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Lindsey Buckingham – 20th Century Lindsey

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
20th Century Lindsey

Vinyl Boxed Set Includes Law And Order, Go Insane, And Out Of The Cradle, Plus Rarities LP With Eight Bonus Tracks 

4-LP Collection Available From Rhino On June 14
4-CD Set Coming In August 2024

PRE-ORDER HERE

“Slow Dancing” (Extended Version)
Available Digitally Today

LISTEN HERE

When Fleetwood Mac finished touring for Tusk in 1980, guitarist Lindsey Buckinghamwasted no time jumping back into the studio, recording nearly all the instruments for his 1981 solo debut, Law and Order. Before the turn of the century, Buckingham added two more albums to his discography – Go Insane and Out of the Cradle – along with a string of memorable songs for films, including “Holiday Road” from National Lampoon’s Vacation(1983). This summer, Rhino is releasing a new vinyl boxed set featuring Buckingham’s first three solo albums alongside a selection of bonus tracks.

20th Century Lindsey will be available on June 14 from Rhino as a 4-LP set and digitally. PRE-ORDER HERE. A 4-CD set will be released later this year in August.

The set includes the studio albums Law and Order (1981), Go Insane (1984), and Out of the Cradle (1992), all featuring audio remastered in 2017 from the original master tapes. Those records are joined by 20th Century Rarities, an eight-song compilation of non-album tracks containing hard-to-find mixes and soundtrack contributions, like “Time Bomb Town” (Back to the Future, 1985) and “Twisted” – his duet with Stevie Nicks (Twister, 1996).

“SLOW DANCING” (EXTENDED VERSION) from the 20th Century Rarities set is available today digitally. Previously only released in Europe as a 12” Single in 1984, “SLOW DANCING” (EXTENDED VERSION) makes its streaming debut nearly 40 years to the date of its original release. LISTEN HERE.

20th Century Lindsey explores Buckingham’s distinctive songwriting, intricate guitar work, and innovative production across dozens of tracks, including stellar songs like “Wrong,” “Countdown,” and the Top 10 smash “Trouble” – with Fleetwood Mac bandmate and drummer Mick Fleetwood. Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham – 20th Century Lindsey

Stevie Nicks adds UK and Ireland gigs to 2024 summer tour | NME

By Liberty Dunworth
18th March 2024

She has also shared details of shows in Antwerp and Amsterdam

Stevie Nicks has added UK and Ireland shows to her 2024 summer tour – find new dates and ticket information below.

Announced today (March 18), the new dates follow news that the iconic ‘70s singer and Fleetwood Mac frontwoman would be heading to London later this summer, and set to headline at the BST Hyde Park series.

The new shows kick off with a single show in Ireland, where Nicks will headline a show at the 3Arena in Dublin on July 3, before heading over to Scotland for a slot at the OVO Hydro Arena in Glasgow three days later (July 6).

From there, she has added a show at the new Co-op Live arena in Manchester to the run of dates, which is set to take place on July 9 – three days before she plays the huge set in London.

The rock icon has lined up dates in Europe, which will be held after the UK and Ireland shows. These consist of a slot in Antwerp on July 16, followed by a slot in Amsterdam on July 19.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 22) at noon and can be found here. There are also pre-sale options are also available to fans from the same time on Wednesday (March 20).

Stevie Nicks 2024 UK and European tour dates are:

JULY
3 – 3Arena, Dublin
6 – OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow
9 – Co-op Live, Manchester
12 – BST Hyde Park, London
16 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp (Belgium)
19 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (Netherlands) Continue reading Stevie Nicks adds UK and Ireland gigs to 2024 summer tour | NME

Lindsey Buckingham says he would return to Fleetwood Mac “in a heartbeat, absolutely” | NME

Lindsey Buckingham has reflected on his time in Fleetwood Mac and revealed that he would rejoin the line-up “in a heartbeat”.

The comments from the artist arose during a new interview with Conan O’Brien for SiriusXM, in which Buckingham recalled the legacy of the band and his departure from the line-up in 2018.

Currently, the future of Fleetwood Mac hangs in the balance, following the death of longtime member Christine McVie. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist died in November 2022 aged 79 “following a short illness”. It was later revealed that her death was primarily caused by suffering an ischemic stroke.

The musician had also been diagnosed with “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin”, meaning cancer cells had been detected in her body.

While it remains uncertain whether or not the band will continue without McVie, Buckingham has said that he would be open to the idea if the opportunity arose.

