Why Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Certainly Thought Their Debut Album as a Duo Would Be a Hit (It Failed and Brought Them Down)
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s relationship with mostly in the public eye, with these two beginning their friendship/romance/music careers as teenagers. In addition to their work in Fleetwood Mac, the duo created a self-titled project together.
After the project failed, they were dropped by their record company. Here’s what we know about Buckingham Nicks.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham appeared in Fleetwood Mac
Their composition has changed over the years. However, Fleetwood Mac was best known with star members Nicks, Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. Fleetwood Mac has been recognized for rumors, winning the Grammy Award for album of the year for this collection.
Even decades later, songs like “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Little Lies,” and “You Make Loving Fun” are receiving praise from listeners. However, not all of Nicks and Buckingham’s projects were successful.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham released a duet album – and the project fell through
Even before they were in the band “Everywhere,” Nicks and Buckingham were friends-turned-lovers-turned-collaborators. In addition to their work with Fleetwood Mac, Nicks and Buckingham have written music as solo artists and as a duo/couple. This includes their first official release – their 1973 self-titled album – which didn’t land as well as musicians expected.
“We thought we had done it,” Nicks said, according to Music Spotlight Magazine. “Famous people have played on our record. We were living the high life.
Under Polydor records, the duo released 1973’s Buckingham Nicks. Although they were excited at the prospect of a two-piece album, radio DJs told record promoters that “the songs lacked originality”. As a result, Polydor abandoned the Buckingham-Nicks Act.
“Lindsey and I were devastated because we had just tasted the finer things in life,” Nicks said, according to the same magazine, “And now we were back to square one.”
Some Buckingham-Nicks fans called this album “the best work”
The album 2017 Lindsey BuckinghamChristine McVie is available on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. However, the Buckingham Nicks collection is missing from most streaming services. Fans can still listen to unofficial versions on YouTube. Years later, fans are still streaming the musicians’ “failed” project.
“Wow, after listening to all the Fleetwood Mac albums from the 70s and 80s, I’m a little disappointed to say that I like Buckingham/Nicks more than almost any of these records from that era,” read a comment on YouTube. “That’s all I love about their kind of writing. Just two people in love making music together. Absolutely beautiful.”
“This album is by far the best work Lindsey and Stevie have ever done together,” another YouTuber wrote. “Simple without overproduction, and sung from the heart when they were both deeply in love. This album is the child they never had and contains all their love. I hope they will meet again one day. The story has a strange ending.
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