Fleetwood Mac – Mirage (1982/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:19 minutes | 1,5 GB | Genre: Rock
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Stevie Nicks had already launched a solo career by the time this album was released, but that didn’t mean Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Chrissie McVie wouldn’t continue to dash off engaging, pop numbers. Mirage possesses a handful of high points that would entice any FM fan. Whether it is Buckingham’s “Book of Love”, or Nicks’s mesmerizing “Gypsy”, or McVie’s contagious “Love in Store”, the enchanting chemistry is ever-present.
Fleetwood Mac retreated from the insular strangeness of Tusk and returned to straightforward pop songcraft for Mirage. Boasting a glossy, friendly production that makes even the lesser numbers pleasant and ingratiating, Mirage nonetheless suffers from a lack of substance. Rumours had raw emotion to give it a core, and Tusk had Lindsey Buckingham’s runaway ambition. For its part, Mirage sounds as if its sole goal is to sustain Fleetwood Mac’s popularity, and while there may be a handful of terrific songs – notably the hit singles “Gypsy,” “Love in Store,” and “Hold Me” – it simply isn’t as compelling as the group’s previous three albums.
01 – Love In Store
02 – Can’t Go Back
03 – That’s Alright
04 – Book Of Love
05 – Gypsy
06 – Only Over You
07 – Empire State
08 – Straight Back
09 – Hold Me
10 – Oh Diane
11 – Eyes Of The World
12 – Wish You Were Here
Produced by Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat. Engineered by Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut.
Recorded at Ler Chateau, Herouville, France; Larrabee Sounds, Los Angeles; Record Plant, Los Angeles, California.
Lindsay Buckingham – vocals, guitar
Christine McVie – vocals, keyboards
Stevie Nicks – vocals
John McVie – bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
Ray Lindsey – guitar