Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac

The Book

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

Mick Fleetwood

In 1967 Fleetwood Mac debuted at the Windsor Blues and Jazz Festival. 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 members including the legendary Peter Green, Christine McVie and John McVie and Jeremy Spencer.

 

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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, the genius of Peter Green and the many talented members that formed Fleetwood Mac in the years before 1975.

Love That Burns features text commentaries by Peter Green, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, John Mayall, Mike Vernon, Sandra (Vigon) Elsdon and Jenny Boyd and is narrated with more than 20,000 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features images from the Mick Fleetwood archives and various contributions from friends of the band including rare unpublished images and unseen archival material.

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

The book also features illustrations by Jeremy Spencer and selected memorabilia.

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

The Author

Mick Fleetwood is a self-taught drummer and a founding member of one of the most successful bands of the last 50 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 St. 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 Deluxe Copies

"Every page turned in this precious book reflects the efforts and life force of each band member that was part of this early journey that Fleetwood Mac took."

Mick Fleetwood

The first 350 books in the limited edition are specially presented in a full leather Deluxe binding with an embroidered appliqué in a folding solander case. Additionally, Deluxe copies contain two numbered and signed archival Giclée prints, suitable for framing (size: 8" x 10").

The first is by one of the most important graphic artists of the Sixties, Günther Kieser, whose creative credits include artworks produced for Hendrix, Dylan and Led Zeppelin. Kieser's doll image – used in the promotion of a Fleetwood Mac tour appearance in Munich, 1970 – is included as a numbered print, co-signed by the artist Günther Kieser and author Mick Fleetwood.

The second print reproduces a collection of rare photographs from the collection of John Mayall. They show the Bluesbreakers in action during 1967, with Peter Green on guitar, John McVie on bass and Mick Fleetwood on drums. The Bluesbreakers print is numbered and signed by John Mayall.

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The Collector Copies

"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, Günther 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 June 1967, titled 'Fleetwood Mac', from which the band took it's name.

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The Video

The Limited Edition

Published this September 2017, the signed limited edition Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac is now available to order. Mick Fleetwood's large-format, 300-page volume (page size: 24.5x31cm/10x12.5") features 400+ rare photos, memorabilia and illustrations and an original manuscript of 20,000 words, with contributions from Peter Green, John McVie, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer, John Mayall, Mike Vernon, Sandra Vigon and Jenny Boyd.

Deluxe Copies

  • Signed by: Mick Fleetwood
  • Edition: Copies numbered 1-350
  • Binding: Handcrafted full leather with embroidered appliqué in solander box
  • Art print 1: Signed by John Mayall
  • Art print 2: Signed by Günther Kieser
  • Vinyl: Exclusive 7" picture disc ('Love That Burns' / 'Fleetwood Mac')

Price: £495

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Collector Copies

  • Signed by: Mick Fleetwood
  • Edition: Copies numbered 351-2000
  • Binding: Handcrafted quarter leather with slipcase
  • Vinyl: Exclusive 7" picture disc ('Love That Burns' / 'Fleetwood Mac')

Price: £325

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Just Announced:
Join Mick Fleetwood at Manhattan's CORE: club Wednesday 2nd August

Genesis Publications invite New York subscribers to join Mick Fleetwood for a VIP experience at Manhattan's exclusive CORE: club to celebrate the forthcoming publication of Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac Volume One: 1967-1974.

Mick Fleetwood, legendary drummer and founding member of Fleetwood Mac, will begin by 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. Book buyers will then have the opportunity to meet Mick Fleetwood, over drinks and canapés, before having their book personally dedicated through a commemorative bookplate.

Places are limited, order now to secure both your number in this highly coveted edition and your invitation to this exclusive event.

The VIP Experience includes:

  • 1 x signed limited edition book
  • Attend the interview with Mick Fleetwood
  • Invitation to an exclusive 'meet & greet' with the charismatic Mick Fleetwood
  • Commemorative bookplate personally inscribed to take away from the event
  • Drinks and canapés in the exclusive surroundings of Manhattan's CORE: club

Price:

Collector edition + VIP Experience
£325 / $420*
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Deluxe edition + VIP Experience
£495 / $640*
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*Price excludes book shipping. USD is an estimate only and is subject to exchange rates.

Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac