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Old 01-03-2023, 07:21 PM
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I think Christine knew she was sick/dying when she decided to release this cd.
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Old 01-21-2023, 08:56 PM
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I think Christine knew she was sick/dying when she decided to release this cd.
Nobody thinks so?
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i never really got that vibe... if she knew she was dying, would releasing a CD be foremost on her mind? i think she was living her life, curating the auction, giving some interviews (in which her voice sounded awful IMO), proud of her grammy nomination....and then suddenly boom...she was hit with some diagnosis that came out of nowhere, as these things sometimes tend to do. i think maybe she knew about it a couple of months before she died. and i think things progressed more quickly than she expected...

that's just my take on it.

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i never really got that vibe... if she knew she was dying, would releasing a CD be foremost on her mind? i think she was living her life, curating the auction, giving some interviews (in which her voice sounded awful IMO), proud of her grammy nomination....and then suddenly boom...she was hit with some diagnosis that came out of nowhere, as these things sometimes tend to do. i think maybe she knew about it a couple of months before she died. and i think things progressed more quickly than she expected...

that's just my take on it.

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I agree but we will probably never know. Releasing an old hash of her non-greatest hits seems to be the furthest thing anyone would do if they were terminal. I sort of see it the opposite. When Songbird was announced and released, I was floored how she was still going and even though there were no "new" recordings, I admired her spunk to want to do the project.
You could speculate endlessly. Was her hand issue connected with her back issue. The shock of it all is why we all speculate. But I hate doing that.
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There’s no way for us to know that. However, she did publicity for the album, so she was at least healthy enough to do that, and the CD was released a year ago.

I suspect people may also think she may have known she was going to die because she sold all those items at the auction, but so did John and Mick, and they’re still alive. If anything, Christine may have understood that she was nearing the end of her life, as many people do when they reach a certain age. It doesn’t necessarily mean she knew she was going to die when she did, just that she understood it could happen sooner than later.
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Yeah..maybe not. If it was her swan song it would have been a longer disc with many more of her “classics”
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Didn't she do an interview to promote Songbird where she sort of joked that she was getting close to 80 and hope she had a few good more years left.
You really cant speculate on such an issue. You could point to her selling her catalog too. IMHO my gut tells me she seemed authentic joking that she hoped she had several more years left while promoting Songbird.
If she was sick for awhile, I think people like Stevie and Lindsey may have heard about it. It seems relatively sudden and a decision to keep things private. I respect that decision.
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There’s no way for us to know that. However, she did publicity for the album, so she was at least healthy enough to do that, and the CD was released a year ago.

I suspect people may also think she may have known she was going to die because she sold all those items at the auction, but so did John and Mick, and they’re still alive. If anything, Christine may have understood that she was nearing the end of her life, as many people do when they reach a certain age. It doesn’t necessarily mean she knew she was going to die when she did, just that she understood it could happen sooner than later.
I have to say, even before chris passed away, that auction was making me sad. They were just selling so much. John got rid of all his basses! what does that say?? he was never gonna play anything ever again? i guess so. i guess at their ages, it's like at least chris and john were sort of thinking 'we're done playing live.' mick, i think, would carry on forever.

but i did love how the 3 of them went into the auction together.

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John got rid of all his basses! what does that say??
Actually not that much. He frequently switched through different basses. If he ever plays again, he’ll just get another one.

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but i did love how the 3 of them went into the auction together.
If it is the last word from Fleetwood Mac, it’s fitting that it was something just the core three collectively did together. No offense to any of the others, but this was their band.
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Actually not that much. He frequently switched through different basses. If he ever plays again, he’ll just get another one.


If it is the last word from Fleetwood Mac, it’s fitting that it was something just the core three collectively did together. No offense to any of the others, but this was their band.
That's a really nice way to think about it - something the three of them did together - it's comforting.

When the auction items were first announced, it didn't give a "we're done playing forever" vibe. To me, John best "understood the assignment" of the auction (high value items directly related to the music - and he probably kept a bass or 2 to play with), Chris seemed to be Marie Kondo-ing a storage unit from her old house, and Mick just scrounged up whatever junk he could find.


As for BLY's original topic of this thread, I think she may have known too. Perhaps she wasn't sick yet, but she "knew" in the sense that she had some of her mother's clairvoyant abilities. This collection was something she could get out quicker than that blues record she'd hoped to make, or BuckVie II, or even a compilation of her actual biggest hits (as there would be more red tape involved in getting the rights for her FM songs). She knew for sure that she'd be around to see this record released.
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