Fleetwood Mac and Genesis Album Cover Art

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It’s been such a grey day in these New England parts.  Such a grey day…, but beautiful.   Got me thinking about one of my favorite albums of the 70’s, Fleetwood Mac’s Bare Trees. The last cut on the lp is entitled “Thoughts on a Grey Day” a poem written and recited by an elderly woman with a British accent.  The poem alone is reason enough to buy the album and the music is a perfect transition from the 60’s to the 70’s – it really captures the essence of the times both in mood and spirit.

And here in New England, the trees are not yet bare, but the grey sky today foreshadows the annual event.

And as I recalled the poem and the album, what struck me is how similar the album cover is to another one of my favorite lp’s of the the 70’s, Wind & Wuthering, a vastly underrated Genesis classic.

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