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  Listen Up! 4/18/03 Listen Up!

Friday, Apr. 18

Fleetwood Mac, “Say You Will,” Reprise Records. There are moments of true grandeur here, mostly in the Lindsay Buckingham songs. Why doesn’t this guy get to make more records than he does? It’s been eons since his last solo album. Anyway, the advantage of him working with Fleetwood Mac is that he gets this amazing rhythm section, and he gets to add his bits to improve the work of Stevie Nicks. The disadvantage this time is that without Christine McVie dropping in her songs, you’ve got a two-headed dog instead of a three-pronged outlet. Buckingham and Nicks are strong, dominant personalities; McVie softened them, and offered a nice contrast. Oh, well, I’m not really going to complain. The album is too long, but I’d be willing to bet the band and the label would have cut off songs as brilliant as “Come” rather than lesser cuts like “Silver Girl.” Check out the limited edition, which is a really cool package that comes with a second disc of four bonus cuts, including a cover of Dylan’s “Love Minus Zero/No Limit.”

Pee Wee Russell, “Ask Me Now!,” Impulse! Records. Pleasant enough 1965 recording from the jazz traditionalist of the clarinet. Marshall Brown’s trombone actually dominates the mix, while the bass and drums are distant rhythms in the background.

Uncle Tupelo, “Still Feel Gone,” Columbia Legacy. The reissues of Uncle Tupelo’s once indie albums are all in the store now. I heard a little of the first album, “No Depression,” yesterday, and they sounded so young. The music was as fresh as it seemed to me when they were beginning to discover it in the late 80s, playing Cicero’s Basement Bar at every opportunity. This second album never knocked me out much, though I’m enjoying it more today than I did at the time. I think it’s possible that even by this time, Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy had begun coming up with musical ideas that expanded past the possibilities of their collaboration. They weren’t ready yet to reach the heights they would both achieve post-breakup, but they were pushing past the skill level their three-piece had.

--Steve Pick


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