Time (Fleetwood Mac album)

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Time
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Studio album by Fleetwood Mac
Released 10 October 1995
Recorded Ocean Way Recording and Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Rock, country rock
Length 60:18
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, John Jones, Ray Kennedy
Fleetwood Mac chronology
Behind the Mask
(1990)
Time
(1995)
The Dance
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Time is the 16th studio album by British/American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1995. This album features a unique line-up for the band featuring the addition of former Traffic guitarist Dave Mason and country vocalist Bekka Bramlett, daughter of Delaney and Bonnie, to the line-up. Lindsey Buckingham, who had left Fleetwood Mac in 1987, makes an appearance as a backing vocalist on one track (he made a similar cameo appearance on the band's previous album, Behind the Mask), but Time is the first and only Fleetwood Mac album since 1974's Heroes Are Hard to Find not to feature any contribution from Stevie Nicks. The album also featured drummer Mick Fleetwood's first lead vocal on the seven minute "These Strange Times", produced by Duran Duran producer John Jones, and written with Beach Boys co-writer Ray Kennedy. The band never undertook a worldwide tour in support of the album,although the band (sans Christine McVie) toured from July to the end of December 1994, and again from April to September 1995.[2] The album was released on October 10, 1995.

Within a year this line-up had collapsed with Mason, Bramlett and Billy Burnette all leaving the band, but Bramlett and Burnette recorded the Bekka & Billy album together in 1997, the same year Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks rejoined Fleetwood Mac.

The album failed to chart on the Billboard Top 200, becoming Fleetwood Mac's first album not to chart on it. As of 2014, The album has sold over 85,000 copies in the U.S. alone making it Fleetwood Mac's least successful album commercially.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Talkin' to My Heart"   Billy Burnette, Deborah Allen, Rafe VanHoy 4:54
2. "Hollywood (Some Other Kind of Town)"   Christine McVie, Eddy Quintela 5:43
3. "Blow by Blow"   Dave Mason, John Cesario, Mark Holden 4:24
4. "Winds of Change"   Kit Hain 4:26
5. "I Do"   C. McVie, Quintela 4:25
6. "Nothing Without You"   Delaney Bramlett, Doug Gilmore, Bekka Bramlett 3:06
7. "Dreamin' the Dream"   B. Bramlett, Burnette 3:43
8. "Sooner or Later"   C. McVie, Quintela 5:40
9. "I Wonder Why"   Mason, Franke Previte, Tom Fuler 4:28
10. "Nights in Estoril"   C. McVie, Quintela 4:45
11. "I Got It In for You"   Burnette, Allen 4:08
12. "All Over Again"   C. McVie, Quintela 3:32
13. "These Strange Times"   Mick Fleetwood, Ray Kennedy 7:04

† One source credits "Wind of Change" to Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Kit Hain.[4]

Credits[edit]

Fleetwood Mac

Additional personnel

  • Michael Thompson – guitars on tracks 2, 5, 8, 10 and 12
  • Steve Thoma – keyboards on tracks 3, 4 and 9
  • Lindsey Buckingham – backing vocals on track 6
  • Fred Tacketttrumpet on track 8
  • John Jones – keyboards, bass, guitar on track 13
  • Lucy Fleetwood – backing vocals on track 13

Production[edit]

  • Cover concept by Mick Fleetwood
  • Art direction and design by Gabrielle Raumberger and Frank Chi
  • Photography by Lance Staedler, Bonnie & Dale McRaven, John McVie Family Archives

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1995 "I Do"
Canada singles chart 62

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
German Albums Chart 92
UK Albums Chart 47
Dutch Album Charts 59

References[edit]