Future Games

Warner Bros / Wea
Release date
25 Oct 1990
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Woman of 1000 Years 5:22 4,721
2 Morning Rain 5:31 4,268
3 What a Shame 2:13 3,968
4 Future Games 8:16 7,410
5 Sands of Time 7:19 4,421
6 Sometimes 5:21 4,400
7 Lay It All Down 4:28 6,351
8 Show Me a Smile 3:20 3,916

About this album

By the time of this album’s release, Jeremy Spencer had been replaced by Bob Welch and Christine McVie had begun to assert herself more as a singer and songwriter. The result is a distinct move toward folk-rock and pop; Future Games sounds almost nothing like Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Bob Welch’s eight-minute title track, featuring lead guitar from Danny Kirwan, has one of Welch’s characteristic haunting melodies, and with pruning and better editing, it could have been a hit. Christine McVie’s “Show Me a Smile” is one of her loveliest ballads. Initial popular reaction was mixed: the album didn’t sell as well as Kiln House, but it sold better than any of the band’s first three albums in the U.S. In the U.K., where the original lineup had been more successful, Future Games didn’t chart at all; the same fate that would befall the rest of its albums until the Lindsey Buckingham-Stevie Nicks era. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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  • star_shaped_man

    One of them albums I have been meaning to listen too forever. I wasn't sure what to expect as I love Peter Green era & Rumours era but this is lovely stuff. Some really nice guitar playing and all the songs are good.

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • foxyluva

    Very underrated

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • wesleye1

    One of my very fav albums! Love every song on it!

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • stu3700

    one of the key albums that transitioned me from am to fm, from tween to teen, from pre-weed to post....and so on....Sands of Time, Sometimes, Show Me A Smile.....wow....I think I'm flashing back.....some of the best rock music there is, imo.

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Brunanalyzed

    One of my fav!!

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • saturday-rain

    Yes, definitely :D Woman of 1,000 is simply impressive

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • EpicGeeza36

    my favourite of theirs. Relaxing dreamy like album All the tracks are great but the best are: 'Woman of 1000 Years', 'Future Games' and 'Show Me a Smile'

    16 May 2009 Reply

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