Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac

The Book

"Fleetwood Mac got famous so quickly; we were still small playing clubs even as we were becoming pop stars."

Mick Fleetwood

In 1967 Fleetwood Mac debuted at the Windsor Blues and Jazz Festival, now 50 years later one of its founding members Mick Fleetwood documents the rocky beginnings of a band that emerged from what is now referred to as the British Blues Boom.

This official limited edition autobiography contains over 400 rare images and contributions from early Fleetwood Mac band members including John McVie, Jeremy Spencer and the legendary Peter Green.

 

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The Author

Mick Fleetwood is a self-taught drummer and a founding member of one of the most successful bands of the last fifty years, Fleetwood Mac. Formed in 1967, their first album Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac came in at no.4 in the UK charts and brought the band overnight success. They went on to release the no.1 hit "Albatross" and a series of critically acclaimed albums, with further hit singles including "Black Magic Woman" and "Need Your Love So Bad."

A constant in Fleetwood Mac's frequently changing line-up, Mick Fleetwood took over management of the band two years before they released Rumours which - having sold over 40 million copies worldwide – remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. Mick Fleetwood now runs the hugely successful Fleetwood's on Front Street restaurant and bar in his home of Maui, Hawaii. His latest creative endeavour is the forthcoming limited edition from Genesis Publications, Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac.

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The Manuscript

"The line 'Please don't leave me with a love that burns' applies to a lot in the Fleetwood Mac journey. When [Peter Green] left the band, that's how I felt - that the love would be irreplaceable, and in many ways it was."

Mick Fleetwood

Love That Burns contains original manuscript from Mick Fleetwood recounting his childhood, early bands, Fleetwood Mac's debut performance, first international tours, live gig antics, playing with Blues Legends at Chess Studios, his friendship with the legendary Peter Green and the many talented members that formed Fleetwood Mac in the years before 1975.

Love That Burns features text commentaries by John Mayall, Mike Vernon, Peter Green, John McVie, Jenny Boyd and Sandra (Vigon) Elsdon and is narrated with an original manuscript of more than 18,000 words.

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The Photography

"The Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival was Fleetwood Mac's first official gig. It was such a significant musical gathering, like Paris was for artists in the 1920s."

Mick Fleetwood

Love That Burns features images from Mick Fleetwood Archive and various contributions from friends of the band. Love That Burns includes rare unpublished images and unseen archival material.

Top Photographers include Clive Arrowsmith, Henry Diltz, Bruno Ducourant, Bob Gruen, Barry Plummer, Michael Putland, Dominique Tarle, Jeff Lowenthal, Amalie Rothschild, and Daniel Sullivan.

It also features illustrations by Jeremy Spencer and selected memorabilia.

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Photos by © Jan Persson, © Dominique Tarlé, © Jeff Lowenthal, © Chris Walter and Courtesy of Sony Music Archives

The Limited Edition

"I have dreamt of one day working with Genesis to present a documentation of the early story of Fleetwood Mac. This moment has arrived! And I'm thrilled to be in the safe hands of Genesis Publications."

Mick Fleetwood

Love That Burns is published in a numbered limited edition of only 2,000 copies worldwide. Every hand bound book is individually signed by the author, Mick Fleetwood. Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the limited edition is quarter bound in leather with foil blocking, yellow sprayed page edging and a padded cover featuring the Fleetwood Mac artwork of Sixties graphic artist, Gunther Kieser. An exclusive 7" vinyl picture disc includes, 'Love That Burns' from the 1968 Mr Wonderful Album and a rare instrumental track, first recorded in February 1967, titled 'Fleetwood Mac' from which the band took it's name.

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Buy the Book

  • Signed by: Mick Fleetwood
  • Edition: 2,000 numbered copies
  • Images: 400+ rare photos, memorabilia and illustrations
  • Manuscript: 18,000+ words of original narrative
  • Pages: 320
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  • Contributors:
  • John Mayall, Mike Vernon, Jeremy Spencer, John McVie, Peter Green, Jenny Boyd, Sandra Vigon
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  • Binding: Handcrafted quarter leather
  • Page size: 24.5x31cm/10x12.5"
  • Extras: Exclusive 7" vinyl record

Buy the book

  • Released: July 2017
  • Published: September 2017

 

Just Announced:
Join Mick Fleetwood At SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, Wednesday 15th March

Fleetwood Mac, a band that boasts some of the highest-selling records of all time, has weathered countless trials and tribulations on the road to success. Mick Fleetwood, legendary drummer and founding member speaks with Rolling Stone magazine's David Fricke, unravelling the dramatic history of a band that emerged from the British Blues Boom. The discussion will be illustrated with rare images selected from the forthcoming collaboration with Genesis Publications, the limited edition Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac.

Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac is Mick Fleetwood's account of the early blues era of Fleetwood Mac and the musical legacy of the uniquely talented Peter Green. Beautifully produced in the Genesis tradition, each handcrafted book, limited to 2,000 numbered copies worldwide, will be signed by the artist.

To celebrate the announcement of this collaboration, Genesis Publications are offering an exclusive SXSW VIP package to a small group of early book buyers. Join us at the official SXSW event, be among the first to secure your number in the edition, enjoy an invitation to a VIP 'meet & greet' and have your copy personally dedicated by Mick Fleetwood through a commemorative bookplate.

Includes:

  • Signed limited edition book
  • Meet & greet with Mick Fleetwood
  • Event Attendance: Mick Fleetwood in conversation with David Fricke. Ticket for you plus one guest
  • One day festival pass

Price: £455 / $570 Buy the book

* This package does not include flights or accommodation.

Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac