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Fleetwood Mac — World Turning
Album: Fleetwood Mac
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Everybody's trying to say I'm wrong
I just wanna be back where I belong

World turning
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
World turning
Everybody's got me down

Maybe I'm wrong but who's to say what's right
I need somebody to help me through the night

World turning
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
World turning
Everybody's got me down

Maybe I'm wrong but who's to say what's right
I need somebody to help me through the night

World turning
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
World turning
Everybody's got me down

World turning
Everybody's got me down
World turning
Everybody's got me down
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 stevenstarr wrote:

nineteen seventy two  Oakland coliseum    steve miller  boston  fleetwood mac   led zeplin     nice way to  spend a  sunday
 
Sounds great, although Boston wasn't around until '75.
Bill's on a finger picking binge what with this and the preceding tracks. Nice. Thanks Bill!
My fav old Fleetwood Mac tune!
 Johnny-smooth wrote:
Brings back some very fond memories of those massive all day rock concerts with Fleetwood Mac often the next to last or closing act. 

 
nineteen seventy two  Oakland coliseum    steve miller  boston  fleetwood mac   led zeplin     nice way to  spend a  sunday
Playing the Sister Hazel "Gold Dust Woman" cover right before this really shows off how tight Fleetwood Mac's vocals were during this period. Sorry, but the Sister Hazel attempt at a Fleetwood Mac song just doesn't quite measure up.  And Linsey Buckingham is, I think, highly underrated as a guitarist.  {#Cheers}
What a great follow up to Sister Hazels "Gold Dust Woman" !
Isn't it brilliant how the lead voice switches between Perfect and Buckingham?

What a great great tune. This whole album caught me by surprise since I was never a FM fan before. It was a gift out of the blue and MAN. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Back in the day...when men and women could play together in an RnR band.

Wow. And just like that....poof...you'll never see it again.   

 
Smashing Pumpkins
Silversun Pickups
White Stripes
Arcade Fire
Phantogram
Matt and Kim
Sleigh bells 
The Kills

Granted some of these are not 'RnR' bands as such. But co-ed nonetheless. I agree it's less prevalent than it once was. But it's not gone; and saying it'll never come back demonstrates hubris, not fact.  
Brings back some very fond memories of those massive all day rock concerts with Fleetwood Mac often the next to last or closing act. 
Stand up and dance as if everyone is watching...
 
I listen to this on long trips-still! LUV!
We just came from Leo Kottke doing a Fleetwood Mac cover, and true to Radio Paradise form, we get a song from the original artist.  But Leo Kottke covers this song as well and I love it.  Of course the vocals are a bit...deadpan.  But with Leo its always about the pickin'.
7? What was I thinking? 8 for sure. I like the Lindsey Buckingham songs the best.
Back in the day...when men and women could play together in an RnR band.

Wow. And just like that....poof...you'll never see it again.   
 MilesW wrote:
The (excellent) film "Sound City", about the incredible studio in California where so much great music was recorded, told the story (among many others) of how the Buckingham-Nicks Fleetwood Mac came about.  The film is well worth a viewing for all music fans!

 
Thanks for the tip!
Now your messin' with us Bill...this is classic Lindsay and Christie...
 
Today, this comes right after a Leo Kottke cover of Fleetwood Mac's Oh Well.  Funny thing is Leo covers this song as well.  The original vocals are more missed on this song but its still good.
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song, and this whole phenomenal album...
Probably the best period for these guys. 
This is such a relief after that caterwauling from Sister Hazel.
 Cynaera wrote:
My one and only try at karaoke. Day-am. After a couple of drinks, I think I did okay. They faded the outro so I didn't have to stand up there and make stupid dance-moves without singing anything.

And I STILL love this song! {#Lol}

 
Sweet pieces are out there in the grand perspective, they make it worth the searching..      Peace
Lindsey Buckingham's guitar work stellar as always.
 Eagle25000 wrote:
Love these guys, but not the same without the Macs... {#Whipit} 

 
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Love these guys, but not the same without the Macs... {#Whipit} 
 idiot_wind wrote:

Bo oh boy,

This band sure could use some vocals and a better drummer...like today's bands. Like Arcade Fire...oooh they're good.  



 
*Chuckling*  very nice.  
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P.S. I like the moniker as well.

Bo oh boy,

This band sure could use some vocals and a better drummer...like today's bands. Like Arcade Fire...oooh they're good.  