“In a heartbeat, absolutely,” he responded to O’Brien when asked if he would consider rejoining (via Far Out). “If there’s more to come [from Fleetwood Mac], if there’s a way to heal that, that would be great. It would be very appropriate to close on a more circular note.” Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham says he would return to Fleetwood Mac “in a heartbeat, absolutely” | NME

Release of Stevie Nicks albums on vinyl, though you may never know…

Vinyl editions of Stevie Nicks’ ‘Street Angel’ album from 1994 and ‘Trouble In Shangri-La’ album from 2001 were released on 26 January 2024 in the UK, this is the first ever that standalone editions of these albums that have been made available outside of the career-spanning set ‘Complete Studio Albums And Rarities‘ that was released in limited quantities last year, however you may never know of these releases….

There has been no press release, no social media announcements, nothing posted on official websites and nothing from Rhino or Dig about these releases, I assume that these releases are limited to the UK for now and that announcements will be made for an international release later, but maybe not!
[edit] On further review, it seems as though releases are packaged up as part of Rhino’s ‘Start You Ear Off Right 2024‘ campaign, the albums from Stevie are also available in North America and Europe.

So, to try and make up for the lack of announcements, here is what we know….

The two albums went on sale on Friday 26 January on the UK and are available from independent record shops and are listed on Amazon UK on the affiliated links below:

The album information is as follows:

STREET ANGEL
30th Anniversary
Limited Edition 2-LP 140g Transparent Red vinyl

30th Anniversary Edition of Stevie Nicks’ fifth studio album, pressed on transparent red vinyl. Originally released in 1994, the album peaked at #45 in the US, and #16 in the UK. The Gold-certified album features the singles “Blue Denim”, “Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind,” and “Street Angel” featuring David Crosby.

Tracklist

A1 Blue Denim
A2 Greta
A3 Street Angel
B1 Docklands
B2 Listen To The Rain
B3 Destiny
C1 Unconditional Love
C2 Love Is Like A River
C3 Rose Garden
D1 Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind
D2 Just Like A Woman
D3 Kick It
D4 Jane

TROUBLE IN SHANGRI-LA
Limited Edition 2-LP 140g Transparent Sea Blue vinyl

Stevie Nicks’ sixth studio album pressed on Transparent Sea Blue vinyl. Originally released in 2001, the album reached #5 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The album features the hits “Sorcerer,” “Every Day,” and “Planets Of The Universe,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance chart.

Tracklist

A1 Trouble In Shangri-La
A2 Candlebright
A3 Sorcerer
B1 Planets Of The Universe
B2 Every Day
B3 Too Far From Texas
C1 That Made Me Stronger
C2 It’s Only Love
C3 Love Changes
D1 I Miss You
D2 Bombay Sapphires
D3 Fall From Grace
D4 Love Is

If anyone from the record company wants to provide some further information on these releases, please contact this website on the social media links provided.

 

 

 

‘In The Meantime’: Christine McVie was “as revealing as ever”, says Dan Perfect | Dig

Dan Perfect, nephew of Christine McVie and co-producer of her final solo album, ‘In The Meantime’, tells Dig! how the record came together.

“This was therapy,” Christine McVie said, in 2022, of recording her 2004 album, In The Meantime. “I was coming out of a relationship and just got it all off my chest.” McVie’s third and final solo album was underheard and underappreciated on release. Now, with In The Meantime freshly reissued both on vinyl and in a gorgeous new Dolby Atmos mix, the time is ripe for its reappraisal – as Dan Perfect, McVie’s nephew and the album’s co-producer/co-writer, tells Dig! in this exclusive interview.

A mainstay of Fleetwood Mac throughout many of the band’s ever-changing line-ups, Christine McVie had not been a prolific solo artist. She had released one self-titled album in 1970 (Christine Perfect, issued under her maiden name) and another in 1984 (Christine McVie). Her incredible career in Fleetwood Mac, alongside the demands of touring with the band, had left her without much time and energy for writing and recording music under her own name.

McVie left the group in 1998. “I was tired of living out of a suitcase, tired of travel, plus I had a fear of flying,” she said in 2017. “I’d been doing it longer than Stevie [Nicks] and Lindsey [Buckingham], and I’d just had enough. Plus, my father was really sick and I wanted to come back to England and rediscover my roots, and I was quite adamant that this was what I wanted to do.”

