℗ 1975 Warner Records Inc.
The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac (Remastered) Tracklist:
I live how Stevie nicks sounds on this verison of gold dust women, her echoey sounding voice. It's sounds different and even more clear. Idk what sound system they had for that song but I wish they had it on all of them.
I still have to give it five stars because, Fleetwood Mac! But warning, some of the songs that say "remastered" are really live versions, such as Big Love. Not that I mind the live versions, but I wanted the studio versions, and it's just not correctly labeled for whatever reason.
Wow…I don’t even know what the appropriate words are to describe this. If you have always liked Fleetwood Mac, then there will be nothing NOT to like here. Oh Stevie…..your voice is perfection. You know certain songs remind you certain times in your life? Well this album and these songs take me back to some great days. Still a bit innocent to the world, but just enough knowledge of the real world. I think I’m rambling, BUT, you know what I mean….I turn this on whenever I’m having a bad, 49 year old’s day. I pretend I’m young and stupid again. What we all wouldn’t give in order to go back to these times again. I know right where I’d want to be. That saying about “youth is wasted on you young”……whoever wrote that sure knew what they were talking about, because I actually GET IT now. Buy this album…just do it.
Here is an album that makes great filler for your easy listening collection. Not one bad song in the bunch and a whole lot of good ones. Worth every penny. Music from word class band that just makes you feel good. BTW they are actually still touring.
This Album and group is simply the best of the past 50 years in my opinion. I was in high school when FM was riding their wave and it is part of the root and foundation of my personal life. No matter how old you get in dog years, the music never, ever changes. It always brings you back to your emotional youth.
If you grew up in the 70's, the minute you start listening to this album you are transported back to places you went, people you haven't thought of in a long time, and feelings of nostalgia. This is just as good as I remembered.
A lot of people like ABBA as great pop. However Fleetwood Mac and it's three headed singing/writers Buckingham,Nicks,McVie has shown that they own 70's pop. The duo singing of Buckingham/McVie and supple harmonies, romantic/angsty lyrics make them superlative. Think About Me, Hold Me. Love In Store, the non-hits measure a great band.
If you grew up in the 70s and early 80s and you love rock music, it doesn't get much better than this. Superb musicianship. Remastered from the 24-track source tapes that makes you wonder why digital recording is even necessary, and a collection of songs that will be familiar to almost everyone.
Actually this 2-disc compilation has been available in Europe whereI picked this up two years ago. Don't know why it took so long to get it released in the US, but this version is far superior to the previous single CD Greatest Hits collection as this does cover everything from Rumours to when Buckingham left the band, and even then this collection still includes "Skies The Limit" which was worth saving from Behind The Mask. It's a pretty definitive collection.
As JJ Cale (THE JJ Cale?) said, an inclusion of Hypnotized, Sentimental Lady would make it better, as would Black Magic Woman & Oh Well. Oh well, good for the period 1975 and on. Yes, JJ they had a major problem with Bob Welch
I don't see anything from "Bare Trees" on here, so I can't call it "Very Best" . . . . is there a problem with Bob Welch or some such thing? any insight would be greatly appreciated . . . . plus "Album Only"? . . . . . the Spirit is gone . . . . .