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Mystery To Me (1973) - Fleetwood Mac


    Featuring »

Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Bob Welch, Bob Weston

    Tracklisting »
Emerald Eyes Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 3:37
Believe Me Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 4:06
Just Crazy Love Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 3:22
Hypnotized Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 4:48
Forever Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 4:04
Keep On Going Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 4:04
The City Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 3:35
Miles Away Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 3:47
Somebody Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 5:00
The Way I Feel Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 2:46
For Your Love Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 3:44
Why Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1973, Running Time: 4:56
    Guest Appearance »

Martin Birch

    Released »

1973-10-15

    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Martin Birch (Engineer), Graham (Keith) Gouldman (Songwriter), John McVie (Songwriter), John McVie (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Bob Welch (Songwriter), Bob Welch (Songwriter), Bob Weston (Songwriter), Bob Weston (Songwriter), Modula (Art Direction), Paul Hardiman (Assistant Engineer), Desmond Majekodunmi (Assistant Engineer), John Courage (Road Crew), Phil(lip) McDonnel(l) (Road Crew), David Wheatley (Road Crew), Modula (Cover Design), Martin Birch (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), Bob Welch (Produced By), Bob Welch (Produced By), Bob Weston (Produced By), Bob Weston (Produced By), Clive Arrowsmith (Photography By), Richard Hewson (Strings Arrangements By)

    Record Label »
Reprise

    Catalogue Number »

MS 2158 (Orig US LP) MSK 2279 (US Reissue LP) K44248 (UK LP) 9 25982-2 (CD)

    Running Time »

48:13

    Liner Notes »

Recorded on the Rolling Stones Mobile Unit

Mixed at Advison, London

CD Reissue Notes:

AAD

(C) (P) 1973 Reprise/Warner Bros Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International for the world outside of the U.S., a Warner Communications Company

Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Straight between the eyes
Review written by Larry L, August 8th, 2011

There’s a refreshing amount of force on this album, guitar & drums right up front and not shy. Yet it doesn’t rob one bit from the smooth melodic sound that's become characteristic of the band by now. Speaking of guitars, Bob Weston isn’t usually mentioned in ‘classic’ Fleetwood Mac discussions, but its his rippin’ & roarin’ which keeps this album a few steps above average. He asserts himself in the music exceedingly well.

The opening song, “Emerald Eyes”, grabs the listener on first play. This short ballad comes across real strong at just the right moments, then it leaves …..Exactly what a good hit single would do. Its odd they instead chose the bombastic, over-vocalized “For Your Love” cover as the album’s single — it should have been “Emerald Eyes”, a song I’ve played over & over again. Other good tracks on this album are simply fun-to-listen-to rockers, “The City”, “Miles Away”, and “Hypnotized”.

Mystery to Me lacks the range and variety of Bare Trees, but in its own way leaves a powerful mark in Fleetwood Mac’s middle period. It’s a power that was really never heard again.

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fleetwood macs best album
Review written by Anonymous, October 14th, 2010

maybe this is fleetwood macs best album at all. though only two writers in the band mystery to me is totally inspired. bob welch contributes his best material ever and bob weston is the ideal replacement for danny kirwan as lead guitar player.
christine mcvie, extremely good looking in this period is their crown jewel. believe me and why are two all-time classics.
this line up could have made it. thats how i feel about them.

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is mystery really that good?
Review written by Anonymous, August 18th, 2010

besides then play on and perhaps bare trees mystery to me is the most popular and estimated album by the pre-buckingham-nicks-fleetwood mac.
it is indeed a good album, no doubt. hypnotized, believe me, miles away and keep on going are very strong songs. but there is something about the atmosphere that does not really satisfy me. i cannot describe this. i prefer both penguin and heroes because i just feel happy and free while listening to them. maybe i am a bit annoyed as i adore heroes and noone really remembers this great album.

    Comments »

  • U.K. release date: January 11, 1973
  • RIAA Certification : November 9, 1976 (Gold, 500,000 copies)
  • Charts Peak : US #67 (December, 1973)

    "Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)" is a song written by Bob Welch which was recorded and to be included on this album. Some album artork (i.e. lyrics sheets) had been printed with this track included already. At the last minute the band decided to record a version of a song originally made famous by The Yardbirds, "For Your Love" (suggested by Bob Weston) as it was felt at the time (amazingly) that the album didn't have a stand out track for a single and they felt their new version of "For Your Love" would rectify this. So "Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)" was removed (the actual recording has never been released) and "For Your Love" was put in it's place on the album even though those early artwork pressings had already been made and distributed with the amended recording. Bob Welch eventually did record and release "Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)" on his own under the title "Don't Wait Too Long" on his 1979 solo album "Three Hearts".

  •     Last Modified »
    2011-08-09
        Tracklisting »
    Discography entry submitted by Mary Anne.