Play On

  • by Mick Fleetwood, Anthony Bozza
  • Narrated by Martin Dew, Mick Fleetwood
  • 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mick Fleetwood, the drummer and cofounder of the mega-selling band Fleetwood Mac, tells all.
In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock n' roll since his teens.
The group Fleetwood Mac has sold over 140 million records worldwide, and they continue to attract a huge following, selling out their biggest arena tour ever in 2013, decades after their debut. Finally, the group's admirers will have a unique portrait of what made Mick and the rest of the group tick in the midst of their massive success and personal trials.


What the Critics Say

"The endlessly regenerative California-rock legend." (Rolling Stone)


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More than Just Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll

For even the casual fan of Fleetwood Mac, this is a great read. Mick's highly improbable life reads a little bit like a fairy tale that came true. The story of the beginning through the Peter Green era is very interesting and provides those of us who became familiar with the band only during the Buckingham Nicks era with a more complete picture.

The book confirms, more or less, much that has been written and suspected of the excesses during the Rumours era. From the free-flowing drugs (how did they not get busted?) to Stevie's demand that her hotel suite be painted pink with a piano, almost anything went and it was all over the top. It really is a bit of a miracle that the entire band has survived, when, as Mick notes, many of their contemporaries did not.

What the book particularly provides is an opportunity for Mick to reflect on his life, warts and all. For the guy who was supposed to be "Big Daddy" with all the answers, Mick is still looking for answers in his own life at 67. Fortunately, he seems to be closer to finding them and largely at peace. He is clearly elated that the entire band, including Christine McVie, is back together.

Mick calls the band's current tour their "victory lap." Given the age of the members, that is probably an apt description. It is truly difficult to believe that the band's original reunion, with The Dance album, happened 17 years ago in 1997. It's equally difficult to believe they are still going, and, by most accounts, sounding great. But they won't be doing this 17 years from now. If the band is coming to your area, this might be the last chance to see them.

Regardless, they have left an incredible catalogue of music that remains popular today. That is not only a tribute to their music, but an indictment of the current music scene. Mick promises another album with new material will be forthcoming. It may be the band's curtain call, but it will probably be a good one.
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A Bit Disappointing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

A lifelong Fleetwood Mac fan, I was excited to hear this story. By the end, I was disappointed. He spent more time on his getting ripped off in Russia then he did on the making of Rumours and Tusk. I really wanted to hear more about the making of the albums, the inspirations, and the drama of that era. The narrator was great, but some of the story was weak. Still a fan, though!

Has Play On turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all

What does Martin Dew and Mick Fleetwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hard to say, because I'm an avid reader as well.... Maybe the British accent helped!

Do you think Play On needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?


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- HoneybearsGirl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio