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When we are dust, this will remain
Review written by (email@example.com), September 14th, 2012
The best Fleetwood Mac LP of a great catalogue.
"Sunny Side Of Heaven' is just stunningly georgeous music well-fitting its title - picture sunlight piercing clouds or perhaps the fog picture on the album jacket.
Side two is near perfection. "Dust" is so thoughtful and poignant but rather than finishing the album in deep sadness of our mortality, Mrs. Scarrot's reading of "Thoughts on a Grey Day" lifts the mood without changing the subject.
Bob Welch's "Sentimental Lady", Christine McVie's "Spare Me A Little Of Your Love", Kirwin's "Bare Trees" and "Child Of Mine" are great songs.
All works together as a whole - music, lyrics, cover photo and varying voices.
Do not underestimate John Mc Vie's cover photo. When you listen and learn the songs, the songs so well fit a mood reflected in the cover photo, that when you are out and about and see bare trees through a fog, you will recall 'Bare Trees' and want to re-listen. This morning in Auburn was a such a time and I did listen.
When will it be remastered?
Review written by Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 6th, 2012
This has got to be one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac albums. It has the right amount of soft and hard rock in the right places. I'm only giving it 4 stars because I want Reprise to re-release the CD clear and remastered. The dimension of the sound is phenomenal for an analog recording. But I want the album restored to its full glory!
Review written by Larry L, August 8th, 2011
After the previous year's timid offering Fleetwood Mac suddenly springs to life. Bare Trees is smooth, confident FM-friendly music of the Steely Dan class. From straight ahead rock ("Homeward Bound", Child of Mine") to the title track's bouncy progressive-pop, this Mac album will not bore. In fact, some of the songs you'll immediately want to play again. Now that's good.
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On Bare Trees, Fleetwood Mac married the gritty electric blues-rock of their earlier incarnations to the classic pop sensibilities that would later become fully realized in 1975's Fleetwood Mac. Bob Welch's "Sentimental Lady" and Christine McVie's soulful "Spare Me a Little of Your Love" are highlights. Danny Kirwin revealed an ability to compose highly melodic material that didn't constrain the band's legendary musical chemistry. Rated: 1. (Rick Clark, All Music Guide, Volume 1, Number 1)
RIAA Certification : Album - Platinum (1 million, 2/09/88)
Charts Peak : US #70 (May 1972)