Selections from 25 Years: The Chain

Selections from 25 Years: The Chain

by Fleetwood Mac



Here are two discs culled from the original four-disc box on Warner documenting Fleetwood Mac's first 25 years. While there is plenty of room for argument about which tracks to include -- and exclude -- here, the notion to include new songs was plainly a bad idea when a band has as rich a history as this one did at the time. Perhaps the thinking here was that they wanted to be known as a going concern despite the fact that their singles potential had all but worn utterly through by this point (in 1992). The set includes the rarity "Silver Spring," which had been only released as a B-side, and remains an eternal fave of fans. There are some alternate mixes and edits in the set, but disc one is made up of huge hits and new songs (none of which measure up, by the way). Disc two, which kicks off with the Tusk material -- "Sara" being the big single from the period -- also includes the original mono version of "Oh Well, Part 1," which is not as great as the single or album version. Bob Welch's "Bermuda Triangle" is the only tune by the him on the set, which makes no sense, and the early Peter Green/Jeremy Spencer blues material makes up less than a third of the collection. It's a mixed bag to be sure, but there was no way to win. Fans of the early to middle period Mac tend not to like the blissed-out '70s pop, and fans of the later material will blanch at the sheer raw ugly beauty of the electric British blues.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2002
Label: Wea International
UPC: 0632427686927
catalogNumber: 45188

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fleetwood Mac   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lindsey Buckingham   Producer
Fleetwood Mac   Producer
Robert Hart   Engineer
Mick Fleetwood   Executive Producer
Mike Vernon   Producer,Engineer
John McVie   Executive Producer
Martin Birch   Producer,Engineer
Ken Caillat   Producer,Engineer,Critic,Tape Research,Live Recording,Sequencing Programmer
Richard Dashut   Producer,Engineer
David DeVore   Engineer
Greg Droman   Engineer
Bob Hughes   Producer,Engineer
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer,Engineer
Mike Ross   Engineer
Larry Vigon   Art Direction
Trip Khalaf   Engineer

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