Showing posts with label 4-06-13: Fleetwood Mac - Philadelphia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 4-06-13: Fleetwood Mac - Philadelphia. Show all posts

Monday, April 08, 2013

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Philadelphia 4/6/13 "Lindsey Buckingham still plays head-shakingly good guitar"

Fleetwood Mac in Philly: Good playing, songs and singing don't add up to great show
Posted by John J. Moser
Fleetwood Mac - Philadelphia April 6, 2013 - Photo by Brian Hineline

Fleetwood Mac’s show Saturday at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center had many of the ingredients that made the band such a force of nature in the 1970s, with nine Top 20 songs  and 28 million albums sold.

Lindsey Buckingham still plays head-shakingly good guitar – in fact, if anything, his playing was better than ever. Stevie Nicks still has a voice, and simply a presence, that invokes the emotions those songs carried.

And, of course, there are those songs themselves: Partially the soundtrack to the lives of many in the generally older, sold-out crowd.

But on Saturday, the parts of the 23-song, 140-minute show didn’t always add up to the whole you expect with Fleetwood Mac. And sometimes even the parts fell short of expectations.

Continue to the full review + More Photos

Sunday, April 07, 2013

FULL VIDEO: The Elusive "Sisters of the Moon" + More Photos - Fleetwood Mac Live in Philadelphia 4/6/2013

Fleetwood Mac Live in Philadelphia April 6, 2013
"Sister of The Moon"
Wells Fargo Center

Finally a full complete version!

This completely rocks!!... and Stevie's added the 'be my' a little more in front of the 'sistas' part, so the song is still evolving a little bit... She's into it!  Lindsey should be jumping in on the song with his "Some call her Sister of the Moon, some say illusions where her game, they like to wrap her in velvet, does anyone know her name" just like the Mirage video from 1982... and look at her while he's singing it - because the song IS about her... It would rock!  Other than that, Stevie sounds amazing on this... very dark, intense and even though you can't really hear the girls howling in the background, what you can hear sounds really cool. I think this sounds amazing! So happy it's back after 30 years!  
Check out these Youtube channels for some amazing video captures of the band in Philly

Above 2 photos courtesy of Jill Shaw-Kuhn (Great shots Jill) 

REVIEW | PHOTOS | VIDEO: Fleetwood Mac Live in Philadelphia April 6, 2013

Wells Fargo Center - April 6, 2013
No change in the set list from Columbus and that's a good thing!

Review: The return of Fleetwood Mac

Instability is a constant in Fleetwood Mac. Since its inception in 1967, drummer Mick Fleetwood has been the only permanent member, although bassist John McVie joined almost immediately thereafter. And the band's classic late '70s lineup, with Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, reached its creative peak when its interpersonal relationships were at their most tumultuous.
"It's different every time. That's the way it is with this band: it's always a work in progress," Buckingham said during Saturday's sold-out show at the Wells Fargo Center, the second night of the band's first tour in more than three years. The 23-song, 2-and-a-half hour set favored the hits, including most of 1977's Rumours, while adding some surprises.

In the absence of Christine McVie, who left in 1998, the core quartet added two backing vocalists and two utility musicians. The band, however, was at its best when at its most elemental, and Buckingham was the central force with his aggressive, impressive guitar playing and his unrestrained, often manic energy.

That energy anchored punchy pop songs, such as "Second Hand News," "Go Your Own Way" and the new "Sad Angel," as well as earnest acoustic songs, such as "Never Going Back Again," "Without You" and "Big Love" (from 1987's Tango in the Night). He's an underrated guitar hero, and the lengthy solo that concluded "I'm So Afraid" found the youthful 63-year-old feigning exhaustion.

Nicks, 64, was less dramatic and mobile, and her voice took a while to warm up. Although she shifted the melodies of "Dreams" and "Rhiannon" to avoid the high notes, the rarely performed "Sisters of the Moon" was eerie and powerful and the inescapable "Landslide," accompanied only by Buckingham on acoustic guitar, was lovely and sincere.

After an encore that featured a drum solo from Fleetwood, joyous and indefatigable at age 70, Buckingham and Nicks returned to the stage hand-in-hand. Buckingham introduced "Say Goodbye" by saying, "It's about closure, as much of the dialogue between us seems to be."

That closure is still a work in process: the band has a new EP on the way.

Photo Recap: Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Center
Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Center
Photos by Joe Deltufo - See Gallery

SAD ANGEL (New Song on upcoming EP)
WITHOUT YOU - They're having so much fun doing this.. I love it!