Fleetwood Mac Say You Will Poll

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The first three songs are the album's weakest.

"Thrown Down," "Say You Will," or "Bleed To Love Her." The latter has some truly awe-inspiring high notes (and ghosted McVie backing vocals).

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 9 May 2008 12:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I really like "Come" and I suspect I am alone. I reckon "Everybody Finds Out" is seriously underrated. The last two songs are great too, and "Running" is seriously one of Stevie's best. Weirdly back-loaded album, too, first three songs aren't great, "Miranda" is jaunty but slight, "Say You Will" they coulda knocled out in their sleep, but my god, the second half is GREAT.

Oh OK, "Running Through The Garden" it is.

edwardo, Friday, 9 May 2008 14:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Goodbye Baby" is probably my favorite Buckingham-Nicks era album closer.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 9 May 2008 14:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Red Rover

DavidM, Friday, 9 May 2008 14:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

OMG. I had no idea this album even existed until this very moment! Which is VERY odd cuz I've spent lots of time with their Allmusic discography. I'm assuming from the comments here that this is better than Time (a root canal is probably better than Time).

Kevin John Bozelka, Friday, 9 May 2008 15:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's a great album even if it is effectively Buckingham-Nicks 2. I think it probably suffered critically and commercially at the time for lack of reassuring Christine McVie input.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 9 May 2008 15:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

Is it one CD or two?

Kevin John Bozelka, Friday, 9 May 2008 15:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

One, but it's as long as Tusk.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 9 May 2008 15:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

I find myself skipping around a lot, though.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 9 May 2008 15:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

3 weeks pass...

I'm rediscovering this album and its is actually pretty great

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 12:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

Buckingham whispering "together together together" beneath his guitar on "Thrown Down" = CHILLS

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^^

Love this album so much.

Tim F, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Illume (9-11)

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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink


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