Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham on his collaboration with Christine McVie

From the Independent

The duo who have released a self-titled LP are currently touring the US before the Fleetwood Mac global tour next year

Lindsey Buckingham (left) and Christine McVie (right) began work on their joint album prior to Fleetwood Mac’s 2014 tour John Russo

Before Christine McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac in 2014 after a 16-year hiatus, she reconvened with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, bassist and ex-husband John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood in the studio. Buckingham was working on a solo album and, before rehearsals began for Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming tour, the four – sans Stevie Nicks – played around with some songs.

“We didn’t have an idea what it was going to be, we just wanted to welcome her back,” Buckingham says. “Less than a week in we were like, ‘Oh, my God, this is better than it’s ever been.’

They recorded for a few weeks and then put things on hold until the tour wrapped. The resulting album, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, released this month, sounds like it could be a long-lost Fleetwood Mac album. It’s all there (except for Nicks): Buckingham’s jangly guitar and pop sensibility, Christine’s breathy vocals and melodic piano playing, the classic rhythm section.

We spoke with Buckingham ahead of the duo’s first tour.

The duo’s self-titled album sounds like it could be a long-lost Fleetwood Mac album

Q: Correct me if I’m wrong, but this album is the first time that you, Christine, Mick and John worked together in the studio since 1987’s Tango in the Night.

A: That is true. We did do a Fleetwood Mac album, (2003’s) Say You Will, without Christine. I’d never really thought of it that way.

Q: For this album, it had been almost 30 years since you four had worked together in the studio.

A: Jeez, did you have to say that? Oh, my God, that’s scary.

Q: Did it feel strange to be working together in this context again?

A: Well, no, not really.

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