Fleetwood Mac, Time

Barry Walters

By Barry Walters

on 09.12.11 in Reviews


Fleetwood Mac
A thorough, justifiable flop

Capturing yet another short-lived phase in this ever-changing ensemble, 1995′s Time is notable for the absence of both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. In their place is ex-Traffic guitarist Dave Mason, a solo star during the ’70s, and singer Bekka Bramlett, daughter of rock duo Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. Mac producer extraordinaire Richard Dashut returns, but with little effect: Time lacks the fleeting highlights of 1990′s Behind the Mask. Even Christine McVie falters in the songwriting department, and most everyone performs like dispassionate session players, not a coherent band. Despite Fleetwood Mac’s longtime reputation as a reliable brand, Time thoroughly – and justifiably – flopped.