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Fleetwood Mac — Sometimes
Album: Future Games
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Released: 1971
Length: 5:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sometimes I get to thinking
About the times we used to have
But now you've gone away and left me-so alone

(La di da, la di da da, la di da)

Although my back is aching
I'll work the whole day through
Although you hear that I've been wasting
All my time

Taking the sun from the sky
Lifting our hearts to the day
Thinking of new revelations
Talking with nothing to say

Sometimes I get to thinking
About the times we used to have
But now you've gone away and left me-so alone

(La di da, la di da da, la di da)

Although my back is aching
I'll work the whole day through
Although you hear that I've been wasting
All my time

Taking the sun from the sky
Lifting our hearts to the day
Thinking of new revelations
Talking with nothing to say
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Released the week I was born. Pretty sure they made it for me.
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
One of my most favorite albums in 1976-1978 - so dreamy.  Before their big shift.  Thank you for triggering such great feelings.  Just love Radio Paradise.  Never fails to surprise and satisfy.
 
Right on.. But this album/song was released in '71?  I guess ya meant 71-78?  ;)

One of my fave Danny Kirwan songs, together with 'Woman of 1000 Years' and 'Sands of Time' from the same album. I love the interplay of Danny's and Bob's guitars on this album, especially in Bob's title track. Now I just have to fetch the vinyl from my archives (spare room) to give it some play time before I turn in for the night. Perfect!

Amusing photo of 'John' on the back of the album cover - a FM 'mascot' penguin in his place. Since the early 70s I've wondered about the tattoo on his right forearm, and the repeated references to penguins over the years, right through to the '50 Years - Don't Stop' 3 CD sleeve. I finally took the time this evening to find out what it's all about, and it's no longer a Mystery to Me!
So good! The wayback machine is hitting on all cylinders right about now. Gracias, Bill and Rebecca!
 idiot_wind wrote:
First time I ever heard a country rock song form them. maybe it was Bob Welch.  
 
No it wasn't Welch. I would say Danny Kirwan. Listen to his writings on Kiln House and Then Play On.
Trying to be the Grateful Dead?
I thought this was a Grateful Dead song in the opening moments due to the guitar tones/style. Very nice !
 Boxie wrote:
I never heard this album.  A different side FM. Less pop sounding. Very nice. 
 Oh, this is such a fine fine LP. A MUST have. 

Thanks for this...transitioning from my Vietnam experience,  to my Ann Arbor one.
Crazy times. 
I was a Fleetwood Mac fan way back prior to the Buckingham Nicks version of the band, and still listen to those albums quite a bit. After the crap the band pulled on Lindsey I find it hard to listen to that work at least for now. I saw FM a year or so ago with the full lineup and have to say even that night it was apparent that Stevie was strutter her ego around quite a bit, while Lindsey just seemed be having a joyous time performing, giving it his all. Too bad, so sad.
Love the guitar intro to this song
Future Games, Bare Trees, and Kiln House has some of FM's best stuff. Thanks for playing. 
I never heard this album.  A different side FM. Less pop sounding. Very nice. 
My friend had Buckingham Nicks on vinyl. Loved it. I am so happy that everything that came before them with Fleetwood Mac still stands up. They continued the quite impeccable tradition.
gotta be at least 30 years since i heard this song
I thought this was Richie Furay singing until I looked. Quite similar voice.
This is a special album during a special time in Fleetwood Mac history.
 Larrygrrl wrote:
I'm sorry, it sounds like the Grateful Dead to me.  Can't listen to this.  And normally I LOVE Fleetwood Mac.
 
Don't be sorry, but really, GD?? Unlike the GD, I like this quite a bit. 7
I'm sorry, it sounds like the Grateful Dead to me.  Can't listen to this.  And normally I LOVE Fleetwood Mac.
 idiot_wind wrote:
First time I ever heard a country rock song form them. maybe it was Bob Welch.  

  It could even be mistaken for a song from the early Eagles incarnation.

First time I ever heard a country rock song form them. maybe it was Bob Welch.  
Outstanding! I wore it out too...How bout' a little "Hero's Are Hard To Find", or "Mystery To Me"?
Used to play the whole album all the time.  Still sounds good today — thanks.
{#Bananajam} the end of the danny kirwin era and bginning of the bob welsh era , such a great song and album!
 gatorade wrote:
Christine McVie's vocals are so worthy. Best female vocalist of the band....ever.

 
Perhaps, but I don't even hear her singing on this song. 
College roomie in 75 had 3 albums, and excited about the Buckingham Nicks  but I like this middle period and been finding more of their early blues available
One of my most favorite albums in 1976-1978 - so dreamy.  Before their big shift.  Thank you for triggering such great feelings.  Just love Radio Paradise.  Never fails to surprise and satisfy.
RP/Life Synchronicity! I was just running up on Kohler Mesa with this on my iPod as I looked up at The Flatirons. At Enchanted Mesa I turned and looked out over town, thought, Hey I haven't heard this song on RP in awhile...and I just now ran back home and it was on!
it just doesn't get any better than this in my book.. {#Cheers}
Danny, Duane and Jimi - some of the best for me
wow, it's been a long time... forgot about this one. nice. 
 claya wrote:
this is the first ive ever heard this. (I was born in '72) what a fabulous groove, it's what I would like some Dead songs to work into... Dead was never that tight.  I have to agree with the other, the falsetto is really bad..... I dont know why they would put that out.

