Hear David Gilmour play on a new version of Peter Green’s Need Your Love So Bad

The song was re-imagined ahead of the release of a new book about Green.

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Ahead of the release of The Albatross Man, a new book about Peter Green, a new version of his song Need Your Love So Bad has been released. The vocals for the blues track were recorded in the mid-1960s. Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour contributed guitars for this new Laurie Latham-produced version.

The original recording of the track was released on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac album The Pious Bird Of Good Omen. The new version features an extended, bluesy guitar solo from Gilmour. Before Green’s death last summer, he took a listen to the new track and approved of the treatment.

The book that the song arrives ahead of, The Albatross Man, is available for preorder now, shipping in October 2021. The book had been worked on between 2017 and Green’s death in 2020. Rufus Publications says of its development: “Mark Smith at Rufus has been travelling down to Canvey Island on a regular basis to talk to Peter about his life, look through his personal archive and discuss his love for fishing, drawing and listening to a wide range of music on a daily basis.

“During this time a book of rare images, memorabilia, lyrics and notes from his time in Fleetwood Mac has been assembled with Peter having full control over the book’s direction and details. Peter also played guitar for Mark on occasion, delicately going back through a lifetime of influential music.”

Alongside the new version of Need Your Love So Bad, the book comes with a version of Man Of The World performed by Kirk Hammett on Peter Green’s 1959 ‘burst’ Les Paul.

You can hear the new version of Need Your Love So Bad below.

Find out more at rufuspublications.com.


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