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Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of...

This differs from previous post-'75 Fleetwood Mac compilations in that it pays only lip service to the Peter Green era (just three tracks). But the barely suppressed grief evident in "Man Of The World" demonstrably belongs to a different band than the one which produced the exquisite neurosis of "Rhiannon" and "Go Your Own Way."

Again we are reminded of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks' domination of latterday Mac; Nicks losing herself in her own aqueous fantasies ("Sara", "Gypsy"), Buckingham becoming ever more subtly adventurous in his production, such as the bizarre "Tusk" and the post-ZTT touches on the tracks from 1987's Tango In The Night.

Rating: 3 / 10


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