Of the first three songs I think only "What's The World Coming To" is relatively weak, and I love "Illume" - although yeah it's not one of the best Stevie songs here (but "Silver Girl" is by far the worst). "Murrow Turning Over In His Grave" is insane and weirdly compelling.
Also I love how the production can sound both classicist and unhinged. "Red Rover" is astonishing for this in particular.
The quality of Stevie's work is what really astonishes, I think. She was the weak link on Tango In The Night I reckon - imagine how much better that album would have been if her three songs had been "Thrown Down", "Everybody Finds Out" (which even sounds a bit Tango-ish) and "Goodbye Baby"? Okay, I know some of you love love love "Seven Wonders" but come on...
― Tim F, Friday, 9 May 2008 15:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
It does suffer from lack of Christine. Not bad though.
― DavidM, Friday, 9 May 2008 16:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
I so want to get this album but don't. Does anyone know what Fleetwood/Buckingham album Somebody's gonna Change your Mind is on? I'd vote for that if it were here.
― I know, right?, Friday, 9 May 2008 19:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
That's on the unreleased Gift Of Screws if memory serves, much of which turned up on Say You Will without any audible change. My favorite track from GoS is the title track, which is a really weird setting of part of an Emily Dickenstone poem with a very driving power-pop tune.
― dlp9001, Friday, 9 May 2008 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― ILX System, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 23:01 (5 years ago) Permalink
i went for running through the garden in the end.. it's like edge of seventeen, but older
― electricsound, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 23:07 (5 years ago) Permalink
speaking of which, I wish "Everybody Finds Out" was better than it is; it's 20 years from being a sequel to "If Anyone Falls" or "Stand Back."
― Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 23:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Bleed To Love Her." I enjoyed seeing Lindsey perform it on his "Under The Skin" tour.
― Fitzcarraldo, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 02:35 (5 years ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― ILX System, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 23:01 (5 years ago) Permalink
I'm rediscovering this album and its is actually pretty great
― baaderonixx, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 12:05 (5 years ago) Permalink
Buckingham whispering "together together together" beneath his guitar on "Thrown Down" = CHILLS
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
Love this album so much.
― Tim F, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
― i think you'd be cool to meet. i bet we'd have a lot to talk about (buzza), Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Odd to see this thread revived today - I was making up a Fleetwood Mac best of for my car yesterday and put 'Say You Will' and 'Everybody Finds Out' on there. They weren't sounding too good tbh, very harsh production next to everything else. And far too loud.
― Ismael Klata, Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:19 (1 year ago) Permalink