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Christine Perfect (vocal, keyboards), Chris Harding (Drums, Percussion), Martin Dunsford (Bass guitar), Rick Hayward & Top Topham (alternating rhythm and lead guitars), John McVie (Bass), Danny Kirwan (guitar : B1), Andy Sylvester (bass : A5)
Written by C. Perfect (A3, A4, A5, B3, B4), W. Williamson (A1), D. Malone (A2), R. Hayward (A5), D. Kirwan (B1), C. Jackson (B2), W. Godfrey (B2), B. Hendricks (B4), C. Otis (B5), T.J. White (B6)
Arranged by Terry Noonan (A1, A2), John Bennett (B1), Derek Wadsworth (B3)
1 LP, standard sleeve
Original analog Master tape : YES
Heavy Press : 180g
Record color : black
Speed : 33 RPM
Size : 12'’
Record Press : Pallas
Label : Pure Pleasure Records
Original Label : Blue Horizon
Recorded in August & December 1969 at CBS Recording Studios, Theobolds Road, London U.K. by Mike Ross
Produced by Mike Vernon and Christine Perfect
Re-Mastered by Ray Staff at Alchemy Studios, London U.K.
Originally released in 1970
Reissued in 2006
Side A :
1.Crazy ‘Bout You Baby
2. I’m On My Way
3. Let Me Go (Leave Me Alone)
4. Wait And See
5. Close To Me
6. I’d Rather Go Blind
Side B :
1. When You Say
2. And That's Saying A lot
3. No Road Is The Right Road 4.For You
5. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
6. I Want You
Christine Perfect is a British born singer who worked with Spencer Davis in the early '60s and later fronted Chicken Shack before going off on her own with this solo album in 1970. By then she had also contributed to recordings by Fleetwood Mac and become romantically involved with the groups's bassist, John McVie. She then married McVie and officially joined the group, for which she served as a vocalist/keyboardist/songwriter, contributing some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits.
In 1976, Sire Records issued the first U.S. release of what had been a mega-import of the Blue Horizon 1970 UK release, an album called simply Christine Perfect, the maiden name of Christine McVie. You don't need a crystal ball to tell you the album is classic and tremendous ,the big surprise is that it didn't go multi-platinum in the States.
There are 12 tracks, and 'I'd Rather Go Blind' went Top Ten in the U.K. It deserved to. but there's more here than the very good reading of the Etta James hit that 'I'd Rather go Blind' was 'When you Say' has strings and production that sound hauntingly like a Marianne Faithful track on London or Nico's work on Immediate. The big difference is that, by the time this album was released in America, Christine McVie was pretty much a household name. It doesn't sound like Fleetwood Mac but surprise of surprises, John McVie and Danny Kirwan of The Mac are performing on that tune. 'Wait and See' is a real treasure,while 'And That's Saying a Lot' is such a shift in mood that it starts to sink in what a complex and complete recording this is.
"The listener really has to stand back from McVie's fame and just hear the music for what it is, a superb presentation by a commercial voice with solid backup.'No Road Is The Right Road' changes the vibe again, and maybe that's a result of the array of talent, from Chicken Shack (her original band), to Yardbirds guitarist Top Topham to Rick Heywood (later of Savoy Brown), 'For You' is neo-rockabilly with that Dave Edmunds sound from 'I Hear You Knocking'. but try on 'I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around'),what a stunner - Fleetwood Mac performing a '50's style ballad.This could have been such a huge hit when Fleetwood Mac started to flounder a bit after all the dysfunction dipping into the bag of old trticks would have been a neat ploy for radio play. There is much more to the Legendry Christine Perfect Album than just hype. With the Cover photos, and the phenomenal sounds within, when fans of Fleetwood Mac need a fix for their obession, this is the one to pull out and play." Joe Viglione.
Allmusic : 3 / 5