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Gazette (Montreal) Review of Say You Will
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Fleetwood Mac, Say You Will

Reprise/Warner Bros Rating 3 1/2

Damn that Lindsey Buckingham. Had he stayed away, we might have withstood this latest Mac attack. Instead, Buckingham's fingerprints are all over Say You Will's sunny SoCal pop hooks, featherlight harmonies and bite-sized pop ditties. He even coaxed old sparring partner Stevie Nicks back into the ring to dance their failed marriage around once or twice more. No one ever made romantic disillusionment sound more irresistible than on the title track and Steal Your Heart Away. All that perfection is offset by the rank self-indulgence of Murrow Turning Over in His Grave and Come. Titular "leaders" Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, knowing their places, stay out of the way and hold down the beat. Nicks dons her black-widow finery and spins dark webs on one song too many, her raspy Belladonna shtick reminding us just how much absent Christine McVie is missed.


Date: 2003-04-17         Number of views: 1062

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