The (excellent) film "Sound City", about the incredible studio in California where so much great music was recorded, told the story (among many others) of how the Buckingham-Nicks Fleetwood Mac came about.  The film is well worth a viewing for all music fans!

Awesome segue from Leo. {#Dancingbanana}


I hear everything from Robert Johnson to various Chicago Blues bands in this song.
with a dash of California....  ?

Nice to hear the remains of the 60's blues band here. I think Green would approve.
Another great transition, Oh Well and Leo to Lindsey and World Turning.  Thanks.  Plenty fast fingers on these guys!
The popular culture's introduction Lindsey Buckingham's guitar work.

Sweet, fancy Moses this is hot stuff! 


 ollybear wrote:
I forgot how great this little gem is! Peter Green must have had a coniption when he heard this!
 
Unfortunately, Peter Green has possibly been having conniptions for a many years. I'm not sure how or why this tune would have made any difference other than that it is similarly-named to one of his tunes.


marvelous...

 
 bev wrote:
Turning it UP!!! What an excellent tune! That great bass/drum line, those amazing vocals (seamless), and the driving guitar riff. Wow, pop/rock classic! Yes!  {#Bananajam}{#Drummer} 

 
Amen to that!{#Roflol}
Turning it UP!!! What an excellent tune! That great bass/drum line, those amazing vocals (seamless), and the driving guitar riff. Wow, pop/rock classic! Yes!  {#Bananajam}{#Drummer} 



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song, and this whole phenomenal album...

 
Nice segue from Kotke's version of "Oh Well" into this one, Bill.
 alux wrote:
Brilliant.  BillG follows a splendid Kottke cover of a great Fleetwood Mac tune with another great Fleetwood Mac tune that Kottke has covered splendidly.
 
Lindsey Buckingham's guitar work is sooooo underrated—tho' this one is double and triple tracked, but so what?

 Cynaera wrote:
{#Dancingbanana} I never get tired of this song...
 

I know what you mean...  this whole album is a great classic...

 
{#Dancingbanana} I never get tired of this song...



Lindsey Buckingham's and Christine McVie's voices are the perfect blend in tone— they sound flawless together...

love this song...


 


We be dancing again...  still love it...




We be dancing...  love it...


 alux wrote:
Brilliant.  BillG follows a splendid Kottke cover of a great Fleetwood Mac tune with another great Fleetwood Mac tune that Kottke has covered splendidly.
 
Bill G is The Man! {#Notworthy}
I think this is the "fast version" .. they did this differently both in the studio and in concert.  Different tempos, etc.  Still one of my faves.


 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Sorry folks... I think it is just one notch away from butt rock.
 
Whatever that is, I think I agree...  Welch leaving was sort of the last straw for me.  FM's early stuff was amazing.

 gandalfbmg wrote:
I actually quite like Fleetwood Mac (*gasp*), but for this song I prefer the Leo Kottke cover...
 
Both are rockin' tunes!
I actually quite like Fleetwood Mac (*gasp*), but for this song I prefer the Leo Kottke cover...
 PeorgieTirebiter wrote:
To those who think of Fleetwood Mac in terms of what they became after the mega-success of this album, please try to imagine who they were at the time. No, wait, Wikipedia will tell the tale.
 
Good call.  Fleetwood Mac was a band in search of a guitar player and singer after Bob Welch departed.  Mick heard the tapes of a struggling duo called Buckingham Nicks and liked their sound.  He called them and got them to join the band.  Rest is history, as they say.

Brilliant.  BillG follows a splendid Kottke cover of a great Fleetwood Mac tune with another great Fleetwood Mac tune that Kottke has covered splendidly.
Sorry folks... I think it is just one notch away from butt rock.
My one and only try at karaoke. Day-am. After a couple of drinks, I think I did okay. They faded the outro so I didn't have to stand up there and make stupid dance-moves without singing anything.

And I STILL love this song! {#Lol}


soooo good...  love it...


 cohifi wrote:

No.  His was oh well.
 
That's my point. He wrote the first song. He formed the band that played the next song. Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac would have completed the set. 
 swell_sailor wrote:
Is Peter Green next?
 
No.  His was oh well.

Is Peter Green next?


fantastic...  love it...




What's even better than hearing this tune is when it comes after Leo Kottke's cover of "Oh Well". Yum!


absolutely awesome...


I gotta say where the beepin beep beep beep was that on their so called greatest hits album?
THUMP...THUMP...THUMP...THUMP....
{#Smile} 


This really is a great song...




love it...


