Fleetwood Mac - Live at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA. 30th Nov 1974
CDR x2
Track List:

Disk 1

Intro - Coming Home
The Green Manalishi
Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
Sentimental Lady
Future Games
Bermuda Triangle (over 12 mins!)

Disk 2

Believe Me
Black Magic Woman
Oh Well
Band Intro Blues - Band Intros
Rattlesnake Shake
Notes (from Bootlegger):

Complete "Heroes Are Hard To Find" Show from master reel to reel AUD tape (first time in circulation) Rare setlist, and one of Bob Welch's last shows! mp3 sample

This reel had become separated from its broken tape box some time back, and had become misplaced and forgotten. The box had become damaged sometime prior to my possession in the early 1990's, and the tape had apparently been improperly stored as a result.

If you collect music the way I do, organization is a real problem. Wait, let's talk about that for a minute: most people who DO collect music the way I do generally have a spouse or family member, who either doesn't understand and says something to you about it, or... who sometimes takes matters into their own hands and rearranges all of your carefully arranged "shit piles" into a clean, tidy, out of the way place... where you can't find anything anymore.

The reel was located open on a shelf while trying to reorganize CDr's. A faulty transfer had been made when the tapes were first received, and I found that. From there a search went on for the reel.

No amount of tape baking will work on this tape. It's mechanically damaged and the oxide is no longer there for parts of it. What you will hear is a reconstruction that took many hours to do. Recording levels were altered many times, and one portion was reconstructed from scratch with overlays from other material within the concert due to unrecoverable damage. It still isn't perfect, but it is listenable to.

Identifying the show was another matter. The tape only says "Shrine" on it, and there was nothing else to go by. Through the kind courtesy of FMLegacy.com, the date of 1974-11-30 was given as a possibility. On this date, Fleetwood Mac opened for the Jefferson Starship. A quick search turned up the Starship reel, and the dates matched.


Bob Welch
Christine McVie
John McVie
Mick Fleetwood
Bobby Hunt

Bobby Hunt's tenure with the band was extremely short-lived. It is sure that he only played with the band from September through December, and that he was the second, and final keyboardist before Welch's departure. This show was recorded during a very turbulent time in the band's history, right at the end of the band's second era.

With the acquisition of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks toward the end of the following year, greater treasures lay ahead. But at the time of this recording, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer's weird departures had dug such a black hole, that it threatened to put the group out of business forever.

A DoinkerTape
Date & Venue:
30th Nov 1974 at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Sound Quality:
B+ (audience)
master reel to reel AUD tape -> unknown -> FLAC -> WAV -> CDR
Front: http://www.fleetwoodmac-uk.com/artwork/fm-LosAngeles1974-11-30_front.jpg
Last Update: 26 September 2006, fmfanuk