FLEETWOOD   MAC

Format : Domestic CD 
Released : 1975 Jul 
Label : Reprise 
Charts Peak : 
US #1 (Sep 1976) 
UK #23 (Nov 1976) 

SONGS

Monday Morning   
Warm Ways   
Blue Letter   
Rhiannon      
Over My Head     
Crystal    
Say You Love Me     
Landslide      
World Turning  
Sugar Daddy  
I'm So Afraid    

REVIEW

"Monday Morning," a sunny slice of folk-rock with Beach Boys harmonies, opens Fleetwood Mac and makes it clear that the band is no longer a blues-rock outfit. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were the catalyst for Fleetwood Mac's successful re-emergence as a mainstream pop/rock band. While Buckingham only contributed three songs, he helped the band develop a coherent vision, providing crystal clear backings for Nicks' hippie anthems and Christine McVie's remarkably improved pop-soul. McVie dominates the album, contributing some of her finest songs, including the sighing "Over My Head" and the bouncy "Say You Love Me." Nicks' songs function as folky counterpoints to McVie's sweet pop, and she rarely ever wrote songs as memorably affecting as "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)" or "Landslide." Remarkably, Fleetwood Mac is a blockbuster album that isn't dominated by its hit singles, and its album tracks ("World Turning," "Sugar Daddy," "Crystal") demonstrate a depth of both songwriting and musicality that blossomed on Rumours. (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All-Music Guide)

ARTISTS

Lindsey Buckingham 
Mick Fleetwood 
Christine McVie 
John McVie 
Stevie Nicks