Fleetwood Mac – Mirage Deluxe Reissue Review | Uncut

Sam Richards
July 25, 2016
Uncut Magazine

The weakest album produced by the Rumours line-up? Or an essential chapter in the Fleetwood Mac story…

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By the end of the Tusk world tour in August 1980, Fleetwood Mac were in meltdown. The separate limos were just one example of the lengths to which they would go to avoid each others’ company. Ironically, it was that very extravagance – and, perhaps, a sense of loyalty to their bearded leader Mick Fleetwood – that forced them back together less than a year later to begin work on a new album that would placate the accountants still counting the cost of giant inflatable penguins and hotel suites furnished with white pianos.

With Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in the process of launching ambitious solo careers, it was inconceivable that they would reserve their best songs for Mirage. Christine McVie recently confessed to Uncut that the album lacked passion, while Buckingham admitted he was “treading water”. And yet the fact that its principals had one eye elsewhere only seems to enhance Mirage’s flimsy, diaphanous charm.

Nicks’ response at being cajoled back into the studio with two of her ex-lovers was to retreat, profitably, into nostalgia. “Gypsy” wistfully invokes her pre-fame existence of second-hand lace and mattresses on the floor, creating a powerful affirmation of the Nicks brand. The melody may be slight but it’s kept airborne by some classic Mac magic: sighed harmonies, a chiming riff and Nicks’ stunning vocals contoured by a decade of arena tours and emotional turmoil. Continue reading

Lindsey Buckingham play’s himself on Showtime TV Show ‘Roadies’

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Lindsey Buckingham appeared and played himself in episode three of the new Showtime TV series ‘Roadies’, this episode aired on July 10th, 2016 and is titled as “The Bryce Newman Letter”.

Watch Lindsey perform Bleed To Love Her in this clip below

The legendary guitarist and GRAMMY® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee delivers a stunning new rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic ‘Big Love’ for the soundtrack.

cover170x170The track ‘Big Love’ has been released to Apple Music for North American subscribers and purchase via iTunes via this link

The full, 16-song tracklisting for the Roadies Official Soundtrack Album, which will be released August 26th, will be revealed soon.

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Lindsey play himself in the show where he opens a live show and performs Big Love and Bleed To Love Her and plays a small snippet of an untitled track and acoustic instrumentals of classic Fleetwood Mac tracks ‘Bleed To Love Her’, ‘Think About Me’ and ‘Hold Me’ which are also featured throughout the show. Lindsey also acts in few non- singing / performance scenes.

To learn more about this episode, please click this link from Showtime

Lindsey Buckingham releases “BIG LOVE (LIVE)” off of official ROADIES soundtrack

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM RELEASES “BIG LOVE (LIVE)” OFF OF OFFICIAL ROADIES SOUNDTRACK, AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON APPLE MUSIC

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM TO BE FEATURED IN UPCOMING EPISODE OF SHOWTIME®MUSIC SERIES ROADIES

ROADIES OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM ARRIVES AUGUST 26TH FROM REPUBLIC RECORDS & STARDOG RECORDS

NEW YORK, NY (July 8th, 2016) – Today, Republic Records and Stardog Records unveil the third track from the ROADIES official soundtrack album (“Music From the Showtime Original Series Roadies”)—Lindsey Buckingham’s “Big Love (Live)”. Listen to it exclusively on Apple Music HERE.

The legendary guitarist and GRAMMY® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee delivers a stunning new rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic for the soundtrack. In addition, he appears on the next episode of ROADIES to perform “Big Love” and “Bleed to Love Her” Sunday, July 10, 2016 on Showtime.

The full, 16-song tracklisting for the Roadies Official Soundtrack Album, which will be released August 26th, will be revealed soon. ROADIES airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet.

From creator, executive producer, writer and director Cameron Crowe, ROADIES offers a look into the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. Luke Wilson, Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White star in the ensemble cast. Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond and Tanc Sade guest star. Emmy® and Tony® nominee Winnie Holzman serves as writer and executive producer, along with Emmy® winner J.J. Abrams, Crowe, Len Goldstein and Emmy® winner Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Continue reading