Showing posts with label Seeds We Sow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seeds We Sow. Show all posts

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Released One Year Ago Today: Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

One Year Ago Today:
September 6, 2011 Lindsey Buckingham released his 6th solo album "Seeds We Sow" and his 3rd since releasing "Under The Skin" in October, 2006.  

"An exceptional set of great, ambient pop songs from one of Fleetwood Mac’s most influential musical architects." - A.C. FERRANTE

When the continuation of Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed Tour in 2010 fell through with Stevie deciding she wanted to focus on a new solo album (In Your Dreams), the remaining band members were left to their own devices to fill their down time. When Lindsey announced in late 2010 that he too had been working on a new album, it came as a nice surprise not only to fans but to Lindsey himself.  Lindsey didn't plan on putting out a new album.  Having set aside a three year window previously where he released two solo albums (2006's Under The Skin and 2008's Gift of Screws plus a Live DVD Live at The Bass Hall), he was ready to focus on Fleetwood Mac.  But during this down time it just sort of fell into place - and boy are we glad it did!  He's managed to put together a really great album where he handles pretty much everything on the album from the writing and producing to playing nearly every instrument himself.  Without a recording contract, having fulfilled his commitment to Warner Bros. he also took on the task of self-releasing the album - and thus "Seeds We Sow" was born on September 6, 2011.

The album debuted and peaked at #45 on Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart where it tied 1984's "Go Insane" chart position making it his third highest charting album after 1981's "Law and Order" which climbed to #9. Seeds also reached #6 on Billboards Top Rock Albums Chart and #5 on Billboards Top Independent Albums chart.  Internationally the album debuted and peaked at #28 in Norway, debuted and peaked at #92 in Canada, debuted and peaked at #95 in Ireland where it also debuted and peaked at #9 Irelands Top 20 Independent Album charts. In the UK the album debuted at #82 on the UK Top 100 Album Charts Sept 17, 2011 and at #12 on the Top 40 Independent Album Charts.

On The Album Charts
# 28 - Norway
# 45 - USA
# 82 - UK
# 92 - Canada
# 95 - Ireland

New Album | New DVD | 100 Live Shows

A lot has happened in this one year since Lindsey released "Seeds We Sow".

- New Album Released - September, 2011
- 39 Live Shows - September 10th to November 14, 2011
- New DVD/CD Released - October, 2011
- 61 Live Shows - May 3rd to September 8, 2012

Shortly after the release of the new album, Lindsey embarked on a two month 39 city full band tour of the US and Canada from September 10th to November 14, 2011.  After the North American run of shows, Lindsey was scheduled to perform nine dates in the UK and Ireland in December, but because of a band member injury, the dates were cancelled and sadly never rescheduled.

In October, 2011 during the tour, Lindsey also released a live DVD/CD package titled "Songs From The Small Machine: Live in L.A." from a show previously filmed in Beverly Hills, CA in April, 2011.

From November, 2011 until May, 2012 - Lindsey was pretty much dormant until he kicked things back into gear May 3, 2012 setting off on a 61 date North American Solo Acoustic Tour that concludes with three performance Canada beginning tonight and ending at Casino Rama this Saturday, September 8th in Ontario.

With all the Fleetwood Mac band members now talking about reuniting for a tour in 2013, it looks like Lindsey will be taking a break until things pick back up in early 2013 when it's been reported that tour rehearsals for Fleetwood Mac begin in January.

Thanks for the great year Lindsey!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pre-Order Lindsey Buckingham Seeds We Sow [Limited Edition, Import] 2LP Red Vinyl


Initial pressing only will be on RED vinyl

01Seeds We Sow
02In Our Own Time

01That´s the Way Love Goes
02Stars Are Crazy

01When She Comes Down
02Rock Away Blind
03One Take

01Gone Too Far
02End of Time
03She Smiled Sweetly

Pre-Orders available... Release dates for some of the Euro countries and prices on-line seem to be all over the place, so shop around.

Amazon US 
Seeds We Sow [Limited Edition, Import]
USA: $42.54 released on June 5, 2012

Amazon Canada
Seeds We Sow (2LP-180 gram) [Limited Edition]
Canada: $39.89 released on May 29, 2012

Amazon UK
Seeds We Sow [VINYL] [Limited Edition]
UK: No price set - Released on June 5, 2012

Barnes and Noble Price: $33.38

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Big Buck | Lindsey Buckingham, of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac |

Lindsey Buckingham, of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac, comes to Carmel.

By Adam Joseph

Next Thursday, Buckingham will perform a one-man show at the Sunset Center featuring Fleetwood classics and tunes from his personal library. 

