Fleetwood Mac ‎– Then Play On

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Reprise Records ‎– RS 6368
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A1 Coming Your Way
Written-By – D. Kirwan*
A2 Closing My Eyes
Written-By – P. A. Green*
A3 Fighting For Madge
Written-By – M. J. K. Fleetwood*
A4 When You Say
Written-By – D. Kirwan*
A5 Show-Biz Blues
Written-By – P. A. Green*
A6 Underway
Written-By – P. A. Green*
B1 Although The Sun Is Shining
Written-By – D. Kirwan*
B2 Rattlesnake Shake
Written-By – P. A. Green*
B3 Searching For Madge
Written-By – J. G. McVie*
B4 My Dream
Written-By – D. Kirwan*
B5 Like Crying
Written-By – D. Kirwan*
B6 Before The Beginning
Written-By – P. A. Green*

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This is the original September 1969 release containing 12 songs includes "When You Say" and "My Dream". It does not contain "Oh Well", that was released later.

The 1970s repress includes the song "Oh Well" and omitting the songs "When You Say" and "My Dream".

Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (hand etched in side A): 30971 RS-6368 A 1C
  • Matrix / Runout (hand etched in side B): 30972 RS-6368 B 1C

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RSLP 9000 Fleetwood Mac Then Play On(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records RSLP 9000 UK 1969 Sell This Version
MID 24 011 Fleetwood Mac Then Play On(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 24 011 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6368 Fleetwood Mac Then Play On(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6368 US 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6368 Fleetwood Mac Then Play On(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6368 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
7586 Fleetwood Mac Then Play On(Cass, Album) 747 7586 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version

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mattand343

mattand343

June 14, 2018
My copy of this record seems to be this pressing, with this matrix number and this tracklisting (in terms of what's actually in the grooves), but both the sleeve and the labels give the revised US 11-song track listing (with "Oh Well"). But "Oh Well"'s not actually on the record, and "When You Say" and "My Dream" are.

Has anyone else seen this weird combination?
progfan97402

progfan97402

November 26, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
OK, I have to let everyone know I have never been much for the Buckingham/Nicks era of Fleetwood Mac. That stuff has been so overplayed to death, it ain't funny. It seems I'm not the only one, as I've seen plenty of similar opinions whenever Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac is brought up, like album reviews. There's a reason I choose not to own Rumours, that, and their style of Southern California style of easy rock isn't my liking. It's nice to know that the band wasn't always this chart-topping, multi-platinum sensation. Like Then Play On, their final album with Peter Green. This album shows the band moving in a more eclectic direction than before. I believe that reflects in the fact the British blues scene was winding down. Many bands like Ten Years After and Savoy Brown were turning to rock and roll, John Mayall retiring the Bluesbreakers name, and Jethro Tull (yes, they started off blues too) became more eclectic. In fact, many of the songs on Then Play On aren't even really all that blues. I find it strange that "Closing My Eyes" was written by Peter Green, and it's a ballad! "Fighting for Madge" is the band getting into a jam. "Underway" is an instrumental piece, I guess Green wanted another piece on the lines of "Albatross". Danny Kirwin's "Although the Sun is Shining" is basically a preview of the early '70s Fleetwood Mac sound. It could have easily fit on Future Games! Of course the blues are still there, with "Show Biz Blues", "Rattlesnake Shake" and "Like Crying", all, unsurprisingly Green compositions, except "Like Crying" which was Kirwan's. Most of you will have the version with "Oh Well" on it. It's an odd piece, the first part is in the blues vein, and the second part is strange, very un-Fleetwood Mac-like, an acoustic piece with medieval influences. This part gave me the creeps. But if you have the first pressing, you don't get this, instead you get "When You Say", not one of the better songs Kirwan wrote, but again, it shows how Fleetwood Mac were already moving away from the blues, in 1969. So if you think Rumours is vastly overexposed, don't care much for Stevie Nicks, like to hear some great blues and rock, I can recommend Then Play On to you.