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28 Sep 2013, 18:05 by vickycarmichaelWed 25 Sep – Fleetwood Mac
It has been a lifelong ambition to see Fleetwood Mac play live (despite the fact that they've essentially been broken up the majority of my life), so I was thrilled we managed to snap up a couple of tickets back when they came out. It was pretty torturous having to wait so many months, but totally worth it when it finally rolled around.
We were up in the nose-bleeds at the O2, but it didn't matter. The acoustics were amazing, and every song sounded as it should - from anthemic tracks like The Chain (played surprisingly early in the set - I would've thought it'd have been saved for an encore number), to Landslide, which took on a new poignance as Stevie Nicks gave a knowing smile on the line "I'm getting older too". The whole band has obviously aged, and this had an impact on their performances, but not in a negative way. Stevie and Lindsay's voices were perhaps a little deeper and not quite as strong as previously, but they performed with just as much energy. …
30 Dec 2011, 20:24 by BahkasikaIn this part, I'll discuss albums and tracks on my top lists.
Most listened albums of 2011
Buffyverse rules in this category. Surprise, surprise: Buffy's Once More, with Feeling soundtrack is on top, for the second year in running. BtVS: The Score is third, with BtVS: The Album fourth and Angel: Live Fast, Die Never sixth. Breaking this group of soundtracks are Tori Amos's five-disc epic box set A Piano: The Collection and Eppu Normaali's Mutala. Some real killer albums are next in line: Lost in Space (Aimee Mann), Kun valaistun (Chisu), last year's best album Seili (Jenni Vartiainen), I'm Not Dead (P!nk) and Mud On The Tires (Brad Paisley). Four out of the next five places are taken by the four recent studio albums by Dixie Chicks, showing just how good each one of those is. Paleface's Helsinki-Shangri-La received a lot of plays early in the year, and it certainly deserves a Top 20 spot. Another large box set to make this list is Iron Maiden's The First Ten Years. …
7 Nov 2011, 19:21 by Cutzy
6 Dec 2010, 18:33 by Langungon
15 Nov 2010, 05:43 by ohh19721st track: (09 Jul 2009) Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/108152.jpg1000th track: (16 Jul 2009)
Alphaville - Afternoons In Utopia
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/368888.jpg2000th track: (24 Jul 2009)
James Taylor - Mexico
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/389500.jpg3000th track: (01 Aug 2009)
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/238883.jpg4000th track: (11 Aug 2009)
James Taylor - Mexico
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/389500.jpg5000th track: (20 Aug 2009)
Groovecatcher - Intoxicated
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/32011817.jpg6000th track: (04 Sep 2009)
Lucid Dreams - Destiny
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/2677950.jpg7000th track: (10 Sep 2009)
Jim Croce - Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/16390911.jpg8000th track: (19 Sep 2009)
The (International) Noise Conspiracy - Capitalism Stole My Virginity
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/42073.jpg9000th track: (01 Oct 2009)
11 Dec 2009, 01:04 by TheWhimWhamMon 7 Dec – Fleetwood Mac
Wow, wow, wow... Mick Fleetwood and John McVie are just a fantastic rhythm section, and Fleetwood’s drum solo (during "World Turning") was absolutely captivating.
Meanwhile, Stevie Nicks’ voice, beauty and ethereal majesty continue to transfix even now. “Gold Dust Woman” is certainly a highlight in that regard.
But if you’re looking for a guitarist who is both unique and totally in-control of his instrument, you can’t go past Lindsey Buckingham. He knows when to hold back and when to let loose, and those solos (particularly on “I’m So Afraid”) are both raw, powerful and stunning to behold. Unbelievable.
1. Monday Morning
2. The Chain
4. I Know I’m Not Wrong
6. Go Insane
8. Second Hand News
11. Big Love
13. Never Going Back Again
15. Say You Love Me
16. Gold Dust Woman
17. Oh Well
18. I’M So Afraid
19. Stand Back
12 Jun 2009, 00:02 by suzqsWed 10 Jun – An Evening With Fleetwood Mac UnLeashed: Hits Tour 2009 How can you beat a concert where there is no new album to push, with hit after hit of Fleetwood Mac favs. Both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are great together on stage, with their harmonies and song writing.
They started with
Monday Morning and then jumped right in with The Chain and Dreams from Rumours. That got the place rocking! This is the set list.
* Monday Morning (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
* The Chain (from Rumours, 1977)
* Dreams (from Rumours, 1977)
* I Know I'm Not Wrong (from Tusk, 1979)
* Gypsy (from Mirage, 1982)
* Go Insane (from Lindsey’s Go Insane, 1984)
* Rhiannon (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
* Second Hand News (from Rumours, 1977)
* Tusk (from Tusk, 1979)
* Sara (from Tusk, 1979)
* Big Love (from Tango In the Night, 1987)
* Landslide (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
* Never Going Back Again (from Rumours, 1977)
* Storms (from Tusk, 1979)
1 Jun 2009, 04:52 by sablespecterFri 17 Apr – Fleetwood Mac Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009
This review of Fleetwood Mac's Cleveland stop on their current "Unleashed: Greatest Hits" Tour is over six weeks late, but here's a few thoughts and the setlist anyway, since I saw that no one else posted a review of the show. I also thought it might make a good advance reminder of the Fleetwood Mac Marathon* coming up on June 11 (see end of this post for links)!
My first thought is one that may raise the ire of ultra-devoted Steve Nicks fans: live Fleetwood Mac shows are increasingly dominated by Lindsey Buckingham. I mean this in terms of power of leading performance. I don't really think either Mick Fleetwood or John McVie have lost their power to deliver, either individually or together as one of the best rhythm sections in business, but as far as fronting the band, it simply takes too long for Stevie to get warmed up. I don't say this lightly, as my favorite FM songs from this version of the group are songs which have been written and sung by her.
10 May 2009, 19:16 by idiotsdreamhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-dJ35fOiM
The Chain is an imprinted memory, not just in your head, or on Fleetwood Mac's career, but in the world Formula 1 as well.It's a definition of the words 'cool' and 'awesome'. It's a classic, and one of the reasons that Formula 1 returning to the Beeb was a good thing. It goes very finely tuned with Murray Walker's baritone, haven't you noticed? You could wish it was the 70s forever.
Maybe it was the over flashyness of the intro, or maybe it was because whenever the programme went for an ad break this would always play (so you'd hear it seven times during the 3 hours a race was on), but Christ alive, 'Lift Me Up' got annoying, and it got annoying quickly.It's not that it's bad, but it's more style over sustenance, whereas 'The Chain' blends both, equally, and successfully. Maybe this is something you'd notice between ITV and the BBC.
Or maybe it's just that long, slow…