Though he’s most widely recognized for Fleetwood Mac hits like “Go Your Own Way” and “Dreams,” many of Buckingham’s solo efforts have gained acclaim, including Under the Skin, which was named one of the Top 50 albums of 2006 by Rolling Stone. The Los Angeles Times called his most recent effort Seeds We Sow (his third in five years), “a blend of midlife introspection and limousine-liberal hand-wringing.”

Though Buckingham’s solo work – including his newest – bring elements of Fleetwood Mac’s airy folk feel, they also reflect his expanding musical tastes inspired by bands like Phoenix, the Dirty Projectors and Arcade Fire.

 Full Article - Monterey County Weekly

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM performs 7:30pm Thursday, May 10, at Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth, Carmel. $58; $68; $78. 620-2048.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Vinyl Purists rejoice! Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" coming to vinyl!

Turan Audio (Professional, independent CD mastering outfit out of Oxford, UK) Tweeted earlier today that Lindsey Buckingham's latest album "Seeds We Sow" was being mastered for vinyl!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Music You May Have Missed - Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

BackBlog: Music You May Have Missed
Cincinnati City Beat
By Brian Baker 

There have been many Lindsey Buckinghams, none of them being the frequent guest on DeAndre Cole’s What Up with That. There’s the Buckingham who teamed with girlfriend Stevie Nicks on their ill-fated 1973 album, and the Buckingham who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974, bringing Nicks along in the deal and transforming the British Blues-to-Pop outfit into a commercial juggernaut. There’s the Buckingham whose break-up with Nicks fueled the creative engine that drove 1977’s Rumours to platinum numbers, the Buckingham whose perfectionism and substance binges colored the schizophrenically wonderful Tusk, the Buckingham who left Fleetwood Mac, the one who came back and all the Buckinghams who have maintained a potent presence in the band ever since.

Then there are the solo Buckinghams, the early ones on the Fleetwoodiesque Law and Order and Go Insane and the introspective and vindictive Out of the Cradle, and the later ones from the husband and father; the acoustic Under the Skin, the long-delayed Gift of Screws and the new, self-released Seeds We Sow. 

Full article at Cincinnati City Beat

NPR Song of the Day: Lindsey Buckingham: An Oasis Of Acceptance

Lindsey Buckingham: An Oasis of Acceptance

Song Of The Day - "End of Time"

"Buckingham's lush, chiming "End of Time" opens with an inquisition into the infinite."
by Marc Hirsh

Click through to NPR to stream the track.

Compared to the casualness with which Lindsey Buckingham attended to the first 25 years of his solo career, the past six years have seen a flurry of activity. That goes not just for the speed with which he's churned out his last three albums, but also for the bulk of material they contain. Armed with both a frenzied fingerpicking style and the technological flexibility afforded to him by ultra-modern recording capabilities, many of Buckingham's newer songs sound as if there are so many ideas pouring out of his head that he's frantically trying to capture them before they're lost forever.

One of the grand exceptions on the recent Seeds We Sow is "End of Time," an oasis of calm acceptance that stands in bold relief to the speed-crazy playing and track-maximizing overdubbing found elsewhere. It's lush, true, but it's also simple, recalling Buckingham's 1981 single "Trouble." In fact, the two start out much the same, with a steady, unfussy drumbeat establishing the bones of the song before Buckingham himself enters, his voice chiming softly like the guitars that flesh it out.

While Buckingham, true to the title, opens with an inquisition into the infinite, he turns to an expression of more personal matters by the end. Distance, death, eschatology; none of it matters in his reckoning. The lights may fade, he seems to be saying in "End of Time," but some spark of love and gratitude will shine through. Buckingham intends to shine along with it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Video & Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Rehearsal Footage

Don't get too excited... It's only 28 sec. But it's cool!
First two videos provided by Brett Tuggle: Keyboardist/Guitarist/Singer in Lindsey's band 

Plus... Tusk
(Taken from the DVD "Songs From The Small Machine: Live in L.A.)

4 New photos emerged yesterday from the Bullet Magazine Photo shoot and video interview that took place in early 2011... Video and photos below.
Photos by: Williams Hirakawa

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Video: Lindsey Buckingham goes deep! Explains each track on new album "Seeds We Sow"

Gain a different perspective on tracks from Lindsey's new album "Seeds We Sow". He walks you through each track explaining the inspiration behind each.  You'll also see Lindsey in his home studio with Brett, Neale and Wally jamming the new tunes and also Lindsey alone playing acoustically... Great stuff!  Lots of never before seen or heard footage.

Check out the video at

 "Seeds We Sow" was released September 6, 2011 and is available on iTunes and Amazon

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Musical minds still active: Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews
Musical minds still active
Rock legends get creative in producing new and old material

Some veteran rock musicians - as Jim Messina and Hall of Fame member Dave Mason said in 2011 interviews with the Record - have stopped creating original music or releasing new records.

At least that's what they said. Why bother?

In the free-market Internet era, their material either gets stolen or it's subsumed in the vast mass of musical stuff available at the stroke of a computer key or two.

Still, some veteran musicians - twice the age that the Who's Peter Townshend was content with 46 years ago - kept creating in 2011. Some of them very impressively.
  • The Cars "Move Like This" 
  • Glen Campbell "Ghost on the Canvas" 
  • Jimmy Cliff "Sacred Fire" 
  • Garland Jeffreys "The King of In Between"
  • Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow": Known best for helping make Fleetwood Mac become a conquering force in the 1970s, Buckingham, 62, has released a series of quirky, inventive, imaginative solo albums that defy the Mac's commercial realities but satisfy his experimental urges and encyclopedic guitar stylings. Just like this one.
  • Paul Simon "So Beautiful or So What" 
  • Nick Lowe "The Old Magic"
By Tony Sauro

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Albums of 2011 - TMAK World Style #5 Lindsey Buckingham - "Seeds We Sow"

Top 10 Albums of 2011 - TMAK World Style 

#5 Lindsey Buckingham - "Seeds We Sow" The two front line personalities in Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are comfortable revisiting their fabled Rumours glory when The Mac go on tour every few years. In their down time....

For the rest and the full top 10 of 2011 check out T Mak World

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks + Some GREAT Amazon Deals!

Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews

Australian Charts - December 26, 2011
(Previous week in parenthesis)

Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks continue to sell well into Christmas in Australia. One title drops off the catalogue chart this week Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits" which re-entered last week at #49.  All others pretty much hold their ground from the week prior.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 37 (38) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 82 (74) Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of"

Top 50 Catalogue Chart
#  3 ( 5) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 11 ( 8) Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of"
# 47 (50) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

 Australia Top 40 DVD Chart
# 32 (34) Fleetwood Mac "The Dance"

UK Charts - December 17, 2011

UK Top 40 Catalogue Chart
# 31 (26) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Also... Check out these great after Christmas Deals at Amazon!
Full albums available for $5.99 or less! 

MP3 Downloads
Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" (includes 2 bonus tracks not found anywhere else) $4.99
Lindsey Buckingham steller 1992 album "Out of the Cradle"  $5.00
Dave Stewart "The Blackbird Diaries" (Stevie appears on "Cheaper Than Free") $5.00
Buddy Holly "Listen To Me: Buddy Holly" (Stevie appears on "Not Fade Away") $4.99
Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" $5.99


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Year End Lists.... Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham Albums and Songs

Published by: @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews
The Top 25 Songs of 2011
by: Rob Sheffield

10. Stevie Nicks, "Annabel Lee"
The gypsy queen comes back to tell the world who the eff she is, with a lyric by one of her hot dead rock & roll boyfriends, Edgar Allen Poe.

by: Karen 'Gilly' Laney

#3 "In Your Dreams" Stevie Nicks
The original witchy blonde songstress rates high on our top albums list this year, delivering the kind of quality record we’ve come to expect from her. Stevie’s voice is still superb and though she’s not breaking any new ground here, she’s dancing all over a foundation that she’s worked incredibly hard to maintain. The songs are strong, full of haunting imagery and have enough “ooooohs” to keep the sisters in leather and lace bowing down to the moon. Producer Dave Stewart is successful at keeping Nicks on track as she hammers out another worthy record for the wild at heart.

Top 10 Songs of 2011
by: Joe Robinson

morn #4 "Secret Love" Stevie Nicks
The first single from 'In Your Dreams,' the Fleetwood Mac singer's first solo album in 10 years. She originally wrote the tune for the band's 1977 album 'Rumours,' but it didn't make the album and has been floating around as a bootleg since. The video for 'Secret Love' features Stevie and her teen-aged goddaughter Kelly hanging out in Nicks' own house and backyard. Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart co-produced.

29-95 MUSIC
Top 10 albums of 2011
By Joey Guerra / Music Writer

10. In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams was a lovely surprise, a delicately layered collection of lush pop tunes with country and rock flourishes. Producer Dave Stewart (yes, the Eurythmics guy) plays up to Nicks’ vivid tales of ghosts, vampires and gothic romance without getting bogged down in the imagery.

Top 10 Best of 2011
by Patrick Driscoll

Top 10 Records You May Have Missed While You Were Listening To Bon Iver

9: Stevie Nicks / In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks‘ first truly great solo album since 1981’s Bella Donna, boasts one of the most ridiculous and simultaneously beautiful songs she’s ever sang. If you know the record already, I’m sure you can guess which track I’m talking about. It’s “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” and if you’re unfamiliar, well then I’ll just say it, it’s a love song about two star crossed vampires. It is wildly absurd and yet Nicks pulls it off and it becomes the record’s most memorable moment not because of its subject matter, but because of its gorgeous chorus. The rest of the record more than lives up to the high of “Moonlight”, becoming one of the most surprisingly cool records released this year. If you bypassed In Your Dreams because you thought it was a disposable late period record from a 70’s relic, rethink your position and get lost in it’s dreamy sweep.

Top 10 Concerts
Small venues, classic artists make big impact
By John J. Moser

10. Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks, April 5, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia: If there's one thing Stewart and Nicks' show proved, it's that time, indeed, marches on. While Nicks turned slower, lighter and — dare I say it, matronly — to adjust for the limitations of voice and age, Stewart barreled forward with a damn-the-torpedoes attitude that made his set far more enjoyable, faults and all.

Best Music of the year:
Top 50 Alubms of 2011
By Jaclyn Gallucci

#47.  Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (Reprise)
Not content to periodically reappear on tour with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks instead found a viable creative partner with Dave Stewart and production partner Glen Ballard. Nicks came away with her first album in a decade and best solo outing to date.

Notes from the stage
by: Joey DiGuglielmo

Washington is always a big concert town — most major tours have stops here — but this year was especially teeming with gay and gay-friendly big-name musical acts. There was such an abundance of options, some evenings — like July 31 when Dolly Parton was at Wolf Trap and Britney Spears was at the Verizon Center or Sept. 1 when Stevie Nicks was at Jiffy Lube (Nissan) and Olivia Newton-John was in Baltimore — music fans had to make tough choices.

She doesn’t tear it up like she did in the old days, but what Stevie Nicks lacks in passion and grit, she’s made up for in pitch and finesse. Her “In Your Dreams Tour,” supporting her amazing 2011 new album (her first in a decade), found the Fleetwood Mac singer taking her time, giving her band plenty of chances to shine and balancing a wealth of cuts from the new album with trademark Mac and solo hits like barnburner “Edge of Seventeen” and “Rumors”-era wonder “Gold Dust Woman.”.

Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
by Michael Knudsen

#2 Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams
Stevie Nicks is a fucking legend, no one care argue with that. In Your Dreams is her first studio album in almost ten years, thankfully it was well worth the extremely long wait. It’s a beautifully crafted album that cuts straight to the heart, there’s something so comforting and soothing about her unique voice, if you haven’t checked out this release yet, please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy! Sadly in today’s youth-oriented world, it’s easy for Ms. Nicks to be passed over but I’m telling you this is such a solid album that’s definitely not to be missed.
Essential Tracks:

New Orleans, Italian Summer, For What It’s Worth, Secret Love, In Your Dreams

Pop music, Rock music, uncategorized, Year-end Top 10 Lists
Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011, Rock and Pop Edition

No. 3 - LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM - SEED WE SOW: You keep waiting for Lindsey Buckingham, the old rebel, to soften into middle-aged acceptance, to conform. This wasn’t that record. Credit Buckingham for never trading true emotion for sentiment. Seeds We Sow was as hard eyed as it is musically ambitious. Makes sense. Buckingham, for all of the things he rejects, for all of the things that piss him off and make him play the guitar in a bloody-fingered rage, was never about nothingness. Buckingham’s music, in a move that belied his era, didn’t settle for cheap thrills, quick answers — or something so obvious and easy as nihilism. And, lucky for us, it still doesn’t.

The best concerts of 2011
By Marley Lynch, Sophie Harris, Hank Shteamer and Steve Smith

Lindsey Buckingham at the Town Hall, Sept 27
Supporting a strong new solo record, Fleetwood Mac’s male lead and fingerpicking demon of a guitarist proved that he still runs on pure raw-nerve emotion.—HS

The Best Cover Songs of 2011

38. Lindsey Buckingham: "She Smiled Sweetly" (The Rolling Stones cover)
Buckingham’s Seeds We Sow went top ten on the Billboard charts – not bad for a self-released album by a man in his early sixties. His take on “She Smiles Sweetly” trades the church-like hush of the Stones’ original for the quiet of a man alone in his room, always haunted after midnight. “Don’t worry,” he whispers, quoting her, and you know he feels her breath on the back of his neck, like a breeze from his beloved Pacific Ocean, and you can hear it brushing the sand from his spirit. – Patrick Robbins

Blog Critics Music Picks The Best Albums of 2011
By Glen Boyd

Kit O' Toole picks Lindsey Buckingham's Seeds We Sow
Sure, Lindsey Buckingham may be best known for his tenure with Fleetwood Mac. But his 2011 release Seeds We Sow reminds listeners of his unique gifts for songwriting and guitar picking. Whether pondering love and the universe in "Stars Are Crazy," or redemption in "End of Time" and "Gone Too Far," Buckingham impresses with his philosophical musings and sophisticated guitar work. However, he still has the penchant for writing accessible pop and rock. Only he could make anger catchy on "One Take" or the "Second Hand News" sequel "Rock Away Blind" ("I could go crazy without even trying/ Fleeing the scene of the crime," he snarls).

Instead of the slick, almost robotic arrangements of his 80s singles, Seeds We Sow showcases Buckingham at his most intimate and stripped down, revealing his raw talent. "Sliding down the karma slide/ Seems like it never ends," he sings in "End of Time." "When we get to the other side/ Maybe then we'll make amends." Is he discussing his own mortality, or our uncertain times? No matter the interpretation, Seeds We Sow perfectly showcases a superior guitarist, lyricist, and rock 'n' roll survivor. The album demonstrates that sometimes a guitar, voice, and simple arrangements can say more than a full-blown production ever could.

A-Z Best Songs of 2011

"Seeds We Sow" Lindsey Buckingham 
The lush sound of Fleetwood Mac stripped right down and laid bare. It's a haunting ode to the way the fates dictate life's path. It oozes charisma with every note, and highlights how underrated Buckingham truly is.

Best Of 2011: Singer/Songwriter
December 7, 2011

MAGNET’s Hobart Rowland picks the best singer/songwriter releases of the year.

1. RYAN ADAMS Ashes And Fire (PAX-AM/Capitol)
2. IRON & WINE Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
3. LIAM FINN Fomo (Yep Roc)
4. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Seeds We Sow (Mind Kit)
5. JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN The Deep Field (Play It Again Sam)
6. A.A. BONDY Believers (Fat Possum)
7. RICHARD BUCKNER Our Blood (Merge)
8. MATTHEW SWEET Modern Art (Missing Piece)
9. STEPHIN MERRITT Obscurities (Merge)
10. BILL CALLAHAN Apocalypse (Drag City)

Honorable-mention releases

Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"
Along with my wife, I awakened to Fleetwood Mac in a major way in 2011. The 1975 self-titled album, Rumours and Tusk have been on constant rotation this year (especially the breathtaking "Crystal", which I've started to think of as proto–Will Oldham). I loved Buckingham's fierce live show, and Seeds We Sow, the solo record he supported at that gig

Read the rest here

Best of 2011: Songs of the year
by: Mike Long, Reverb writer

10. Washed Out, “Amor Fati”
9. Lykke Li, “Get Some”
8. Real Estate, “Out Of Tune”
7. A.A. Bondy, “Rte. 28/Believers”
6. Tennis, “Long Boat Pass”
5. Lindsey Buckingham, “Gone Too Far”
4. Antlers, “No Widows”
3. Smith Westerns, “Weekend”
2. Shapes Have Fangs,”The Desert (Has A Place For You)”
1. Adele, “I’ll Be Waiting”

Year-End Lists 2011: Jon's Picks
by Jon Rogers

Top 10 Personal Musical Discoveries in 2011
Lindsey Buckingham was actually a pretty amazing songwriter.  Go ahead and laugh if you must, or try to deny it. But unless you’ve fully digested his songs on Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk or his 1981 solo debut Law And Order, your argument is completely meaningless to me. Discovering these two albums this year made me revisit the other Buckingham-era Fleetwood Mac albums I had only casually listened to in the past (while trying to ignore the nagging feeling that I kind of liked them), and like almost everyone else who is around age 30 and unafraid of being labeled “tasteless”, realized that those albums are incredible, largely due to Buckingham’s songs. In any case, I still hate the theme song to National Lampoon’s Vacation, but I plan to seek out whatever else I can find.

The Top 25 Rock Albums of 2011
by Rhapsody Editorial

7. Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"
There's something timeless about Lindsey Buckingham's musical vision. Much of this has to do with his fingerpicking and voice; neither has aged all that much since he joined Fleetwood Mac back in the mid-'70s. Recorded and released by the man himself, the thoroughly enjoyable Seeds We Sow feels particularly youthful. Numerous tracks, including "That's the Way Love Goes" and "End of Time," don't sound too different from much of what passes for modern indie pop. He closes out the record with a nice rendition of "She Smiled Sweetly," a deep track from The Rolling Stones' Between the Buttons. [J.F.]

Top 10 Music Blu-Rays
by Steve Guttenberg

Lindsey Buckingham
“Songs From the Small Machine – Live in L.A.”

