Peter Green is a British blues-rock guitarist and founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. A figurehead in the British blues movement, Green inspired B. B. King to say, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." Apart from his solo work in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he contributed to "Rattlesnake Shake" and "Super Brains" on Mick Fleetwood's solo album, The Visitor, and recorded various sessions with a number of other musicians. Despite some attempts by Gibson at a German trade show to start talks about producing a Peter Green signature Les Paul, Peter's instrument of choice at this time was in fact a Gibson 'Howard Roberts' Fusion, very often seen accompanying him on stage in recent years. A 1990s comeback saw Green form the Peter Green Splinter Group, with the assistance of fellow musicians including Nigel Watson and Cozy Powell. The Splinter Group released nine albums between 1997 and 2004. It was in the latter part of this period that he picked up a black Gibson Les Paul again. Green signed and sold this Les Paul, which had been tweaked for Peter to sound like the famous 'green burst' and is now owned by a UK enthusiast. A tour was cancelled and recording of a new studio album stopped in early 2004, when Green left the band and moved to Sweden. Shortly thereafter he joined The British Blues All Stars, but their tour in 2005 was also cancelled. Green has said that the medication he takes to treat his psychological problems makes it hard for him to concentrate and saps his desire to pick up a guitar; whether there will be any more public ventures remains to be seen.
Peter Green - The Anthology is an exciting 4CD retrospective - set for UK release 27 October, 2008 - telling the story of a British guitar legend and blues institution. The set contains essential Peter Green music drawn from all stages of his career.
DISC 1: 01. Evil Woman Blues With John Mayall 02. The Stumble With John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 03. Sitting In The Rain With John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 04. The World Keep On Turning With Fleetwood Mac 05. The Supernatural With John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 06. Looking For Somebody With Fleetwood Mac 07. Long Grey Mare (feat. Bob Brunning) With Fleetwood Mac 08. Stop Messin' Around With Fleetwood Mac 09. Train Is Coming With Eddie Boyd & His Blues Band 10. Greeny With John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 11. Soul Dressing With Peter B's Looners 12. I Loved Another Woman With Fleetwood Mac 13. No Place To Go With Fleetwood Mac 14. You Don't Love Me With John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 15. Lazy Poker Blues With Fleetwood Mac 16. Merry Go Round With Fleetwood Mac 17. Trying So Hard To Forget With Duster Bennett 18. Ramblin' Pony With Fleetwood Mac 19. Drifting With Fleetwood Mac
DISC 2: 01. Black Magic Woman With Fleetwood Mac 02. Albatross With Fleetwood Mac 03. Ain't Nobody's Business With Otis Spann 04. Someday Baby With Otis Spann 05. Watch Out With Fleetwood Mac (Blues Jam At Chess) 06. Ooh Baby With Fleetwood Mac (Blues Jam At Chess) 07. Horton's Boogie Woogie - Take One With Walter Horton, Otis Spann & S.P. Leary (Blues Jam At Chess) 08. Love That Burns With Fleetwood Mac 09. First Train Home With Fleetwood Mac 10. Need Your Love So Bad With Fleetwood Mac 11. Don't Goof With The Spook With Peter Bardens 12. The Answer With Peter Bardens 13. Homage To The God Of Light With Peter Bardens 14. Oh Well Part 1 and Part 2 With Fleetwood Mac
DISC 3: 01. Man Of The World With Fleetwood Mac 02. Before The Beginning With Fleetwood Mac 03. Momma Don'tcha Cry Peter Green, solo 04. Underway With Fleetwood Mac 05. Rattlesnake Shake With Fleetwood Mac 06. It's Gonna Be Me Peter Green, solo 07. White Sky (love that evil woman) With Fleetwood Mac 08. The Green Manalishi (with The Two Prong Crown) With Fleetwood Mac 09. Show-biz Blues With Fleetwood Mac 10. In The Skies Peter Green, solo 11. Like A Hot Tomato Peter Green, solo 12. Whatcha Gonna Do? Peter Green, solo 13. Carry My Love Peter Green, solo 14. Corners Of My Mind Peter Green, solo 15. Hidden Depth (feat. Zoot Money) Peter Green, solo
DISC 4: 01. Big Change Is Gonna Come With Splinter Group 02. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man (feat. Otis Rush) With Nigel Watson & Splinter Group 03. It Takes Time With Splinter Group 04. Don't Walk Away With Splinter Group 05. Heart Of Stone With Splinter Group 06. Love In Vain Blues With Nigel Watson & Splinter Group 07. From Four Until Late (feat. Dr John) With Nigel Watson & Splinter Group 08. I'm Ready For You With Splinter Group 09. Cruel Contradictions With Dick Heckstall-Smith 10. Me And The Devil Blues With Nigel Watson & Splinter Group 11. Cross Road Blues (feat. Buddy Guy) With Nigel Watson & Splinter Group 12. Dead Shrimp Blues (feat. Hubert Sumlin) With Nigel Watson & Splinter Group 13. Travelling Riverside Blues (feat. Joe Louis Walker & Honey Boy Edwards) With Nigel Watson & Splinter Group 14. Time Keeps Slipping Away With Splinter Group 15. Look Out For Yourself With Splinter Group 16. Albatross With Chris Coco