Friday, September 23, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham: Life Outside The Mac

WHO Lindsey Buckingham


The Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter-guitarist is back with a splendid new solo album, “Seeds We Sow,’’ that finds him stretching in several different directions. We recently chatted with Buckingham about “Seeds,’’ his recent work with Stevie Nicks, covering the Rolling Stones, and his good-natured appearance alongside “himself’’ in a “Saturday Night Live’’ sketch.


Buckingham plays the Wilbur Theatre tomorrow night at 7. Tickets are $22-$45 at 800-745-3000 and

Q. On “Seeds We Sow,’’ you cover a lot of ground, from poppy stuff like “End of Time’’ to the acoustic and ethereal title track to something like “One Take,’’ which has some nutty electric guitar on it. . .

A. Yes, it’s a little tasteless flurry of lead guitar, isn’t it? [Laughs.] I like that, too. It’s technically proficient and nicely constructed as far as those things go. Lead guitar is not particularly in fashion, although in sparing amounts I think it’s still OK. Especially if it’s something you do. Imagine how Eddie Van Halen must feel right now.

Q. Why did you decide to cover “She Smiled Sweetly’’ by the Rolling Stones?

Lindsey Buckingham Shows his pluck - NY Daily News

Lindsey Buckingham praises his own quick guitar fingers on 'Seeds We Sow' album

Is self-indulgence always bad?

Not if the person in question has a self worth indulging.

Lindsey Buckingham's latest solo work makes a winning case for self-love. It finds the star fetishizing his own fast fingerings - those dizzying arpeggios that speak most deeply to him. To stress the disk's engaging narcissism, Buckingham played nearly all the instruments himself. He also wrote all the songs save one (the Stones' obscure "She Smiles Sweetly").

Needless to say, it's a guitar geek's dream, in which the structure of the songs - based on the dense latticework of broken chords - steals more attention than the melodies, vocals or lyrics.

It's the perfect album to bolster a solo tour by the star, who stops by Town Hall Monday.

"Seeds We Sow" represents the least Fleetwood Mac-minded work Buckingham has issued under his own name. You can feel the sense of liberation that must have excited in him. It shows not only in his guitar flights but in his vocal tics, which center on little oohs and ahs - on sucked breaths and gasped exhales.

That's not to say the tunes themselves aren't catchy or that the lyrics aren't to the point - many of them dealing with the rapid passage of time. But the core of the songs rests on their execution - on the thrill of strings plucked precisely, quickly and with love.

NY Daily News
by Jim Farber

Review: Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" put on the headphones and settle in for a beautiful ride

For some reason, Lindsey Buckingham's solo career has flown under the radar. As he released his third studio recording in 6 years, he seems to get better with age….

"Seeds We Sow" is his first album away from Warner's umbrella as he created his own label, "Mind Kit Records". It was also recorded in his home studio, which in this case is a good thing. For those who are used to listening to Buckingham however, it is a huge departure from anything he has recorded. Many of the songs have been stripped down to his voice, his guitar, and drums. I've read critics complain that it's under produced, but the vibe created with this music/lyric marriage is perfect. He even took an old Rolling Stone deep cut (She Smiles Sweetly) and made it his own.

Continue to the Full Review at Associated Content - Yahoo

By: Caston Countz

Review: Lindsey Buckingham "challenging yet melodic songs on Seeds We Sow"

Buckingham continues to go his own way
By Jesse De Leon

"Seeds We Sow still echoes with the signature musical imprint of one of rock's most influential architects"

CORPUS CHRISTI — When Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac on New Year's Eve 1974, they had no idea how their relationship would affect the group's musical direction. They were a couple at the time, and their eventual breakup, as well as the dissolution of the marriage between fellow band members John and Christine McVie, ended up being the inspiration for many of the songs on the band's masterwork, 1977's Rumours. Buckingham's finest moment on that album was the blistering pop/rock of "Go Your Own Way," a fiery kiss-off to Nicks. That song was just one of the highlights of the group's many successful albums.

After several multiplatinum discs and sold-out tours, Buckingham announced he was leaving Fleetwood Mac, only to return for a much-hyped reunion in 1997. Whether he was in the band or not, he still released several solo albums that displayed his own brand of quirky pop music more sharply than it did on past Mac projects. He returns with another batch of challenging yet melodic songs on Seeds We Sow (Mind Kit Records).

