I heard this song many years ago when I was a little kid and it sure brings back memories. On an unrelated note is there any chance you could release an album by an obscure American prog rock band called Albatross from 1976. I know it is quite a stretch but if Yezda Urfa's "Sacred Baboon" can be made available then so can this one.
The Pious Bird
By someone that isnt you
This is a good album. Key songs are Jigsaw Puzzle Blues, Albatross, and Black Magic Woman.
5/12 songs are Need Your Love So Bad.
Keep in mind that there are only 4 other songs (other than NYLSBs and the key songs named above).
I would say get "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" and get this as a nice little ad-on if you happen to have an extra $9.99.
You can hear how "Albatross" was the Beatles' inspiration for"Sun King". Both are great songs.
Don't Buy This Version
By Gravy Jones
Pious Bird of Good Omen is a fantastic album in it its original form. It is an exhibition of British Blues Rock at its finest, however, this is not the original version of the album. This is Blue Horizon's version from 2004. This version contains 5 different takes of Need You love So Bad (probably because the band was able to put Little Willie John's classic on the charts in the UK for the 3rd time). However in doing this the album cut off great songs like: "Coming Home", "The Big Boat", "Looking For Somebody", and "Stop Messin' Round". They also put alternate versions of a couple songs, different from that of the original album. Not only are we cheated out of 5 great songs, but this is a huge disruption to the feel of the original album. I would avoid this version at all costs, unless you are trying to collect rare or alternate versions of the songs. iTunes needs to start making the original versions of the albums available for purchase.
Between (the original) Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall (with the various incarnations of The Bluesbreakers), you have some of the finest British Blues. Listened to the original Mac on vinyl so often, we wore the grooves out.
When I came to the states from UK - not many had heard of Peter Greene. Now he gets featured as the 'other' Eric Clapton'. This is England's best EVER blues guitarist and it stands out on Albatross, Black Magic Woman - (yes his) and the Need your love so bad - cover. Just listen - but we don't need the extra versions - and we could do with 'Man of the World'. This is guitar at its finest 'The guy who should have been born black' (BB King - or similar)