Dan Perfect remembers how his aunt begin considering a return to recording. “Chris, in the late 90s, she pretty much thought she’d retired,” he tells Dig! “She came back to England, bought a country house, and got the dogs. The reality of it was that she was bored out of her brains. And it took her quite a bit of time for her to really realise that.” Continue reading ‘In The Meantime’: Christine McVie was “as revealing as ever”, says Dan Perfect | Dig

Lindsey Buckingham Wrote a Song That Changed Omar Apollo’s Life | Rolling Stone

BY TOMÁS MIER
Rolling Stone
OCT 24, 2023

A genre-hopping young star and a rock icon compare notes on songwriting, Fleetwood Mac, relationships and much, much more

I DIDN’T BRING my stilts,” dad-jokes Lindsey Buckingham as he eyes Omar Apollo, all six feet five of him. Apollo lets out a chuckle as he leans against the recording console, where Buckingham’s band, Fleetwood Mac, happened to have made Tusk 45 years ago.

Buckingham, a 74-year-old guitar hero, might seem an odd pairing for a 26-year-old Mexican American star who makes tear-jerking alt-R&B. But as Apollo, who asked Buckingham to join him for Musicians on Musicians, puts it: “I got layers, you know?” (That’s evident as the singer jumps between playing the Cocteau Twins and norteño legend Ramón Ayala during the duo’s photo shoot.)

Once the men sit down for their chat at the Village, the legendary L.A. studio, they realize their connection is more than just musical. Perhaps, fateful. Buckingham made Tusk here. Apollo dropped his breakthrough album, Ivory, last year. “That’s crazy,” Apollo says. “We both have the elephant thing.”

Apollo’s conversation with Buckingham arrives at a pivotal moment in his career: He earned a Best New Artist Grammy nomination earlier this year, his song “Evergreen” just went platinum, and his excellent new EP, Live for Me, came out Oct. 6 — the success is coming swiftly, and he’s at a clear turning point. Buckingham knows that feeling all too well: It happened after Fleetwood Mac dropped their blockbuster album Rumours. He has some advice to impart about fame, songwriting, and going your own way as an artist.

Omar, you wanted to talk to Lindsey. I would love to hear why.

Apollo: Well, there’s a song that you made that has so many memories attached to it, that I’m obsessed with, that literally changed how I wanted to look at music and make music.

Buckingham: And what song was that?

Apollo: It was “Never Going Back Again.” Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham Wrote a Song That Changed Omar Apollo’s Life | Rolling Stone

Got a Hold on Me: Christine McVie’s Solo Works Returning to Print | The Second Disc

The loss of longtime Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie last year remains deeply felt by fans of the long-running group’s unbeatable pop/rock songs. Today, on what would have been her 80th birthday, Rhino Records is releasing unheard music by (and in tribute to) her, with plans to reissue two of her solo albums this fall.

On November 3, Rhino will reissue a remastered version of 1984’s Christine McVie on CD and vinyl, with a cola-bottle clear color variant of the latter available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. That same day, they will also release her belated 2004 album In the Meantime, not only remastered but newly remixed by her nephew, Todd Perfect, with “Little Darlin'” – an unreleased outtake from the sessions – available as a bonus track. It’ll be pressed on CD and double vinyl with a songbird etching on the fourth side, but it’s available digitally today. Continue reading Got a Hold on Me: Christine McVie’s Solo Works Returning to Print | The Second Disc

Stand Back: Rhino Releases Stevie Nicks’ Complete Discography on CD, LP Box | Second Disc


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If you’ll forgive the easy reference, there’s no one quite as bewitching as Stevie Nicks. Since she joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 and helped turn them from British blues-based cult act to blockbuster pop/rock icons, her enrapturing voice and stage presence have influenced generations. In 1981, she began a parallel solo career with hits on her own that helped make her, in 2019, the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice. It’s that solo material that’s the subject of a brand-new box set from Rhino, featuring all eight of her studio albums and a host of rare material.

