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Lindsey Buckingham – Law And Order (1981) – Lp

Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to the present day.













Artist:  Lindsey Buckingham
Title:  Law And Order
Year:  1981
Format:  LP
Label:  Phonogram Records
Catalog#  6302167

Lindsey Buckingham‘s talents as guitarist, arranger, and producer were particularly well suited to Fleetwood Mac, a band in which he was only one among three songwriters whose material complemented each other’s. As a solo artist, Buckingham retains his strengths, but he encounters a form-over-substance problem. The seven songs he wrote for his debut album come across as sketches, musical pieces for which he has constructed interesting guitar riffs and the occasional sonic effect, plus a lyric tag — “Trouble,” “That’s How We Do It in L.A.” But they have not been fleshed out into full-fledged songs, perhaps because Buckingham hasn’t much interest in lyrics, or because he declines to use more than one or two of his ideas per tune. On the eclectic choice of covers (“September Song,” “A Satisfied Mind”), Buckingham at least has fully composed and written pieces to work with, but he embalms them in his production techniques. As such, Law and Order comes off as a high-quality demo of largely unfinished material. (Nevertheless, “Trouble” became a Top Ten single.)


Side one
1.  Bwana  (3:08)
2.  Trouble  (3:56)
3.  Mary Lee Jones  (3:15)
4.  I’ll Tell You Now  (4:21)
5.  It Was I  (2:39)

Side two
1.  September Song  (3:17)
2.  Shadow of the West  (3:59)
3.  That’s How We Do It in L.A.  (2:53)
4.  Johnny Stew  (3:09)
5.  Love from Here, Love from There  (2:50)
6.  Satisfied Mind  (2:49)

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