Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie - June 9, 2017

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1. Sleeping Around the Corner
2. Feel About You
3. In My World
4. Red Sun
5. Love is Here To Stay
6. Too Far Gone
7. Lay Down For Free
8. Game of Pretend
9. On With the Show
10. Carnival Begin

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have officially announced their collaborative duets album. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is out June 9 via Atlantic, and will be led with a new single, “In My World,” which is out Friday, April 14. The duo have also announced they will be doing a short tour of North America behind the new album, which kicks off June 21; check out the tour schedule below. The new album was previously tentatively titled Buckingham McVie, in a throwback to Buckingham’s album with Stevie Nicks, Buckingham Nicks. McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac in an official capacity in 2014.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, it would have been a bit rude.

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

This band will never stop being weird, right?

cpl593H, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

Lindsey definitely has a knack for depressing album covers

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

This cover's hilarious. I guess the major label art departments have gotten hit hardest.

vmajestic, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

Buckingham/McVie: We've Got Our Own Album To Do, Stevie!

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

Buckingham's recent solo output has been so damn wonderful. I only hope the Christine pushes him into weirder territory instead of restraining him ala Say You Will with Stevie.

DavidLeeRoth, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

His tracks on Say You Will are every bit as weird as his recent solo albums, for obvious reasons.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

I still think this should be a Fleetwood Mac LP.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

xp
aren't Mick and John the rhythm section on this too? it's basically FM minus Nicks

Dominique, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

yep

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

lol owned

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Nicks.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

should've called it Perfect Buckingham

tylerw, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman & Stevie Nicks.

(xp)

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

Honestly, I think it's bullshit that this isn't going out under the name Fleetwood Mac. Mick and John own the name, so if this isn't Fleetwood Mac then Say You Will sure the fuck isn't, if the same logic is applied.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

god who gives a shit

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

psyched for this record

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

lmao at the cover art

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

for symmetry's sake, she should've held a keytar imo

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm psyched for this record too, although it's probably bound to get less people checking it out and less press exposure generally since it doesn't have the Fleetwood Mac name on it. Which it should have.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

I suppose the Stevie Nicks Fanclub think it's a good idea, though.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

they can call it whatever they want, you jackoffs!!!@#!@$

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

my total indifference to whatever this is called is non-partisan

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Kurt Schwitterz Experience, Featuring Most of Fleetwood Mac

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

meatwood flack

akm, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 21:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

BuckVie

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 21:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Where's Stevie?!?!?!?!

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 21:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

Buck and Perfect worked on these songs together. Then they got the ol' rhythm section to record them. Stevie wasn't involved in the writing.

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 21:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

Dinosuar rockers making a buck
God just retire

calstars, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 21:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks, bro.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

I wonder if Mick and John will be performing on the tour? If so, I'm buying a ticket

$125 for "rear orchestra" seats, before service charges and taxes? This album better be good

Wimmels, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

1. Sleeping Around the Corner, Stevie?
2. (How I Really)Feel About You, Stevie
3. In My World, There's No Stevie
4. Red Sun (That's What We Call Stevie)
5. Love is Here To Stay Now That Stevie Is Gone
6. Too Far Gone To Care About Stevie
7. Lay Down For Free, Free From Stevie
8. Game of Pretend That Stevie Doesn't Exist
9. On With the Show, Without Stevie
10. Carnival Begin, Stevie End

salthigh, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

For that price it better be Rumors part II

calstars, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Where does Lindsey end and Stevie begin

calstars, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

i paid more than that for actual Mac last year or the year before.

akm, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

in a huge stadium

akm, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Mac without cheese.

Mark G, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 06:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

The cover looks like one page from a FMac tour programme, other pages have Mick with Stevie, etc.

Mark G, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 06:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

John stands alone, and by "alone" I mean with a lager.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NYX6WjNcL.jpg

cpl593H, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Mac without cheese.

― Mark G, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:52 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Heh, well that's certainly one way of looking at it!

