Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Atlantic/Rhino Records Add another chapter to best (and ongoing) rock’n’roll soap opera that is the versions and vestiges of Fleetwood Mac. This time it’s a duo/duets album between Buckingham and McVie.
Christine McVie believes it was her estranged husband John who made the call that the new record Fleetwood Mac was creating sounded like “a bunch of rumours”. And so, Rumours was what it was called. Rumours came into my life when I was about 11 years old; by that stage it had been out a decade […]
Stevie Nicks Bella Donna (Deluxe Edition) Rhino Entertainment Company It was an interesting time – and very creative – for Fleetwood Mac and its members post-Rumours. The popular narrative suggests they never bettered it, but they did something much better in a way, they diversified. Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood both made solo records in […]
Fleetwood Mac, Kiln House (1970) As with my recent post about Surf’s Up I had all of my Fleetwood Mac files pinched when an iPod was stolen as part of a burglary earlier this year. I had about 50 Fleetwood Mac albums, a lot of bootlegs from the Peter Green era, a lot of compilations […]
Fleetwood Mac, Future Games (1971) Here’s the first of the Fleetwood Mac albums to feature Bob Welch – what a sad, sad story that ended up being. I called him the “nightwatchman” of Fleetwood Mac, he was in the caretaker-role that took the band from blues and psych-rock stalwarts to soft-rock stadium kings; he’s there […]
Fleetwood Mac, Mystery To Me (1973) Well it’s a nice feel-good story I guess, that Christine McVie would go back on stage with Fleetwood Mac – shame she had to sing Don’t Stop but then that’s what a Fleetwood Mac gig goer in this day and age would expect. It’s nice she and the band […]
Fleetwood Mac Rumours: 35th Anniversary Edition Warners The album remains a revelation to me – and it’s not even my favourite Fleetwood Mac record; I prefer Tusk and many of the pre-Buckingham/Nicks albums/line-ups. But I do love Rumours. And I have the feeling that even people who don’t (want to) like Rumours possibly own it, […]