When You Say

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"When You Say"
Single by Christine McVie (as Christine Perfect)
from the album Christine Perfect
A-side When You Say
B-side No Road Is the Right Road
Released October 1969
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1969
Genre Blues rock
Length 3:14
Label Blue Horizon
Writer(s) Danny Kirwan
Producer(s) Danny Kirwan
Christine McVie (as Christine Perfect) singles chronology
When You Say (1969) I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) (1970)

"When You Say" is a song by British rock group Fleetwood Mac, written by guitarist Danny Kirwan, which first appeared on their 1969 album Then Play On.

Later that year, it was recorded and released as the debut solo single by former Chicken Shack keyboardist/vocalist Christine Perfect, then wife of Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie. Kirwan produced Perfect's version of the song. The B-side of the single was "No Road Is the Right Road", written by Christine Perfect but credited to Olwen Simmonds.[citation needed] The single was a commercial failure, partly due to Perfect's refusal to appear on the BBC TV music show Top of the Pops.[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

Fleetwood Mac version[edit]

Christine Perfect version[edit]

  • Christine Perfect – vocals, keyboards
  • Danny Kirwan – guitar
  • John McVie – bass guitar
  • Top Topham – guitar on b-side
  • Rick Hayward – guitar on b-side
  • Martin Dunsford – bass guitar on b-side
  • Chris Hardings – drums, percussion