In 1968, Fleetwood Mac released their second studio album Mr. Wonderful. Many people were not amused during its release — and they thought of it as something of a disappointment after the band’s debut album that established them as one of the best British blues bands, and of course, this is all thanks to Peter Green’s contribution on their debut.
That said, the album is just underrated — people were still hanged up with the group’s debut that they were ignoring that this album is also all about blues. Fleetwood Mac impressively a British band sounding so American which The Rolling Stones trying to achieve, but was surpassed by this album.
However, there’s no such thing as a perfect album, each and everyone has their own flaws such as this one. The songs from this album are quite good, of course, but somewhat some of them sound the same and become tedious during the middle part like the songs Dr. Brown and Need Your love – which both sound alike.
Highlights: Love That Burns; Need Your Love; If You Be My Baby; Evenin’ Boogie; Lazy Poker Blues; I’ve Lost My Baby; Stop Messing Around.
Overall, Fleetwood Mac’s Mr. Wonderful is not definitely one of their best records but certainly not bad either. With Peter Green’s brilliant guitar and the assistance of Jeremy Spencer made this a straight-ahead blues-rock record.
Listen to the full album below: