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Old 10-26-2018, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ali101 View Post
Yes it’s interesting to see the musical integration of Chris and Mike on this one. His guitar style fits the old tracks. Seems to work pretty well. It would have been nice to have the additional harmony of Stevie on there also in a similar vein to the old stuff from the first few years after BN such as Why, Station Man, Spare me a Little.
They rock along though.
Absolutely. If he were only replacing Danny or Bob, or even Peter after their departures, I'd be more than happy with him in FM. If there are any bones to throw the Rumours 5 fans, he'd be one of them, at least in my eyes.

If there's one song that I'm really enjoying on this tour, it'd have to be TMATTYD. Could be the closest you're ever going to get to the live performance of the song without Danny actually being there and playing it himself.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:46 PM
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Great to have a whole show to watch. The band does seem to be having a good time onstage.

Chris is so much more animated then she ever was. She and Mike have a nice repore. Neil and Stevie do also.

I still wish Storms and Hypnotized were still in the set. Cut back on the World Turning drum solo if it's a time issue. Or keep Gypsy and drop Storms but no Hypnotized. Drop a Lindsey song instead. If they are going to honor past members, that was a poor thing to do to Bob Welch. It's a pretty well known song in FM circles. I like Black Magic Woman better than I thought I would. And I love TMATTYD. Don't drop that one.

John seems almost invisible. Not much interaction there. I guess it's just him or maybe he is missing Lindsey. Obviously no one else on stage seems to be.

I still hate what happened though and wish they could have worked things out, I miss Lindsey even though Neil and especially Mike are doing a good job. It's just not the same Mac to me.

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Old 10-27-2018, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by gldstwmn View Post
Whole show:

This guy posts a lot on Dime too so for those of you who have been looking for a complete show it will probably show up there if it's not already there.
Just watched this and I loved it! Can't wait for June next year.

The start with 'The chain' and the end with 'All over again' really made me nostalgic though. Chain really IS broken and having the remaining four close the show. Ahhhhh... feels so wrong.

Mike and Neil do a great job, but... sigh.
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by missundercover View Post
Just watched this and I loved it! Can't wait for June next year.

The start with 'The chain' and the end with 'All over again' really made me nostalgic though. Chain really IS broken and having the remaining four close the show. Ahhhhh... feels so wrong.

Mike and Neil do a great job, but... sigh.
I haven't been able to watch, but to read your post made the tears flow. I'm still so heartbroken that what I consider MY band is broken. It just breaks my heart. Nope, not "just getting over it" fast at all. Not sure I ever will.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by HejiraNYC View Post
Ugh, I can't stand the tin-hatters here posting all of those conspiracy theories about Christine being so frail and arthritic and unable to play keyboards. Ricky Peterson seems to be adding little flourishes here and there (or playing when Christine is standing at the mic) but the heavy lifting is clearly being done by Christine. That being said, she was clearly not playing on a few songs during the LB/CM tour last year, so that remains a bit of a head scratcher.
I was surprised by how much she is playing and how much of her playing I can hear. It was refreshing and heartening because she appeared to be using the keyboard as a prop on the LB/CM tour.

She also sounded quite good vocally throughout this concert, with the occasional wobble—which is nothing new.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:55 AM
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Neil Finn and Mike Campbell bring fresh energy to revitalized Fleetwood Mac
1:14 pm | UPDATED: October 23, 2018 at 7:55 am

When we last saw Fleetwood Mac in 2014, Christine McVie had returned to the band after a 16-year break, fully reuniting the “Rumours”-era lineup. After decades of drama, it seemed there was finally peace in the group as they made plans for this year’s outing to serve as their farewell.

But in April, the band shocked the world by firing Lindsey Buckingham and replacing him with guitarist Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and vocalist Neil Finn (of Split Enz and Crowded House). Earlier this month, Buckingham responded by suing the band he fronted for decades. Drama!

This new version of Fleetwood Mac headlined St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center Monday night for a crowd of more than 13,000 eager to hear what Stevie Nicks told the crowd was their “new adventure.”

The good news is that Buckingham’s absence appears to have given the core members a second wind, with Nicks in particular looking happier than she’s ever been in the group. And, crucially, Campbell and Finn didn’t try to imitate Buckingham, but instead brought fresh energy to the stage.

Fleetwood Mac concerts over the past two decades have offered an at-times chilly professionalism, especially those without Christine McVie. But Monday night, there was a sense of uncertainty in the best possible sense. The vibe felt like “Yeah, we’re still figuring this out but we’re having a ton of fun.” (This was the 10th stop on the tour and the band has tinkered with the set list along the way.)

Finn proved to be a fine addition to Fleetwood Mac with his surprisingly powerful voice and casual chemistry with Nicks. But the real star of the show was Campbell, a longtime pal of the group who still wasn’t afraid to put his own spin on things with some creative, thrilling solos.

Fleetwood Mac also used the opportunity to add some songs from throughout their entire history, something Buckingham largely avoided. Nicks handled lead vocals for “Black Magic Woman” and acknowledged that Santana had the bigger hit with it: “Even I thought that they wrote it. They didn’t.”

Even better was Campbell tackling both guitar and vocals for the old Peter Green staple “Oh Well” and instantly turning it into a new Fleetwood Mac classic.

Of course, the set list included the staples — “The Chain,” “Dreams,” “Rhiannon,” “Go Your Own Way” — and nothing from “Tusk,” the Buckingham-heavy double album that nearly tore the band apart. They also found time to give nods to the new members, with Nicks joining Finn on vocals for Split Enz’s “I Got You” and Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over.”

Nicks — who sounded rusty at the start of the show — had opened up quite a bit by the time she nailed “Landslide.” She kicked off the encore with Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” and truly went for it during the choruses. Clearly she appreciated having some fresh material to sing. (She also faked out the audience by gazing at Campbell during the designated twirl time at the end of “Gypsy,” but worked in a quick spin to cheers.)

It didn’t all work. Mick Fleetwood’s mid-show drum solo, which dragged on for more than 10 minutes, should’ve been cut in half. And beyond “Oh Well,” the other stabs at blues numbers felt wonky at times. The ultimate takeaway, though, is that this is a band reborn (for, like, the 10th time) and it’s going to be fun to see where they go from here.
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