|Edmonton Journal September 13, 2011|
"Seeds We Sow"
Seeds We Sow is the sixth solo release from this legendary Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter-guitarist and features some of his most intimate and personal lyrics in his critically-acclaimed career.
The songs here cover a wide swath of styles - beginning with the simple, cascading guitar and floating vocals of the opening title track and the rockier style of "That's The Way Love Goes" to the hook-y pop fun of "Illumination," or "When She Comes Down" that contains some complex harmonic arrangements. Naturally, the album features Buckingham's distinctive guitar picking style as well as his instantly recognizable voice. But despite all of these divergent musical styles, he wanted his orchestral guitar to be the unifying sound on this project. The CD was recorded in his Los Angeles studio and Buckingham played the majority of the instruments himself, as well as handling the mixing and producing duties.
From the soft melodic pop/rock tinge of "End of Time," continuing on through the album's most blistering rock track, "One Take," and ending with the hushed tones of "She Smiles Sweetly," a lovely Rolling Stones' cover, this CD showcases the full compliment of Lindsey Buckingham's formidable skills.
Lindsey Buckingham will be bringing this new music, along with some classic Fleetwood Mac tunes, to our area when he plays at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Thursday, Sept. 22. Tickets and more information is available at 215-572-7650, or online at www.keswicktheatre.com