The music of Fleetwood Mac (5 of 7)

Album: Mirage (1982)

Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac

Can’t Go Back - Fleetwood Mac

Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac

Empire State - Fleetwood Mac

Love in Store - Fleetwood Mac

That's Alright - Fleetwood Mac

The 80s saw Fleetwood Mac venturing increasingly into radio-friendly soft rock. By this time Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had each commenced a solo side-career, the former to multi-platinum #1 success with 1981's Bella Donna, the latter faring not as well with his first outing Law and Order (US Billboard #32). I haven't listened to the solo stuff yet. Gypsy was accompanied by a lengthy video, the highest-budget music video ever produced at the time.
Overall, the album doesn't hit me on an emotional, gut-level, as some of Fleetwood Mac's 70s work did, but Mirage (1982) has a number of pleasant enough tunes. I disagree with people ranking it among their worst.

Readers, have you listened to Mirage? Which are your favorites from this album?


  1. "Gypsy" is one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. It's a beautiful song. I don't think it's Fleetwood Mac's worst stuff. Especially if you compare it to the post-Buckingham/Nicks stuff the band did in the early 90s.

    1. @thevoid99: "Gypsy" is great. I agree Mirage is stronger than Behind the Mask (1990) and Time (1995). I don't know what this guy was smoking, ranking Mirage last, to each his own I guess:

    2. That guy is a moron. He has no idea what he's talking about. BTW, heard the new Bowie album? It's fucking amazing.

    3. @thevoid99: Bowie's two comeback singles, Where Are We Now? and The Stars (Are Out Tonight) I agree are excellent. I haven't got itunes, look forward to full album once it arrives on spotify in my area(in the next few weeks I'd say)


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