Need Your Love So Bad – Peter Green and David Gilmour
Rufus Stone Limited Editions
Apr 27, 2021
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. 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. Peter heard and approved of the treatment before he passed away, peacefully in his sleep, on July 25th 2020.
This is one of two tracks that form part of this book project by Peter called The Albatross Man. The other track is a new version of Man of the World by Kirk Hammett from Metallica using Peter’s original famous Les Paul.
The book will go on pre-sale from the end of April 2021 and ship on what would be Peter’s 75th birthday, October 29th 2021.
©Peter Green and Rufus Stone Limited Editions.
Song Review: Peter Green and David Gilmour – “Need Your Love So Bad”
Peter Green not only would have approved, he did approve of the backing track David Gilmour fashioned for his 1968 recorded-at-home vocal to create a new version of “Need Your Love so Bad.”
Gilmour stuck close to Fleetwood Mac’s arrangement and made sure his modern music didn’t clash with Green’s 50-year-old vocals. It’s quite a feat, melding Pink and Green, and one the Fleetwood Mac founder signed off upon before his death in 2020.
The amalgamated track is one of two – Kirk Hammett’s take on “Man of the World” is the other – that’ll be released with Green’s posthumous book “The Albatross Man,” due on what should’ve been the guitarist’s 75th birthday, Oct. 29.
Grade card: Peter Green and David Gilmour – “Need Your Love So Bad” – A
A wonderful tribute to the legendary Peter Green!