Say You Will
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2003 album featuring both Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham, the first since 1987's triple-platinum Top 10 'Tango In The Night' & first release since 1997s 'The Dance'. The band also features John McVie & Mick Fleetwood plus guests artists, Sheryl Crow, C
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"Say You Will" features the almost fully organized "Rumours" version of Fleetwood Mac (minus Christine McVie) in the studio for the first time since 1987's "Tango in the Night" (1997's "The Dance" being a pleasent "homecoming") and they've really never sounded better (Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, as always, contribute little to the songwriting effort but are again vindicated as one of the best rhythym sections around). This work is made up of a combination of tunes from a prospective solo follow-up to 1992's "Out of the Cradle" by Lindsey Buckingham and new music from Stevie Nicks. The story of how this latest version of the group was reunited adds another mystical chapter to the group's already sizeable mystique. Buckingham in the studio recruiting musicians meets Fleetwood and asks him to play drums on his "new album". They collectively decide that the new songs are missing something and that something comes in the name of John McVie who agrees to play bass and the legendary magic is rekindled.
Stevie Nicks (on the road promoting her "Shangri-La" album) is then asked to join the group...one thing leads to another and they decide to record a new album. All members have matured beyond the halycon days of "Rumours" (Lindsey Buckingham is now married with two children!!) and this new maturity is very definitely evident in the new music.
Of the 18 new songs, I feel passionate about 13 of them with varying degrees of emotion. All of the songs penned by Lindsey Buckingham are fantastic...he again amazes me with such a divergent musical direction from his previous releases. "Bleed to Love Her" is the highlight of the album followed closely by "Steal Your Heart Away". Had he not contributed these to the new "Mac" album, they would have undoubtedly ended up on the much awaited solo release.
Stevie Nicks also shows new motivation by contributing the title song, "Thrown Down", "Destiny Rules" and the album/concert closing "Goodbye Baby" (an incredibly tender and emotional song bringing back memories from Tusk's "Beautiful Child"). Production and song organization is essentially the "Buckingham" show and drives me to conclude that had he and Nicks stayed together (following their 1975 "BuckinghamNicks" combination), this is what they would have sounded like.
Catchy modern pop along with the requisite Mac emotional staples, Fleetwood Mac shows that unlike many of the 70's/ 80's supergroups (the Eagles being a prime example), they still have a major contribution to make to modern music and deserve their reputation as one of popular music's best performers. I very heartily recommend this album!!!
This cd is classic at best , Fleetwood Mac.
"What's The World Coming To" and "Say You Will" are classic Mac songs and fare well, and "Peacekeeper" is also a winner, although the lyrics a tad gruesome. Nicks hits the jackpot with her already classic, "Silver Girl", a true gem of a song and Buckingham's "Steal Your Heart Away" actually produces a great love song with a wonderful mood.
However, some artists still feel that with 84 minutes available on a CD, they need to fill it up. "Murrow Turning Over In His Grave" and "Red Rover" are non-sensical fillers. Probably meant to be creative and avant garde, they simply annoy with repitition and poorly mixed instrumentals. Nicks vocals stay in the lower range and can sound monotonous at times and Buckingham's screeching is still not a surprise - he's better in a normal range. Christie McVie's vocals and clever keyboards are missed here, most notably her contributions of moods to her songs.
But if this is the worst one can find about this album, that's not too bad and Fleetwood Mac comes out shining after all these years. It's good to hear Nicks and Buckingham singing harmony again. It's been missed for a long time.