cool.  
Sublime
I was 3 when this came out, loved it then, still love it now!

Dragonfly is also a beautiful little song - maybe worth cueing up on here some time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEQ07_22YA0
{#Cheers}{#Bananajam}{#Roflol}
Similar riffs exist throughout music - always have been. It's what artists DO with them that counts. Music is one of few sacred Universal balms for humanity. I'll  not be too quick to judge it.
Ah, yes ... the song John Lennon cribbed a bit of for Sun King :)
Beautiful piece.  Never heard it till now.  Thanks, RP, you make life much richer. 
I have never looked,felt.listened @ music ever since listening to it a growing kid growing up. It used to be closing music @ 1 am when the local TV station in Monterey CA. closed for the day.{#Notworthy}{#Chillpill}
Majestic in its instrumental quality. And a wonderful follow up to Elbow's 'Bones Of You'. Platitudes to you Bill.
November 1968... rather different to (and dare I say better than) the 70's CA version

 
A #1 single in the U.K., it inspired a certain track on side two of Abbey Road.
 
hayduke2 wrote:
such a beautiful piece of music, the wiki-info is great too (it can be heard in the film Man on Wire about Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center.), so cool.


Nice article - there is mention of his multi-note bends. Here is a nice acoustic version that shows it well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oSlZMe2WIo


{#Tongue}
such a beautiful piece of music, the wiki-info is great too (it can be heard in the film Man on Wire about Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center.), so cool.
Mick Fleetwood, it would appear, makes a very scary Pink Flamingo's Divine. 
very nice!
bodacious
9  - "Gannet on a Stick"? 
I'd love to hear this in a set with Stevie Ray Vaughn's Riviera Paradise, and Santana's Bella.
Yikes!  That album cover almost scared me away, but I just love this song so much.  It brings me closer to God...
B-tribe did a wonderful cover of this classic tune.
{#Notworthy}