Say You Will (album)

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Say You Will
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will.png
Studio album by
Released15 April 2003
Recorded1995–1997, Summer 2001-Fall 2002
Studio
  • The Bellagio House
  • Cornerstone, Chatsworth
  • Ocean Way, Hollywood
  • Lindsay Buckingham's home
GenrePop rock[1]
Length75:56
LabelReprise
Producer
Fleetwood Mac chronology
The Dance
(1997)
Say You Will
(2003)
Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston
(2004)
Singles from Say You Will
  1. "Peacekeeper"
    Released: 15 April 2003
  2. "Say You Will"
    Released: 24 June 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Chicago Tribune(Mixed)[1]
Entertainment Weekly(Mixed)[4]
Los Angeles Times[5]
People(Positive)[6]
Rolling Stone[7]

Say You Will is the seventeenth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 15 April 2003. It followed 1995's Time and was their first album without vocalist/keyboardist Christine McVie, who had left the band in 1998 (although she made some brief appearances on it). Lindsey Buckingham took over primary keyboard duties for the recording and Stevie Nicks added some limited additional keyboard parts.

This would also be the band's final album with Buckingham, who was told to leave Fleetwood Mac in 2018, although he would participate in their online-only release, 2013's Extended Play.

Say You Will was the first studio Fleetwood Mac album to peak in the top three in the US since 1982's Mirage.[8] The album debuted at No. 3 with sales of 218,000, spent two months within the top 40, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in July 2003 for 500,000 copies shipped in the US.

A limited edition version of the album was issued at the same time, featuring two live tracks ("Peacekeeper" and "Say You Will"), two additional studio tracks (Nicks' "Not Make Believe" and Buckingham's cover of Bob Dylan's "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"), an expanded booklet and poster.

Background[edit]

Soon after the release of Time, Billy Burnette and Bekka Bramlett departed to form the country duo Bekka & Billy. Rather than continuing, Fleetwood Mac chose to disband. By 1997, the Rumours lineup agreed to perform again for an MTV Unplugged special. Following the successful reunion album, The Dance, which included a live performance of "Bleed to Love Her",[9] Christine McVie left the group, citing her fear of flying as the primary reason for her departure.[10]

In the early 2000s, Buckingham was finishing up a solo album but got a call from Warner Bros to work on a Fleetwood Mac record instead. Buckingham agreed and set aside a large portion of his songs for Say You Will, with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on drums and bass, respectively.[11] To round out the album, Nicks brought in some new material, along with leftovers from previous albums.[9] One of those songs, "Smile at You", dates back to the Tusk sessions in 1979[12] but was never recorded by the full band until Say You Will.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."What's the World Coming To?"Lindsey Buckingham, Julian Raymond3:48
2."Murrow Turning Over in His Grave"Buckingham4:12
3."Illume (9-11)"Stevie Nicks4:51
4."Thrown Down"Nicks4:02
5."Miranda"Buckingham4:18
6."Red Rover"Buckingham3:58
7."Say You Will"Nicks3:49
8."Peacekeeper"Buckingham4:11
9."Come"Buckingham, Neale Heywood5:59
10."Smile at You"Nicks4:33
11."Running Through the Garden"Nicks, Ray Kennedy, Gary Nicholson4:34
12."Silver Girl"Nicks3:59
13."Steal Your Heart Away"Buckingham3:33
14."Bleed to Love Her"Buckingham4:06
15."Everybody Finds Out"Nicks, Rick Nowels4:29
16."Destiny Rules"Nicks4:26
17."Say Goodbye"Buckingham3:26
18."Goodbye Baby"Nicks3:52
Deluxe edition bonus disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Love Minus Zero/No Limit"Bob Dylan4:11
2."Not Make Believe"Nicks4:28
3."Peacekeeper" (Live from Sessions@AOL)Buckingham4:16
4."Say You Will" (Live from Sessions@AOL)Nicks3:50

Note

  • "Bleed to Love Her" was previously available on The Dance as a live version.

Personnel[edit]

Fleetwood Mac

Additional musicians

Production[edit]

  • Lindsey Buckingham – producer, engineer
  • Rob Cavallo – producer (5, 6, 9, 13, 14), A&R
  • John Shanks – producer (1, 8)
  • Ken Allardyce – engineer
  • Ken Koroshetz – engineer
  • Ray Lindsey – engineer, band technician
  • Mark Needham – engineer, mixing (1-15, 17, 18)
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing (16)
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Joe Bozzi – mastering assistant
  • Mike Fasano – band technician
  • Bruce Jaccoby – band technician
  • Garner Knutsen – band technician
  • Mike Zablow – band technician
  • Stephen Walker – art direction
  • Keith Carter – "Hands 1991" photography
  • Karen Johnston – photography
  • Neal Preston – photography
  • Herbert W. Worthington – photography

Studios

  • Recorded at The Bellagio House; Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood, California); Lindsey's garage (Los Angeles, California); Cornerstone Studios (Chatsworth, California).
  • Mixed at Cornerstone Studios; Conway Studios (Hollywood, California); Image Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California).
  • Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood, California).

Management

  • Tony Dimitriades and Robert Richards at East End Management – management for Lindsey Buckingham
  • Howard Kaufman and Sheryl Lewis at HK Management – management for Stevie Nicks
  • Carl Stubner at Immortal Management – management for Mick Fleetwood

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[33] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[36] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Music promo videos[edit]

Music videos were shot for "Peacekeeper" and "Say You Will", both of these videos were stage performances of both songs. Neither of these videos are commercially available.

References[edit]

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