Peter Green – Little Dreamer (1980)

FrontCover1.jpgLittle Dreamer is an album by British blues rock musician Peter Green, who was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member from 1967–70. Released in 1980, this was his third solo album, and the second in his ‘middle period’ of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (by wikipedia)

When Peter Green issued Little Dreamer in 1980, it was the second straight year he had released an album after a nine-year gap. Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks must have wondered what he had gotten himself into because the opener, “Loser Two Times,” ais almost as close to disco as the Rolling Stones got with “Miss You.” Green continues in a funky vein with “Mama Don’t You Cry,” as if shaking off the cobwebs and actually trying to pay attention to the current scene. He goes right back to his roots on the album’s third tune with “Born Under a Bad Sign” and stays with blues derivatives the rest of the way.

Peter Green - 1980, Peter Green - 1980 (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

The album-ending title track sounds like a seven-minute version of the dreamy Green tune “Albatross,” a hit for Fleetwood Mac in the ’60s. Sounding more confident than on his comeback album, he seems more like the Greeny of old, although the move toward funk didn’t really suit him. (by Mark Allan)

Most of the tracks on this album were written by Green’s brother Mike. so this is a really strange album by Peter Green …  but his guitar was still amazing.

Inlets.jpg

Personnel:
Peter Green (guitar, vocals, harmonica)
Ronnie Johnson (guitar)
Dave Mattacks (drums)
Morris Pert (percussion)
Roy Shipston (organ)
Paul Westwood (bass)
+
John ‘Rhino’ Edwards (bass on 05.)
Kuma Harada (bass on 07.)
Peter Vernon-Kell (piano on 04.)
+
background vocals:
Pam Douglas – Carol Ingram

BackCover1.jpg

Tracklist:
01. Loser Two Times (M.Green)  4.27
02. Momma Don’tcha Cry (M.Green) 3.18
03. Born Under A Bad Sign (Jones/Bell) 5.54
04. I Could Not Ask For More (M.Green) 4.56
05. Baby When The Sun Goes Down (M.Green) 5.31
06. Walkin’ The Road (M.Green) 3.49
07. One Woman Love (M.Green) 5.26
08. Cryin’ Won’t Bring You Back (M.Green) 5.03
09. Little Dreamer (P.Green/M.Green) 6.54

LabelB1.jpg

*
**

And here´s one of his finests albums:

LPFrontCover1

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.