Amazingly, Buckingham's voice seems to have transcended time, as his vocals sound as if they could have graced some of Fleetwood Mac's best 70s work. But it's obvious that he's a little worse for the emotional wear and tear and he cleverly juxtaposes his take on the disturbing state of the world against a lovely, deceptively engaging melody on "End of Time." While that is far and away the best song here, several of the other performances are layered with Buckingham's multi-tracked voice and assured, meticulous guitar lines.

"Illumination" is a song that finds Buckingham displaying his gray haired wisdom in a lyrically clever way. "In Our Own Time" and "That's The Way Love Goes" are melodic cautionary tales in a similar vein and they perfectly balance the less innocuous reflections like the eerie "When She Comes Down." All the songs are originals except for an acoustic cover of the Rolling Stones' "She Smiled Sweetly" that sounds as if Buckingham ran through this tune in a casual, offhand way and liked the end result. On the other end of the spectrum is "Stars Are Crazy," the one track that sounds like it could have been on Rumours, as it tears through the emotional wreckage of what's left of a relationship. In a sense, that song brings it all full-circle for Buckingham, as Seeds We Sow still echoes with the signature musical imprint of one of rock's most influential architects.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sweet Deal! Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" $4.99 AMAZON Mp3 Album

When opportunity knocks, you take advantage of it... This isn't just a cheap price for an album, it's practically a give away!  PLUS it contains two bonus tracks that YOU CAN'T GET ANYWHERE ELSE!  At .38¢ a track... What are ya waiting for?


Great album!

NEW Unseen Rumours Tour Video Australia Nov, 1977 Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well"

Another piece of Mac history surfaced over night.... Oh Well performed in Australia November, 1977. Read the comments below by the video poster, head on over to Youtube, leave a comment and request what you would like to see next. This is awesome stuff!!

Here is another great track from the 1977 Fleetwood Mac 'Rockarena' tour of Australia. This one is aimed at all the Lindsay Buckingham fans out there.

Unfortunately this concert was not lit for television and this track had a lot of 'blackouts' for stage visual effects - not good for the tv camera's. So I had to do a lot more editing (and did it at a higher quality).so hopefully you all will approve.

The next track I will work on will be either a Stevie or a Chrissie. Well it keeps me off the streets eh!
Here is the whole concerts track listing; maybe you choose?

- Say You Love Me
- Monday Morning
- Dreams
- Oh Well
- Rhiannon
- Oh Daddy
- Never Going Back Again
- Landslide
- Over My Head
- Gold Dust Woman
- You Make Loving Fun
- I'm So Afraid
- Go Your Own Way

Chart Updates: Lindsey Buckingham | Stevie Nicks Albums - Billboard

Billboard Magazine Albums Chart for the sales week ending September 18th and issue date October 1st has Lindsey's "Seeds We Sow" in week 2 dropping over 100 places from a debut last week at # 45 to # 149 this week.  On the Top Current Albums Chart the album drops to # 132 from # 43 last week.  Lindsey's album sold 3,513 units in the US last week down from 8,857 the previous week for a total thus far sold in the US of 12,496.

Stevie's "In Your Dreams" moves up to # 161 after re-entering the chart last week at # 198. Also on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart in it's 18th week of release In Your Dreams moves up to #142 from # 157 last week. Stevie's album sold 3,305 units in the US last week up from 2,597 the previous week for a total this far in the US of 155,581.

Both albums drop on the Top Rock Albums Chart, Seeds to # 44 and Dreams to # 49.  Lindsey's Seeds We Sow remains on the Top Independent Chart at # 32.


Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - Chart Date October 1, 2011
# 149 (45) Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

Top 200 Current Albums Chart
# 132 (43) Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

Top 50 Rock Albums Chart
# 44 (06) Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

Top 50 Independent Albums Chart
# 32 (05) Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"


Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - Chart Date October 1, 2011
# 161 (198) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

Top 200 Current Albums Chart
# 142 (157) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

Top 50 Rock Albums Chart
# 49 (44) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

Depending on what chart you look at, either or the charts to the right, Stevie's single "For What It's Worth debuts this week at either # 25 or  # 26 on the Top 30 Adult Contemporary Charts.

