Saturday, August 10, 2013

"Fireflies" by Fleetwood Mac

Song#:  0487
Date:  02/07/1981
Debut:  82
Peak:  60
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  The Mac's ambitious "Tusk" album sent the group on an 18-month worldwide tour. Along the way performances were recorded and songs from various shows were stitched together and issued as a double-LP simply titled "Live." In addition to their hits, the album featured performances of two new songs, one of which is this Stevie Nicks-penned tune that was the album's first single. Neither the song nor the album were major hits (the album peaked at #14 and only went gold), but the Mac would return the following year with their next studio album that put them back in the Top 10.

ReduxReview:  Although recorded "live" it sounds pretty perfected. I think there was some studio work involved in this. Since it is (was) a new song being captured for possible single release, I guess that is okay, but it sounds like a studio recording to me. It's a bouncy Nicks tune that is a good listen, but nowhere near her best.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The two new songs on the album, this one and Christine McVie's "One More Night," were actually recorded during sound checks and not during their concerts. In addition to these two songs, another one was also captured and put on the LP. Their version of The Beach Boys' "The Farmer's Daughter" was used for the last track on the album.


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