Tuesday, January 05, 2010

ASK FLEETWOOD MAC / GIGS OF 09 THAT WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND

The Seven Deadly Sins of Reuniting Bands
Huffington Post

ENVY: WHEN OTHER REUNITED BANDS SCORE HITS
Everyone wants the comeback. Everyone wants to believe they have one more shot at the top of the charts. Most bands who reunite dispense with a new studio album. They're the smart ones. The stage — and 10,000 drunken nostalgic fans — are more forgiving than a recording studio. Ask Fleetwood Mac. They were smart enough to reunite in '97 with a live album, "The Dance." It was an album of oldies, but a #1 album nonetheless.

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The gigs of 09 that went above and beyond
The Dominion Post

FLEETWOOD MAC, BOWL OF BROOKLANDS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th
Part of the magic of Fleetwood Mac is knowing the soap-opera that informs and influences not only the songs but the performances. Lindsey Buckingham sings Go Your Own Way at Stevie Nicks as much as he is singing it with her. Nicks needs Buckingham to accompany her version of Landslide; a song that has added prescience 35 years on from its first performances. And of course in live performance there are nods to the blues band that Fleetwood Mac started out as (under the tutelage of Peter Green). There is something about the music of Fleetwood Mac, it spans generations - something that seems to be happening less and less with music. And this was the perfect show to end the year: full of nostalgia, full of hits, delivered by a band still aware of the magic behind its songs.

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