Fleetwood Mac: Lindsey Buckingham (vocals, guitar); Stevie Nicks (vocals); John McVie (bass guitar); Mick Fleetwood (drums).
SAY YOU WILL provided a particularly intriguing chapter in the Fleetwood Mac saga, with Christine McVie leaving and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham rejoining the band. LIVE IN BOSTON is the concert document that reflects this dramatic shift in the group. Not to be confused with a similarly titled disc that presents a 1970 show with Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green-led lineup, this recording was taken from a 2003 performance at Boston's Fleet Center. The release is more of a visual than an aural offering--the two DVDs here include footage originally taped for the PBS series SOUNDSTAGE.
Aided by a coterie of back-up musicians and featuring the rock-solid rhythm section of John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, the Mac once again proves it can shake the loss of yet another important member. The audio portion naturally consists of the band's biggest hits, which come across vibrantly. Buckingham's guitar playing finds this underrated maestro in impressive form, whether he's rocking out on "Eyes of the World" or nimbly picking his way through "Big Love." Buckingham's former paramour Nicks also makes her distinctive presence felt on the poignant "Landslide" and her solo tour de force "Stand Back."