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

holy shit this is fucking awesome, they need to change the cover immediately

flappy bird, Saturday, 15 April 2017 03:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

Very nice. Very LB, but I can hear how CM tempers his approach.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 15 April 2017 04:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah, diggin' this, hope the single's an indication of things to come rather than an outlier

Wimmels, Saturday, 15 April 2017 13:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

I like how it has the same beat as Trouble

flappy bird, Saturday, 15 April 2017 16:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

Law & Order: LBCMV

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 15 April 2017 18:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

The album sleeve looks really naff, definitely. It looks like it was knocked up in a couple of hours by a record label art department in 1988.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Saturday, 15 April 2017 18:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

does it matter whether two musicians whose collecive age is over 140 years approved a naff sleeve?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 15 April 2017 18:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

god he's such a fucking weirdo. i love it

flappy bird, Saturday, 13 May 2017 05:17 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Ooh, not long now to go! New Fleetwood Mac... yay!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 1 June 2017 06:51 (five months ago) Permalink

promo video for the album, has clips of more of the tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxVsqngf9yE

Dominique, Thursday, 1 June 2017 11:53 (five months ago) Permalink

damn they all sound fantastic

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 12:57 (five months ago) Permalink

surprised this hasn't leaked

akm, Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Christine sounds like she'd be an acerbic joy after a glass of wine.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:32 (five months ago) Permalink

The production makes them sound like the younger bands who are inspired by them. The three new songs on Spotify sound like a Captured Tracks band's new EP!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:05 (five months ago) Permalink

damn they all sound fantastic

― ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:57 AM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:55 (five months ago) Permalink

Kinda weird that this thread went dead when the album was actually, you know, released.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:38 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah :(

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:42 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm listening to it as I type.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:47 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm not as high on it as Brad but about half of it consists of keepers. McVie sounds magnificent on "Carnival Begin."

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:47 (five months ago) Permalink

This was a bit anticlimactic for me -- my favorite song is still Christine's "Feel About You". I'd agree w/the above that about half of it I'd want to hear again, but that's not exactly my description of a great record.

Dominique, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:16 (five months ago) Permalink

quality of this feels v even to me, don't know what to tell y'all

shouts out to "sleeping around the corner" for kinda sounding like prefab sprout at first, thereby closing a loop

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:40 (five months ago) Permalink

Keepers: Sleeping Around the Corner, Red Sun, On with the Show, Carnival Begin, Love is Here to Stay, Game of Pretend. Well, I guess that's more than half the album.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:47 (five months ago) Permalink

i think "too far gone" is maybe the only misstep but that's only bc i haven't decided how i feel conceptually about "'world turning' but less good"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:52 (five months ago) Permalink

that's one where the production is too spare to do it justice; the track sounds cramped.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:56 (five months ago) Permalink

I by and large like this, but they sound like hi-fi home demos. Which can be cool! But not always here, imo.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:13 (five months ago) Permalink

In My World is my favorite, still. Feel About You is a bit cloying?

akm, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:13 (five months ago) Permalink

this is adorable (ragged voices notwithstanding):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rqLQ05AVNo

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:32 (five months ago) Permalink

Gonna have to take some sedatives before I can bear watching that.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:33 (five months ago) Permalink

buckingham unable to stop making his guitar face even while playing ukulele

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:36 (five months ago) Permalink

Can imagine that's not that far off from Tusk sessions. Where's ?uest?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Feel About You is cute, but in such an old fashioned, sunshine pop kind of way, that I can't help but like it. These days, I am taken off guard when I hear a I vi IV V progression.

Dominique, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:00 (five months ago) Permalink

Sounds more like a Lindsey record with some songs featuring Christine McVie who, sadly, is not in great shape, delivering mostly weak, clumsy, schmaltzy songs ('Too Far Gone' being the exception) and unimpressive vocals lacking the beautiful tone and strong presence of her earlier work

while the modern efx (including mild autotune) work fine with Lindsey's more aggressive style, the production does not serve her well

'Sleeping Around the Corner' and 'In My World' are really good songs though

niels, Saturday, 24 June 2017 14:21 (five months ago) Permalink

oh I love "Carnival Begins"!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 June 2017 14:25 (five months ago) Permalink

that's a song that somewhat succeeds in establishing an interesting sonic environment but ultimately I don't find the narrative captivating

