Law and Order (album)

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Law and Order
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
Go Insane
Fleetwood Mac albums chronology
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


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"


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.