This show from earlier this year looks and sounds great, definitely the sort of thing you’ll want to play to wow your audiophile or home theater pals. The opening tunes feature just Buckingham alone on stage, singing and playing guitar, and you really hear his sound filling the old theater. When the rest of the band joins Buckingham the recording’s hard-hitting dynamic range struts its stuff. The set list includes his solo and Fleetwood Mac tunes. The theater’s ambience and the appreciative crowd’s cheers sound utterly natural coming from the surround channels.

Favorite Rock Albums of 2011
by: AMG Staff

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – The Tao of the Dead
Brett Anderson – Black Rainbows
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See
The Black Keys – El Camino
Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow
Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
John Wesley Harding – The Sound of His Own Voice
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Joe Henry – Reverie
The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time [pictured]
John Paul Keith – The Man That Time Forgot
The Kills – Blood Pressures
Nick Lowe – The Old Magic
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
Urge Overkill – Rock & Roll Submarine
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

A2G’s Top 21 Songs of 2011
BY: g

“In Our Own Time” by Lindsey Buckingham.  Lindsey Buckingham just gets better with age.  On his latest album “Seeds We Sow,” the songs range from reflective ballads to the rockin’ anthem “In Our Own Time,” which assets, “It wouldn’t make any difference.  We crossed the line.  From the fire we will rise again.  In our own time.”  It’s such an empowering anthem!  It was a toss up between this song and “Stars Are Crazy,” which is a reflective look at questioning yourself.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham.. Fleetwood Mac and me

Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews 

Fleetwood Mac’s visionary guitarist reaps the solo seeds he’s sown 

By Russell Hall

The story of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours is well-worn: Fueled by the angst of the various romantic collisions among the members—singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, singer Stevie Nicks, singer and keyboardist Christine McVie, bass player John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood—the album became one of the best-selling in rock history. But one less-told story is of the way its success set Buckingham’s uniquely dual-natured career in motion. When he pointedly pushed the group in adventurous new musical directions on the 1979 follow-up, Tusk, sales were relatively disappointing. “It forced my hand,” he recalls. “The band insisted we revert back to a more conventional way of making music. Since any sort of experimentation was disallowed, the only way I could do that was to make solo albums.”

And so Buckingham established a two-sided musical life—at once steering the classic-rock behemoth and unleashing a more restless creative spirit in his solo work. “The success of Rumours helped define the big machine of Fleetwood Mac and the small machine of my solo work,” he observes. “I’ve tried to find a balance between the two, a way to have them nurture one another.”

For most of the last decade Buckingham has focused on solo work while embarking on the occasional Mac tour (most recently in 2009). For his new Seeds We Sow, he embraced a true do-it-yourself approach, recording in his home studio and playing nearly every instrument himself. The result reflects the peace Buckingham has found with his wife of 10 years and the couple’s three children. “The whole experience of what I’ve done for all these years has had an element of strangeness,” he admits. “That was true onstage and off, until I was lucky enough to meet my wife. My personal life has never been more solid and grounded.” Buckingham spoke to us from his home in Los Angeles.

Did the Mac tour affect the album?
What was most noteworthy about the Fleetwood Mac tour was that we didn’t have an album to push. It was the first time we had been out there solely to do the body of work we had. That was freeing, and the solo projects I had done prior to that tour allowed me to bring something new to that endeavor. The experience was great, in terms of revisiting a group of songs without feeling as if you’re just resting on your laurels. I came off that tour with a grounded sense of myself. Perhaps that did translate into the approach I took on Seeds We Sow.

How did you start work?
I wasn’t even planning on making an album. There had been talk about additional Fleetwood Mac dates, and I was open to that. But that never happened and suddenly some time opened up. I went into the studio with no preconceptions about what I was going to do or the kind of album it would be. In the end, the album took me in the direction it wanted to go.

Tell us about your home studio.
It’s very basic. I have Pro Tools but I don’t use it a lot. I still do a lot of work using an old reel-to-reel 48-track digital machine. I use a Neotek console that I’ve had since the late ’80s. I was very proactive about this album. I play more on everything than ever before. I’ve always likened the solo work to painting. This was really a pure painting process, where you have a one-on-one with the canvas. It’s a sort of meditative thing you go through. Eventually a point comes, more so than what happens with Fleetwood Mac, where the work starts to lead me places I never expected to go. That makes it exciting.

What’s your writing process?

Full Article at M Music & Musicians

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Could "Gone Too Far" be the next Lindsey Buckingham radio release?

Pure speculation on my part, but could "Gone Too Far" possibly be the next radio single released from "Seeds We Sow".  With the new radio adds published today by Mediabase, Kink-FM out of Portland, OR have added the song to their rotation with 5 spins in the last week.

