Inevitably compared - unfairly, I believe - to the group's heyday with Peter Green, Future Games is nonetheless an accomplished recording that captures the spirit of its time very well.
This incarnation of Fleetwood Mac is generally referred to as the "Bob Welch period", but this album and its successor, "Bare Trees" both find Danny Kirwan very much to the fore, offering up most of the origianl material and truly consolidating his postion as the lead guitarist in Fleetwood Mac. "Woman of A Thousand Years" is a beautiful, well constructed song with some sublime guitar work that Danny's old mentor, Greeny, would have surely been proud of. "Sands of Time" is also a stand out track. Christine McVie also conributes some good songs, full of road-weariness and longing for home. Bob Welch, in fact, only contributes two songs here, "Lay It Down" and the title track, by no means bad songs but perhaps the weakest offerings from a bag of great material, mostly Kirwan-penned.
Nowadays this album will invariably dissapoint pepole looking for the spine tingling blues of the Peter Green era or radio-friendly AOR of the Buckingham-Nicks line up. But viewed independantly, Future Games is a fine album, and perhaps the best showcase for the refined talent of Danny Kirwan, underrated at the time, forgotten today.