Originally released on Fleetwood Mac’s 1995 studio album Time, the song was re-recorded adding thirty seconds of late Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green’s signature anthem Albatross to the end of the song, and set to a brand-new video.
“I hope the song conveys that life is about choice,” says Fleetwood. “God is everything, no matter what your belief system is. Being in love is God, no matter your creed. There’s a rejoicing at the end of the song when the narrator chooses the side of the light. The song is about all of us making that choice ourselves and the relief we feel when we are no longer caught in the middle.”
“This is something I wrote many years ago,” Fleetwood says, “and I want it to be nothing more than thought-provoking. I want people to see and hear what they will in it. My hope is that by sharing these thought-provoking moments in my world that I can somehow open the eyes of others to things in their world and to the existence we all share, which is more and more endangered with each passing day.”
The spoken-word poem at the centre of the song finds the narrator, Fleetwood, questioning his feelings and his thoughts, as he has found himself stuck between the dark and the light, a condition he regards as a living hell. The video that accompanies the song juxtaposes images from nature evoking light and dark, the best and worst elements of man’s impact on Earth and the legacy we are leaving for future generations.
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- Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World - 1st - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 11:44)on February 26, 2021 at 3:14 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Man Of The World (1969 UK 7" single with 'Sold In The UK' label text & intact four prong centre, also including Earl Vince & The Valiants' Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite, Immediate company die-cut paper sleeve IM080)
- Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $27.19, €22.39 (New Item) (arrived 12-Feb-2021 10:40)on February 26, 2021 at 3:14 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Rumours (2020 UK/EU 11-track vinyl LP, first released way back in February 1977. Includes the classic hits Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Don't Stop, You Make Loving Fun plus Songbird and The Chain. With worldwide sales in excess of 45million copies this album is rightly inside the Top 10 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Picture sleeve factory sealed from new with gold hype sticker attached. Essential!) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Fleetwood Mac - Albatross - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jan-2021 15:56)on February 26, 2021 at 3:14 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Albatross (1978 UK 'Number Ones' issue of their 1972 7" vinyl single, also including Need Your Love So Bad. The vinyl appears in excellent condition and comes nestled within the series die-cut paper sleeve MCBS5957)
- Fleetwood Mac - The Pious Bird Of Good Omen - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $102.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2021 08:32)on February 26, 2021 at 3:14 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (1969 UK first issue 12-track stereo LP, containing a veritable feast of the mighty Mac's first singles alongside two blues-infused gems by Eddie Boyd, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve showsminimal wear with a vintage shop sticker to the reverse & the vinyl remains in EXcellent condition with just a few light surface scuffs/hairlines to show for its 50 years. A superb copy!)
- Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2021 07:58)on February 26, 2021 at 3:14 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Greatest Hits (Early 80s UK red label issue of the 1971 12-track LP compilation, featuring tracks from the more bluesy Peter Green period of the band. Includes the classics Albatross, Oh Well, The Green Manalishi & more, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has little wear with pinching to spine while the vinyl looks seldom played)