Originally Posted by nicepace
When the Lindsey-Chris-Mick-John quartet made 'BuckVie,' Stevie was still in the band, so she has a claim on the name, at least equally with the other four.
The only problem with this is the 'Then Play On' precedent, in which a current member of the band (Jeremy) did not participate in recording the album, but the Fleetwood Mac name was still used. But that's a long time ago and everything was much different, so I think it's rather pedantic to use this as an argument for calling the current album "Fleetwood Mac."
Jeremy did appear on Oh Well
, albeit briefly, although that track wasn't on the original pressing of the album. It's hard to imagine Jeremy's style meshing well with Danny and Peter on that album, somehow.
A better precedent is actually the Jeremy Spencer
album released around the time of TPO. Was that
a Fleetwood album? Danny, Mick and John were his backing band on that album and Peter also appeared on String-a-long
which did find its way onto the Chain
4 disc boxset.
So, if Stevie had appeared on one track of Buckingham McVie
, would that have made it a Fleetwood Mac song (or album)? On which philosophical conundrum, I will say Good Night...