|Jeff Baer has contributed 3 reviews to The Penguin: Everything That is Fleetwood Mac:|
Jeremy Spencer And The Children
Don't need to go to church, just listen to this!
Review written by Jeff Baer, August 29th, 2004
Yup, this is Jeremy's oddball stage in his life for sure. It's not as strange sounding as it's title, but you do hear the religous message in it. The song that sounds the oddest is 'Joan of Arc'. It seems to revolve around Jeremy's Peter Greenish guitar style, sounding very much like an instrumental outtake from 'Then Play On'. The amount of singing that is on the song is a harmony vocal by a female vocalist in the group in which she sings on most of the record with Jeremy. This whole album sounds like something out of the mideveal times with the exception of Jeremy's blues riffs. A lucky find for me, but extremely shocking and disappointing.
Midnight In San Juan
Most maturing album of Danny Kirwan
Review written by Jeff Baer from United States, August 18th, 2004
This would probably be the best of any of Kirwan's albums. Sounding older, and at times like Bob Welch, he deliver's a much needed summary of evolving he so needed while in his Fleetwood Mac days.
Say You Will
Pet Sounds #3
Review written by Anonymous from United States, August 12th, 2004
Lindsey did it with 'Tusk', then 'Go Insane', and now 'Say You Will', yes, the 3 Pet Sounds albums. A very vibrant album for the Mac, crafted with Lindsey's classical/finger picking/metal guitar skills, and Stevie's flawless/angelic/dramatic singing. Neither one has lost much when you here songs like 'Illume 9/11', 'Peacekeeper', 'Thrown Down', 'Murrow Turning Over In His Grave', or 'Smile At You'. Most of this album are hand picked demos dating back to about 9 to 10 years ago, along with Lindsey's demos from the aborted 'Gift Of Screws' album. However, these songs along with the newest make up the best 18 (20 if you include the 2 studio ones on the limited edition cd) tracks that I've heard on a Mac album since, well.....Tusk. If this is Tusk 2003, then they have 2 more albums to make before they finally call it quits (don't they?) By the way, didn't Tusk have 20 tracks on it also, and hasn't it been 30 years to date since Stevie and Lindsey did 'Buckingham Nicks', and isn't it just wierd that Christine is out of the band and it's just Stevie and Lind....aaahh better stop there, that's how rumors start.