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AN ALT-SOME FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE!
If you compile a catalogue like Fleetwood Mac’s over 45 years, you deserve to have your songs saluted. But few musical homages do it as well as Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Cleverly conceived with indie-alternative artists putting a hipster spin on vintage tunes, it serves to both celebrate a great band and showcase some cool acts who are going their own way today. In fact, probably the best-known band here is MGMT, tripping out with a spacey, nine-minute version of “Future Games” by Bob Welch, who passed away in June. Peter Green, another early Fleetwood Macster, is recognized with three of his tunes (while surprisingly Rumours hits “Don’t Stop” and, yes, “Go Your Own Way” are missing). But the classic lineup is represented in the songs of Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham. Nicks wrote 10 of 17 compositions here, including two of the highlights-Antony’s beautifully lyrical “Landslide” and the Kills’ swampy, sinister “Dreams”-and her “Angel” is performed by Marianne Faithfull, who, in a nice nod to the old-timers, demonstrates that she’s still edgy enough to hang with this crowd.
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