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Old 05-11-2002, 08:13 PM
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Bare Trees is my favorite pre BN album. I LOVE it so hoere's how I'd rate it.

Child of Mine- 9.5
The Ghost- 9.5
Homeward Bound- 10
Sunny Side of Heaven- 8.5
Bare trees- 9
Sentimental Lady- 9
Danny's Chant- 5
Spare Me A Little- 7
Dust- 10

0verall- 8.7
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Old 05-12-2002, 12:01 AM
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Child Of Mine--9.5
The Ghost--7 (down the list of my favorite Bob Welch tunes)
Homeward Bound--8.5
Sunny Side Of Heaven--(on a scale of 1 to 10) 20!!!! (The best thing Danny ever did...with FM or after)
Bare Trees---7.5 ("Station Man" rehashed a third time..."Sands Of Time" on Future Games was second)
Sentimental Lady---8.5 (better live as first half of medley with "Future Games"...even better on "French Kiss")
Danny's Chant---8 (the intro makes an expectation the rest of the song doesn't deliver; but it's worth putting up with the rest of the song just for it.)
Spare Me A Little Of Your Love---10
Dust---8
Thoughts On A Grey Day--talk about "wasted space"

Add 'em up, divide by 9 equals an average score of 9.6

I just wonder what this album would've sounded like had the original mixes not been erased at JFK airport in 1972.
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Old 05-12-2002, 05:58 AM
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Child Of Mine-7
The Ghost-6
Homeward Bound-9
Sunny Side of Heaven-8
Bare Trees-8
Sentimental Lady-10
Danny's Chant-5
Spare Me A Little Of Your Love-10
Dust-10
I'm not even going to rate that poem at the end. I wish they had put a song on the end instead.
Total-8.1

I really like Bare Trees. It's my second favorite Bob Welch era Fleetwood Mac album, after Mystery To Me. I think Spare Me A Little was Christine's first great song that she wrote-I love it and Dust is my favorite Danny Kirwin song. Sentimental Lady & Hypnotized are my favorite Bob Welch songs. I'd just like to get rid of that poem at the end.
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Old 05-13-2002, 12:45 AM
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I love Bare Trees! One of my fave Mac albums!!!


Child Of Mine-10
The Ghost-9.5
Homeward Bound-10 (I love just this song)
Sunny Side of Heaven-10 ( would give it a 20 like chiliD)
Bare Trees-9
Sentimental Lady-10
Danny's Chant-8
Spare Me A Little Of Your Love-10
Dust-10
Thoughts on a Grey Day-5(I don't mind it. Though I do wish they could have put another song at the end)

well the average came out to 9.15 but I say 9.5! I love this album
Why couldn't I be alive to see them live back then??!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-14-2002, 09:40 PM
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Cool Bare Trees

My favorite pre B/N Mac album

Child of Mine- 9
The Ghost- 9
Homeward Bound- 9
Sunny Side of Heaven- 9
Bare trees- 10
Sentimental Lady- 9
Danny's Chant- 7
Spare Me A Little- 9
Dust- 9

I think that works out to about an average of a 9...or one f****** good lp......even Mrs. Scarrott couldn't ruin this one!!


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Old 05-18-2002, 11:59 AM
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Heart For Me.....

Mystery To Me is the best Welch Era Album !!!!

Every song is a mystical experience !!!!

The average grade I give Bare Trees is an A - !!!!
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:20 PM
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I love this album....

Child of Mine- 9
The Ghost- 9
Homeward Bound- 8
Sunny Side of Heaven- 9
Bare trees- 10
Sentimental Lady- 10
Danny's Chant- 8
Spare Me A Little- 9
Dust- 10

I will have to say Dust is probably my favorite track on this album if I had to pick one.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:32 PM
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Holy crap—nice thread resurrection!

Okay, I’ll go:

Child of Mine—9.5
The Ghost—4.5
Homeward Bound—5
Sunny Side of Heaven—8
Bare Trees—8
Sentimental Lady—8
Danny’s Chant—9
Spare Me a Little—8
Dust—10
Thoughts—?
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:50 PM
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Not rating it, but my alt BT is

Child of Mine
Ghost
Homeward Bound
Sunny Side of Heaven
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(Danny’s Chant into) Bare Trees
Sentimental Lady
Spare Me A Little of Your Love
Trinity
Dust

It would have been a gatefold, with Thoughts On A Grey Day written out on one side and pic of the band on the other.
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:17 AM
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Child of Mine - 10
The Ghost - 9
Homeward Bound - 9
Sunny Side of Heaven - 9
Bare trees - 10
Sentimental Lady - 8
Danny's Chant - 9.5
Spare Me A Little - 8
Dust - 8.5

Great, solid effort. Only second to Mystery to Me and Future Games to me personally when stacking up the "wilderness years" as I refer to them as (the 1970-74 records). Only wish is that Thoughts on a Grey Day didn't close the proceedings as it cheapens the whole deal and the great Dust in particular, a very nice Danny tune.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:48 AM
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I already weighed in in individual songs but here are my thoughts on the overall album BARE TREES:

The songs are concise, occasionally up-tempo, occasionally even hard.

The album, though after FUTURE GAMES seems in attitude a step between that album and KILN HOUSE as if BT were recorded right after KH. Even one of Christine’s songs (Spare Me) is a hold over from something she presented to and performed with the band in 1970, whereas all her FG songs appear to be new.

The quality of the songs is very high and the performances are routinely tasteful, economical, and often quite effective.

The quality of the sound and mix is noticeably murky, a very muddled sounding recording in comparison with the spacious, airy quality of FUTURE GAMES and the bright, articulate warmth of KILN HOUSE. The band is making all the right musical choices but the mix isn’t capturing them with sufficient crispness. Of all the FM albums from the 71-74 period this one sounds the most homespun and homely. MTM would have some recording issues later but not nearly as significant (IMO) as this.

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Old 02-25-2019, 04:36 PM
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Of all the FM albums from the 71-74 period this one sounds the most homespun and homely.
I think that's one of the reasons I like this album so much. It's FM's most lo-fi album. My ears like that.

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MTM would have some recording issues later ...
Totally off-topic: as a person who sometimes has trouble with abbreviations, I always wonder why FM fans are talking about Mary Tyler Moore but then I figure it out. (insert smiley)
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:58 PM
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I think that's one of the reasons I like this album so much. It's FM's most lo-fi album. My ears like that.



Totally off-topic: as a person who sometimes has trouble with abbreviations, I always wonder why FM fans are talking about Mary Tyler Moore but then I figure it out. (insert smiley)
I’m also a Mary Tyler Moore nut. I’ve seen every episode at least 12 times...
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I’m also a Mary Tyler Moore nut. I’ve seen every episode at least 12 times...
You just love those pants. Christine looked so good in MTM pants!!!
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