Great choice if it is... The track is very radio friendly with a Fleetwood Macish vibe going on through out especially the chorus. 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Last night, Cali-rock triple-O.G. Lindsey Buckingham graced Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with his presence, performing “End Of Time”

Last night, Cali-rock triple-O.G. Lindsey Buckingham graced Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with his presence, performing “End Of Time,” a smooth wailer from new album Seeds We Sow and bringing the same cool weathered professionalism that he showed on Conan a couple of months ago. Watch it below.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham and the Grammy Possibilities

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Two amazing artists putting out arguably their best solo material 
Could a Grammy be next?

2011 has been an incredible year for both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.  Within the span of 5 months both have put out critically and to a certain extent commercially successful albums.  They have both toured North America this spring, summer and fall and continue to tour with upcoming shows booked in the UK and Australia. They have surrounded themselves with incredible musicians backing them up in the studio and on the road which resulted in two stellar albums, cool videos and really amazing interesting live performances in some great historic venues!  It goes without saying that each has had an amazing run as a solo artists over the years, not to mention being members of Fleetwood Mac, so to see this level of artistic achievement from them at this stage in their careers is just mind blowing... And both show no signs of stopping now!  In fact it almost feels like they are just getting started!  They continue to roll on with Lindsey releasing a live DVD/CD package out Oct 31st in the UK & November 1st in North America and Stevie is reportedly prepping her "Making of" In Your Dreams documentary.  It's also been an incredible year for fans on both sides of the fence so any Grammy nominations on top of all this would just be icing on the cake!

I'm really excited for both of them and wish them both the best of luck as the list of artists and their submissions is fairly lengthy with a lot of really great performers this year hoping to grab a nomination.

Here's a list of submissions for Grammy consideration for both Lindsey and Stevie.  Actual nominations are announced at some point in December with awards given out early next year.

Stevie and her team have submitted two songs in 5 categories. "Secret Love" for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video categories.  They have also submitted "Soldiers Angel" in the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories.  Stevie's album "In Your Dreams" was also placed in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year categories.  Lindsey Buckingham and his team have submitted his album "Seeds We Sow" in for consideration in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year categories with the lead single "In Our Own Time" being submitted to the Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year categories. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH!! 


- In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks

- In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks

- Soldiers Angel - Stevie Nicks

- Soldiers Angel - Stevie Nicks
(Songwriter award)

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks
(songwriter award)

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks


- Seeds We Sow - Lindsey Buckingham

- In Our Own Time - Lindsey Buckingham

- Seeds We Sow - Lindsey Buckingham

- In Our Own Time - Lindsey Buckingham
(Songwriter award)


Monday, October 17, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham LIVE IN L.A. Songs From The Small Machine @Palladia Tue 9pm EST

Lindsey Buckingham: 
Songs from The Small Machine- Live in L.A.
Tuesday, 10/18 at 9pm EST. Filmed in Beverly Hills in April 2011, "Songs From The Small Machine" captures Lindsey Buckingham showcasing tracks from his new studio album "Seeds We Sow," songs from across his solo career, and Fleetwood Mac classics. His distinctive guitar picking style and instantly recognizable voice are joined to his dynamic on stage presence to deliver a show that brings the audience to their feet and leaves them calling for more.

Tune in to Palladia. 

NEW VIDEO: Lindsey Buckingham "Stars Are Crazy" DVD Nov 1st

Second video release from the up coming DVD+CD / Blu-ray Lindsey Buckingham "Songs From The Small Machine - Live in L.A."  which hits stores November 1st in North America.

As usual... Click through to Youtube and check out the video and "like" it + leave a comment... Share it with your friends and family.... With Lindsey going all Independent of a record company for this and his Seeds We Sow album release... I'm sure he'd appreciate any of his fans spreading the word... Let's bring some awareness to this amazing artist!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham just may be one of the very few Americans who most changed the face of British Rock

Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Famer Lindsey Buckingham just may be one of the very few Americans who most changed the face of British Rock. As the male lead singer for Fleetwood Mac, this singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer took an underground blues band and helped make it into one of the most respected and best-selling bands in the universe. His voice … his intricate guitar playing … his compositional prowess, they’re all instantly recognizable. And he’s still going strong.

On November 1, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a DVD of Lindsey Buckingham’s Songs From The Small Machine: Live In L.A., which was filmed in high-definition with DTS Surround-Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Stereo at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California in April 2011.

The two-hour 19-song show will be released on 
DVD, Blu-ray, and as a DVD/CD set. 
MSRP $14.98 for DVD, MSRP $19.98 for Blu-ray, $19.98 for DVD/CD set]. Filled with his most beloved songs, including such Fleetwood Mac classics as “Go Your Own Way,” “Second Hand News,” “Big Love,” “Tusk,” “I’m So Afraid” and “Never Going Back Again,” blended with material from his new album Seeds We Sow (“In Our Own Time,” “Illumination,” “Stars Are Crazy,” “That’s The Way Love Goes”) the DVD and Blu-Ray also feature a Buckingham interview.

