Thursday, October 04, 2007

Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham Sound City Sessions

Setting The Record Straight

Back in March, 2007 Sonic Past Music posted on their website that they had secured the rights to release early recordings (1974) by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks - thought to be tracks intended for a second BuckinghamNicks album.

"We will be releasing Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham, produced by Keith Olsen for Carman Productions/Sound City Studios. You will not believe how good these tracks are, and what’s more, 9 of these titles have never been released. This CD was recorded after the Buckingham & Nicks album and before they joined Fleetwood Mac".

In April, 2007 Sonic Past Music posted an update to what they were working on.

"We are remastering the Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Early Sound City Sessions from 1974. It’s said that some of these tracks were intended for a second Buckingham/Nicks album, however they made a well-known career change to Fleetwood Mac and the rest, as they say, is history".

Jump ahead to October, 2007 for another update. This one official, although we had heard about this in the early summer - that it was a no go on the release of these early tracks.

"It's time to set the record straight about one of our upcoming releases that we've received a lot of questions about - the Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham Sound City Sessions. We licensed their unreleased recordings from Carman Productions, Inc. about a year ago, and it seemed that all the paperwork was in order to give us the go-ahead to release it. Unfortunately, it appears that this was not the case, and that this CD will not see the light of day. Maybe someday we'll see… "

Apparently, after finding out this was going to be released, the session musicians that play on the tracks contacted Sonic Past Music about royalty payments for their work on the songs. Because it couldn't be determined who played what and on what songs, an agreement couldn't be reached, and therefore, the project shelved.

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