Listen: Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie Share 2nd Songby Best Classic Bands Staff
Word first arrived on January 13 that longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. On April 11, full details emerged. Simply titled Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, the 10-song album will be released by Atlantic Records on June 9, followed by a run of U.S. concerts beginning June 21, with special guest The Wallflowers.
Two songs have been released. Have a listen to “In My World” and “Feel About You” below.
Pre-order the album here.
The collaboration, said the announcement, began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited. According to Buckingham, “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘what took us so long?!!'”
Working their natural singer songwriter skills together came easily for the duo. Said Christine McVie, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”
Listen to “In My World”…
Sessions for the album took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, which is where Fleetwood Mac recorded several of their classic albums, including Tusk. Buckingham and McVie were joined in the studio by fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who supplied much of the dynamic rhythmic engine. The duo even have their own website.
And here’s “Feel About You,” which premiered on Rolling Stone on April 27…
The full Fleetwood Mac lineup are reuniting this summer for a pair of stadium concerts, dubbed The Classic, in Los Angeles and New York in July.
Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie Track Listing
“Sleeping Around The Corner”
“Feel About You”
“In My World”
“Love Is Here To Stay”
“Too Far Gone”
“Lay Down For Free”
“Game Of Pretend”
“On With The Show”
Buckingham – McVie North American Tour Dates
June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park
June 23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
June 24 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
June 26 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
June 28 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
July 2 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
July 3 – Chicago, IL – Northerly Island
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 19 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
July 21 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
July 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theatre
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
July 27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
The collaboration calls to mind a 1973 release from Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Though a commercial flop, the two were subsequently invited to join Fleetwood Mac in 1975.