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Behind the Mask
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Myles M. from LOVINGTON, IL
Reviewed on 5/26/2013...
I greatly enjoyed this CD! I was surprised; I've not enjoyed a lot of what the Mac has put out since...well, since Tusk, actully. But this album was a pleasure.
Raef N. (Budgie) from GAITHERSBURG, MD
Reviewed on 2/20/2008...
Simply put, Lindsey Buckingham is dearly missed on this album.
The Pete | Illinois | 03/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sorry but I just do not agree with the general consensus that Lindsey Buckingham was this brilliant producer. The more control he took over the production, the more bland the albums got. Can anyone honestly say that most of "Mirage" was anything but mediocre soft rock? Does anyone really like more than half the songs on side two of "Tango in the Night"?"Behind the Mask" to me is the proof of where Mac's strengths really are. They sound like a cohesive group again for one thing! McVie and Fleetwood seem to have had a leash taken off them on this CD. There's more bass and thump than on any Mac disk since "Rumours", and Rick Vito's guitar work is a welcome shot of unadorned rock and roll. Also, the vocal harmonies are arranged better than they had been on the last three Mac studio albums. All this creates energy that was largely missing after "Tusk".Lindsey is a terrific guitarist and good singer so you do miss him, but the remaining writers step up to the challenge with remarkable strength. Stevie and Christine contribute some of their best Mac songs in years. "Freedom" and "Love is Dangerous" have Stevie singing ominous lines they way she was meant to. Christine's work is good pop without getting sappy ("Skies the Limit" is a stand out). I also enjoyed Vito and Burnette's songs ("Stand on the Rock" is a charming peek at what Mac would sound like doing a bar band song) and the wierd stuff on "Back of My Mind".I like Fleetwood Mac, but I really feel that after "Rumours" each album had plenty of filler. Song for song, this underrated album is their most solid and consistent post-"Rumours" effort."
FM Fans Can't Afford to Miss This
V. R. Smith | Lancaster, PA USA | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unless Lindsey Buckingham's music is your only reason for listening to Fleetwood Mac, this item is a must-have. Christine and Stevie showcase some of their best work here, including Affairs of the Heart, Freedom, and The Second Time by Stevie, and Skies the Limit and Save Me, excellent efforts by Christine.
One thing that did take me by surprise is how much I really did like the music of the "new" guys, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito. Their music fits very well with what we have come to know as Fleetwood Mac - highlights include Hard Feelings and Stand on the Rock.
In summary, listen to the clips at the bottom of this page; you will not be disappointed."