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View Poll Results: Behind the Mask: Side 1 or Side 2?
Side 1 15 88.24%
Side 2 2 11.76%
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Old 04-17-2021, 05:29 PM
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Default Behind the Mask: Side 1 or Side 2?

Choose the one you most like

Side 1
1. "Skies the Limit" Christine McVie, Eddy Quintela C. McVie 3:45
2. "Love Is Dangerous" Rick Vito, Stevie Nicks Nicks, Vito 3:18
3. "In the Back of My Mind" Billy Burnette, David Malloy Burnette, Nicks, C. McVie 7:02
4. "Do You Know" Burnette, C. McVie Burnette, C. McVie 4:19
5. "Save Me" C. McVie, Quintela C. McVie 4:15
6. "Affairs of the Heart" Nicks Nicks 4:22
7. "When the Sun Goes Down" Vito, Burnette Burnette, Vito 3:18

Side 2
8. "Behind the Mask" C. McVie C. McVie 4:18
9. "Stand on the Rock" Vito Vito 3:59
10. "Hard Feelings" Burnette, Jeff Silbar Burnette 4:54
11. "Freedom" Nicks, Mike Campbell Nicks 4:12
12. "When It Comes to Love" Burnette, Dennis Morgan, Simon Climie Burnette, C. McVie 4:08
13. "The Second Time" Nicks, Vito Nicks 2:31
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:55 PM
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No real contest for me. Even though I like most of the songs on side 2, I LOVE nearly all the songs on Side 1. Save Me, In the Back of My Mind, Do You Know, Love is Dangerous, and Skies the Limit are all sensational. That original sequencing is brilliant, too. We start off with the reassuring Christine McVie vocals on Skies the Limit, then the fun Love is Dangerous with Stevie and Rick, then the very different and far out In the Back of My Mind; then we return to Earth with Christine and Billy on Do You Know, then Save Me, Affairs of the Heart, and close with When the Sun Goes Down.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:54 PM
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Even though The Second Time sucks on toast, side two has three of my all-time favorite Fleetwood Mac songs in When It Comes To Love, Freedom and Hard Feelings.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:43 PM
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I love Hard Feelings, but Side One is excellent from beginning to end.
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Side one is the strongest run of songs overall, but not including the title track and Freedom seems awkward, but even a few weaknesses are there on side one. That's why BTM is a glass half full album, even some great moments and weak moments on good to great songs. Stand on the Rock, Hard Feelings, When it comes to Love, Second Time and most of Affairs of the Heart are forgettable.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:49 AM
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Side 1

Overall I think the album has a bad running order. The idea of placing In the Back of My Mind in the middle of side 1 is crazy. Just as the album gets going its curtailed for several minutes while this song has the ridiculous intro. It means you cant properly get into the music. They'd have been better off putting that song as the side 2 opener.
Also, as somebody else said, Behind the Mask should have been on side 1...maybe even opening with it.
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