 
That is a pretty awkward falsetto, but by 1971 a lot of artists were not as concerned with making technically "perfect" recordings as they were with having a spontaneous, "real" sound.  This song seems more about the groove, but it may have sounded better if they just had Christine sing those high parts.
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this splendiferous song...  this whole album is marvelous...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 bachbeet wrote:
Always liked this album. 

 
I always thought that it had a kind of dreamy feel to it. I hate drug analogies so I'll just leave it at that. Future Games was on everyone's turntable the spring of 1972 when I was in college.
 Segue wrote:
before they didn't suck. awesome song.
 
So if this was before they didn't suck, it must be when they did suck? I'm so confused.
{#Good-vibes}
Christine McVie's vocals are so worthy. Best female vocalist of the band....ever.
before they didn't suck. awesome song.
this is the first ive ever heard this. (I was born in '72) what a fabulous groove, it's what I would like some Dead songs to work into... Dead was never that tight.  I have to agree with the other, the falsetto is really bad..... I dont know why they would put that out.
thanks for that fantastic old Fleetwood Mac song.  haven't heard it in years...
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
The first album with Bob Welch - you can definitely hear his influence.  and of course the Legendary Christine Perfect!  Love it!{#Bananajam}
 
Except that this is all Danny (vocals).
Always liked this album. 
 sailorgirl wrote:

OMG - are those brass balls? {#Eek}

 
Check out the album cover to Rumours.
 madaxeman wrote:

Peter left the band in 1970. Peter Green era Mac is my favourite, but Future Games, Bare Trees and Kiln House are fabulous listens. I LOVE Danny's playing.

 
Bare Trees and Kiln House are almost as good at Peter Green era albums. 
This is okay, too ;
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
The first album with Bob Welch - you can definitely hear his influence.  and of course the Legendary Christine Perfect!  Love it!{#Bananajam}
 
Oh yes indeed - Welch, Christine, and Danny Kirwan. The FM of my college years and long a favorite of mine.

And I always like to thank that carload of surfers from California who camped next to me at Cape Hatteras in '73 and introduced me to FM. Long may you run. 

marvelous...  this whole album is phenomenal...
 


I'll dance to this...


I quite liked FM in my youth, but they can't do falsetto worth diddly-squat, as I believe youse across the Pond say.



What a fine classic song from a great album...  love it...


 sailorgirl wrote:

OMG - are those brass balls? {#Eek}

 
Hope he doesn't gyrate around too much on stage.  He'll end up speed bagging himself with those big brass balls.

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Mick Fleetwood by ~thrulookinglass
 
OMG - are those brass balls? {#Eek}

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Mick Fleetwood by ~thrulookinglass
 
Yes Bill, i like this too!! Nice song, by the way!



Mick Fleetwood by ~thrulookinglass
©2007-2011 ~thrulookinglass

A photo I took of Mick Fleetwood in concert with Fleetwood Mac at Earls Court in London 2003


The first album with Bob Welch - you can definitely hear his influence.  and of course the Legendary Christine Perfect!  Love it!{#Bananajam}
I know almost nothing about pre-Rumours Fleetwood Mac. This is pretty good, albeit definitely from the 70's...


This is a fantastic song from an excellent album... there are a lot of good songs on this album...


I really love this song... And I generally don't like Fleetwood Mac.  I keep bumping it up and up.  Its now a 10.

Sometimes, when I'm working and RP is in the backround, I hear a song, and say..."OMG who is that!" and i rush to bring up the site, and see who the artist is....in this case i'm reminded just how much i dislike FM....yes! somethings never change! {#Yes}


This song is good for the ears...


 eeke wrote:
LOVE this album....

{#Sunny}
 


Yeah...  this is a sweet song, too...  love it...


LOVE this album....

{#Sunny}


fantastic song...


{#Daisy}  Some of the best music of allllllllll time..... {#Bananajam}

 jagdriver wrote:

Yup. But then Kiln House and Bare Trees also provide a good listen.

Then Play On
, too, although I'm not sure what the other band members thought (if anything at all) about the general mood of Peter's songs. I like 'em, but they're quite a departure from what preceded this LP.

 
Peter left the band in 1970. Peter Green era Mac is my favourite, but Future Games, Bare Trees and Kiln House are fabulous listens. I LOVE Danny's playing.

 stevesaw wrote:

And like a lot of people my age, I always sort of thought Fleetwood Mac ended with Fleetwood Mac!

 
{#Lol}

This is always nice to hear.

It's just a shame about Danny Kirwan, however.


 Xeric wrote:
Like a lot of people my age, I always sort of thought Fleetwood Mac started with Fleetwood Mac.  How horribly wrong.
 