Songs From The Small Machine: Live In LA opens with a solo acoustic set that accentuate Buckingham’s nimble fretwork and multidimensional voice. The band join him for the remainder of the concert leaving the audience on their feet, shouting for more. The show closes with an acoustic encore of the title song from Seeds We Sow– a final reminder that this is one artist who refuses to rest on past laurels but, instead, prefers to look towards the future.

Lindsey Buckingham is out on the road in America touring with his band in support of Seeds We Sow.

In Stores Now in Germany - AMAZON
In Stores Oct 31st in the UK - AMAZON
In Stores North America Nov 1st:
  DVD+CD Pack | DVD | Blu-ray

DVD / Blu-ray Tracklisting:
1) Shut Us Down
2) Go Insane   
3) Trouble
4) Never Going Back Again
5) Big Love
6) Under The Skin   
7) All My Sorrows
8) In Our Own Time (NEW SONG)
9) Illumination (NEW SONG)
10) Second Hand News   
11) Tusk
12) Stars Are Crazy (NEW SONG)
13) End Of Time (NEW SONG)
14) That’s The Way Love Goes (NEW SONG)
15) I’m So Afraid  
16) Go Your Own Way
17) Turn It On   
18) Treason   
19) Seeds We Sow (NEW SONG)

CD Tracklisting: 
1) Shut Us Down
2) Trouble
3) Never Going Back Again
4) Big Love
5) Under The Skin
6) All My Sorrows
7) In Our Own Time (NEW SONG)
8) Illumination (NEW SONG)
9) Second Hand News
10) Tusk
11) Stars Are Crazy (NEW SONG)
12) End Of Time (NEW SONG)
13) That’s The Way Love Goes (NEW SONG)
14) I’m So Afraid
15) Go Your Own Way
16) Seeds We Sow (NEW SONG)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham goes his own way at Celebrity Theatre

Lindsey Buckingham goes his own way at Celebrity Theatre
by Ed Masley
Photo by: Maria Vassett
Lindsey Buckingham could be playing a much larger room than the Celebrity Theatre (and pocketing more money) with the "Big Machine," as he's been calling Fleetwood Mac.

But he's clearly enjoying his time at the wheel of the Little Machine, his solo tours affording him the opportunity to take more risks, get more intimate and showcase his solo material, including selections from a great new album, "Seeds We Sow."

And touring solo also lets him stroll on stage alone with his guitar, as he did Wednesday night, Oct. 12, at the Celebrity, and set the tone with a powerful set of stripped-down, one-man, unplugged versions of his songs that put the focus on his awe-inspiring finger-picking prowess. The percussive country-blues approach of "Shut Us Down" was followed by a melancholy reinvention of his early solo hit "I Go Insane," on which his guitar style was closer to classical music. It got pretty unhinged for an unplugged performance by the time he brought it to a climax, howling "She's a lot like you."

"Trouble" also benefited greatly from the mournful unplugged treatment, and he earned his first standing ovation for the night's first Fleetwood Mac song, "Never Going Back Again," bringing his guitar down to a whisper and slowing it down for dramatic effect on the verses.

Continue to the full Review at AZCentral

Lindsey Buckingham at Celebrity Theatre, 10/12/11
By Jason P. Woodbury

"The small machine."

That's how Lindsey Buckingham described his solo work, comparing it to the "big machine" that is Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham was about halfway through a kind of extended monologue about the differences between his massive, stadium-touring collaboration with Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie (Christine McVie no longer performs with the band), and his Celebrity Theatre-filling solo project, describing Fleetwood as a "big budget Hollywood film" and his solo work as an "independent," when the crowd got weird. Someone shouted, "That's why I love you" in response to something he said about Hollywood; a guy just screamed "Lindsey;" and someone shouted "Hi, Stevie!"

In the intimate confines of Celebrity (with the stage on its more dignified "non-rotating" setting), Buckingham seemed to relish a chance to get VH1 Storytellers-style intimate, revealing the nitty gritty of each song. But the crowd wasn't all that interested in that. They wanted bombast. They wanted rock 'n' roll. But most of all -- they wanted songs from the "Big Machine."

I don't mean to imply that people weren't interested in classic Buckingham solo material like "Go Insane" or "Trouble" -- both got big cheers, and the crowd reacted well to material from Buckingham's latest, Seeds We Sow.

But Buckingham was visually perturbed by the interruptions. "Hi, Stevie?" he sneered. "No, no, we all love Stevie very much, don't we?"