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Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
UK 17 track edition of this compilation highlighting the hugely successful '70s and '80s period of the band. The tracks have a different running order than the U.S. version and the song 'Over My Head' has been replaced by... more »
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UK 17 track edition of this compilation highlighting the hugely successful '70s and '80s period of the band. The tracks have a different running order than the U.S. version and the song 'Over My Head' has been replaced by 'Seven Wonders' and 'Oh Diane' for this import pressing. .Includes songs such as the Stevie Nicks classics "Rhiannon", "Dreams", and "Gypsy", as well as a number of standout tracks by pianist Christine McVie, including "You Make Lovin' Fun" and "Say You Love Me". Additionally, guitarist and songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, who, like Nicks, enjoyed a solo career in addition to putting in time with Fleetwood Mac, is also represented here with excellent songs, including "Go Your Own Way" and "Tusk". This is an excellent primer for anyone unfamiliar with one of the most successful pop bands of a generation. WEA.
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Cassandra L. from KENDALL, NY
Reviewed on 6/2/2010...
Excellent CD. I know all the music. I really enjoyed this album.
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
John W. from BALTIMORE, MD
Reviewed on 3/18/2007...
Disc label is blemished because it was stuck to the CD binder sleeve (none of my other CDs did this) Plays fine & includes case and inserts.
2 of 10 member(s) found this review helpful.
Amy C. (amy) from WHITE LAKE, MI
Reviewed on 9/7/2006...
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brilliant California Pop-Rock
Westley | Stuck in my head | 10/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fleetwood Mac released their first major greatest hits record with this collection. The CD covers the years 1975 - 1988, when the group consisted of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood. Although the group formed in 1967 as a blues rock band, they didn't start having big hits in the United States until this period. The CD includes 14 of their 16 U.S. Top 20 hits - only "Don't Think About Me" (#20 in 1980) and "Seven Wonders" (#19 in 1987) are excluded.
Fleetwood Mac recorded some of the most brilliant California pop-rock of the 1970s and 1980s, and this collection represents it well. Their enduring popularity is witnessed by the over eight millions copies this record has sold. In addition, having three talented lead singers and song writers helps make their music so varied. I particularly enjoy Stevie's songs, such as "Rhiannon" (which went to #11, not #5 as stated in the Editorial Review) and "Dreams."
Two additional songs were recorded for inclusion on this set (Lindsey Buckingham had left the group by then). "As Long as You Follow" features a solid vocal by Christine McVie and peaked on the Top 100 at #43 in 1989. "No Questions Asked" is a somewhat cluttered-sounding song featuring Stevie Nicks that's not a particularly strong addition.
Since the release of this CD, of course, Fleetwood Mac has reunited. They also subsequently released the 2-disk "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac," which covers 35 of their songs. Whether you prefer to purchase this CD or the more extensive one obviously would seem to rest on how much depth your Fleetwood Mac collection already has and how deep you want it to go. I'm sticking with this one as I have several of their studio CDs that help fill in some of the gaps, such as the sublime "Landslide."
Fleetwood Mac's Best!
Barron Laycock | Temple, New Hampshire United States | 07/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although they recapitulated and brilliantly reinterpreted a lot of the material in here with their marvelous CD, "The Dance" a few years ago, the versions included in this offering are the original studio versions that were both on the original albums and all over the wavelengths of popular FM radio in the seventies and eighties. From the innovative treatment in the opening number of Rhiannon" to the final refrains of "No Questions Asked", this CD treats the listener to all their favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. And all them are indeed here.Included are "Don't Stop", "Go Your Own Way", "Hold Me", and "Everywhere". Of course, no greatest hits album would be complete without "Gypsy", "You Make Loving Fun", and "Dreams". Also here is "Say You Love Me", "Tusk", "Sara", and "Over My Head". There are few other songs included, so you have well over an hour of exceptional music from one of the most wildly successful rock bands of the last twenty years. This should keep you busy remembering just how good Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, the MacVies, and of course, Stevie Nicks were. Who knows, perhaps there will be another reunion! Meanwhile, enjoy this collection of their greatest hits!"