And like a lot of people my age, I always sort of thought Fleetwood Mac ended with Fleetwood Mac!

 OCDHG wrote:
Fleetwood Mac is great when that crazy lady isn't singing
 


Fleetwood Mac is great when that crazy lady isn't singing


Oh, yeah... love it...


Like a lot of people my age, I always sort of thought Fleetwood Mac started with Fleetwood Mac.  How horribly wrong.

Skynnyrd (sp?) must have listened to this ... I hear "Sweet Home Alabama," only better.




 romeotuma wrote:

This song is from a great album...
 
Yup. But then Kiln House and Bare Trees also provide a good listen.

Then Play On
, too, although I'm not sure what the other band members thought (if anything at all) about the general mood of Peter's songs. I like 'em, but they're quite a departure from what preceded this LP.

 smehan55 wrote:

:-) Oh yeah! Takes me back, too. 
 

Unfortunately I also . Had just broken up with the girlfriend I had all of High school. I wanted her back and
she said no way. Broken hearted I listened.
 capandjudy wrote:
This album is a sunny spring afternoon in 1972.
 
:-) Oh yeah! Takes me back, too. 

This song is from a great album...


Anyone seen the poster of the band with Mick squatting in front like he's trying to leave a deposit...?
Some how, this reminds me of Poco.
What a lovely surprise when I logged on. I just love Danny Kirwan's playing. I bought this album when it was released, and still love it.
Good OLD Mac!
SmilinJimmy wrote:
Taken from (click here) Given that was done 7 years ago... one can only hope he is still doing ok.
Thank you for the update. That's unfortunate for one so talented.
Not bad, until they started singing like the Bee Gees which was, like, a bummer, man :o)
ahhhhh... love love love!!
Marley wrote:
I just got a new turntable and this was the first record I played. A classic! Still sounds great today. One of my favorite Fleetwood Mac albums. Always a treat to hear Danny Kirwin. (whatever happened to him anyway?)
In his July 2000 Penguin Q&A, biographer 'Jet' Martin Celmins has this to report about Danny Kirwan: "Good news: I met Danny's ex-wife Clare recently who kindly helped me with liner notes for a Kirwan compilation called 'Ram Jam City' which Mooncrest recently released. Danny turned 50 this May and Clare showed me photos taken of him on his birthday. I was really pleased to notice him looking a lot fitter than was the case five years ago when I interviewed him. His hair is now short and he looks stronger and more together. Best news of all, perhaps, is that he keeps a guitar in his room and plays quite often for his own pleasure. He remains a very private person who keeps himself to himself and is nicely settled in the care centre where he's been for some time now. I know that some of his many well-wishers took to the idea of Danny possibly moving to Eric Clapton's Crossroads centre in Antigua for treatment: whilst this may be a poignant notion as a modern story of the blues, in reality his family feel that he is far better off staying where he is. Obviously they know what's best and isn't it great to know that music still is there in Danny's day-to-day life." Taken from (click here) Given that was done 7 years ago... one can only hope he is still doing ok.
esotericderek wrote:
Which isn't saying much. :tongue:
It says it all in my opinion! :sunny:
capandjudy wrote:
This album is a sunny spring afternoon in 1972.
Which isn't saying much. :tongue:
I just got a new turntable and this was the first record I played. A classic! Still sounds great today. One of my favorite Fleetwood Mac albums. Always a treat to hear Danny Kirwin. (whatever happened to him anyway?)
I love the symbolism of Judy tubing, juxtaposed with Kiln House cover.
madaxeman wrote:
The best,non Peter Green album.Superb album and this lovely song is by no means the best one on it.
Mostly agree, 'though sometimes, depending on my mood, I prefer Bare Trees.
ktnsb wrote:
I miss Miss Perfect.
She released a really good album in 2004 called "In The Meantime" which for some reason nobody's ever heard. Highly recommended.
I love this song!
Smoove_D wrote:
Has anyone listened to the new Wilco CD? Hearing this track makes me realize how much Wilco borrowed from Fleetwood Mac.
Funny, when I heard the first song off Wilco's CD, I posted that it had a Danny Kirwan sound to it. So I guess I'm not alone.
RedGuitar wrote:
Yeah! Early Mac, love it!
I consider this to be "Middle Mac." Early Mac is Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie. Think "Black Magic Woman," "Rattlesnake Shake," "Oh Well." I really like this album a lot, though I consider this to be the weakest song on it.
Has anyone listened to the new Wilco CD? Hearing this track makes me realize how much Wilco borrowed from Fleetwood Mac.
ktnsb wrote:
I miss Miss Perfect.
yeah.
I miss Miss Perfect.
This album is a sunny spring afternoon in 1972.
Yeah! Early Mac, love it!
stevesaw wrote:
This is such a fine album.
... This is such a fine album :music: indeed! ... also one of my favourite album covers! :hug:
Its so nice to hear this - the mega pop star stuff is ok, but this really hits the spot!
The best,non Peter Green album.Superb album and this lovely song is by no means the best one on it.
This is such a fine album.
I like the bass line on this.
Daddy Mac!