I don't mean to be negative, I'm just slightly disappointed bcz I love Christine McVie

niels, Saturday, 24 June 2017 14:56 (five months ago) Permalink

anyone catching them on the tour?

kurt schwitterz, Saturday, 24 June 2017 18:54 (five months ago) Permalink

haha, this first track uses a "motown" drum loop that's packaged with logic pro (and probably some others, but i recognize that one bc i've used it before). its also at the beginning of a tame impala song.

nice cage (m bison), Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:07 (four months ago) Permalink

It's a good record, it's great to have Fleetwood Mac back.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Sunday, 25 June 2017 08:57 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah did you see rage against the machine are also on tour

niels, Sunday, 25 June 2017 10:00 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

saw them at the greek theatre in la tonight. buckingham is such a dominating stage presence that it felt more like a buckingham show with mcvie helping out than a buckingham mcvie show. also, her voice was not in a good place. she sounded like she was struggling all night. a little sad. it was still really nice to hear her give "wish you were here" a go. he talks too much and is boring and plays "never going back again" as a frighteningly slow dirge. the backing band (two guitarists who are longtime buckingham/mac regulars and a rhythm section who are not mick and john) came out after four songs and breathed some life onto the stage. "sleeping around the corner" from the new album was great in a way that made me wish they had totally fleetwood mac'd it up in the studio. that was my highlight of the night, along with a fully credible and fun go at "tusk." the set was about half fleetwood mac, half buckingham/mcvie, and two buckingham solo tunes thrown in. they ended quietly, with mcvie on piano singing a good ballad from the new album called "game of pretend," which she introduced by saying "this is not 'songbird,'" which was either a joke or an apology, i couldn't tell. glad i went. not sure what i was expecting. probably pretty much what i got.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 3 August 2017 08:10 (three months ago) Permalink

"Game of Pretend" is a solid album closer.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 August 2017 10:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Well, all "Sleeping Around the Corner" was missing to make if full Mac was Stevie!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 August 2017 10:58 (three months ago) Permalink

It was totally the Bucky show here as well. I could barely hear Mcvie's keyboard playing, and she felt very much a supporting role. Having seen lots of Buckingham live, plus Mac, I think it would have been fine had she just been rolled out as needed to sing Everywhere, Little Lies, and Hold Me.

She closed the show with that same quip about Songbird by the way. Likewise, I couldn't tell if she was joking or apologizing. As it was, the show was maybe half full and people were already streaming out.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 3 August 2017 11:45 (three months ago) Permalink

that's disappointing. did they already play these summer Mac festival shows?

akm, Thursday, 3 August 2017 13:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I assume he's doing "Trouble" as well

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 August 2017 14:55 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah they opened with "trouble," lindsey and christine alone onstage.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 3 August 2017 17:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Well, all "Sleeping Around the Corner" was missing to make if full Mac was Stevie!

truel but it sounds kind of small and weirdly enervated on the album. the live arrangement opened it up, made it more fun, bigger.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 3 August 2017 17:19 (three months ago) Permalink

xp whoa that's awesome, that's a great opener

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 August 2017 18:29 (three months ago) Permalink

that show was amazing

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 11 August 2017 03:31 (three months ago) Permalink

"trouble" -> "wish you were here" is a real heartbreaking opening suite

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 11 August 2017 03:35 (three months ago) Permalink

also christine's voice was a little variable but she hit every note in "you make loving fun" so who cares?

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 11 August 2017 14:58 (three months ago) Permalink

i think "hold me"'s key was shifted but i assume that was for lindsey's benefit more than christine's

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 11 August 2017 14:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Could you hear much of her keyboard? How full was the audience?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:14 (three months ago) Permalink

it was pretty full but not sold out at the beacon theater i think. it was only difficult to hear christine's keyboard when lindsey was playing his solo tracks

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 11 August 2017 15:15 (three months ago) Permalink

i think i enjoyed this more than any mac show i've seen tbh

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 11 August 2017 15:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Have you seen Bucky solo? Because it was pretty much like every solo Bucky show I'd seen, plus special guest Christine doing her songs.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:22 (three months ago) Permalink


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