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|Fleetwood Mac's 10 month, four continent tour that began in Oct. 1979 and ended in September 1980 is documented in this two-recorded live set. Recorded in various locales, the LP spans some of the best of the group's material, all delivered in crisp fashion. Much of the material deviates from their studio counterparts in that there is spontaneous interaction among members. While such Mac standards as "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Over My Head" and "Don't Stop" are included, there are also less obvious cuts selected such as "Fireflies" and Brian Wilson's "The Farmer's Daughter." The sound quality is extraordinary and the packaging exceptional making it a valid collection by one of the world's most popular groups. Best cuts:"Go Your Own Way," "The Farmer's Daughter," "Sara," "Monday Morning," "Landslide," "One More Night." (Billboard Magazine, 12/20/80)|
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Reviewer: Brad (email@example.com), January 10, 2005 Though I very much prefer "The Dance", this is still a very good live album. A lot of songs on this album are greatly improved from their studio counterparts (i.e. "Over and Over" and "Over My Head"). "Fireflies" and "One More Night" are great additions to the usual favorites like "Don't Stop" and "Go Your Own Way". Best tracks: "Rhiannon", "Oh Well", "Don't Let Me Down Again" and "One More Night"
A good live alternative to 'The Dance'
Reviewer: Anonymous, November 19, 2003 The 1980 Live album is a world away from the highly-polished affair that was 1997's 'The Dance'. Listening to this, one really gets the sense that this was Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' incarnation at its decadent, creative, frustrated best. The track listing is not quite as mainstream as the casual fan might like, and fans of Lindsey Buckingham's songs will be pleased by the fact that they dominate the enitre piece. Buckingham shows himself to be the strongest of guitarists, performing his own works with gusto, and even managing a masterful version of Peter Green's 'Oh Well'. Stevie Nicks, for her part, performs well on most tracks, though occasionally disappointing fans of her vocal prowess on some -- though 'Rhiannon' makes up for that. Christine McVie sings very lively versions of 'Over My Head' and 'Say You Love Me', though she is not as well served as the other two singers here. The 'new' tracks on the album are good, with Brian Wilson's 'The Farmer's Daughter' standing out amongst them. All in all, this eclectic CD is worth the time of devoted fans, but may not quite strike the same chord with those whose familiarity with all things 'Fleetwood Mac' is less strong.
Reviewer: NICK., June 01, 2003 THOSE WHO LOVED THE DANCE YOU MUST GET THIS,THIS IS THE DANCE TURNED UP TO ELEVEN!! FOR PURE SHIVERS DOWN THE SPINE LISTEN TO STEVIE NICK'S VOICE ON THE VERSION OF 'RHIANNON(WILL YOU EVER WIN)'ON HERE ITS HAUNTING,CHILLING & EXCITING ALL AT ONCE...
Billboard review submitted by Travis Island.
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