New Fleetwood Mac tribute album: "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" (or perhaps not?)

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    New Fleetwood Mac tribute album: "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" (or perhaps not?)

    Under the general header, "There's something for everyone" the latest Fleetwood Mac tribute album has its release today.  Is it for you?    Maybe a few updated interpretations of some of the band's biggest hits will be welcomed by longstanding fans; lesser, potentially younger fans may recognize the new, hip bands mixed alongside industry stalwarts (Marianne Faithfull, Billy Gibbons, MGMT, J Mascis)  that are represented on the album.

    I just listened to the three tracks that are available on Pitchfork, and I can't say they're half bad.  On the other hand, that means half good, IMO.  :)

    What seems to give the album a little depth is that it spans FWM's existence, not just their major hits; the major hits alone could have filled a tribute album, but would that have been much of an enticement?  And yet, will the assortment of tracks (randomly?) selected be an enticement?  

    Thoughts, anyone?

    If you have any interest, here's a link to Pitchfork, where three tracks are available.   

    Check it out:


    There's also a lukewarm review (can't help that); you don't have to read it. :)
     
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    Thanks for posting this Yoga.To keep with the Fleetwood Mac theme,they're reuniting next year for a tour.This is from LATimes.com:

    Most of the classic Fleetwood Mac lineup, whose 1970s gems became Bic-lighter anthems and continue to resonate today, will reunite for a world tour in 2013, Stevie Nicks said on Wednesday. Speaking with "CBS This Morning," the singer said that she, Lindsey BuckinghamMick Fleetwoodand John McVie would reconvene to celebrate their legacy and music. Singer Christine McVie won't be joining the band on the reunion tour.

    Nicks, 64, said that the tour would start "next year, so far. It's the plan. Because that's what we do. I do my thing. And Lindsey is out doing his thing right now."

    It's turning out to be a memorable year for the group, even though it has been on hiatus since 2009. Formed by Mick Fleetwood as a blues band in London in 1967, the group gained platinum fame after an early '70s membership shake-up brought in Nicks and Buckingham, solidifying the lineup that would go on to release a string of classics, including the self-titled lineup debut, the multi-platinum "Rumours" and the epic classic "Tusk."

    Producer Ken Callait has published a fascinating new memoir, "Making Rumours," about the recording of "Rumours," which offers an overview of a particularly tempestuous time in the band's life. And a big-name tribute album, "Just Tell Me That You Want Me," arrives on Aug. 14. Featuring, among others, MGMTBest Coast, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Topthe New Pornographers and the Kills, the album honors the period in which Fleetwood Mac became a household name. The band also lost one of its key early members earlier this year when singer Bob Welch died. 

    The reunion announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, considering what drummer Mick Fleetwood said in an April 2012 interview in Playboy magazine. “I don’t believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again," he said. "But I really hope we do. We have rehearsed and prepared for it since 2010. We were supposed to tour in 2011, but we delayed it for a year to allow Stevie Nicks to support her solo record and for Lindsey Buckingham to do the same with his."

    Sounding frustrated, Fleetwood added: "It comes down to her, and for the first time, I think, even Lindsey has lost his patience. All of this uncertainty is a tremendous change for me.”

    Fleetwood stressed that he respected Nicks' commitment to her recent solo album, "In Your Dreams," but that it made it hard for the rest of her band mates. "She has become enthralled and obsessed with her album in a very nice but very inconvenient way. She’s working 20 times harder than she would ever have to with Fleetwood Mac and not making anything close to as much money as she would with us. But that is what she wants to do, and I respect that. In the past I’d not have taken no for an answer. I’d have persuaded Stevie or whoever needed persuading at the time to do the tour. But I’m not doing that this time or ever again, and there is nothing else to say about it."

    Fortunately for the millions of Fleetwood Mac fans, it seems that Nicks has now changed her mind for the better.

     
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    If anyone's interested,you can listen to all the songs at NPR:

     
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    Thanks,  MrMojo.  

    Looks like the rest of the gang is out of town today. :) 

    RE: tour. Time will tell, I suppose.  Sorry to say that following my previous thread on FWM, the death of Bob Welch (and the manner he was excluded from the HoF induction, bad blood, etc.), I feel a bit indifferent about them.  

    Seems that the MGMT cover of "Future Games" is one of the hottest tracks on the new album, despite the fact that the original is untouchable.


     
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    Interesting.

    I saw them tour without Stevie way back when as openers (!) for CSN.  It seemed rather a shell of their former selves.  Ditto Stevie without the band.

    But I've ceased passing any sort of judgement on nostalgia acts excepting the purchase of a ticket.  They want to make some money and tour behind their decades-old tunes, that's fine with me.


    Speaking of which...

     
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    [QUOTE]Thanks,  MrMojo.   Looks like the rest of the gang is out of town today. :)  RE: tour. Time will tell, I suppose.  Sorry to say that following my previous thread on FWM, the death of Bob Welch (and the manner he was excluded from the HoF induction, bad blood, etc.), I feel a bit indifferent about them.   Seems that the MGMT cover of "Future Games" is one of the hottest tracks on the new album, despite the fact that the original is untouchable.
    Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]

         I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be interested in going to see them live.They're way down on my list of concert priorities.I like a lot of their music,but I'm not "WOW'ed" by a majority of the songs.And they didn't treat Bob Welch very well either it seems.He should have been included in the R&R HOF ceremony. 
         The cover of "Future Games" is really good.I also thought Marianne Faithful did a nice job with "Angel" and the same with Billy Gibbons cover of "Oh Well".
        I also found this group on the NPR website I hadn't heard of.They're called Redd Kross (No relation to Kris Kross) and this is a link to the title song off of their album "Researching the Blues" if you're interested in listening to it.It's kind of a straight up,in your face type of Rock and Roll song.I really enjoyed the tracks I listened to. 

