Kevin Bryan reviews a selection of this week's alternative CD releases.

Peter Green & The Original Fleetwood Mac, "Alone With The Blues" (Metro Select)- This proverbial curate's egg of an anthology is dominated by the erratic solo recordings that former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green made after his re-emergence on the music scene during the late seventies and early eighties, although the compilers have found space for a few Mac classics in the shape of "Man of the World," "The Green Manalishi" and live versions of "Oh Well" and the seductively memorable "Black Magic Woman." Green's later offerings pale rather badly by comparison, with "Tribal Dance" and "A Fool No More" emerging as the best of a patchy bunch.

"Guitar Legends" (Union Square Music)- Union Square's latest 3 CD retrospective boasts archive offerings from a fairly random assortment of performers from the late fifties and early sixties, including luminaries such as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Chet Atkins and pioneering electric guitarist Les Paul. Quite a few chart successes from rock'n'roll's golden era are given an airing along the way too, running the gamut from the infectious charms of Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be The Day" to the growling menace of Link Wray's 1958 instrumental, "Rumble."

The Zombies, "Still Got That Hunger" (Cherry Red)- You could be forgiven for assuming that any CD which appeared under The Zombies banner in 2015 would have to be a re-issue, but founder members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone are still striving manfully to keep the band's name alive, and "Still Got That Hunger" is actually a brand new piece of work. This rather belated follow-up to 2011's "Breathe Out, Breathe In" serves up a feast of technically precise melodic rock for your listening pleasure, featuring a stylish re-vamp of their 1965 single, "I Want You Back Again" alongside newly minted creations such as "Chasing The Past" and the gospelly, jazz tinged "Edge of the Rainbow."

Anne-Sophie Mutter, "The Club Album - Live From Yellow Lounge" (Deutsche Grammophon)-Mutter's latest D.G. album represents something of a musical departure for the flambuoyant classical violinist, as the contents were recorded live in a small but highly fashionable Berlin nightclub earlier this year. The enthusiastic standing-room only audience at the Yellow Lounge venue were regaled with a very accessible programme featuring popular works from the pens of Vivaldi, Brahms and J.S.Bach amongst others, and a very good time was obviously had by all concerned.