Law and Order (album)

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Law and Order
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Studio album by Lindsey Buckingham
Released October 3, 1981
Recorded Winter-Summer, 1981 Larrabee Sound Studio, & Wally Heider's Studio
Genre Rock
Length 36:13
Label Warner Music Group
Asylum (US/Canada)
Mercury (Outside US/Canada)
Reprise (reissue)
Producer Lindsey Buckingham
Richard Dashut
Lindsey Buckingham chronology
Law and Order
(1981)
Go Insane
(1984)
Fleetwood Mac albums chronology
Live
(1980)
Mirage
(1982)
Singles from Law and Order
  1. "Trouble"
    Released: November 1981
  2. "It Was I"
    Released: March 1982
  3. "Bwana"
    Released: March 1982 (UK)
  4. "Mary Lee Jones"
    Released: March 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Law and Order is the first solo album by Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, released in 1981. "Trouble", featuring drumming by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, reached #9 on the U.S. charts; the album itself reached #32 on the Billboard 200. Lindsey appeared on Saturday Night Live on February 6, 1982 and performed "Trouble" and "Bwana" with the Mick Fleetwood's Zoo.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lindsey Buckingham, except where indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bwana"   3:08
2. "Trouble"   3:56
3. "Mary Lee Jones"   3:15
4. "I'll Tell You Now"   4:21
5. "It Was I" Gary Paxton 2:39
6. "September Song" Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill 3:17
7. "Shadow of the West"   3:59
8. "That's How We Do It in L.A."   2:53
9. "Johnny Stew"   3:09
10. "Love from Here, Love from There"   2:50
11. "A Satisfied Mind" Red Hayes, Jack Rhodes 2:49

Personnel[edit]

Main performer
Additional personnel
  • George Hawkings - bass on "Trouble"
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums on "Trouble"
  • Carol Ann Harris - vocals on "It Was I"
  • Christine McVie - background vocals on "Shadow of the West"

Singles[edit]

Song US Hot 100 US Mainstream Rock ARIA
"Trouble" # 9 # 12 # 1
"It Was I" # 110 - # 74

Music promo videos[edit]

Two promotional music videos were shot for Law and Order, these included "Trouble" and "It Was I". None of these videos are commercially available.

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