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Behind The Mask (1990) - Fleetwood Mac

    Featuring »

Billy Burnette, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Rick Vito

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Skies The Limit Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Skies The Limit from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 3:44
Love Is Dangerous Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Love Is Dangerous from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 3:18
In The Back Of My Mind Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase In The Back Of My Mind from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 7:01
Do You Know Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Do You Know from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 4:18
Save Me Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Save Me from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 4:14
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 33 Peak Dates: May 19, 1990 Weeks On Charts: 1
Affairs Of The Heart Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Affairs Of The Heart from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 4:20
When The Sun Goes Down Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase When The Sun Goes Down from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 3:17
Behind The Mask Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Behind The Mask from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 4:17
Stand On The Rock Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Stand On The Rock from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 3:59
Hard Feelings Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Hard Feelings from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 4:52
Freedom Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Freedom from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 4:09
When It Comes To Love Listen.Lyrics availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase When It Comes To Love from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 4:06
The Second Time Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase The Second Time from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1990, Running Time: 2:31
    Guest Appearances »

(Is(s)aac) As(s)ante, Lindsey Buckingham, Steve Croes

    Released »


    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Billy Burnette (Songwriter), Billy Burnette (Songwriter), Mike/Michael Campbell (Songwriter), Simon Climie (Songwriter), David E. Malloy (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Dennis (W.) Morgan (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Eddy Quintela (Songwriter), Jeff Silbar (Songwriter), Rick Vito (Songwriter), Rick Vito (Songwriter), Craig Porteils (Assistant Engineer), Duane Seykora (Assistant Engineer), Bret(t) Swain (Assistant Engineer), Paula Wolak (Assistant Engineer), Tim McCarthy (Production Assistant), Michael (Reedo) (Belt Man) Reed (Drum Technician), Steve Dikun (Guitar Technician), Billy Burnette (Produced By), Billy Burnette (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Greg Ladanyi (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Rick Vito (Produced By), Rick Vito (Produced By), Greg Ladanyi (Engineered By), Bob Levy (Engineered By), Dennis May(e)(s) (Engineered By), Stephen/Steve Marcussen (Mastered By), Jeri Heiden (Art Direction By), John Courage (Studio Coordinator), Dennis Dunstan (Studio Coordinator), Steve Croes (Synclavier Programming), Dan Garfield (Additional Keyboard Programming), Dave Gorton (Cover Photographs By)

    Record Label »
Warner Bros. Records

    Catalogue Number »

9 26111-2

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    Liner Notes »

Recorded at The Complex, Los Angeles & Vintage Recorders, Phoenix

Mastered at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood

Special Thanks: Atari/Hotz Box, Clyde Bakkemo, Peter Baynes, David Bloom, Mark Booken, Todd Bazick, Kim Brakeley, John Branca, Barbara Buck, John Beug, John Bunker, Chris Burnette, Calato Regal Tip, Michael Campbell, Carver Amplifiers, Sharon Celani, Uncle Tom Cableigh, Complex Staff, Stan Cornyn, D'Addario Strings, Dee Dee Davis, Design Fx Audio, D.W. Drums, Laura Faraci, Fender Guitars, Sara Fleetwood, Fostex, Steven Genender, George Gerrity, John Good, Mario Gonzalez, Gudvi, Chapnick & Co., Dr. Ha, George Hawkins, Ken Hensley, Jimmy Hotz, Michael Huber, John Hurt, Larry Isreal, Kelly Johnston, Howard Kaufman, Art Kelm, Saram Khalsa, Wayne Kirkham, Lester Knispel, Nancy Krank, Lance Krive, Laura Ladanyi, Camille Ladanyi, Gerri Leonard, Sheryl Louis, Latin Percussion, Julie McVie, Richard Metzner, Alan Mintz, Billy Moss, Dan Nash, Barbara Nicks, Jess Nicks, Christopher Nicks, Mo Ostin, Michael Ostin, Glen Parrish, Paiste Cymbals, Cyril Perfect, Chris Polis, Steve "Gaw" Pouliot, Eddy Quintela, Remo Drum Heads, Henry Reuss, Tom Ruffino, Marina Rota, St. Louis Music, Russ Thyret, Rick Turner, Velvet Turtle, Barry Inger, Lesley Verman, Vintage Recorders Staff, Aimee Vito, Fred Walecki, Warner New Media, Lenny Waronker, Steve Wax, Judy Wong ...And To Helen and The Wellness Community.

