Bare Trees

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Bare Trees
Studio album by Fleetwood Mac
Released March 1972
Recorded 1971–1972 at Delane Lea Music Centre, Wembley, London
(apart from track 10, recorded at Mrs Scarrott's home in Hampshire)
Genre Rock
Length 36:58
Label Reprise
Producer Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac chronology
Future Games
(1971)
Bare Trees
(1972)
Penguin
(1973)

Bare Trees is the sixth studio album by British rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1972. This is their last album to feature Danny Kirwan, who was fired during the album's supporting tour. In the wake of the band's success in the mid-70s, Bare Trees peaked at No. 70 and achieved Gold status in 1976 and was later certified platinum for selling a million copies.

The album features the original version of "Sentimental Lady", which was later re-recorded by its composer Bob Welch (with Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, and Lindsey Buckingham backing him) for his solo album French Kiss. "Spare Me a Little of Your Love" became a staple of the band's live act from 1972–77.

"Trinity", a Danny Kirwan song, was an outtake from the album that was subsequently released in 1992 on the 25 Years – The Chain box set.

The lyrics for Kirwan's composition "Dust" were taken from a poem by Rupert Brooke.[1]

"Spare Me a Little of Your Love" was also covered by Johnny Rivers on his studio album "New Lovers and Old Friends" in 1975, the same year that Fleetwood Mac broke through in the United States with their self-titled album.

"Thoughts on a Grey Day" is a poem read by an elderly woman, Mrs Scarrott, who lived near the band's communal home in southern England.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Rolling Stone favourable[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Child of Mine"   Danny Kirwan 5:09
2. "The Ghost"   Bob Welch 3:58
3. "Homeward Bound"   Christine McVie 3:20
4. "Sunny Side of Heaven"   Kirwan 3:10
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bare Trees"   Kirwan 5:02
2. "Sentimental Lady"   Welch 4:35
3. "Danny's Chant"   Kirwan 3:16
4. "Spare Me a Little of Your Love"   C. McVie 3:44
5. "Dust"   Kirwan 2:41
6. "Thoughts on a Grey Day"   Mrs Scarrott 1:46

Credits[edit]

Fleetwood Mac

Additional personnel

  • "Special thanks to Mrs Scarrott for her readings, recorded at her home in Hampshire."

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dust By Rupert Brooke
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Bare Trees – Fleetwood Mac". Allmusic. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2006. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 1972). "The Christgau Consumer Guide: Fleetwood Mac: Bare Trees". Creem. Retrieved 16 January 2012.  Also posted in a revised version at "Fleetwood Mac: Bare Trees > Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Scoppa, Bud (8 June 1972). "Fleetwood Mac Bare Trees > Album Review". Rolling Stone (110). Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2012.