Complete Studio Albums & Rarities brings together just about all of Nicks’ own output between 1981 and 2014, a period covered by Rhino’s Stand Back compilation from 2019. The set features the chart-topping Bella Donna (1981) and follow-up The Wild Heart (1983) – both presented as remastered for a pair of deluxe editions in 2016 – newly-remastered versions of Rock a Little (1985), The Other Side of the Mirror (1989), Street Angel (1994) and Trouble in Shangri-La (2001), and the late-period successes In Your Dreams (2011) and 24 Karat Gold – Songs from the Vault (2014). The set closes out with a newly-compiled double album of Rarities, featuring 23 B-sides, bonus tracks, compilation songs, material from nine different soundtrack collections and Nicks’ recently-released cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth.” Continue reading Stand Back: Rhino Releases Stevie Nicks’ Complete Discography on CD, LP Box | Second Disc

Lindsey Buckingham UK/Europe tour reviews

Lindsey Buckingham UK/Europe tour reviews

Collection of tour reviews

Lindsey Buckingham review — the Fleetwood Mac soap opera continues | The Times

★★★★☆
Alongside becoming one of the pre-eminent guitarists of his generation, Lindsey Buckingham appears to have been on a lifelong mission to annoy Stevie Nicks as much as possible. Way back on Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 divorce masterpiece Rumours, Buckingham was contributing Second Hand News, Never Going Back Again and Go Your Own Way, self-explanatory break-up anthems all in some way about his former girlfriend. When Nicks finally flipped in 2018 and said either she went or he did, Buckingham put his subsequent sacking from Fleetwood Mac down to her probably still being in love with him. Finally in London after a much-delayed tour, he certainly didn’t shy away from highlighting his undeniable contribution to Fleetwood Mac, playing all the favourites alongside his solo material.

Buckingham was always the one who pushed things musically, embracing post-punk when the others wanted to stick to soft rock. It resulted in following up Rumours with the 1979 album Tusk, the title track of which still sounded as weird as ever here with its marching beat and eerie demand, “Don’t say that you love me.” Elsewhere the concert was a masterclass in guitar playing, from the sweet acoustic finger-picking on Never Going Back Again to the gentle balladry of Time, a cover version of the plaintive Sixties hit by harmony trio the Pozo-Seco Singers, which features on Buckingham’s (very good) 2021 solo album. And when he launched off on an interminable solo he looked as if he was going through every kind of agony and ecstasy before the roar of the crowd brought him some kind of climax when the solo finally ended.

Amid all this Buckingham was a slender, lithe figure who looked good for his age (he’s 73 today) and seemed perfectly content to play with his three backing musicians as if he was filling stadiums, even though he was actually in a mid-sized theatre before a seated audience. By Go Your Own Way everyone was up on their feet, singing along and doing a bit of dancing in the aisles before being removed by overzealous ushers; exactly the kind of rapturous response that proves Buckingham can indeed go his own way, which will annoy Nicks further. Don’t bet on Lindsey Buckingham’s role in the Fleetwood Mac soap opera being over yet, though.

London Palladium
With seven albums’ worth of solo material to his name, Buckingham makes the fans wait for classic Rumours tracks – but eventually delivers in style


Lindsey Buckingham is considered rock royalty thanks to the years he spent with Fleetwood Mac, and his role in transforming a one-time great British blues band that had lost its leader and sense of direction into a multi-platinum-selling soft-rock phenomenon. But he clearly wants to be known for even more: as a singer-songwriting soloist who is also a distinctive guitarist. Tonight, those who are desperate for him to get on to his Fleetwood Mac hits are reminded that he has recorded seven albums of his own songs.

Now in his early 70s, he comes on in very tight blue jeans, black vest and jacket, backed by a three-piece band of keyboards, drums, and a second guitarist, Neale Heywood, who has worked with Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham makes no introductions as he heads into a selection of his non-Fleetwood songs, demonstrating his guitar skills from the start. He likes the finger-picking style that is associated more with folk than rock, and the opening Not Too Late shows his slick, rapid-fire technique. He has a powerful vocal range and a catalogue of fine, tuneful songs, such as Soul Drifter, which would benefit from more emotion and variety than his consistently full-tilt approach allows.

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Lindsey Buckingham announces rescheduled UK and Ireland dates | NME

Check out the new autumn show dates here

Lindsey Buckingham has confirmed his rescheduled UK and European shows.

The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer was in May forced to postpone the tour after he and members of his live band and crew contracted COVID.

A statement at the time read: “This is heartbreaking for Lindsey, he was so excited to come to Europe for the first time as a solo artist this spring.”

Buckingham will now play shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool and London between October 3 and October 6, 2022.

The UK run follows rearranged gigs in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Germany. Original tickets are valid for all the corresponding new dates.

Lindsey Buckingham’s UK and European tour dates 2022:

OCTOBER
Saturday 01 – London, London Palladium
Monday 03 – Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Tuesday 04 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Thursday 06 – Dublin, Helix

Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham announces rescheduled UK and Ireland dates | NME