Say You Will is Fleetwood Mac‘s 17th studio album and the first Fleetwood Mac album since Future Games (1971) without keyboardist Christine McVie credited as an official band member. Christine provides backup vocals, however, on the songs “Bleed to Love Her” and “Steal Your Heart Away.” The album includes 18 songs, written by remaining songwriters Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Reprise Records released Say You Will on Tuesday, April 15, 2003. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart and produced the singles “Peacekeeper” and “Say You Will,” both moderately successful on the Adult Contemporary chart. “Peacekeeper” reached No. 80 on the Hot 100 Singles chart. The second single “Say You Will” reached No. 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The Sessions @AOL performances of “Peacekeeper” and “Say You Will” served as their official music videos.
Reprise also released “Running Through the Garden,” “Thrown Down,” and “Steal Your Heart Away” as promotional radio singles.
The limited edition of Say You Will includes a bonus CD containing four additional songs (listed below), and a poster of the band.
In July 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the Say You Will Gold for the shipment of 500,000 units to retailers. As of June 2013,, the album has sold 733,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan (Billboard, 2013).
- What’s the World Coming To
- Murrow Turning Over in His Grave
- Illume (9-11)
- Thrown Down
- Red Rover
- Say You Will
- Smile at You
- Running Through the Garden
- Silver Girl
- Steal Your Heart Away
- Bleed to Love Her
- Everybody Finds Out
- Destiny Rules
- Say Goodbye
- Goodbye Baby
Limited Edition 2-CD Set
FLEETWOOD MAC Say You Will. Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie
Limited-edition 2-CD set with exclusive bonus 4-track CD. 18 brand new recordings, plus bonus disc with live versions of “Peacekeeper” and “Say You Will” from AOL Sessionss, 2 other exclusive unreleased tracks, plus behind the scenes footage. World tour this summer.
- Love Minus Zero/No Limit
- Not Make Believe
- Peackeeper (Live – Sessions @AOL)
- Say You Will (Live – Sessions @AOL)
Rolling Stone Review
Editor’s Pick: ‘Steal Your Heart Away’ & ‘Destiny Rules’
“Steal Your Heart Away” sounds like a classic Fleetwood Mac song, with contributions from all 1975 band members, including Christine McVie. With rich harmonies and shamelessly romantic lyrics, the song exemplifies what Fleetwood Mac does best — creating beautiful, timeless music.
“Destiny Rules” is the album’s best overall group effort, with each band member’s individual contributions shining through, particularly Mick Fleetwood and John McVie’s distinctive rhythmic section. While Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar solos occasionally recall the work of REM, his famous bare-handed picking is unmistakable and impressive. Stevie’s lyrics are vibrant (“The coastline is glittering like a diamond snake in a black sky”), as she sings about another brilliant romance.
Fleetwood Mac: Destiny Rules (2004)
In 2004, Fleetwood Mac released Fleetwood Mac: Destiny Rules, a 79-minute documentary of the Say You Will recording sessions. It includes footage of the band working through the creative process, rehearsing new songs, and recording without keyboardist Christine McVie.
Amazon Editorial Review
“The amazing career of Fleetwood Mac has seen them overcome overwhelming personal turmoil, and seemingly tumultuous line-up changes. Hugely ambitious, the band are not afraid to undertake sizeable projects as they straddle the globe on a constant quest to bring their music to an ever-burgeoning fanbase. The DESTINY RULES project began in 2001, and was designed to capture the band as they recorded and toured their first album in 5 years. Filmmakers Matt Baumann and Hyle Einhorn were placed in charge of the task, and the results have been whittled down from over 500 hours of footage to produce this incredible release. Drawing on all their experience, Baumann and Einhorn pull off some neat tricks (including hidden cameras) to capture the most candid footage possible. For fans of the legendary band, this is an awesome way to experience the creative process as it unfolds in front of their eyes.”