Friday, May 22, 2015

"Love in Store" by Fleetwood Mac

Song#:  1265
Date:  11/27/1982
Debut:  72
Peak:  22
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This third single from the Mac's #1 "Mirage" album couldn't quite reach the heights of the previous two singles, "Hold Me" (#4) and "Gypsy" (#12), but it came close to the Top 20 spending three weeks at #22. However, it did do a little better at AC reaching #11. Although this was the third single selected for the US market, in the UK this song was not issued as a single. Instead, the Lindsey Buckingham song "Oh Diane" became the third single and it reached #9 - the best showing of any of the "Mirage" singles there. "Oh Diane" was only able to manage a #35 showing on the AC chart in the US.

ReduxReview:  Christine McVie has a real knack for writing lovely pop tunes. They are typically solid and pleasant to hear and this one is no exception. It may not be as immediate as the album's previous two singles (which included McVie's "Hold Me"), but it ranks right up near them in quality. Many critics kind of hated on "Mirage" saying it lacked substance. But for me, after the heavy-handed "Tusk" I though this album was a breath of fresh air. It's a laid-back pop album that's an easy, enjoyable listen and I think McVie owned the majority of the stand-out cuts.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was co-produced by Ken Caillat who also served as the engineer for the album along with Richard Dashut. Caillat has produced/engineered many project but may be best known for working on Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," "Tusk," and "Mirage." For a younger generation he may be known as the dad of pop star Colbie Caillat. Her debut album "Coco" (2007) was co-produced by her dad and it included her #5 hit "Bubbly." Her follow-up album "Breakthrough" reached #1 in 2009.


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