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Fleetwood Mac

Career Killers: “The Long Run” by The Eagles

Plenty of bands fail to follow up a career-defining album. Fleetwood Mac decided to experiment on Tusk and ended up selling only a fraction of what Rumours did. Hootie and the Blowfish rushed out their second album, Fairweather Johnson, and cemented their legacy as a “one album wonder.” Smile, the Beach Boys’ attempt to follow up Pet Sounds, broke Brian Wilson and sent the band into a long decline.

But none of those records caused the band, itself, to break up. None of those records saw a band crack so completely and thoroughly from the pressure of following up one of the most popular and critically acclaimed albums of all time. None of those records caused a rift so wide and so seemingly irreparable that, when it came time to release the contractually obligated post-breakup greatest hits compilations or live albums, band members wouldn’t even be able to be in the same state as one another, let alone communicate without going through lawyers. None of those records poisoned the well so thoroughly that band members said they’d reunite when hell froze over.

None of those records were The Long Run.

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Album Review: “Buckingham McVie.”

Who needs Stevie Nicks?

Apparently, the plan for Fleetwood Mac had been to go on tour with a returning Christine McVie, make a truckload of money, record a new album, go on a retirement tour, and make even more money so that the members music’s longest-running soap opera would never have to work together again if they wished. Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie did their part by writing songs and taking part in recording sessions with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie in preparation for what would have been Fleetwood Mac’s first studio album since 2003’s “Say You Will.”

Stevie Nicks, however, decided to go her own way (sorry).

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Perfect Harmony – A Concert Review of Fleetwood Mac at the United Center

Concert Review:

Fleetwood Mac

October 3, 2014

United Center

“So, where have you been?” Stevie Nicks jokingly asked Christine McVie during Fleetwood Mac’s show on Friday at the United Center in Chicago.

“It’s a long story,” replied McVie, who recently returned to the band after nearly 15 years in semi-retirement.

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