Fleetwood Mac
Tango In The Night


3.5
great

Review

by kerazay USER (6 Reviews)
March 16th, 2006 | 18 replies


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


Unfortunately this was the last studio album that the full Rumours line-up recorded together... which, in one way was a wise decision because they went out with a bang. On the other hand, it was a disappointment for fans because they felt that the Mac was, and if that line-up ever reformed, still are capable of producing better. It's not that this is a bad album... there were a few let downs on it.

The stand out tracks for me would have to be Seven Wonders (Stevie Nicks, Sandy Stewart) and Isn't It Midnight (Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Eddy Quintela). Seven Wonders struck me first of all because it was a surprisingly upbeat track compared to Stevie's past work. The synthesizers really add to this feel-good track, with Stevie's vocals being on top form as usual. Isn't It Midnight is a great rock tune, definitely one of my favourite Christine tunes. The guitar in it really makes you want to pick oen up yourself and play the riffs and solos... or at least pretend to play it along with this great track. Another excellent track is Caroline, by Lindsey Buckingham. Excellent drumming and a pounding, catchy chorus are what set this apart from the rest of the tracks... Christine's vocals during the intro and the outro add to the feeling of the song... this woman seems unstoppable!

The let downs for me would have to be When I See You Again (Stevie Nicks) and Family Man(Lindsey Buckingham). I have to say I wasn't all that impressed with this one of Stevie's, which is a surprising thing for me to say because she's one of my favourite songwriters. It's her emotional low point and I interpreted it as how she feels about Lindsey... if she sees him again, will it all be over? etc.. Even as she sings it, the emotion is there... but at the same time she doesn't seem all that bothered about singing it. I've seen better from Stevie and this was a big disappointment. Lindsey's track "Family Man" was slightly confusing because the man didn't actually have a family until about ten years later... so it didn't make sense and it didn't make a good first impression. Normally songs grow on me after a while but this one just didn't. Sorry Lindsey, you're great but it's like I said with Stevie... I've seen better.


For me this album belongs to Christine McVie. Not one of her songs gets below a 7/10 for me. The high point being Isn't it Midnight, closely followed by Everywhere and Little Lies in second place. The songs that she co-wrote with Lindsey Buckingham were pretty damn good too... namely You And I Part II, and Mystified. Lindsey's "Big Love" is a good enough song as well, with a nice little riff running through the verses.
Over all, quite a good album but when you consider who created it, it's not all that you hope it will be. But on the other hand... Christine McVie, I salute you for never having lost your touch the whole way through!


Recommended Tracks:
Track 2: Seven Wonders
Track 3: Everywhere
Track 4: Caroline
Track 7: Little Lies
Track 10: Isn't It Midnight

Good Tracks...
Track 1: Big Love
Track 5: Tango In The Night
Track 6: Mystified
Track 9: Welcome To The Room... Sara
Track 12: You And I, Part II

Steer Clear...
Track 8: Family Man
Track 11: When I See You Again



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Zebra
Moderator
March 16th 2006


2647 Comments


This was a good attempt for a first review. I think you should explain why you like and dislike certain tracks, describing instruments, vocals, etc.

kerazay
March 18th 2006


36 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thanks... yeah i will go into detail in future, but no reviews from me anytime soon, not until i get my millions of college essays out of the way... im booked until march 30th!

Dragon_Prince
May 15th 2006


272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like fleetwood mac, Everywhere is a great song

kerazay
May 17th 2006


36 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It is indeed but I much prefer Little Lies... Tango In The Night, I feel, is an album where Christine McVie is the star!

Dragon_Prince
January 13th 2007


272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I guess so, I think I like this more than Rumours though. Currently in love with Seven Wonders

timbo8
February 4th 2009


618 Comments


I'll probably get around to hearing this whole thing eventually, but I at least know that "Little Lies" is a phenomenal song.

SephirothBlade
December 7th 2009


100 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

little lies!!! hahaha its so good! i love this album! little lies! everywhere! great stuff

Skhrnykhsk
January 25th 2011


48 Comments


Tell me lies, tell me sweet lies (tell me lies... tell me, tell me lies)

Gyromania
May 12th 2013


15773 Comments


underrated

Digging: Lantlos - .neon

someguest
August 26th 2013


20641 Comments


TELL ME LIES

TELL ME SWEET LITTLE LIES

Digging: Aphex Twin - Syro

TheNotrap
September 28th 2013


8108 Comments


Big Love *****

Digging: Threshold - For The Journey

Gyromania
September 28th 2013


15773 Comments


yay this thread now has a whopping 12 comments. anyway, back to talking about jane doe and other albums we've discussed a billion times

someguest
September 28th 2013


20641 Comments


"Little Lies" is like a Kate Bush song if Kate Bush was listenable.

Parallels
September 28th 2013


6641 Comments


everywhere ftw

Gyromania
September 28th 2013


15773 Comments


lol @ someguest trying to spur me on with idiotic comments

someguest
September 28th 2013


20641 Comments


"Little Lies" is my favorite F-Mac song.

Seriously.

Winesburgohio
May 12th 2014


1033 Comments


I can't believe I'd never listened to this before considering the esteem I hold Rumours in but holy shit this is their goddamn In Rainbows but better DIGGING

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Winesburgohio
May 12th 2014


1033 Comments


Little Lies, Big Love and (of course) Everywhere take all the slightly cheesy moments throughout their catalogue and turn the notch up to 11 and i can't stop grinning, magic



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