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Fleetwood Mac Live in Zurich, Switzerland
October 13, 2013 - Hallenstadion



The wounds of the past seem healed: Fleetwood Mac at the Hallenstadion
by Stefan Künzli
Aargauer Zeitung

(Google Translation:)
The British-American band Fleetwood was in Zurich a live comeback with several lengths. The indoor stadium was completely gestuhlt with 7500 spectators and was almost sold out.

With "Second Hand News" was the legendary album "Rumours" opened in 1977, was now made the song also the start of the comeback concert in the Hallenstadion.

It started the nostalgic trip back to the pop and rock world of the 1970s and the memory of the greatest soap opera in pop history.

Because the song was guitarist Lindsey Buckingham addressed to his Elapsed time, singer Stevie Nicks, you had just been separated from him with a roar. "I will not miss you when you're gone," he sang for 36 years on and danced with her ​​a few songs engumschlugen later stage's songs, "Rumours", one of the most successful albums in pop history, but were only very thin thread of comeback concert.

Hits such as "Dreams" Nicks or "Go Your Own Way" by Buckingham were frenetically celebrated by the audience, but the songs of Christine McVie, the third major songwriter of the cult band missed. So the most important songs like "Oh Daddy," "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun." After her "Do not Stop" was played as an encore. Christine McVie had no desire to make a comeback. Quite in contrast to the two English founding members Mick Fleetwood (drums), her ex-husband John McVie (bass), as well as the two Americans Buckingham and Nicks, which are obviously having fun preparing to be back on stage together.

Especially Buckingham was highly motivated and shone with solo deposits.
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Mick Fleetwood said in an interview with the "North West Switzerland» that «some songs only really sound good today."

He has not promised too much. But not because the band would have been better, but because it was over extended earlier.

Off the headlights had a keyboardist, guitarist, another support Buckinham, two backing singers made ​​for the full vocal harmonies and even hidden behind amplifiers grooving another drummer. Thus, the sounds in the Hallenstadion worked amazingly dense, compact and fresh. During the nearly two and a half hour show, although many of the hits were played, but the concert had on several lengths - especially for the lesser-known songs of the album "Tusk".

This follow-up album "Rumours" in 1979 was a commercial flop, has developed with its easy experimental bond over the years become a cult album for insiders.

"Let's celebrate Tusk," Buckingham said. But the audience wanted to hear at the Hallenstadion in the first place the songs from "Rumours".

So only came towards the end of the concert atmosphere, and real and "Go Your Own Way", the last piece before the encore, the audience raised from their seats. Nevertheless, Fleetwood Mac played not only the nostalgia card. With "Sad Angels" and "Without You," she also presented two pieces of their new, digitally released 4-song extra plate (EP) "Extended Play".

While "Without You", a previously unreleased number of Buckingham and Nicks, was recorded in 1974, "Sad Angels" is really new.

A rousing uptempo party number that leaves you wanting more. "We are working on new song material," Buckingham said.

Maybe it create Fleetwood Mac still, record a new album with new songs. The wounds of the past seem in any case healed in four.

Photos by Tracks Magazine Zurich
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(Original Review)
Die Wunden von damals scheinen geheilt: Fleetwood Mac im Hallenstadion
Die britisch-amerikanische Band Fleetwood gab in Zürich ein Live-Comeback mit etlichen Längen. Das Hallenstadion war vollständig gestuhlt und war mit 7500 Zuschauern fast ausverkauft. von Stefan Künzli

NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN
RHIANNON
GO YOUR OWN WAY
WITHOUT YOU... (partial intro with Mick Fleetwood now in the mix plus the song)
DON'T STOP (Band intro included)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stevie used to kick ass on this song and many others but the part Dreams unwind loves a state of mind she used to just go crazy and she could sing then she's getting weaker every time they go out! I am the biggest fan of hers since 75 but there comes a time when all of us have to put it to rest before she starts to humiliate herself because she has no voice it's just flat Lindsay actually has to back her up on a lot of songs when before he didn't even sing background I realize she's 65 but a lot of other singers older than her can still sing like they always did. She has a vocal coach but he's making her sound like shit! theirs never any highs and lows just this flat dragged out now boring singer For once I'd like for her to just go for it and see if she still has anything left of her of her real voice, If she can't then she's done! She acts like she doesn't care how she sounds and her once beautiful eye's look almost shut, Her eye make up is put on a certain way to open her eye's but it doesn't help it just looks like tons of dark eye makeup I hate saying these things because she's my favorite female singer but now she's just boring to listen to Live' It used to be when she sang the crowd went wild! not so much anymore Lindsay has taken over the show now He still sounds pretty much the same and he's 64, I wish Stevie could read this because I know deep down she has a voice, She has a vocal coach to help her not lose her voice! I think she'd be better off with out him ever since she got him in 97 her voice just disappeared over the years. I think Mr. vocal coach man should go way and let her do it on her own she's 65 she's not going to live forever so come back Stevie and bring that voice with you~~~~~ Thanks For Letting Me Write my longest post ever! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

The Sound technicians should have been shot! It was far too loud and Fleetwood's Drums just boomed over everything. The vocals had so much reverb that when Stevie held long noted her voice oscillated really badly and sounded like feed back. Great musicians, just a shame all we could hear were the over powering drums.

Zanobbi said...

This was my third concert this tour and this was the most boring and cold audience i've shared a concert with. Buckingham always says you guys are the best and obviously he couldn't this time... Stevie got bored, and fleetwood fought so hard to take some from that dying crowd. Buckigham said they don't go often there, now i know why

Arthur Salomon said...

The concert was good, the sound technicians has a hearing loss!
It was way too overdriven, they could only endure with ear plugs! Then a better mood would also come up!
As you can hear on the video, it also had a gruesome echo.
It was really a pity! With a different style or without, it would have been better!

Anonymous said...

I am Australian and visiting friends in Zurich. I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the concert and was amazed at how warm and welcoming the crowd really was. I am afraid back home it is a different story. I think the Swiss seem to know how to enjoy concerts in general. Addressing the comment above regarding the cold audience, I would say that perhaps some of the crowd were stunned into silence due to the sheer volume being used.

Zanobbi said...

The crowd wasn't warm at all, and they didn't move until Go your own way, and it wasn't the craziest dance I've ever seen... Some people even booed Stevie during the long Without you intro...
This is the first time I go to a ROCK concert and some girls are giving EARPLUGS at the door... The guy by my side was using them the whole concert! Volume? This is a rock band! A rock concert! And Zurich was there like in a classical music auditorium.

Anonymous said...

I am Australian and visiting friends in Zurich. I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the concert and was amazed at how warm and welcoming the crowd really was. I am afraid back home it is a different story. I think the Swiss seem to know how to enjoy concerts in general. Addressing the comment above regarding the cold audience, I would say that perhaps some of the crowd were stunned into silence due to the sheer volume being used.

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