Making a mid-period Fleetwood Mac compilation - what should go on it?

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  1. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    I already have albums from the Buckingham/Nicks and Peter Green eras. I'm not a huge fan of those middle years (sometimes known as the Bob Welch era) but I want to make a single disc compilation as a handy reference.

    I came up with an hour's worth of music:
    1 Future Games 08:18
    2 Lay It All Down 04:30
    3 Show Me A Smile 03:20
    4 Sunny Side Of Heaven 03:10
    5 Sentimental Lady 04:35
    6 Spare Me A Little Of Your Love 03:47
    7 Remember Me 02:45
    8 Dissatisfied 03:44
    9 Did You Ever Love Me 03:44
    10 Hypnotized 04:49
    11 The City 03:36
    12 Why 04:55
    13 Heroes Are Hard To Find 03:36
    14 Come A Little Bit Closer 04:48

    Any glaring omissions I should add? I have twenty minutes of space to spare.

    (Also does anyone lump Kiln House in with this era? It was the first without Peter Green, but I figure it belongs more to that era than this one, mainly because of Spencer and Kirwan.)
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  2. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    How did Christine's "Homeward Bound" not make your list?
  3. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Senior Member Thread Starter

    My lab
    It didn't make a huge impression (I can't even remember how it goes), but I'll take another listen.

    Honestly, this era really belongs to Christine McVie, she's easily responsible for most of the highlights. One could make a Christine McVie compilation of her best stuff with Fleetwood Mac and call it a "lost album" of sorts like that Dave Davies compilation from a while back.
  4. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    Woman Of A Thousand of my favorites :thumbsup:
  5. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    I'd add "Bare Trees" and "Child Of Mine". Two rockin' favorites of mine. In fact, the whole Bare Trees album is top-notch.
  6. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    I'd include:

    Sands Of Time
    Bright Fire
    Emerald Eyes
    Silver Heels
    Prove Your Love
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  7. matthew2600

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  8. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

    South East England
    Needs more Danny Kirwan-led material, e.g. Dust from Bare Trees.
  9. California Couple

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    Newport Beach
    Woman Of A Thousand Years 5:58
    Sands Of Time 7:23
  10. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Future Games
    Women of 1000 Years
    Bare Trees
    Show Me A Smile
    Bright Fire
    Emerald Eyes
    Remember Me
    Keep On Going
    Bad Loser
    Silver Heels
    Prove Your Love
    Coming Home
    Miles Away
    Spare Me a Little (if there's room)
  11. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    I like Bermuda Triangle...and I know that puts me in a room by myself, but I just do!
  12. Sax-son

    Sax-son Forum Resident

    Three Rivers, CA
    Mine are as follows from that period:
    1.Woman of a Thousand Years-Future Games
    2. Morning Rain- Future Games
    3. Lay it all Down- Future Games
    4. Bare Trees-Bare Trees
    5. Child of Mine - Bare Trees
    6. Homeward Bound - Bare Trees
    7. Revelation - Penguin
    8. Night Watch - Penguin
    9. Hypnotized - Mystery to Me
    10. Miles Away - Mystery to Me
    11. Just Crazy Love - Mystery to Me
    12. Heros are Hard to Find - Heros are Hard to Find
    13. Angel- Hero are Hard to Find
    14. Come a Little Bit Closer - Heros are Hard to Find.

    Penguin and Heros are not my favorite Fleetwood Mac albums that featured Bob Welch. Bare Trees and Mystery to Me are my favorites. As far as Danny Kirwan goes, although his tunure overlapped into Bob Welch's involvement, his best years were the earlier period when Peter Green was in the band. Kiln house is also notable because it gave Danny and Jeremy Spencer a turn at the helm.
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  13. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    With the classic lyric:
    "If I could sing like Paul McCartney, or get funky like Etta James ,
    I'd never change, I'd never change, I'd never change her silver heeled ways
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  15. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    Where does Kiln House fit in the breakdown of periods? Green had left before that album was made.
  16. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

    Oradell NJ
    I'd add Dragonfly, Purple Dancer, Dust, Bare Trees, Homeward Bound and Night Watch.
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  17. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    But Kiln House was finished before Bob Welch joined.
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  18. mlew

    mlew Pub Rocker

    Tell Me All the Things You Do from Kiln House
    Somebody From Mystery to Me
    Born Enchanter from Mystery to Me
  19. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    Nah, I don't count Kiln House - I consider that the final Green-era album (despite Peter's absence).

    If we ARE including it though (and I hate to, because it's a bad album) - "Jewel Eyed Judy" should at least be included.
  20. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

    South East England
    Poor Danny Kirwan.

    There are the many who don't realise that Fleetwood Mac existed before Buckingham-Nicks. There are a small percentage do but only know Peter Green. Then there are the few who know about the mid period. Danny Kirwan is even forgotten by them. The narrative appears to be that this period is marked by Bob Welch's tenure, as is shown by the confusion of where to place Kiln House!
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  21. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

    ontario, canada
    With the "Green era" and why wouldn't it? (...and why is it the "Green era" anyway? Spencer was an original member as well and he was still there on Kiln House)

    Kiln House belongs to the "1st era" just as much as "Then Play On" does. Each of those albums (and the first two albums as well - come to think of it) include 4 out of the 5 "1st era" members (along with mainstays Mick and John):

    Debut had: Green/Spencer
    Mr Wonderful had: Green/Spencer
    Then Play On had: Green/Kirwin
    Kiln House had: Spencer/Kirwin

    ...and Future Days had C McVie replacing original member Green, and Welch replacing original member Spencer.

    So - where's the confusion? Seems pretty clear and obvious to me!
  22. The Hole Got Fixed

    The Hole Got Fixed Owens, Poell, Saberi

  23. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Agreed... and end your comp with "Forever" (from "Mystery to Me").

  24. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    I find so little filler on their albums it's not funny. There may be the odd tune I'd toss if doing the programming but each of those albums (Kiln to Heroes) has some of the most understated soft psych committed to tape.
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    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Hoover, AL
    I would put Kiln House in the middle period.
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