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Law and Order (1981) - Lindsey Buckingham

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Lindsey Buckingham

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BwanaLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:06
  Comments: Often incorrectly billed on singles as "The Visitor".
TroubleLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:53
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Jan 9, 1982 Weeks On Charts: 18 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 31 Peak Dates: Jan 16, 1982 Weeks On Charts: 7
Mary Lee JonesLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:12
I'll Tell You NowLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 4:18
It Was ILyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:39
September SongLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:13
Shadow Of The WestLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:57
That's How We Do It In L.A.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:52
Johnny StewLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:06
Love From Here, Love From ThereLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:47
A Satisfied MindLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:47
  Comments: Often incorrectly billed on singles as "Satisfied Mind".
    Guest Appearances »

Mick Fleetwood, Carol (Ann) Harris, George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.), Christine McVie

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    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Maxwell Anderson (Songwriter), Lindsey Buckingham (Songwriter), Red Hayes (Songwriter), Gary Paxton (Songwriter), Jack Rhodes (Songwriter), Kurt Weill (Songwriter), Larry Vigon (Art Direction), Larry Vigon (Design), Lindsey Buckingham (Polaroid Art), George Hurrell (Cover Photography), Sam Emerson (Back Cover Photography), Irving Azoff (Counseling), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Richard Dashut (Produced By), Larry Emerine (Mastered By), Stephen/Steve Marcussen (Mastered By), David Brown (Recorded At Larrabee Sound By), Richard Dashut (Recorded At Larrabee Sound By), David Brown (Recorded At Wally Heider's By), Richard Dashut (Recorded At Wally Heider's By), Lindsey Buckingham (Recorded In A Burbank Backroom By), Sabrina Buchanek/Bucharek (Larrabee Sound Recording Assisted By), Judy Clapp (Larrabee Sound Recording Assisted By), Dennis May(e)(s) (Larrabee Sound Recording Assisted By), Sabrina Buchanek/Bucharek (Wally Heider's Recording Assisted By), Judy Clapp (Wally Heider's Recording Assisted By), Dennis May(e)(s) (Wally Heider's Recording Assisted By)

    Record Label »
Asylum/Warner Bros. Records

    Catalogue Number »

561-2 (WB CD Reissue) 5C5-561 (Cassette)

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    Liner Notes »

Recorded in the winter of '81 in a Burbank backroom and in the summer of '81 at Larrabee Sound and Wally Heider's.

Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Mastered at Precision Lacquer

This album is dedicated to my mother, Rutheda, and to my brothers Jeff and Greg, all of whom represent the spirit of this album.

Elektra/Asylum CD Reissue Notes:

Lindsey Buckingham was born in 1949, and raised in the San Francisco suburb of Palo Alto. Taking up guitar at an early age, he was influenced by The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley. During a time Martin Mull has referred to as "the great folk scare of the '60s," Lindsey became a fan of The Kingston Trio, Ian and Sylvia and others, which prompted him to learn banjo and develop a more complex guitar technique. In the late '60s, he and vocalist Stevie Nicks first met, as members (he played bass) of the Bay area band Fritz.

After Fritz went on the fritz, Buckingham and Nicks remained together, recording an album for Polydor Records. It was the producer of that album, Keith Olsen, who introduced Buckingham and Nicks to Mick Fleetwood. The drummer invited them - virtual unknowns at the time - to join Fleetwood Mac.

Lindsey's first album with the group, Fleetwood Mac, included such hit singles as "Over My Head," "Rhiannon," and "Say That You Love Me," and quickly became the group's best-selling album to date. It was followed by Rumours, with singles including Lindsey's composition "Go Your Own Way," "Dreams" and "Don't Stop," an album that became one of the best-selling long-players ever released.

More and more, Lindsey's singing, songwriting and guitar playing became prominent in Fleetwood Mac, and it was his consciousness that helped reshape the group's musical direction into what it is today. Large portions of the band's epic, ambitious Tusk album are virtually solo Buckingham numbers, and his participation and growth within the band was one of the most prominent distinctions of Fleetwood Mac Live.

In addition to his activities with Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey co-produced Walter Egan's 1977 Fundamental Roll and 1978's Not Shy, and Kingston Trio alumnus John Stewart's 1979 Bombs Away, Dream Babies (featuring the hit single "Gold").

Law and Order is Lindsey's first solo album in the absolute sense, as he played practically all of the instruments and did all of the singing, except for two harmony parts, by himself. Recorded in the summer and winter of 1981, it features the hit single "Trouble."

(C) 1981 Elektra/Asylum Records

Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany

Printed in West Germany

Warner Bros. CD Reissue Notes:

(P) (C) 1981 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S., a Warner Communications Company and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

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

Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing

Compact Disc Digital Audio

Printed/Made in U.S.A.

The Compact Disc Digital Audio System offers the best possible sound reproduction - on a small, convenient sound-carrier unit.

The Compact Disc's remarkable performance is the result of a unique combination of digital playback with laser optics. For the best results, you should apply the same care in storing and handling the Compact Disc as with conventional records.

No further cleaning will be necessary if the Compact Disc is always held by the edges and is replaced in its case directly after playing. Should the Compact Disc become soiled by fingerprints, dust or dirt, it can be wiped (always in a straight line, from center to edge) with a clean and lint-free, soft, dry cloth. No solvent or abrasive cleaner should ever be used on the disc.

If you follow these suggestions, the Compact Disc will provide a lifetime of pure listening enjoyment.

The music on this Compact Digital Disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to preserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of itís high resolution however, the Compact Disc can reveal limitations of the source tape.

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Very entertaining piece of pop craziness...
Review written by Jon the Moonspinner, February 18th, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham's first solo album seems a bit stuck in "Tusk"-ville. His musical quirks and fetishes quickly become apparent here: multi-layered vocals, funny sounds, crazy rhythms, anchored intermittently by smooth, sunny harmonies. Not far from his work on "Tusk" with Fleetwood Mac, this is a very good, very erratic album--if you're in the mood for it. Lindsey now seems to have moved from the Beach Boys/"Pet Sounds"-influenced nuances of the past into a kind of lonesome-cowboy-on-the-prairie style. The New Wave edginess of "Tusk" hasn't gone away, but he's more cautious here. Working on his own (with cameos from Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie), Lindsey knows his audience, knows what they'll accept, but also wants to broaden his musical scope. In some cases, this approach goes too far (such as with the second half of "Johnny Stew", which is a little bit embarrassing). "Bwana", the opener, gets things off to a kooky, sketchy start--one wonders 'where in the world is he going with this?'--but the record improves from there and has many highlights. BEST: Trouble (a perfect first single), Love From Here-Love From There, That's How They Do It In L.A., It Was I, A Satisfied Mind, Shadow of the West, I'll Tell You Now.

Fun but not to be compared to other solo stuff
Review written by Anonymous, August 15th, 2004

I can't help it but this album makes me laugh. It is not one of his best and, I think, is nowhere close to the genius of Go Insane or Out of the Cradle, but it is fun.

It does show the strange and more eccentric side of Lindsey and does have some good songs on it. Bwana, and Mary Lee Jones, for example, do have the same free feeling as Holiday Road.

You can easily see how he was feeling after Fleetwood Mac with the almost heartbreaking It Was I and Trouble.

This album does have some gems, but for the most part it is just plain funny. Lindsey had a lot better stuff out there, but this one might just find a soft spot in your heart.

Lindsey's Atrocity
Review written by Anonymous, August 15th, 2004

This is one of the most atrocious recordings I have ever had the misfortune to hear. Lindsey made some great contributions to Fleetwood Mac, but the songs on this CD are horrible! (With the exception of "Trouble" which is adequate.) Anyone who pays to purchase this recording (as I foolishly did) has my sincere sympathy.

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The same sense of daring he displayed in leading Fleetwood Mac into that band's most adventurous music on "Tusk" shapes the solo debut for the band's crafty lead guitarist, singer and songwriter. Like that double-disk epic, this collection balances Buckingham's elegant guitar work and deft melodic sense against a newer element of rhythmic playfulness and a more urgent vocal attack. At turns tongue-in-cheek ("Bwana"), tender ("Trouble") and raucous ("That's How We Do It In L.A."), the set is likely to challenge certified Mac fans and newcomers alike. Best cuts: Those mentioned, plus "Trouble," "I'll Tell You Now" and covers of "September Song" and "A Satisfied Mind." (Billboard Magazine, 10/24/81)

  • Charts Peak : US #32 (Nov 1981)

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        Tracklisting »
    Discography entry submitted by Patricia DiLeonardo.