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Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
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Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac was produced by esteemed film and television music supervisor Randall Poster and Gelya Robb, the creative team behind 2011s highly acclaimed Rave On Buddy Holly (Fantasy/Concord); which debuted in the Billboard Top 20 and earned a Grammy nomination.
Known for his work with directors Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson and Todd
Haynes among many others, Poster was inspired to craft this loving tribute by his lifelong affection for Fleetwood Mac and encouraged every artist to make each song their own.
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This tribute album is a missed opportunity. JUST TELL ME THAT YOU WANT ME is a 17-track record full of cover versions of (mostly) indie bands laying down their take on the iconic Fleetwood Mac. Most of the music here is reverently faithful to the master tracks; those hoping that Best Coast and the New Pornographers were going to bring their own indie sensibilities to Fleetwood Mac will be disappointed by these bands sticking so close to the original. Alternately, Fleetwood Mac fans eager to here some of their favorite songs transformed won't find much interesting here either.
Antony's cover of "Landslide" is a pretty solid disappointment; it is a fairly straight rendition of the song, but it only serves a missed opportunity. The Smashing Pumpkins' cover of the song during the 1990's and the original outshine the track here. The bluesy and distorted "Oh Well" seems to have been made for Billy Gibbons, and his cover is much less energetic, but just as punchy. Best Coast's "Rhiannon" is fine, but it's pretty limp and bland compared to Fleetwood Mac's original; at its worst it sounds like a karaoke version of the song. The New Pornographer's "Think About Me" adds a few synthesizer riffs to an otherwise faithful cover. Aside from a few country-guitar rips, Karen Elson's "Gold Dust Woman" is an already familiar trip.
There are a few artists who provide good treatments to these songs. Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li takes "Silver Springs" and gives it a reverb-drenched eerie feel. The song that was initially a B-Side to "Go Your Own Way" serves as one of the best tracks here.Read more ›
These are indie lo-fi interpretations of mostly stevie nicks penned tracks.
Not sure why the producer felt compelled to leave out christine mcvie and lindsey buckingham from the track list?
big love, brown eyes, i know i'm not wrong, over my head, you'll never make me cry, not that funny, hold me.....
For those omissions i give it three stars but the artists and tracks on this records are good.
Landslide by Antony. 3:33 The familiar sounds of the beginning of the song give way to a man's voice singing this
lovely little song. Just can't get used to that difference! He doesn't change the song much at all, keeping to
Stevie's simple composition. It's kept to just the voice and an acoustic guitar.
Before the Beginning by Trixie Whitley. 4:46 Trixie's voice sounds like a slick, club singer's voice - not a
Fleetwood Mac kind of voice. You can maybe stretch to think she sounds slightly like Christine McVie at times.
Oh Well by Billy Gibbons. 4:45 Love the bass guitar opening we are all so familiar with. They slow it down even a
little bit more for an even bluesier sound. We are at 1:25 before we hear the voice... 'Can't help it bout the
shape I'm in....' 4-stars to this one! Excellent job.
Rhiannon by Best Coast. 3:07 Best Coast seems to want to turn this song into a popsy commercial cheesy sound. Think i-pad commercial.
Think About Me by The New Pornographers. 2:56 They really capture the soul of Fleetwood Mac with this track. The
drummer captures Mick Fleetwood's style and the guitars stay in the background. The singing is right on. 4 stars!
Angel by Marianne Faithfull. 4:59 The beginning of the original has a very distinctive beat and build up to that
beautiful voice of Stevie's. This version has neither a good buildup, nor is there a beautiful voice. A
Silver Springs by Lykke Li. 4:11 Lykke Li sings this song as if from inside a glass bottle. A strange, ethereal
sound.Read more ›
However, if you MUST have, this, then buy it on iTunes or some other digital format. The packaging is HORRIBLE!!! For one thing, they're trying to be cute and package it in a format where it won't fit in the slot of a standard CD rack. Which is annoying, but minor - a lot of other artists are doing this, too. The bigger problem is there is nothing to protect the CD from being scratched against the cardboard cover. And the actual physical CD seems to be of inferior quality.
Good job, Package Design!!! Way to make your client's product unusable!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased this for the Tame Impala cut, which is excellent. The rest of this CD...not so much.Published 3 months ago by K. WEBER
This must be a newer release; there is a song, "Hold Me," that was performed by Haim, that is not on this release. Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by Andrewllenium
This is a good CD of various artist doing Fleetwood Mac's songs. I am glad I found this on Amazon and at a great price!Published on September 2, 2013 by Peace
It was just okay. They were not the best Fleetwood Mac songs. The artists weren't great. I listened to it once but was not eager to listen to it again. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by NPE
You may recall that in the late 90s, a "big label" tribute album to Fleetwood Mac was released called "Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours". Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Paul Allaer