Hear David Gilmour and Peter Green's Unique Version of Fleetwood Mac’s "Need Your Love So Bad"

David Gilmour (left) and Peter Green
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As part of the release of The Albatross Man, an upcoming coffee table book about the life of Peter Green, a unique recording of Fleetwood Mac’s "Need Your Love So Bad" – featuring Green and David Gilmour – has been released. 

This particular recording is built around a 1968 tape cassette demo Green recorded in his mother's attic, around which Gilmour recently added electric and acoustic guitar parts. 

Produced by Laurie Latham, the recording was given Green's seal of approval shortly before he passed away on July 25, 2020. You can give it a listen below.

“This version of Need Your Love So Bad started life as a home recorded vocal by Peter Green in 1968 using a domestic tape recorder,” read a statement from Rufus Publications, the publisher of The Albatross Man.

“Producer Laurie Latham took the vocal track and with the full input of legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour created a new musical landscape for this classic blues track.”

Featuring rare images, memorabilia, lyrics and notes from Green’s Fleetwood Mac days, The Albatross Man can be preordered now, and will ship in October. Green worked on the book with Mark Smith for the last four years of his life, and had complete creative control over its contents.

For more info on the book, and to preorder it, stop by rufuspublications.com.

The cover of the new Peter Green coffee table book, 'The Albatross Man'

(Image credit: Rufus Publications)
Jackson Maxwell
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.