Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Working on Duet Album

While lead singer Stevie Nicks has been busy being on solo tour with The Pretenders, the rest of Fleetwood Mac are not letting that stop them from keeping busy and moving ahead. This has apparently taken shape in the form of a duet album by keyboardist Christine McVie and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham tentatively titled Buckingham McVie.

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, McVie goes into detail on the writing of the album saying:

“You know, a better thing’s never happened to me. We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”

In a 2014 interview with the Huffington Post, McVie described how the collaboration between her and Buckingham was already going swimmingly even with the absence of singer Stevie Nicks while she was on solo tour, saying:

"Because of Stevie’s absence, there’s been a very strong link musically between Lindsey and I, where we’ve actually been able to concentrate and co-write. The early collaborations produced some fantastic, quite profound, quite surprising emotions. … It knocked my socks off completely.”

According to McVie, the duo are working on the album at Village Studios, where in 1979 Fleetwood Mac wrote and recorded their Rumours follow-up double album Tusk. According to McVie, "it feels like coming home.".

Personally I'm glad that the rest of Fleetwood Mac is keeping busy creatively while Nicks is out doing her own thing. Personally though I would think she would want to put some time and effort into the big opportunity she has to do the band's first album with all five classic members since 1987's Tango in the Night. Regardless, I'm sure whatever Buckingham and McVie put out will be pure gold.

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