By Seven Cities Blues
Sorry dismissed back then ,I still
Have the vinyl and now the download . It is a must have for the seventies eighties fans .
warts n all
love the crappy (by today's standards) recordings. It makes you feel like you are in the front row of the show. this is part of the atmosphere and makes for incredible renditions of these now house-hold hits. that Landslide is the best i have yet hear!
Rock and Roll like it used to be; they don't do it like this anymore
if you've never heard or seen FM live, this is where to start. I have had a copy of this since 1986, when I had it on vinyl, and I"ve never been without it since. I didn't know that it was out of print as a CD, but I've had my copy for many years.
If you don't know FM as a hard core rock band, check out Rhiannon ("awesome performance" quote) on You Tube. You will see and hear a very similar version of Rhiannon on this recording. The comments by viewers there are perfect: some say it is the best rock live performance ever. Stevie Nicks loses her mind in the last couple of minutes--and Rhinnaon will never sound the same to you. That version is almost identical to this one, and the sound clip here on iTunes does not showcase the crescendo of the song here. It is fantastic, hard core screaming crazy rock and roll.
The Farmer's Daughter is an old Brian Wilson song, and they did a fantastic job with this song. I'm So Afraid is Buckingham's signature song (just as Rhiannon is Stevie's signature song), and the version on this album is also hard core, passionate rock and roll. You need to hear this. Sara's on here and it sounds great, just over the top great. Over and Over is also really well done on this album, with Christine McVie's voice never sounding better. Great guitars, drums, bass, vocals, keyboards, everything. Like an orchestra, that's how they were at the top of their game.
Way too many songs on here to do t hem justice by commenting on them individually. If you're new to FM, listen up--this is rock and roll as it once was, raw and passionate and wild and insane and gorgeous and intoxicating.
Wonderful album that no FM fan, new or longstanding, should be without. It just doesn't get any better than this. And do go over to You Tube to hear and see the video of Rhiannon; it's almost literally out of this world, or like Mick Fleetwood once said, like watching an exorcism. Then come right back here and download the whole album and get set to fall in love with FM and experience rock and roll like you maybe never have.
Don't buy it
By Old gamer 55
I've been listening to F. M. since the 70's but this is the worst. Bad recording. Can barely hear the vocals on all the songs. Wish I hadn't put it on my phone.
As good as Fleetwood Mac can get!
By other choice was taken
This is an excellent album which shows not only how well Lindsey Buckingham can play guitar (there's nobody better), but how well Christine and Stevie can sing. I've had it on cassette for years and years and it has somehow held up but not for much longer so I got it on a download (all except Rhiannon which continues to be a problem - an alert comes up the file is corrupted and try to download it again but it doesn't work. Until they replace the file, don't bother buying it.) On a retail basis, this CD has been unavailable for years. Its supposedly in print, but nobody seems to be able to get it, so if you can get it on a download its all good. The music has a more bluesy feel to it than the studio albums which for me is a good thing. Overall sound quality is like being there.
Fleetwood Mac LIVE!!!
I love THE DANCE. It's a great CD and concert, but it was a little too polished. The side musicians and back-up singers do a fantastic job of re-creating Fleetwood Mac's best songs. However, if you want to hear what the band sounded like live at the height of their popularity, this is a must-buy. It's basically the band, with an extra guitar player,with minimal over-dubbing. Several highlights here, including my personal favorite live versions of "Rhiannon" and "I'm So Afraid", along with many other hits, and four deeper cuts (McVie's "One More Night", Nicks' hidden gem "Fireflies", and a cover of Brian Wilson's "The Farmer's Daughter" along with a fantastic version of Buckingham Nicks' "Don't Let Me Down Again"). HIghly recommended.
The Fire Never Fades
This is a great live album, featuring live versions from the Fleetwood Mac Tour, Rumours Tour & Tusk Tour. Sometimes I wish this album could have picked different versions of songs, or stuck with one tour. Because of this, it's hard to compare this to The Dance. But there are great songs on here, and the live tours during this time period were the best tours of Fleetwood Mac's lifetime.
If you haven't heard an earlier version of Rhiannon, this is a great place to get it. Also, the new song Fireflies by Stevie is very, very good. Also by Stevie is a soft and touching version of Landslide from London.
It's great that this album has Don't Let Me Down Again, which is a Buckingham Nicks track. Great duet with Lindsey and Stevie! The entire band also does a nice duet on Farmer's Daughter.
If u like the Mac this is IT....with the hits.