After replacing the legendary Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers,Peter went on to form Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, one of the mostsuccessful bands to come out of Britain in the 60’s. Peter’s genius on theguitar was matched by the songs he wrote including Black Magic Woman,later a huge debut hit for Santana, and the supernatural and sublimeinstrumental Albatross, as well as the classic Oh Well.
The film traces that early success, explores Peter’s drug use and his eternalspiral into schizophrenia. The film also examines how the treatment he received(electroconvulsive therapy) prolonged his illness and extended absencefrom the music scene. The story continues with Peter’s fragile mental and artisticrecovery, his return to the recording studio and live music scene in themid 1990’s that saw his most positive creative output for many years. It portraysan artist who has now come to express his feelings, not just through theguitar music he still loves, but also his art and photography.
The film contains extensive and rare archive footage of live and studio performances,stills and original in-depth interviews with Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood,John McVie, Mike Vernon, (legendary producer of the original FleetwoodMac Blue Horizons albums), Noel Gallagher, John Mayall, Dennis Keane(road manager), Martin Celmins, (Peter’s official biographer), Carlos Santana,Jeremy Spencer, (the original Fleetwood Mac guitarist) and many others whowere fortunate to work with or know this extraordinary Man of the World.