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Flee Review, Globe and Mail (Canada) < Jeremy Spencer < Main Page

Flee Review, Globe and Mail (Canada)
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Globe and Mail, Canada, August 18, 1979

 Spencer is a former guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, a title which hardly
makes him unique among aging rock stars. Flee, his third attempt at solo
success, is by and large a disappointing album, a fact which doesn't make
him unique among aging ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarists, either. (For the
record, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan and Bob Welch have all released solo
albums over the years which have failed to set anyone's hearts or ears on
fire.)


Spencer's major problem with Flee is that he can't decide what he
wants the album to be - a hot-shot disco pulser or a throw-back to his
Fleetwood Mac days. He tries to do both, filling side one with a baleful
attempt at disco, and side two with the type of material one might have
found on a pre-Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac album. Side two has some
interesting moments, but side one, the disco side, makes the package no
bargain. It seems to me that if some one wants a disco album, he or she
will buy a disco album. Anyone buying Spencer's album sound-unheard,
expecting a soft rock package, will be half-disappointed. At the price
albums go for these days, half-dissappointment is still too much.

. - A. N.

 


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