“Again, we can go back to John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers. A Hard Road  is a beautiful album that really shows off the magic of Peter Green. And, of course, the stuff he did with the early Fleetwood Mac is brilliant. His sound, that out-of-phase Les Paul tone on Black Magic Woman… I get chills. And unlike a lot of blues guitarists, Green was a great songwriter too.
“His phrasing was impeccable. He rode the line between the American and British styles so well and created something that was all his own. He influenced me greatly.
“It’s a toss-up between A Hard Road and the Fleetwood Mac records that have Oh Well [Then Play On, released in the US in 1969] and Albatross [English Rose, released in the US in 1969] on them. But I will say that the version of the song So Many Roads [from the expanded edition of A Hard Road, 2006] is mind-blowing, so I might have to go with the Bluesbreakers when it comes to Peter Green.”