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Except for that annoying dumbass who wouldn't stop shouting "Oh well!!!"

Apart from that; great concert!
Yea, someone gets a little much. But I'd rather have that than the sterile environment.
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Agreed. I think FM was in a unique position for the '74 tour. They needed to promote their new record. But they also needed establish that they were the REAL FM, which required them to delve a lot into their back catalogue. They also were probably eager to promote some of the material from Mystery, which never got a full-tour promotion.
That's interesting; I hadn't thought about the fact that they hadn't had a chance to properly promote "Mystery."

Yeah, I think what I'm truly missing is another of Christine's songs from "Heroes." Those four songs are one of my favorite sets from her on any FM album.
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That's interesting; I hadn't thought about the fact that they hadn't had a chance to properly promote "Mystery."

Yeah, I think what I'm truly missing is another of Christine's songs from "Heroes." Those four songs are one of my favorite sets from her on any FM album.
Strangely, I forgot they didn't really promote Mystery either. Agreed, by Heroes, Christine's song were fantastic. The title track is not lazy songwriting by any stretch.
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Except for that annoying dumbass who wouldn't stop shouting "Oh well!!!"

Apart from that; great concert!
“Oh Well” was Fleetwood Mac’s “Taking Care of Business.” I think it may have been the same guy who was screaming “Christine! Christine McVie!” in the earlier parts of the concert....!
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Strangely, I forgot they didn't really promote Mystery either. Agreed, by Heroes, Christine's song were fantastic. The title track is not lazy songwriting by any stretch.
I love the title tune. Her vocals are fantastic on it, too. I would have preferred an organ instead of the lightweight horns, but otherwise the song is really pleasurable. Its production is dated, as it is in her other HEROES songs. The band were clearly trying to get themselves on the radio by using then current standard industry arrangement gimmicks—horns, strings, pedal steel. But the songs are are super strong, Christine’s in particular.

Interesting note: people often cite “You Make Loving Fun” as the first of many FM songs to feature a thick layering of background voices, but it’s actually on the Heroes title tune where multi-layered background vocals was first featured as the stunning counterpoint to the melody and lead vocal. If you listen to those background vocals, they tell you that Christine didn’t need Lindsey to teach her how to build a wall of sound from multi-tracked vocals. She and Bob has already figured that out.

“Night Watch” has fantastic harmonies, too, but those are CSNY-inspired block harmonies, not counterpointed.

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