Billboard Top 30 Adult Contemporary Charts
# 25 (NEW) Stevie Nicks "For What It's Worth" Debut

(I'll update with more as the information becomes available)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham Seeds We Sow CD/T-Shirt Bundle

New Album Seeds We Sow and Tour!

Get Lindsey Buckingham’s new album Seeds We Sow online at iTunes and Amazon! Also, get the Seeds We Sow Bundle, including the CD and 2011 Seeds We Sow Tour Tee for only $25, exclusively in the Lindsey Buckingham Online Store. This offer is only available for a limited time, so get yours now.

Don’t miss Lindsey touring this Fall across the US and UK! Visit the Events section of Lindsey’s website for a full list of dates and details. VIP Tickets Packages are currently available for the UK and include meet & greets, attendance at soundcheck, front row tickets, exclusive merch and more. Get new tour-themed apparel and accessory items now in the Lindsey Buckingham Online Store.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fleetwood Mac mastermind Lindsey Buckingham at Town Hall NYC 9/27

Wall Street Journal - September 21, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stars

Lindsey Buckingham
Seeds We Sow
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stars

Seeds We Sow really could be an analogy for the life of Lindsey Buckingham. He is seen as successful, supremely talented, driven but with that little edge that has been the subject of many a Rock documentary.

Seeds We Sow is the sixth solo album by the man more known as the creative force behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s finest moments including the fantastic Go Your Own Way, Second Hand News, the brutal sounding Tusk and Caroline. Some of the most personal moments of his life have been recorded for posterity and listened to millions of times over world-wide and in Seeds We Sow, it seems as though that incredible trend continues.

The gentle sounding opening of the title track hides the vision of the macabre, don’t let the refinement of Lindsey’s finger skills on the guitar fool you, to understand the man, sometimes you have to go beyond the aural and pour over his carefully placed words, there can’t be too many musicians who will invoke the name of Edgar Allen Poe alongside the ghoulish Medicine Man in any of their songs.

That’s the point of Lindsey’s music though; it demands that you take in every aspect, not just the playing of one of the top rated musicians of his and other generations but the feeling, the depth that pours out of his sole and into people’s rooms throughout the world. At this, he is one of the finest exponents of his craft.  

From the downbeat  title track ofSeeds We Sow, the album has its buoyant moments that just sing and even venture in the realms of whimsy, especially on the childlike bedtime song That’s the Way That Loves Goes. The beautiful mental picture that Lindsey perfects with his guitar is raised as he goes out of the subtle whimsy into full blown rock, the song is a modern masterpiece in the vein of Steve Hackett.

For those that hanker for the type of recording that he produced on the Gift of Screws which had the bonus of having fellow Fleetwood Mac cohorts John Mcvie and Mick Fleetwood appear on the album are missing the point, sometimes you have to make a personal statement away from those you grew up with, it may be the hardest thing you do but in the end the results speak for themselves.

Seeds We Sow is a genuine modern masterpiece, outstanding in every department and the best thing Lindsey has done since the classic line up of Fleetwood Mac.

by: Ian D. Hall
Liverpool Student Media

A Conversation With Lindsey Buckingham Kaufmann Concert Hall Nov 4th - Tickets On Sale Now!

A Conversation with Lindsey Buckingham
Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 pm
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York City.
Event Code: TF12S71082

Ticket Price: $29.00

The legendary performer Lindsey Buckingham talks about his work as guitarist, male vocalist and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, a band that has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, won countless awards, sold out venues around the world and helped define the sound of rock for the last three decades.

Buckingham will discuss his career as the predominant musical force behind such Mac albums as Rumours and the innovative Tusk and his critically acclaimed body of solo work. The Grammy winner, producer and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member is releasing his 6th solo album, Seeds We Sow. The album is Buckingham’s first self-release, in which he took a true DIY approach, not only writing and performing every song on the record but producing and mixing them as well.

Moderator Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and he teaches in the writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Due to Shabbat, advance sales only. Tickets will not be sold at the door on the night of this program; they can only be purchased ahead of time and mailed or picked up at will call.

Dossier Journal Issue 8 - "A Conversation with Stevie Nicks"

Dossier Magazine Issue 8 was released this week. The magazine contains an interview by: T. Cole Rachel with Stevie Nicks "A Conversation with Stevie Nicks". Check your local newsstands. Video preview below.

Untitled from Dossier on Vimeo.