Seen them in concert last night, LB still has the chops, great for a person that was self taught. They are still AMAZING! It was a whole evening of hits and old stuff, not trying to sell you on new songs.  {#Guitarist}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}(this is kind of what it looked like on stage) MIck is a madman on those skins!

To those who think of Fleetwood Mac in terms of what they became after the mega-success of this album, please try to imagine who they were at the time. No, wait, Wikipedia will tell the tale.


This song is soooo good for the ears...




Great song from a great album...  love it...


Lindsay - magic fingers!
I really like the Gaelic "drone" of this, as if Buckingham and Chris MacVie were trying to be human bagpipes.
 bicycle4peace wrote:
There were some Fleetwood Mac songs that were overplayed...But this one can never be overplayed. I love everything about the song: the beat, the virtuoso guitar and percussion, the lyrics.
 
Wholeheartedly agreed. LB is one hell of a guitarist in my book, but then FM always had awesome players, starting with Peter.


 andrewimft wrote:
Well, Oh Well really rocked... listen to the original, it rocks like Zepellin.
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...the fall of peter green is one of the greatest tragedies in rock history, methinks...
thewiseking wrote:
these guys never really rocked. the hippiedippie flowing robes patchoulichick thing does bring back some good memories though
Well, Oh Well really rocked... listen to the original, it rocks like Zepellin. But uh, the later stuff doesn't need to rock, it makes me stare at beautiful Bare Trees thinking of a Sentimental Lady and Future Games we'll play, seems like a dream, leaves me Hypnotized. Save Me a Place where Tusk is playing... :daisy: :bounce: :good-vibes:
There were some Fleetwood Mac songs that were overplayed, both then and now, and for that reason, I don't listen to FM much. But this one can never be overplayed. I love everything about the song: the beat, the virtuoso guitar and percussion, the lyrics. And yesyes, nice segue from the Kottke song... it's hothot outside, I'm out working in it, but am enjoying the tunes as i sweat... thanx, RP
Ericac wrote:
Nice move following the Kottke and Gordon cover.
Absolutely agree. That was an awesome segue.
Nice move following the Kottke and Gordon cover.
softjeans wrote:
... Been listening to the outakes version of "Rumors" lately. Even some of the reject versions of these songs will absolutely rock your socks off.
Where did you get your hands on those?
Ready...BASS drum! thump, thump, thump, thump... :dancingbanana_2:
I wish I could have seen these guys in their hey-day, all coked out and sex-starved. Saw them open for CSN in the 90s and it just didn't work too well.
great tune
:dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :drummer: :guitarist: :yell: Love Fleetwood Mac.....dam they are good!!!
thewiseking wrote:
these guys never really rocked.
:eh:
thewiseking wrote:
these guys never really rocked. the hippiedippie flowing robes patchoulichick thing does bring back some good memories though
did SO!
Leo Kottke followed by this tune ... definitely a good segue. But, did you know Leo Kottke does an outstanding job of covering "World Turning" on his "Standing in my shoes" cd as well?? Check it out.
My friend Steve surprises me one day with this album, saying that he went into the new record store in town, told the guy what I like, and he got handed this new 8-track and he guarantees that I'll love it. Wrong. Meek thanks to my friend for trying. Set it aside. Played it a few times. Few more times. Few more times. Started listening to it regularly as I drove around town in my '68 Rambler with the Mercedes Benz hood ornament. What a great great record, a great great friend, and a great great recommendation. Sometimes, things just work out brilliantly. RIP buddy and thanks.
eastcoast wrote:
I think they were popular before this came out...this didn't help there popularity
They were VERY 'popular' and this album was MOSTEROUS for them...
A musical tour de force from mr buckingham.
I think they were popular before this came out...this didn't help there popularity Stefen wrote:
They became so popular that we often forget the reason. This is one of the reasons.
Following Leo Kottkes cover of "Oh Well " with this? Is RP not the coolest radio station on earth? I mean that is a deep segue. It would work musically anyway without the Mac connection.
They became so popular that we often forget the reason. This is one of the reasons.
kmh wrote:
My parents ued to play the shit out of F-MAC... I love em , just for the memories of my Mom jammin as she cooked dinner,,,,, :lol:
Same here. And their taste in music is still good today :)
Yes, some very good memories!!! :jump:
My parents ued to play the shit out of F-MAC... I love em , just for the memories of my Mom jammin as she cooked dinner,,,,, :lol:
dmax wrote:
Love this, simply for the memories it evokes.
I can't tell you her name, but she could f**k like a volcano (thanks, Liz, for that). We could go all night to Rumours, and being that we were married, but not to each other, it is in retrospect appropriate. Elsewhere in this thread RParadise asserts that had the Fab Five had therapy, there would have been no Rumours. What he/she said.