     
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    [QUOTE]Under the general header, "There's something for everyone" the latest Fleetwood Mac tribute album has its release today.  Is it for you?    Maybe a few updated interpretations of some of the band's biggest hits will be welcomed by longstanding fans; lesser, potentially younger fans may recognize the new, hip bands mixed alongside industry stalwarts (Marianne Faithfull, Billy Gibbons, MGMT, J Mascis)  that are represented on the album. I just listened to the three tracks that are available on Pitchfork, and I can't say they're half bad.  On the other hand, that means half good, IMO.   :) What seems to give the album a little depth is that it spans FWM's existence, not just their major hits; the major hits alone could have filled a tribute album, but would that have been much of an enticement?  And yet, will the assortment of tracks (randomly?) selected be an enticement?   Thoughts, anyone? If you have any interest, here's a link to Pitchfork, where three tracks are available.    Check it out: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16926-just-tell-me-that-you-want-me-tribute-to-fleetwood-mac/ There's also a lukewarm review (can't help that); you don't have to read it. :)
    Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]

    I agree with your assessment.  Just listened to the album courtesy of Mojo, and some songs like Gold Dust Woman are quite good. But like most tribute albums, this one is hit or miss. Not sure how die hard FWM fans will like it.

    BTW, your "I have nothing against Children's choruses," line from yesterday was funny:)
     
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    [QUOTE]Interesting. I saw them tour without Stevie way back when as openers (!) for CSN.  It seemed rather a shell of their former selves.  Ditto Stevie without the band. But I've ceased passing any sort of judgement on nostalgia acts excepting the purchase of a ticket.  They want to make some money and tour behind their decades-old tunes, that's fine with me. Speaking of which...
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    You must have tagged along with some of your older siblings if saw FWM pre-Stevie Nicks.  :P

    Thanks to the discussions on this forum, I have to agree that if touring based on old hits and the nostalgia factor makes fans happy, then there's nothing wrong with it.  I'm not a fan of Nicks in any way, but even I have to admit touring w/out her would not have made any sense.    Maybe this tribute album's release is very well-timed.  
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: New Fleetwood Mac tribute album: "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" (or perhaps not?) :      I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be interested in going to see them live.They're way down on my list of concert priorities.I like a lot of their music,but I'm not "WOW'ed" by a majority of the songs.And they didn't treat Bob Welch very well either it seems.He should have been included in the R&R HOF ceremony.       The cover of "Future Games" is really good.I also thought Marianne Faithful did a nice job with "Angel" and the same with Billy Gibbons cover of "Oh Well".     I really enjoyed the tracks I listened to.  http://www.npr.org/2012/07/29/157237664/first-listen-redd-kross-researching-the-blues
    Posted by mrmojo1120[/QUOTE]

    I wouldn't rush to see them live, either.    According to the taste you express in music here, I'd be pretty shocked if you'd said otherwise.  :)  

    I don't know what it was, really, but Bob Welch's suicide touched me very deeply.   Sometimes, information comes to us and it's just not easy to digest.  One thing I did read at the time was that Stevie Nicks remained friends with Welch throughout his life, despte the lawsuit and bad blood issues, and despite the fact that I don't care for her music, that made an impression on me.  

    The NPR website is a great resource for music; thanks for the reminder of their new music offerings.  :)

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to New Fleetwood Mac tribute album: "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" (or perhaps not?) : I agree with your assessment.  Just listened to the album courtesy of Mojo, and some songs like Gold Dust Woman are quite good. But like most tribute albums, this one is hit or miss. Not sure how die hard FWM fans will like it. BTW, your "I have nothing against Children's choruses," line from yesterday was funny:)
    Posted by polar123[/QUOTE]

    You listened to all of it?  Nice.  I have to go back and listen to the rest of it, before they take it down (I'm pretty sure it will only be up for a limited time).  
    This album got lots of press today.   

    HA, thanks.  :D   Glad you caught that  (occasionally I have a dry wit) because the thing is, I'm a lot of things, but I'm not an old grump.  :D  
     
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    Not big on tribute albums. I did get a chance to see Fleetwood Mac during the Rumors tour and they were amazing. And to be honest, Steveie Nicks was one of the posters on my wall as a young teenager.
     
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    [QUOTE]Not big on tribute albums. I did get a chance to see Fleetwood Mac during the Rumors tour and they were amazing. And to be honest, Steveie Nicks was one of the posters on my wall as a young teenager.
    Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]

    Glad you have an exciting concert memory of FWM;  at the height of their POP-ularity, I'm sure they were hot.   

    As for Stevie, if you were a young teenager at the time, you are forgiven.  :P    

     
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    In Response to Re: New Fleetwood Mac tribute album: "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" (or perhaps not?):
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: New Fleetwood Mac tribute album: "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" (or perhaps not?) : You must have tagged along with some of your older siblings if saw FWM pre-Stevie Nicks.  :P   
    Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]


    No.  Back in the 90's, FWM toured without Stevie, Lindsay OR Christine...during a period in which the latter two were almost totally split from the band.

    It was FWM - quite literally - in name only....


     
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    If Fleetwood Mac tours, it would be nice if Christine McVie would join them for one or two shows and record it on DVD like they did "The Dance," which is an excellent live show.
     

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