Hard to believe this album is 40 years old.
Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 eponymous album” Fleetwood Mac” was released 40 years ago last month. On that album you will find “Landslide”; a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac. Along with “Rhiannon“, it would be Nicks’ first original contribution to the band upon joining.
Landslide has a moving and tumultuous history. Nicks wrote it for Lindsey Buckingham when they were struggling and she was on the verge of leaving him (professionally and personally). It’s no secret that Nicks and Buckingham had a very intense relationship. They joined Fleetwood Mac together as musical and romantic partners. The first couple of years of Fleetwood Mac were wrought with infidelity, drugs, anger and heartbreak (mostly Lindsey’s). Ironically, the “Rumors” album was one of the most successful albums in rock history, yet the band was in utter emotional turmoil at the time.
After the two broke up, there was much resentment and anger. Not a big shock, the tension finally resulted in the break up the band.
No one ever thought that Nicks and Buckingham would get on the same stage together, but when the idea of a reunion tour came up a number a years ago, everyone except for Chrisine McVie got on board.
It seems that time and age had mellowed Buckingham’s resentment towards Nicks, and while on stage in 2004, old demons were laid to rest. Have a look.