Monday, July 17, 2017

Fleetwood Mac 1979-11-17 Boston Garden Boston, Ma

Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks- lead vocals
Lindsay Buckingham- guitar and vocals
Christine McVie- keyboards and vocals
John McVie- bass
Mick Fleetwood- drums
Boston Garden
Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
Nov. 17, 1979
audience recording, unknown gen.
(transfer from what may be a 2nd gen. cassette copy) >
played on Nak. 125 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
runtime:  89:35
setlist:
1: stage introduction > say you love me  5:32
2: the chain  8:02
3: dreams  4:41
4: not that funny  5:07
5: Rhiannon  10:14
6: don't stop  4:04
7: oh well  3:21
8: Sara (spliced, tape flip)  6:47
9: what makes you think you're the one  4:46
10: oh daddy  5:03
11: save me a place  3:19
12: landslide  4:40
13: tusk  5:45
14: angel  5:15
15: you make lovin' fun  4:43
16: I'm so afraid  8:09

comments:
  the etree setlisting for this show indicates a different 1st song (over my head,
which is not in this recording, but etree doesn't mention "say you love me" either)
but other than that, the same titles are all in here. It's a 90 minute cassette of
the show, edited some during recording because the taper was trying to save tape space,
so a couple of songs cut in slightly, most are complete, probably only had 1 cassette,
but it's pretty good sound considering it was supposedly recorded on a boombox. I got this
in a snail trade in the early 80's. sounds like the taper didn't have too much between
speakers and mikes since the music (including the vocals, important with this band) comes
through clearly. any one of track 8, 9, 10 or 11 would all make for suitable 1st track of
disc 2 options, although I think track 10 would be the best.
Fleetwood Mac has the unusual distinction of being a band to record 2 (different)
songs with the same name (Angel). The 1st one is on "heroes are hard to find"
(and live recordings of it also hard to find), the second appeared on the studio LP
of this tour, Tusk, which came out in 79. that is the version heard here. this was an
inspired, passionate performance that I think any fan of the Steviemac will enjoy.
If you like the Bob Welch angel, don't get your hopes up, this is a different song, not
a re-worked version of one of my favorite Mac tunes. they do a nice version of the chain
and I'm so afraid in here.
the Fleetwood Mac Live album was recorded on this tour, from Tokyo, Japan, Witchita, Ks,
London, U.K. Santa Monica, Tuscon, Kansas City, Paris, Cleveland, St. Louis, Passaic and
Okla. City, but none of it was from the Boston concert. Boston had their turn to host an
officially released Fleetwood Mac concert in 2004. All of that 2 disc set was recorded in
Boston, and there was some sort of release involving one or more of their Tea Party shows
in the Peter Green days (1970 I think), not sure if that was a boot or official, maybe both?
the next live Mac release after the tusk tour one was "the dance", from a May 23, 1997
concert that was broadcasted on a MTV special.
Do not sell this recording.
This isn't just any "big mac" here.
(it's a "Steviemac")
Share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

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