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The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac

The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac

by Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac


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For years, Fleetwood Mac was a chameleonic beast, shifting mood and sound as members came and went. The band's steady if unspectacular career arc changed dramatically, however, with the arrival of Yankee interlopers Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks -- and that's the lineup chronicled on this 36-song set. The vast majority of the material on the two discs is culled from the late-'70s period that made the Mac a mainstay at rock radio. While all the hits from that era, such as Nicks's spiraling "Rhiannon" and the driving "Go Your Own Way," are included, fans can also find a healthy smattering of tunes that don't often make the airwaves. The haunting studio version of "Silver Spring," better known in its live incarnation and long available only as the B-side to "Go Your Own Way," is probably the best known of the set's lesser-heard songs, but several of the other obscurities -- like "As Long as You Follow" and "No Questions Asked," both of which were previously released only on the band's 1988 Greatest Hits set -- are worth honing in on. The collection flags a bit when the focus turns to latter-day material, but a passel of live tracks, including a nice take on Buckingham's solo hit "Go Insane," makes up for those missteps. Mac enthusiasts might want to hunt down a copy of the sprawling, now-out-of-print box set, The Chain, for a full career retrospective, but anyone with a soft spot for Fleetwood Mac's commercial peak will be more than satisfied with this collection.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2002
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227377526
catalogNumber: 73775
Rank: 3368


  1. Monday Morning
  2. Dreams
  3. You Make Loving Fun
  4. Go Your Own Way
  5. Rhiannon
  6. Say You Love Me
  7. I'm So Afraid
  8. Silver Springs
  9. Over My Head
  10. Never Going Back Again
  11. Sara
  12. Love in Store
  13. Tusk
  14. Landslide
  15. Songbird
  16. Big Love
  17. Storms
  18. Paper Doll

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fleetwood Mac   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lindsey Buckingham   Composer,Producer
Fleetwood Mac   Producer
Stevie Nicks   Composer,Contributor
Mick Fleetwood   Composer,Contributor
Christine McVie   Composer,Contributor
Rick Vito   Composer
John McVie   Composer,Contributor
Sheryl Crow   Author
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Ken Caillat   Producer
Richard Dashut   Producer
John Herron   Composer
Greg Ladanyi   Producer
Mark McKenna   Creative Services Coordinator
Keith Olsen   Producer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Eddy Quintela   Composer
Elliot Scheiner   Producer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Sam Emerson   Cover Photo
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination

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