The Skip 5 Show #17: Fleetwood Mac – The Chain (Live)
From the 35th Anniversary Rumours (2013) set, on CD2, this live blues stomper is chock full of beautiful vocal harmonies and jangly guitars. It rises a few times, just to tease, and by the end it blasts into full-on guitar wail and organ rocking. Glorious.
Covering from the mid-70s to mid-80s, this disc so full of songs you know forwards and backwards, whether you’re into the band or not. In fact, they transcend mere like or dislike – these are culturally universal. Holy mackerel, talk about a knack for writing massive hit songs (even the weirdo track, Tusk).
There are also two new songs here, As Long As You Follow, and No Questions Asked, and they fit seamlessly.
This disc is impressive and monumental.