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luminol 02-20-2019 10:37 AM

To anyone not that familiar with the pre-Buckingham Nicks albums...
 
To anyone not that familiar with the pre-Buckingham Nicks albums... I have a suggestion.

After the disappointment of the last year, I have found myself gravitating to the pre-BN albums, particularly the transitional era. They are soothing my soul, and providing all kinds of musical delights. They are GOOD.

Perhaps it is the lack of Stevie (whom I am very disappointed in right now and cannot listen to at all, like many of you) or the lack of LB (it's hard to hear his FM work now), but in any case: I'm hearing these LPs again with new ears and it's like having BRAND NEW FLEETWOOD ALBUMS TO ENJOY. Untainted by the BN melodrama... just really solid, groovin' rock n roll.

As usual, Christine has so many gems... Bob Welch's work is outstanding and underrated (that man should be in the RRHOF with them). I'm not as familiar with the PG era, but obviously it is legendary in its own right, the birth of the band. I'm working my way backwards, giving each album plenty of time to marinate. Haven't heard them in ages and back then I was so into BN that I didn't really give the early LPs much time/attention. Well, now I have plenty of time. Ha.

So again, for any of you feeling like I do, really disillusioned after 2018 but who still love the vibe of the Mac and find it hard to let go (or who crave "new" FM music), I highly recommend checking these out. It's also therapeutic to remember that this band has had SO MANY incarnations and that no one person is the lynchpin (though my vote would be for Christine if I had to cast that vote).

:wavey: :woohoo:

PS - Sorry to state the obvious for all of you who already know this!

cbBen 08-14-2019 07:26 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't listened to any of these studio albums (except Then Play On and In Chicago), so it's just about all new to me.

I'm impressed with Christine's keyboards on "Homeward Bound."

jbrownsjr 08-15-2019 10:44 AM

I love pre B/N albums.

secret love 08-17-2019 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by luminol (Post 1249312)
To anyone not that familiar with the pre-Buckingham Nicks albums... I have a suggestion.

After the disappointment of the last year, I have found myself gravitating to the pre-BN albums, particularly the transitional era. They are soothing my soul, and providing all kinds of musical delights. They are GOOD.

Perhaps it is the lack of Stevie (whom I am very disappointed in right now and cannot listen to at all, like many of you) or the lack of LB (it's hard to hear his FM work now), but in any case: I'm hearing these LPs again with new ears and it's like having BRAND NEW FLEETWOOD ALBUMS TO ENJOY. Untainted by the BN melodrama... just really solid, groovin' rock n roll.

As usual, Christine has so many gems... Bob Welch's work is outstanding and underrated (that man should be in the RRHOF with them). I'm not as familiar with the PG era, but obviously it is legendary in its own right, the birth of the band. I'm working my way backwards, giving each album plenty of time to marinate. Haven't heard them in ages and back then I was so into BN that I didn't really give the early LPs much time/attention. Well, now I have plenty of time. Ha.

So again, for any of you feeling like I do, really disillusioned after 2018 but who still love the vibe of the Mac and find it hard to let go (or who crave "new" FM music), I highly recommend checking these out. It's also therapeutic to remember that this band has had SO MANY incarnations and that no one person is the lynchpin (though my vote would be for Christine if I had to cast that vote).

:wavey: :woohoo:

PS - Sorry to state the obvious for all of you who already know this!

My favourites: Then Play on, Bare Trees, Mystery to Me
Songs: Coming Your Way, Oh Well, The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown), Bare Trees, Homeward Bound, Emerald Eyes, Believe Me, Sentimental Lady

BLY 08-19-2019 07:46 PM

I still do love all The Fleetwood Mac albums and versions of the band. I hate what went on in recent events but again....no new music with this band speaks volumes. Yes, the pre Buck/Nicks albums have recently pricked up my ears a bit.

David 08-24-2019 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BLY (Post 1253895)
I still do love all The Fleetwood Mac albums and versions of the band.

Me, too. But I wish Dashut-Caillat had produced or engineered them. The sonics are their weakness - that and the unwillingness to edit songs down. Even the best moments on these albums are compromised by anticlimactic fades or repeats (for example, Sands of Time and Hypnotized).

cbBen 08-24-2019 12:22 PM

Just finished listening to them all.

Question: Jeremy is said to contribute no guitar to Then Play On. But is that not his slide on "Showbiz Blues" (1:40-2:10, 3:17-3:47)? Maybe it's Peter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGY3...g&index=6&t=0s

Bert13 10-05-2019 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by cbBen (Post 1253938)
Just finished listening to them all.

Question: Jeremy is said to contribute no guitar to Then Play On. But is that not his slide on "Showbiz Blues" (1:40-2:10, 3:17-3:47)? Maybe it's Peter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGY3...g&index=6&t=0s

It's Peter alright, his style of playing is very different from Jeremy's. Jeremy only plays on one track: Oh Well pt 2, on which he plays piano. The idea was to give Jeremy his own showcase: an EP of 5 songs, recorded in December 1968 but not released until 1998 on The Vaudeville Years 2 CD set.

SteveMacD 10-06-2019 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luminol (Post 1249312)
To anyone not that familiar with the pre-Buckingham Nicks albums... I have a suggestion.

After the disappointment of the last year, I have found myself gravitating to the pre-BN albums, particularly the transitional era.

Mick, John, and Christine are still there and they actually played “Tell Me All The Things You Do” and “Hypnotized” on the tour…Exactly why 1998-2013 was disappointing and this change wasn’t, especially considering who they brought in.

aleuzzi 10-07-2019 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Bert13 (Post 1254485)
It's Peter alright, his style of playing is very different from Jeremy's. Jeremy only plays on one track: Oh Well pt 2, on which he plays piano. The idea was to give Jeremy his own showcase: an EP of 5 songs, recorded in December 1968 but not released until 1998 on The Vaudeville Years 2 CD set.

Yes. Peter's slide is vastly different than Jeremy's. And Bob Weston's is vastly different than either of them...


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