- Released: December 22, 1987
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Reprise / WEA
Q - 12/92, p.1444 Stars
- Excellent - "..sparky and inventive.."
- 3.Mary Lee Jones
- 4.I'll Let You Know
- 5.It Was I
- 6.September Song
- 7.Shadow Of The West
- 8.That's How We Do It In L. A.
- 9.Johnny Stew
- 10.Love From Here, Love From There
- 11.A Satisfied Mind
Personnel: Lindsey Buckingham (vocals, various instruments); George Hawkins (bass); Carol Harris, Christine McVie (background vocals).
Engineers: Richard Dashut, David Brown.
Personnel: Lindsey Buckingham (vocals, guitar); Christine McVie, Carol Harris (vocals); Mick Fleetwood (drums).
Recording information: Burbank Backroom; Larrabee Sound; Wally Heider's.
Over the years, Lindsey Buckingham has written some of Fleetwood Mac's best known songs, including "Go Your Own Way" and "Second Hand News." Buckingham is often seen by Mac fans as the dark, eccentric member of the group, and his first solo recording, LAW AND ORDER, does little to dispel that notion.
LAW AND ORDER makes it plain that it was Buckingham's influence that occasionally nudged the affable and accessible pop band to the outer reaches of pop peculiarity, most particularly on their oddball opus, TUSK. LAW AND ORDER includes the fine hit single, "Trouble," which features a jaw-dropping Buckingham guitar solo. (Buckingham plays nearly all of the instruments on this release, showcasing his fierce musicality throughout.) In addition to "Trouble," LAW AND ORDER also features the pop gem "Love from Here, Love from There." There are also a handful of interesting cover songs on this 11-song, 1981 release, including the country standard, "A Satisfied Mind," and Kurt Weill's "September Song."