Many words have already been typed to memorialize Christine McVie, the stalwart Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter/keyboardist who died November 30 after a brief illness. But really, it was right there in the name all along: before that fateful marriage to John McVie, she was born Christine Perfect. How she'd live up to that name over time. McVie, a founding member of the British blues band Chicken Shack, joined her bass-playing husband in Fleetwood Mac in 1970, a year after they were wed.
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the week's new titles! Christine McVie, Songbird: A Solo Collection (Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada "Sea Foam" Green LP: Rhino.com Christine McVie releases her first-ever solo compendium. Songbird (A Solo Collection), available in CD, 180-gram vinyl, and digitally, is a lean 10-track anthology remastered by producer Glyn Johns who worked in tandem
Fleetwood Mac's Live arrived in December 1980, roughly fourteen months after the adventurous Tusk. While Tusk had peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and yielded two U.S. top ten hits, it fell off the albums chart after nine months. (Rumours, in contrast, spent 31 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 1977-1978, a record for a group or duo.) With the public still hungry for new Fleetwood Mac material, the band issued the sprawling double album Live. It was the first live album from the line-up
1975's Fleetwood Mac introduced a new sound for the band founded by Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green, and Jeremy Spencer. The addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to the lineup saw a marked shift towards mainstream pop-rock and earned the group its first No. 1 album. But the Mac had been reinventing itself virtually from the start. Now, its early years are being revisited on a pair of new releases from Rhino due September 4. Fleetwood Mac 1969 to 1974 is a long-anticipated,
Take away all the artifice and ephemera of the new deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled album (Reprise R2 559454) and you're still left with an intriguing and endlessly challenging question: how? How did a British blues band with only fleeting chart success in their home country metamorphose into one of the greatest rock bands of the 20th century's back half, architects of 18 Top 40 hits and eight platinum or multiplatinum records? And how did they do so with their ninth lineup? As
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Glen Campbell, Adios (UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Glen Campbell's final recordings, produced by his longtime band member Carl Jackson, comprise this release. Selections include the lead-off single "Everybody's Talkin'," and four songs by Jimmy Webb (including the touching title track as well as "Postcard from Paris," "Just Like Always" and "It Won't Bring Her Back"), plus compositions from Bob Dylan, Jerry Reed, Dickey Lee,