Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo, simply titled Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie. The 10-song album will be released by Atlantic Records on June 9, followed by a run of special U.S. concerts commencing on June 21 (with special guest The Wallflowers; tour dates below). The first single, “In My World,” will be available this Friday, April 14, on all digital and streaming services (links also below).
Naturally, a myriad of Buckingham/McVie-related hi-res options abound on HDtracks at 96/24 and 192/24 in the long and storied Fleetwood Mac catalog, and Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie should indeed follow hi-res suit.
The collaboration began 3 years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour (which yours truly saw, and quite enjoyed, on October 11, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey). The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour, and their natural creative chemistry was reignited. According to Buckingham, “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘What took us so long?!!'”
Working their natural singer/songwriter skills together came easily for the duo. Says McVie, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”
Sessions for the album took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, where Fleetwood Mac recorded several of their classic albums including 1979’s Tusk. Buckingham and McVie were joined in the studio by Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who supplied much of the album’s dynamic rhythmic engine.
“It’s a huge honor for East West and WMG to partner with two of the best artists in rock history who’ve written, recorded, and performed some of the most popular and enduring music of all time. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a very special collaborative album that showcases both of their stunning talent,” said Dan Chalmers, President Rhino, East West & ADA UK, in a statement. “We’re very proud of our long and ongoing relationship with the band, and confident that this record will be loved and enjoyed by Fleetwood Mac and music fans the world over.”
1. “Sleeping Around the Corner”
2. “Feel About You”
3. “In My World”
4. “Red Sun”
5. “Love Is Here to Stay”
6. “Too Far Gone”
7. “Lay Down for Free”
8. “Game of Pretend”
9. “On With the Show”
10. “Carnival Begin”
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Tour Dates
June 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
June 23 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
June 24 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
June 26 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
June 28 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
July 2 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
July 3 – Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island
July 5 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 19 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle
July 21 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheater
July 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
July 27 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Tickets to the general public will begin going on-sale Friday, April 21 (check local listings for times). American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Monday, April 17.
For Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Chicago and Phoenix: Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, April 17. For complete details, please visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com.
For more information, please visit www.buckinghammcvie.com.