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Old 08-14-2017, 04:59 PM
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Hey there everybody, I gotta ask why we think it is that whenever Lindsey tours it seems like the only songs that he will play live from his first two solo albums are "Trouble" from Law and Order and "Go Insane" from Go Insane. Yeah, I know he randomly played "Bwana" once or something, but I gotta say I don't see the point of not doing beautiful stuff like "I'll Tell You Now", "It Was I" or "Bang the Drum." I mean, some of Law and Order is kinda slight and that Go Insane is mostly drenched in '80s Fairlight keyboards, which would kinda stand out in his show. But regardless, I think by ignoring these albums (beyond the hits) on stage is a shame, cuz there are a few gems that people could be reminded of by him doing them live.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:00 PM
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I think the answer is simple. These 2 songs are his only solo Billboard hits. Trouble peaked at #9 and Go Insane #23. Lindsey will always promote his new album but plays the hits from his first 2 albums. Of course there are fantastic songs on those albums especially Go Insane. Lindsey has a wealth of solo songs.
He is obvious very proud of those songs just like he is of So Afraid ( a song he does every Mac tour) and Tusk.
You could ask lots of questions like these like Why does Lindsey only play Big Love from Tango and not any other Tango song.
Why did he and does he not play any of his songs from Mirage.
You could go on and on
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:21 PM
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I think the answer is simple. These 2 songs are his only solo Billboard hits. Trouble peaked at #9 and Go Insane #23. Lindsey will always promote his new album but plays the hits from his first 2 albums. Of course there are fantastic songs on those albums especially Go Insane. Lindsey has a wealth of solo songs.
He is obvious very proud of those songs just like he is of So Afraid ( a song he does every Mac tour) and Tusk.
You could ask lots of questions like these like Why does Lindsey only play Big Love from Tango and not any other Tango song.
Why did he and does he not play any of his songs from Mirage.
You could go on and on
Yes. Those were the singles from those two albums. Trouble was a top ten hit and Go Insane qualifies as a rather successful single as well.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:29 PM
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I think the answer is simple. These 2 songs are his only solo Billboard hits. Trouble peaked at #9 and Go Insane #23. Lindsey will always promote his new album but plays the hits from his first 2 albums. Of course there are fantastic songs on those albums especially Go Insane. Lindsey has a wealth of solo songs.
He is obvious very proud of those songs just like he is of So Afraid ( a song he does every Mac tour) and Tusk.
You could ask lots of questions like these like Why does Lindsey only play Big Love from Tango and not any other Tango song.
Why did he and does he not play any of his songs from Mirage.
You could go on and on
I don't know though. My point is he has still played random cuts from Out of the Cradle or Gift of Screws or Under the Skin but not really from his first two. Though the point about all the other material he doesn't play does hold up as well. He does just have so much first class material, he obviously couldn't really get through it all in one show. So as much as I'd love to hear "Tango In The Night" or "I'll Tell You Now" live, I get why I probably won't be hearing those.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:13 PM
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I know many artists don't always like their early work, and tend to lean towards later songs/albums. I don't know if Lindsey feels that way, but I've heard other singers say things like "I'm so embarrassed by those earlier songs" or "I've grown so much as a songwriter since then."
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:24 PM
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I know many artists don't always like their early work, and tend to lean towards later songs/albums. I don't know if Lindsey feels that way, but I've heard other singers say things like "I'm so embarrassed by those earlier songs" or "I've grown so much as a songwriter since then."
I don't think it's that with Lindsey. I mean, most of the material he does during his shows (whether with Fleetwood Mac, as a duo with Christine or solo) are from approximately 1975 thru 1987 (excluding material from whatever new project he's promoting). So I don't believe for a second that he doesn't like his earlier work anymore.

To me, it just seems like maybe he doesn't think some of the stuff I've mentioned would work in front of an audience, maybe?
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:50 PM
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To me, it just seems like maybe he doesn't think some of the stuff I've mentioned would work in front of an audience, maybe?
I think this is a lot of it.

While I would literally evaporate into thin air if he played "Slow Dancing" live, I think that Lindsey really came into his own as an artist with Under the Skin and he himself has said that Seeds We Sow is his greatest work to date. After he parted for Tango, he did a lot of soul searching not only personally but as a creative.

Additionally, we all know his guitar is an extension of himself and he truly values the performance he gives to each audience. If there's one note off, one instrument slightly out of tune, he always stops mid song to start over. So I think it's a mixture of what he feels artistically connected to, what he feels would be a good group of songs for the audience (he's a master of tracklistings, after all), and what he thinks will transfer well onto stage, so that it doesn't sound "shticky'" if you will.

These are just some thoughts, though. I'm probably very wrong.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:53 PM
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I know he said he dislikes (most of) Law and Order. But he always seems very positive towards Go Insane. Maybe the Go Insane songs are hard to replicate live.
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:16 PM
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In addition why no Buckingham Nicks stuff making it in the solo shows?

These are the questions magazines should ask, not the same drivel we always get.
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:29 PM
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I vote for more OOTC stuff!
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:09 PM
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Maybe he thinks his current audience wouldn't know some of his earlier work besides Trouble and Go Insane?
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