Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits

A greatest hits without “Oh Well”? “Man Of The World”? “The Green Manalishi”? A Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits without, for goodness’ sake, “Albatross”?!? Apart from record company wrangles over F. Mac’s early back catalogue, there is a good argument for saying that the Fleetwood Mac most of us know and love only started in January 1975 with the recruitment of a pair of hippy refugees whose musical career had started in a group called Fritz back in the same year that the very first Mac line-up trod the boards, 1967.

Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits (1988)A greatest hits without “Oh Well”? “Man Of The World”? “The Green Manalishi”? A Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits without, for goodness’ sake, “Albatross”?!? Apart from record company wrangles over F. Mac’s early back catalogue, there is a good argument for saying that the Fleetwood Mac most of us know and love only started in January 1975 with the recruitment of a pair of hippy refugees whose musical career had started in a group called Fritz back in the same year that the very first Mac line-up trod the boards, 1967.

Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks transformed the British blues-rockers from an unstable outfit upon their ninth line-up and fast hitting the skids to a solid corporation who sold wispy Californian dreamin’ to the world.

Upon Buckingham-Nicks joining the Fleetwood Mac core of Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, the group announced their fresh start to the world with an album simply titled Fleetwood Mac; from it, the single “Rhiannon” was an overnight sensation, airbrushing the siren harmonies of Grace Slick’s Jefferson Airplane for AM radio consumption and introducing an intriguing whiff of chiffoned Celtic mysticism to the charts (a dippiness which has remained with Nicks ever since, for better or worse).

What “Rhiannon” also did was define the thrilling contrast which the band’s new alchemy had produced; a crescendo of emotion, nay, hysteria, reined back by a discreetly controlled rhythmic pulse. The only exception to this formula lies in the 1982 hit “Oh Diane,” a falsetto tribute to the early ‘60s likes of Neil Sedaka. It belongs to the iffy phase which succeeded the global success of the 1977 album Rumours and lasting through to the brilliant come-back of Tango in the Night last year. The addled double-album Tusk, various self-indulgent solo projects and a great deal of personal misbehaviour characterize this era. Yet, apart from the resignation of Lindsey Buckingham, the tenth and most successful line-up of Fleetwood Mac survives to this day, and these 17 tracks (less four on the vinyl format) is a delightful resumé.

© Mat Snow / Q / January 1989

For What It’s Worth (2022)

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
September 13, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
September 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Maine Savings Amphitheatre
Bangor, ME
September 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA
September 30, 2022

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
October 3, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
October 9, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
October 12, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
October 16, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Credit One Stadium
Charleston, SC
October 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
October 25, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
October 28, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Orion Amphitheatre
Huntsville, AL
October 31, 2022

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