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Michael Thompson’s Stratty guitar tone doesn’t do much for me, either. “I Do” is my favorite song of hers on the album, perhaps because of Billy’s rhythm guitar, which worked incredibly well with their groove.
In terms of the actual writing, I like Hollywood, but for me "Sooner or Later" comes off best.

Billy sounds great anytime he comes to the fore. I didn't dig him at all on Mask. I felt like the band and label were shoehorning him into a style. But on Time he appears more naturally himself, and his work with Bekka was great.
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Should’ve been a hit.
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There was also a picture of the five of them playing.
This picture.



ETA: DAVE MASON TEAMS UP WITH FLEETWOOD MAC

By Robert Kinsler and Orange County Register
Orlando Sentinel
Oct 16, 1993 at 12:00 am


"There is a lot of potential there, coupled with Christine, myself and Bekka, who has an incredible voice. It will be interesting to see what comes forward."
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Dave must have felt so old having been in a band with her mother.

So when they were touring 1994-95, prior to Time's release, was Christine in the band or not? Had she finished her parts prior to that touring and, aside from a few touch-ups that would occur later on (where as with Lindsey's appearance one could consider her a guest), was functionally out of the band by the time the 94 touring started.

And what's this with Billy leaving and rejoining? What's the skinny on that?

Reminds me of Rick leaving and rejoining just for the Superbowl appearance of early '92 (or was it early '93?).
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Dave must have felt so old having been in a band with her mother.

So when they were touring 1994-95, prior to Time's release, was Christine in the band or not? Had she finished her parts prior to that touring and, aside from a few touch-ups that would occur later on (where as with Lindsey's appearance one could consider her a guest), was functionally out of the band by the time the 94 touring started.
That’s the mystery.

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His solo album Coming Home came out in February 16, 1993 and then he did a movie “Saturday Night Special” that was released on May 20, 1994. The Time band’s first tour date was July 4, 1994.

I have a few questions there, too. I’m saving it for tomorrow (off to bed).
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Reminds me of Rick leaving and rejoining just for the Superbowl appearance of early '92 (or was it early '93?).
It was Jan. 31, 1993. That was a one-off that was his farewell. Billy asked him to do it.
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I have a few questions there, too. I’m saving it for tomorrow (off to bed).
As promised…

I’m now wondering if Billy also had to be compelled to rejoin. He recently said they asked him to do the tour and asked him to bring in a couple of songs for the album, but he said in 1995 that he asked to rejoin, so that’s always been a little sketchy.

Here’s the timeline: Fleetwood Mac played the Super Bowl on January 31, 1993, “Coming Home” was released on February 16, 1993, Soccer Rocks the Globe, which featured the original “Blow By Blow,” was released on March 30, 1994, Billy’s “Saturday Night Special” movie was released on May 20, 1994, and the first tour date listed for the Time band was July 4, 1994.

When Richard and Christine left and when Billy rejoined are still a mystery. The only songs Richard didn’t produce were the new “Blow By Blow” and “These Strange Times.” Steve Thoma is only listed as the keyboardist on Dave’s songs and “Winds of Change,” suggesting Christine played on everything Billy cowrote. Now, whether she was still participating in the sessions after Billy came back or was dubbed in after being compelled back is the unknown.

So, was Billy compelled back for contractual reasons, did he replace Christine on the project, was he asked back to be a buffer between Dave and the ladies, did he ask to rejoin after his solo album wasn’t a hit, or was it simply a situation where he was still in frequent contact with Mick, Christine, and Bekka and everyone felt he should be back in the band?
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Dave must have felt so old having been in a band with her mother.
And father.

However, Billy Burnette was a close family friend (Dorsey Burnette and Delaney Bramlett were friends) and frequently wrote songs with Delaney Bramlett, and Bonnie would occasionally sing live with him. There used to be a video from the late ‘70s of Billy singing with Bonnie. D&B were Billy’s favorite band.

Here’s a 1975 song called “Lonesome, Long Gone, So Long” that Billy wrote with Delaney: https://youtu.be/_OlkcgOHcEM

And, here’s another song from that album called “Nothing Without You”: https://youtu.be/FcSOh8tgPho
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Technically, no. The only shows the band played after Time was released were a couple of corporate gigs.
Is this a corporate gig?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0F5ZSxXqPQ
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Yes I think it was. Wow that was a blast from the past because I remember John telling me they did that, this was around the beginning of when we had started writing to each other.....

i actually just went and found the email, he said they had just finished a gig in Vegas for some computer company, and that it was Bekka's last day in the west as she had just moved to nashville. That's all the detail he gave. The email was November 16th 1995.

Then there was another one from January 31st 1996 where he said ' the band with mason, Burnette, and Bekka has finished and mick and I are onto something new'. So I guess that was the end of that.

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