Mr. Wonderful is the second studio album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 23 August 1968. This all-blues album was broadly similar to their debut album, albeit with some changes to personnel and recording method. The album was recorded live in the studio with miked amplifiers and PA system, rather than plugged into the board. A horn section was introduced; and Christine Perfect of Chicken Shack was featured on keyboards. In the USA, the album was not issued under the name Mr. Wonderful, though around half of the tracks appeared on English Rose.
|Studio album by|
|Released||23 August 1968|
|Studio||CBS Studio, London|
|Fleetwood Mac chronology|
Compared to the huge success of the band's first album, Fleetwood Mac, this follow-up received rather muted critical reviews: AllMusic described it as "a disappointment". Four of the songs, "Dust My Broom", "Doctor Brown", "Need Your Love Tonight" and "Coming Home", all begin with an identical Elmore James riff. "Evenin' Boogie" was the first instrumental released by Fleetwood Mac.
Sputnik Music describes the style as "vocally conservative, sticking to gruff mannerisms, and it often sounds like Green is drunkedly wandering through the music. The production adds further insult to injury, as it muffles his voice rather than amplifying it and makes the instruments sound murky."
|1.||"Stop Messin' Round"||Peter Green, C.G. Adams||2:22|
|2.||"I've Lost My Baby"||Jeremy Spencer||4:18|
|3.||"Rollin' Man"||Green, Adams||2:54|
|4.||"Dust My Broom"||Elmore James, Robert Johnson||2:54|
|5.||"Love That Burns"||Green, Adams||5:04|
|6.||"Doctor Brown"||J. T. Brown, W. Glasco||3:48|
|1.||"Need Your Love Tonight"||Spencer||3:29|
|2.||"If You Be My Baby"||Green, Adams||3:54|
|4.||"Lazy Poker Blues"||Green, Adams||2:37|
|6.||"Trying So Hard to Forget"||Green, Adams||4:47|