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Bare Trees [CD]

Fleetwood MacAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002KD3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,254 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Child Of Mine
2. The Ghost
3. Homeward Bound
4. Sunny Side Of Heaven
5. Bare Trees
6. Sentimental Lady
7. Danny's Chant
8. Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
9. Dust
10. Thoughts On A Grey Day

Editorial Reviews

McVie, Welch and especially Danny Kirwin gave Fleetwood Mac some of their greatest songs of the era: Spare Me a Little of Your Love; Sentimental Lady; Dust; Danny's Chant; Bare Trees , and more. 1972 release.

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99 of 104 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kirwan carries the day October 14, 2004
By S. R.
Format:Audio CD
Fleetwood Mac recorded Bare Trees in 1972 when Danny Kirwan was only 22. He was filing the large shoes of legend Peter Green which at the time was the consensus guitar god of the era. Folk would write "Clapton is God" on the subway walls in London, only to have others write underneath "Green is better than God". The Mac also had lost guitarist Jeremey Spencer and his rock and roll revival stage antics, thus pushing the shy guitarist Kirwan out into the spotlight. A place he would rather not be. Kirwan steps up, however, and delivers 5 top-notch songs for the Mac which all hold up to the high standards already in place in the band with Christine McVie. Newcomer Bob Welch adds a couple fine songs here most notably "Sentimental Lady". Kirwan's guitar is all over the tracks blending several styles, too boot. It's a nice look into the shy guitarists songbag at a very early age. Especially nice that his talents in songwriting seem to be beyond his young years. Everyone knows about Kirwan's later life problems and everyone knows about the things to come for the Mac, but the real story here is Kirwan's talents on a rather obscure Mac effort.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again... February 20, 2007
By Mike
Format:Audio CD
Just like "Future Games", why didn't this album break Fleetwood Mac into the mainstream? The music is absolutely breathtaking. True, it may sound more commercial than the early blues material that made the band in the first place, but the fact that this album never got so big definitely helps the music's credibility.

Danny Kirwan asserts himself more than ever by contributing, a staggering 5 (count 'em) 5 songs! out of the 9 on this album. He balances his songwriting between amicable pop (the title track), bluesy rock ("Child Of Mine", "Danny's Chant"), and folk-ish balladry and instrumentation ("Sunny Side Of Heaven", "Dust").

Christine McVie and Bob Welch with two songs each, equal in depth to Kirwan's 5. McVie's "Homeward Bound", while not anything like the more famous Simon & Garfunkel tune, definitely invokes similar imagery, albeit more desperate in the author's want and need to just get home and relax.

Welch's "The Ghost" just rolls along at a whirlwind pace, brought on by John McVie and Bob Welch dueling for dominance in the intro, which gives way to a haunting combination of slide guitar and a Mellotron Flute drenched in reverb courtesy of Christine McVie.

The almost obligatory love songs actually offer a bit of variety on this album. McVie's "Spare Me A Little Of Your Love" holds it own against her stream of late 70's/early 80's hits, while Welch's "Sentimental Lady" (which, I must say, the version on here bests Welch's late 70's reinterpretation megahit by leaps and bounds) shows how important it really to hold on those lost moments with the one you love.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Bare Here April 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Bare Trees finds Bob Welch and Christine McVie taking an even greater role in the band. They contribute their strongest work to date and Danny Kirwan's work is impressive as well. Ms. McVie's "Homeward Bound" is a superb song that showed her gifts as a songwriter and singer were immense. Bob Welch's "Sentimental Lady" is his signature and is slightly different than the version he had a hit with in 1977. This version has a more pronounced backing vocal from Christine McVie, but in any version it is a gorgeous song. Mr. Kirwan provides the scorching "Danny's Chant" and the somber "Dust". Bare Trees would prove to be his swan song with the band, but he left on a high note. Bare Trees is the finest pre Buckingham-Nicks Mac album and ranks among the finest the band has ever done in any form.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No ReMaster Mars Mac Masterpiece October 2, 2009
By JoyBoy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Why isn't this music (along with Future Games) REMASTERED? These two albums I have loved since the 70s capture a breathtaking part of the legacy that IS Fleetwood Mac, and from my point of view, blows away almost every album created by the later hit-driven incarnation with Lyndsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The Fleetwood Mac on Bare Trees and Future Games (Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine Perfect (McVie), Danny Kirwan, who wrote half the songs on Bare Trees, and Bob Welch).....still felt the echo of the band's past glory, and the echoes of the sixties ending, and used it to look forward and create atmospheric, intriguing, complex, and meaningful music. And...this album ROCKS with great guitar work by Kirwan and Welch that leave later Mac albums in shame. From Bob Welch's haunting 'The Ghost' and the original version of his later hit 'Sentimental Lady' (better on this album), to Danny Kirwan's rock anthems 'Child of Mine' and title track 'Bare Trees' to the introspective 'Dust', this album leaves the listener wanting more. I am at a loss why Mick Fleetwood and John McVie would remaster the later Mac catalogue, yet leave these REAL gems Bare Trees and Future Games not re-issued to save these great moments of the band's history. The music suffers from the direct to disc transfer, yet the magic in it shines through. I am also disappointed that the songs from these two albums never appear on Mac compilations. For a lot of us THIS group was the Fleetwood Mac that had a message, and, sorry to say, later versions of the band were mere hit factories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Danny Kirwan's Album
"Bare Trees" by Fleetwood Mac is one of those albums many fans of FM overlook. This is a great recording made by the group during what I call their transitional period. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Janet Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome !
Published 5 days ago by tim miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Really brought back some memories.
Published 21 days ago by probilla
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but worth a listen!
Old school Fleetwood Mac from early 70s. I listened to it numerous times while commercial fishing in AK in 76 - 81. No radio, TV etc. So loved all these 8 tracks!
Published 2 months ago by Stacy P. Cruz
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this when it first came out as an album ...
I loved this when it first came out as an album and now am realizing what a GREAT collectin of old Fleetwood Mac music it is
Published 3 months ago by Marcia Gordon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
The entire album is very good EXCEPT the stupid ending.
Published 3 months ago by paul r shaar
4.0 out of 5 stars Evolution of a band
One of their best; the four songs from 'Bare Trees' to 'Spare Me a Little' make up one of the best stretches of songs on any album I own. Read more
Published 3 months ago by EclecticJay
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best of the best.
Published 3 months ago by mike johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Original Fleetwood Mac
One of the best Fleetwood Mac albums, before Stevie Nicks or Lindsey Buckingham, when Christie Mcvie was Queen. Perfect album.
Published 4 months ago by Trey
3.0 out of 5 stars Inferior to the LP
Enjoyable early Fleetwood Mac with great songs and playing. Played the original LP a lot during the 70s. Recently bought the CD and was very disappointed in the sound quality. Read more
Published 4 months ago by David Parkinson
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What is up with the lack of early Fleetwood Mac MP3s
I have to think because Warner never actually remastered the original tapes to cd's. You listen to the 80's CD of Then Play On it sounds like they mic'd up a turn table! A SHAME!
Feb 19, 2013 by Les Paul VII |  See all 2 posts
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