The Legendary Christine Perfect Album
Media Condition: VG
Sleeve Condition: VG+
Genre: Rock, Blues
Notes: Reissue, Pitman pressing. Saw cut in top left corner, ring wear, and corner wear. No writing or seam splits. Clean, glossy disc with clean labels.
If you like: ‘70s-era Fleetwood Mac, this blues-y gem is for you.
About: Christine McVie stood at the center of Fleetwood Mac through the majority of the band’s tumultuous changes of the 1960s and ‘70s, helping guide their evolution from the blues to pop through her sweet, strong voice and gorgeous, generous melodies. These gifts were evident on the records Fleetwood Mac made during their transitionary period where she shared the spotlight with guitarist Bob Welch but they were pulled into sharp focus when Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group in 1975, leading to the seemingly overnight transformation of Fleetwood Mac into a pop/rock powerhouse. Over the next dozen years, the group towered over the pop charts, often thanks to the hits of McVie. The stormy relationship of Buckingham and Nicks and the songs they inspired often occupied headlines but McVie wound up writing and singing more of the group’s big hits, a streak that includes “Say You Love Me,” “Don't Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Hold Me,” “Little Lies,” and “Everywhere.” McVie stepped outside of Fleetwood Mac for an eponymous album in 1984, a record that generated the Top Ten hit “Got a Hold On Me,” and she released another solo album, In the Meantime, 20 years later, after she finally left Fleetwood Mac following their first reunion with Buckingham and Nicks. McVie would later return to the fold for another reunion in 2014, a tour that led to her and Buckingham releasing a collaborative album in 2017. *Stephen Thomas Erlewine/Steve Leggett
A favorite track: And That’s Saying a Lot