Posted: June 7, 2017 in MUSIC
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The second single from Buckingham McVie, “Feel About You,” pleasantly recalls sounds of Fleetwood Mac‘s perfect pop confections on 1987’s “Tango In The Night” . It’s fitting, since that was also the last time Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie shared studio space.

Their new song, which follows Buckingham’s “In My World” as we await Buckingham McVie’s first ever recording as just a duo. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is set for release on June 9th; the album also features Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie .

The music grew out of reunion sessions following Christine McVie’s return from a lengthy retirment. When Stevie Nicks declined to participate, citing her own solo obligations , Buckingham and McVie decided to release their stuff separately from the band.

“We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically,” Buckingham said . “The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘What took us so long?!!’”

So, basically, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a Fleetwood Mac record minus one key member. Nothing new for the often-splintered group: 1990’s Behind The Mask was made without Buckingham, 1995’s Time without Buckingham and Nicks and 2003’s Say You Will  (which followed the reunited band’s 1997 live comeback, The Dance without Christine McVie. And like the albums made over the past quarter century, there are some good moments, some underwhelming ones and some missed opportunities

Nicks is clearly missed at times, especially her part in the vocal trio’s harmonies. But Buckingham — one of music’s most undervalued guitarists, singers, songwriters and producers — checks in with some of his most engaging songs in years. And McVie, who last released a solo record in 2004, sounds revitalized following her long absence from the studio.
Buckingham and McVie shared vocals on a number of Fleetwood Mac band favorites over the years, including “Don’t Stop” from 1977’s “Rumours” “Think About Me” from 1979’s Tusk and “Hold Me” from 1982’s Mirage album. They also co-wrote three songs from Tango in the Night, as well as “World Turning” from 1975’s “Fleetwood Mac” .

“We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I,” McVie commented , “and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”

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