18 Songs, 1 Hour 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Say You Will (2003) finds Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks taking part in a Fleetwood Mac studio album for the first time in 15 years. Putting past conflicts behind them, the group revisits its classic mixture of personal confession, idiosyncratic musical textures and inescapable pop hooks in this diverse set. Buckingham revels in quirky techno-folk confections like “Red Rover,” “Bleed to Love Her” and “Say Goodbye,” embroidering them with twanging lead guitars and rippling, acoustic-powered grooves. Those pining for a dose of Nicks’ patented witchery will find “Silver Girl,’ “Destiny Rules” and “Running Through the Garden” highly satisfying. “What’s the World Coming To” (a sparkling Buckingham tune) and “Goodbye Baby” (a softly beguiling Nicks ballad) stand out as particularly strong numbers. As before, bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood anchor even the oddest tracks in supple yet rock-solid rhythmic beds. Say You Will is a fully-engaged effort by a bunch of old friends with more than old stories to share.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Say You Will (2003) finds Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks taking part in a Fleetwood Mac studio album for the first time in 15 years. Putting past conflicts behind them, the group revisits its classic mixture of personal confession, idiosyncratic musical textures and inescapable pop hooks in this diverse set. Buckingham revels in quirky techno-folk confections like “Red Rover,” “Bleed to Love Her” and “Say Goodbye,” embroidering them with twanging lead guitars and rippling, acoustic-powered grooves. Those pining for a dose of Nicks’ patented witchery will find “Silver Girl,’ “Destiny Rules” and “Running Through the Garden” highly satisfying. “What’s the World Coming To” (a sparkling Buckingham tune) and “Goodbye Baby” (a softly beguiling Nicks ballad) stand out as particularly strong numbers. As before, bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood anchor even the oddest tracks in supple yet rock-solid rhythmic beds. Say You Will is a fully-engaged effort by a bunch of old friends with more than old stories to share.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
166 Ratings
166 Ratings
kiefer13 ,

Excellent Buckingham/Nicks CD

Years after its release, the CD sounds better than ever. It was so underappreciated back then. Lindsey is always a decade ahead of his time as a producer. And, Stevie just gets sharper and smarter as a writer. John and Mick are still the freshest bass/percussion unit around. The very best follow-up to the first Buckingham/Nicks album any fan could hope for.

I just miss Christine so much...so much. Without Christine, it's not Fleetwood Mac, is it?

then play on ,

Better With Age


Okay, so this isn't Rumours, but for Fleetwood Mac to get back together and make a new album is a feat in itself. While this is a great album, the reviewer was right in saying that it was like two solo albums. A majority of Lindsey's songs (Bleed To Love Her,Miranda,Red Rover, Say Goodbye) came from his yet to be released Solo Project "Gifts of Screws." The album itself is all over the place, which is something Fleetwood Mac has become good at over the years. Christine is sorely missed, but Buckingham Nicks do a good job in covering.

High Points:
Whats The World Coming To
Illume
Thrown Down
Red Rover
Com
Running Through The Garden

Low Points:
Miranda
Smile at You
Silver Girl
Say Goodbye

Mipps ,

Great Album

I read the reviewers critique of this cd and was amazed at how anyone would be disappointed because of length. Usually we complain that there are not enough songs for the price. Also when one reviews, let the work stand on its own. You don't have to harken back to glory days. This is an incredible album. Unfortunately it has been greatly overlooked.

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