thewiseking wrote:
these guys never really rocked. the hippiedippie flowing robes patchoulichick thing does bring back some good memories though
You should check out some of the older, Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac. They had a blues-based album called "Fleetwood Mac in Chicago" (circa 1969) that tears it up. It Had Willie Dixon and Shakey Horton on it and a host of all these old long-since-gone Chicago blues players. It's an excellent album.
Nicely done, Bill, following the Kottke/Gordon version of Oh Well with this. I love my RP!
these guys never really rocked. the hippiedippie flowing robes patchoulichick thing does bring back some good memories though
Love this, simply for the memories it evokes. Read a nice eval of FM that noted that they were like the Beatles in that: Lindsey = abrasive, realistic member, like Lennon Stevie = flaky, mystical one, like Harrison Christine = lovestruck, sappy one, like McCartney I think that holds up, really.
kazuma wrote:
Now Playing: Fleetwood Mac - World Turning Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Oh Well Now there's a segue to drive the Peter Green fans berserko!
hee, hee
How can I not like Stevie NIcks but like Fleetwood Mac? weird. Anyway, good transition Fleetwood Mac - World Turning Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Oh Well
Volume off!
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
I suppose in a perfect world the members of Fleetwoood Mac would get some good therapy and then get back together and continue making really solid pop albums. This is a damn fine band and I wish they could find their way back to making records.
I'm not sure therapy would help, and I'm pretty sure massive worldwide success was more of an obstacle than a help...but yeah, Fleetwood Mac were amazing. Been listening to the outakes version of "Rumors" lately. Even some of the reject versions of these songs will absolutely rock your socks off.
Only thing wrong with this song is it's too short! :dancingbanana_2:
bbHappy wrote:
Your idea of a perfect world is way different from my perfect world. In mine, everybody in the whole wide world would wake up one morning and find every copy of every FM song ever made missing. Enough said?
In MY idea of a perfect world it would be like it is right now: Stupid money-makers making money with stupid mainstream-songs and great guys making great music for people like us. There will EVER be a market for this mainstream-crap. If the ones don't serve it, other ones have to. And I really don't want this to be "our" guys. I think it's fine the way it is.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
I suppose in a perfect world the members of Fleetwoood Mac would get some good therapy and then get back together and continue making really solid pop albums. This is a damn fine band and I wish they could find their way back to making records.
Your idea of a perfect world is way different from my perfect world. In mine, everybody in the whole wide world would wake up one morning and find every copy of every FM song ever made missing. Enough said?
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
I suppose in a perfect world the members of Fleetwoood Mac would get some good therapy and then get back together and continue making really solid pop albums. This is a damn fine band and I wish they could find their way back to making records.
But therapy would have prevented "Rumors" from ever being recorded, seeing as how the album was one long attempt by the members to communicate with each other their hurt and anger they felt as personal relationships turned sour tore at the fabric of the group. It resulted in a riviting album.
Nice segue, Bill. As usual...
I suppose in a perfect world the members of Fleetwoood Mac would get some good therapy and then get back together and continue making really solid pop albums. This is a damn fine band and I wish they could find their way back to making records.
Even though I love Kottke's version, the original will always rock my world. Thank you, Bill.
I got so tired of FM at one point, but this song always stood out even though the album as a whole was so over played.
sirrus wrote:
Nice, Bill... The cover of a song followed by a song that was also covered by the previous artist who just covered a song that...... and RadioParadise goes on :)
:think:
Leo Kottke rocks fleetwood mac's world.
Fleetwood Mac is such a great band that they can go back in time several decades to cover a Leo Kottke song. Awesome. :cheesygrin:
ollybear wrote:
I forgot how great this little gem is! Peter Green must have had a coniption when he heard this!
This album could not have been what it was if Peter Green was in the band....
I forgot how great this little gem is! Peter Green must have had a coniption when he heard this!
Now this is what you call a rhythm section.
Nice, Bill... The cover of a song followed by a song that was also covered by the previous artist who just covered a song that...... and RadioParadise goes on :)
Love this song. It's got such a great energy! Yeah.
Cool assocation of covers.