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(P) (C) 1990 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. a Warner Communications Company. Mfa by WEA Manufacturing. Made in USA. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Blues-Pop = Classic
Review written by Joe Seerg, August 4th, 2015

Amazing album. Many great tracks. Save Georg Jensen Watches
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Me was a big hit but they all should have been hits.

Love the cover, Save Me
Review written by Brian Metcalfe, December 3rd, 2014

Love all the tracks, just great music, too bad it was so under-rated. Stand on the Rock is a classic gets me fired up. Save Me my favorite track the band seemed to come together nicely on this offering on this album. Behind the Mask is also a wonderful track. Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks make a wonderlul team here.

I liked it more than I thought I would.
Review written by Phillip Miceli, March 22nd, 2012

I did not think very highly of this album. When I first heard that There was a fleetwood mac album without Lindsey Buckingham that didn't predate 1975, I thought how did this come into existance. but after warming up to the idea a little but, and after listening to the time album (I reviewed that one already) I thought if I could stomach some of the songs on that one, I might as well give this one a listen. and I was actually impressed with what I heard. here are my thoughts on each song.

01. Skies The Limit: (5/5) a song I first heard on the compilation: The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac. and one I liked instantly. but on the album, where it's placed, I thought it was kind of mean. Lindsey left the band, and the album after he's replaced, the very first track says " the Sky is the limit now" I'm not sure if I'm the only one who noticed this or not, I'm pretty sure this was unintentional, But it's something I thought I should point out.

02, Love is Dangerous: (4/5) Rick Vito and Stevie Nicks' Duet song. I liked it. it's one of the more underrated songs. I like the "Rockier" sound it has, for lack of a better word

03. In The Back of My Mind: (4/5) this is one of my favorites from the album. it's well written, and it's Incredably haunting. not to mention it's one I can completely relate to. the only gripe I have with it, is the 2 minute 45 second intro. there's just no real reason for that as far as i can see.

04. Do you know: (4/5) The 1st Burnette/McVie duet. their voices really compliment each other very well when they're singing in unison

05. Save Me: (5/5) The leading simgle of this album. McVie puts some of her best songs on this album. and this is no exception. this song is by far the best of the album.

06. Affairs of the heart: (5/5) I don't know what people have against this song. I love it. I escpecially like the chorus my favorite part is "well it's better to have loved and lost (ah but it's better not to lose)". I love how they just through that in there

07. When The Sun Goes Down: (4/5) I heard it a lot, but I think that's why I like it. at first I wasn't impressed at all. but later I started singing along using Vito's part, And Before long, i was hooked. this song is really catchy, and get's stuck in your head whenever you hear it.

08. Title track (Behind the Mask): (5/5) and extremely haunting ballad, very worthy to share the same name as the album.

09. Stand On The Rock: (3/5) The only track on the album that was solely written by Rick Vito. and honestly it's not that impressive. Granted, it's catchy, just the lyrics of the song not as good as some of the songs' lyrics.

10. Hard Feelings: (4/5) I hated this song the first time I heard it, but I let it grow on me and I am glad I did. if you can get passed the unusually slow (for Fleetwood Mac) tempo, it's a good song, it's a little cold hearted, but like I said, a good song.

11. Freedom: (3/5) I'm not a fan of the country sounding guitar. Fleetwood mac is not a country band, it's not even Country Rock. (and yes I am familiar with the version of "Say You love Me" from The Dance. that's more of a folky bluegrass) I like Stevie's vocals. but that fact is barely keeping it a three star rating.

12. When It Comes To Love: (4/5) the 2nd Burnette/McVie Duet. and another great song. I like this song.

13. The Second Time: (3/5) The final song. and unfortunately, it's badly placed, it would've been a lot better switched with When The Sun Goes Down. this song would've been a 4 star if it weren't the last song on the album.

Overall: (3.75/5) Good album it's better than I expected actually. but Vito, and Burnette were no replacement for Lindsey Buckingham. The album only went Gold, which is really sad. this album was worth Platinum (which thankfully it made in the UK). I just wish this lineup got more praise than what it did. Rolling stone was dead wrong , about Burnette, and Vito being the best thing to happen to Fleetwood mac. but it's still, a good lineup that should've been better praised.

Best Cuts: Save Me, Behind the Mask, Affairs of The Heart, Skies The Limit.

Worst Cuts: Stand on The Rock, Freedom. (Both these songs are still worth listening too.)

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Charts Peak : UK #1 (Apr 1990), US #18 (May 1990)

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Discography entry submitted by Mary Anne.