Fleetwood Mac / Mystery to Me

To my ears, this ‘73 slab captures the best of the Bob Welch incarnation of Fleetwood Mac and perhaps the finest recordings of John McVie. Waxed with the Rolling Stones Mobile, Mac is up in the mix and digs deep into the grooves on his Fender Telecaster bass throughout, as evidenced on the jazzified “Hypnotized,” Christine’s mid-tempo rockers “Just Crazy Love” and“Believe Me,” the then obligatory reggae exercise “Forever,”  the Philly soul fueled “Keep On Goin' and “Somebody,” a Lennon-esque reading of “The City,” and the extended riffage of “Miles Away.”