Prior to the release of arguably one of Fleetwood Mac’s most popular and renowned albums ‘Tango in the Night’, rumours had circulated that the band had officially split up. Mick Fleetwood had filed for bankruptcy, John McVie suffered from an alcohol induced seizure whilst Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie enjoyed solo career success. And although Stevie Nicks did too, she checked into Betty Ford Clinic to battle her cocaine addiction. However Buckingham didn’t want their previous album ‘Mirage’ to be the bands final outing and we’re REALLY glad it wasn’t!
As our session began, the opening track ‘Down the Endless Street’ might have sounded familiar to the die-hard Mac fans, as it was the B-side to the fourth single from ‘Tango in the Night’, ‘Family Man’. Unquestionably it’s a perfect way to kick off our session as it has that classic 80s sound and is a great embodiment of the band. The second track however ‘Special Kind of Love’ is one of many that had been locked away for 30 years and we can’t imagine why. Written by Lindsey Buckingham, it’s a synth happy track with a really bouncy and light melody that could have easily squeezed onto the album, especially considering the quality of the recordings at Buckingham’s LA studio where the final album was also recorded.