Fleetwood Mac: before Nicks-Buckingham

Seeing the Rumours Tribute Show got me to thinking about Fleetwood Mac again..and I was reminded that, while they had monster success after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined, and oh my gosh, am I a fan of that band, they were pretty good prior to that.

So, here are a few of my favorite pre Buckingham-Nicks Fleetwood Mac songs:

Black Magic Woman (yes, this is a Fleetwood Mac song, though Santana’s performance of it is probably more famous in the US)

Albatross: a lovely, lovely instrumental

Sentimental Lady: the original version of the Bob Welsh hit (a longer version); though the solo version had Mic Fleetwood on the drums, Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and Christine McVie on backup vocals.

Ok, the solo version:

Now back to Fleetwood Mac: I loved the album “Mystery to Me”. Here are a couple of my favorite cuts:


Just Crazy Love

Oh Well: about 2:20 of blues followed by some acoustic instrumental …almost 7 minutes long..almost haunting.

Here is the Buckingham-Nicks version of the band jamming it…

January 27, 2018 Posted by | music | , | Leave a comment

Help! Covers and versions: Lucy in the Sky, Blue Letter, Say you Love me, Rhiannon

Here is a bit of fun before I blog about politics and continue on with the duties of the day.

One of the things that I enjoy doing is to compare versions of popular songs.

Help I found an old LP version on video (the UK release) and am posting it along with the US version (with the James Bond introduction)

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

John Lennon assisted Elton John in doing a cover of this Beatles hit; Lennon said that the John version was more what he originally intended. But I love both.

Blue Letter
This is a Curtis Brothers song made more famous by Fleetwood Mac.

Here is the story:

The Curtis Brothers album version (audio only; but it is well worth listening to)

And of course, the iconic Fleetwood Mac version:

Fleetwood Mac

One of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs is Say You Love Me. This has multiple versions; I included the one with the extra bass (single version) and the LP version.

Rhiannon also has a couple of versions, single and LP

June 20, 2014 Posted by | music | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment