LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE McVIE
“Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie”
THE GRADE B+
BOTTOM LINE The longtime Fleetwood Mac bandmates reunite in a new way.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie aren’t just two of the most recognizable voices in rock from their time in Fleetwood Mac. The legends behind “Go Your Own Way” and “Over My Head” are also two of the most influential songwriters of the ’70s.
So it’s no small development for them to join forces for “Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie” (Atlantic), especially when the Fleetwood Mac rhythm section, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, help out.
“Sleeping Around the Corner” shows the duo at their best, with Buckingham taking the kind of chances he would on his solo material in the verses, and McVie’s trademark keyboard riffs pushing him toward classic Mac sounds in the chorus. McVie is in classic form on the sweet “Feel About You,” which sounds like it could have come from the band’s “Tango in the Night” era, and the wistful “Red Sun.”
“Lay Down for Free” shows how the interplay between Buckingham and McVie’s voices still sounds fresh, a welcome addition to the Fleetwood Mac legacy even as it conjures up memories of the band’s heyday.