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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Double CD with EXTRAS!, 1 Dec. 2002
This review is from: The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (Audio CD)
In the early nineties, every major group put out a BOX SET. Now the trend is to produce a double CD greatest hits package. It's all the rave - Rolling Stones, Elton John, Bee Gees, David Bowie and now Fleetwood Mac. But this is a good thing.
Fleetwood Mac's box set was nearly overly inclusive and really only sold to the most devout fans. A few years later, a single 'Greatest Hits" CD was released. Now with the double CD phenomenon, we have a more affordable and better selection of Fleetwood Mac's best. The Enhanced Sound is truly detectable and most of the hit songs are the singles versions, making for some refreshing song openings.
There is no material before 1975, however, it's a good selection and one that every true fan and every "maybe" fan will enjoy. The liner notes are good and there is a nice songlist with dates and chart notes. There is a fancy CD-ROM attachment with "sales" promotional stuff about the upcoming album, but it's really just another good excuse to keep people from burning a CD copy - yes, with a CD-ROM attachment, most people cannot make copies.
Trivia: It's tough to beleive that a group this popular only had one Number One Hit - "Dreams". They should have had more. This is a great set.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2009 02:00:23 BDT
The 2 CD set issued here in the US is the best overview of the Buckingham/Nicks-era band, there's no question about that. Sony's UK release The Very Best of (Peter Green's) Fleetwood Mac is the best overview of the classic original just-the-lads lineup, much more concise than the unwieldy (if well-constructed) Complete Blue Horizon Recordings box, and including essential cuts from Then Play On (as of this writing, still not properly remastered). But where's the compilation that covers the Bob Welch years? The Chain covered selections from Future Games, Bare Trees, etc., but there's been no single anthology that covered those tracks, and they unfairly get short shrift. Even Kiln House, post-Green but pre-Welch, gets overlooked (except for the Chain box). Warners has much to answer for in this omission.

Posted on 31 Mar 2009 18:16:14 BDT
Tom_Cat says:
Hi Marty
Just picking your impressive music knowledge, if you don't mind?
What was the single released by Lindsey Buckingham in the late 70s or 80s....it did reasonably well, this side of the pond, I think?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2009 03:00:49 BDT
"Trouble"

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2009 12:23:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2009 13:13:58 BDT
Tom_Cat says:
Marty - thanks - that's the one!
What do you think of it?

What date is the Albatross track?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2009 21:55:30 BDT
Love 'Trouble', but he's better with the group. I have no idea what year 'Albatross' came out, but you could wikipedia it.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2009 09:49:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Apr 2009 09:49:56 BDT
Tom_Cat says:
>>>'There is no material before 1975'>>>

Thanks Marty.
Was just querying the Albatross version on this album, as I think it was pre-75, originally?
Ciao for now.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2009 19:37:01 BDT
Julikat says:
'Black Magic Woman', 'Man of the World' and 'Albatross' (Peter Green's Mac!) were all definitely pre-1975. In fact, they may have even been released in 68/69.
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