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Not only Buckingham's best, but arguably the best solo album by a Mac member
Review written by Jon the Moonspinner, February 18th, 2010
Despite one or two missteps, a lovely album from Mr. Buckingham. I wasn't overly fond of the direction Stevie Nicks' solo career took, and Christine McVie seemed to deliberately lay low after her 1983 self-titled Lp came out. But Lindsey Buckingham appeared to cherish making his solo records, even though he often took years to deliver them. "Out of the Cradle" was well worth the wait, even though his core audience pretty much ignored the release (which was their loss, after all). With its beloved musical remnants retrieved from childhood, reminiscence is the key to "Cradle". Lindsey works his songs easily, sweetly, qualities which become positively addictive. After it's over, you want to hear the album again right away, less the magical glow wear off! He can still deliver a good left hook (this time to Mick Fleetwood on "Wrong") , but for the most he's in a wonderful spot, and it shines through his music like never before. BEST: Don't Look Down, Wrong, Countdown, Soul Drifter, You Do or You Don't, Turn It On, Say We'll Meet Again.
This is genius at it's best
Review written by Rutles, August 16th, 2004
This is where it all began for me. I was 15 when this album came out and I will never forget walking into my brothers flat and hearing this for the first time. He had just bought it. I listened in wonder for about ten minutes, walked out the door and bought it straight away. I have never looked back or regretted it.
I am still hooked on Lindsey, and was more excited then I ever recall at seeing him this year. This man is a genius who brinks, sometimes, on the eccentric. He is a unique and gifted performer who's album still thrills me to this day. I love Doing What I Can with the Big Love background music.
Surrender The Rain, Wrong, Countdown, the list is endless. This album goes from one perfect song to another. At one point I had the video for Wrong and am sorrowed that I can't replace it. I have always thought that the world should know this man's name, that it should be as common as BB King, or Eric Clapton, and all the other guitar greats, but he isn't.
If you want something brilliant, original, refreshing and outstanding buy this album. Then go and hunt down a copy of Go Insane, and if you can, find a copy of Buckingham Nicks. I promise that you will never regret it.
This man is a genius
Review written by Lindsey Carslake, August 16th, 2004
fantastic, purchased july 2003, Im hooked well & truly, soul drifter & surrender the rain just brilliant. Please play in london sometime...
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With two magnificent solo albums to his credit, former Fleetwood Macster and California's reigning latter-day pop eccentric pulls off the hat trick. Sharp attention to harmony, melody, and production pays off in this largely one-man show; there is plenty of heart-stopping material here. Label is leading with the quirky "Wrong," but "Countdown' and "You Do Or You Don't," melodic rockers in the great Mac tradition, and trancelike "All My Sorrows" sound like winners, among too many others to list. Pop craft has never been marshaled quite so brilliantly. (Billboard Magazine, 6/20/92)
Charts Peak : US #128, UK #51 (Aug 1992)