Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie go their own way (concert review)

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 09:10:28 PM. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have a new album that bears the DNA of Fleetwood Mac, but showcases their own chemistry - and both were on display at Hard Rock Rocksino on Friday night.
NORTHFIELD, Ohio - Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie may "just'' be two-fifths of Fleetwood Mac, but the pair are dandy as both halves of Buckingham-McVie. Stevie Nicks, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood don't need to practice fetching carts for Walmart shoppers just yet, but the fact of the matter is that guitarist and co-lead singer Buckingham and keyboardist and singer/background vocalist McVie are just fine as a duet. More than fine, actually. The two wowed a nearly sold-out Hard Rock Rocksino Friday night, rocking through eight of the 10 songs on their new collaborative album, along with nearly a dozen Mac attack hits. In a large way, the 2,600-seat venue was a perfect place to showcase the "new'' old sound from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band mates. I say new because the album "Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie'' is all songs written by the pair, and I say old because on the recording, the rhythm section is bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood. On top of that, the union of their voices is reminiscent of the pairing first heard on "Hold Me'' nearly four decades ago. And yet, you can't call this hybrid "Fleetwood Mac Lite,'' because while the MacDNA is clearly evident, songs like "Sleeping Around the Corner,'' "Feel About You,'' "In My World'' and "Too Far Gone'' are anything but "lite.'' Buckingham kept saying it is a newfound chemistry, but really, it's more like post-graduate chemistry, the kind that only comes from time and experience. To be fair, the...Read more
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