Lindsey Buckingham's first solo album promises much, but just fails to deliver the surefire success he was achieving with Fleetwood Mac at the time. Not every track clicks - 'That's How we Do It In LA' is insane feel-good funk - but the best tracks are the ones in which Buckingham puts his heart and soul into the material. The wonderful 'Trouble' is perhaps the best track he had written at that point, featuring Mick Fleetwood guesting.
Other tracks such as 'Shadow Of The West' & 'It Was I' are examples of well crafted pop, and 'Mary Lee Jones' is a slice of instant Californian cool. While 'Out Of The Cradle' ranks as his best solo effort to date, this is an album that should be discovered.