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Mick Fleetwood's 'The Visitor'
Review written by Michael J. Schultz from Troy, MI, June 25th, 2007
I don't know what it is about this album that has endeared me to it over the years. Could it be my lifelong love affair with Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac (Most Likely)? The fact Peter Green contributes two titles on it doesn't hurt...but...my faves aren't the Green numbers. I have always liked "You weren't in love", "Don't be sorry, just be happy" (Which I repeat as a mantra in my own personal life) and "Cassiopeia Surrender". I simply find those numbers easy to listen to and throughout the years I have always found myself humming the melodies. It's not great...but good...really, really good. "Walk A Thin Line" has always been my favorite of the Lindsey Buckingham Fleetwood Mac and I admire the addition of this song although it falls short of the vibe of the original, again, it is still very listenable. The African beats and singing throughout are infectious and joyful. What more could you ask for in a record? But after all...adding Peter Green, or Greenbaum in the credits, was a joy for me at the time of this album's release. It showed he still had "it" and listening to Peter Green play guitar is still one of God's great gifts to my ears. Overall...this album is another fine addition to any diehard Fleetwood Mac fan's collection!