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Future Games (5/5.05/5.05/5.05/5.05/5.0)
The future says it all!
Review written by Mike, August 20th, 2004

This is Fleetwood Mac at their transition. Peter Green already gone after " Then Play On " leaving Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan to carry on with " Kiln House " Although a great tribute to Buddy, Elvis, Carl Perkins and such Station Man and Jewelled Eyed Judy are all that really do it for me there! Ah, But! Then we have the Yank save the the day! In what I would think would be the start of the demise, becomes my favorite Mac Album. ( can we still call them that ? )
Danny Kirwan was either pushed or stumbled to the spot light at just the right time. Bob Welch was the tonic needed to make this dreamy, float'er happen. Chrissy Mc'Vie never sounded better. To listen to all reports later, this was a band in turmoil. Maybe that's what it takes sometimes. The guitar work between Kirwan and Welch is outstanding, and the harmonies between all are dreamy. ( Hey this whole album is a dream. ) Danny Kirwan's best as far as I'm concerned. OK OK Bare Trees is Danny showing how far he could go! What ever happenened? Danny Boy I loved All that ya did!

Heroes Are Hard To Find (4/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.0)
One of the best Mac albums
Review written by Mike ( from Buffalo, NY, August 18th, 2004

From my first listen of Fleetwood Mac's 1974 LP "Heroes Are Hard To Find" i was intrigued by it. The Bob Welch-era Fleetwood Mac has always been my favorite, and highly overrated. That one guy's homepage review of "Heroes Are Hard To Find" is way off. Bob Welch's efforts are the strongest on this LP than any of his other Mac albums. "Silver Heels" is one of the best songs he ever wrote, "Angel" is a great rocker, "Bermuda Triangle" is the typical Bob Welch mysticism, "She's Changing Me" is another Welch influenced by a female track and he toots his own horn with "Born Enchanter". Christine's tracks set the stage for what was to come from her in Fleetwood Mac. "Heroes Are Hard To Find" is a great opening track, with good lyrics, although the horn section could've been mixed a little bit stronger, "Come A Little Bit Closer" should've been a hit single, "Bad Loser" and "Prove Your Lover" are great tracks as well. "Heroes Are Hard To Find" is an album that i hope people who buy the 1975 "Fleetwood Mac" album will go out and get to listen to the effort before the big time hit the band. I've always wondered what Mac would've been like if Welch stayed for a little longer.