Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.136Ranked #183
in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
Mojo (Publisher) - 4/04, p.1224 stars out of 5
- "[A] seamless California pop, emphasizing that the band was no longer a blues outfit."
Mojo (Publisher) - 2/03, p.102
"...Once you've succumbed to the power of these songs you'll crave more..."
Fleetwood Mac: Lindsey Buckingham (vocals, guitar); Christine McVie (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer); Stevie Nicks (vocals); John McVie (bass); Mick Fleetwood (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Waddy Watchel (guitar).
Recorded at Sound City, Los Angeles, California. Originally released on Reprise (2225). Includes liner notes by Parke Puterbaugh.
Personnel: Lindsey Buckingham (vocals, guitar); Christine McVie (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer); Stevie Nicks (vocals); Mick Fleetwood (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Recording information: Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA.
Photographer: Herbert Worthington III.
With this album, years of personnel changes ended for Fleetwood Mac with the departure of guitarist Bob Welch. The remaining core of the group (Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie) invited guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks to join, and thus began the most commercially successful period for Fleetwood Mac. With 3 strong songwriters in Nicks, Buckingham and Christine McVie, FLEETWOOD MAC was their first number-1 album.