On a warm summer evening on June 22, Fleetwood Mac performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York, for a packed amphitheater.
They commenced their set with “Second Hand News” and they followed it up with “The Chain,” as well as the classic “Dreams.”
Other noteworthy tunes that they performed in sequence included “Sad Angel,” “Rhiannon,” “Not That Funny,” “Tusk,” “Sisters of the Moon,” “Sara,” as well as “Big Love.”
Prior to introducing “Landslide,” Stevie noted that the song was written in 1973 and it subsequently became one of the group’s signature songs. “There are so many people here that I cannot thank enough for everything that they have done. First of all, I would like to dedicate this song to a girl, Jana that wrote this beautiful article about me. I want to thank her so much and I will never forget it since it lives in my journal and it goes from journal to journal,” the rock songstress remarked.
Her soaring rendition of “Landslide” showcased Nicks’ distinct lilting vocals.
Equally captivating were “Gypsy,” “Gold Dust Woman,” as well as Stevie Nicks’ smash hit as a solo artist “Stand Back.”
They closed with “Go Your Own Way,” and returned for an encore that included such vocals as “World Turning,” “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow),” as well as “Silver Springs” and “Say Goodbye.”
Overall, Fleetwood Mac gave a tremendous live show at Jones Beach. Stevie Nicks nailed the vocals and John McVie rocked the bass guitar. Lindsey Buckingham proved that he is one of the best lead guitarists the rock genre of music has to offer and Mick Fleetwood was phenomenal on drums and percussion.
They were able to breathe new life into these timeless hits and introduce them to a brand new generation of fans. The group interacted extensively with the crowd throughout the evening and Stevie proved that she is a great storyteller, in addition to a gifted vocalist. For passion and enthusiasm alone, their show garners 5 out of 5 stars.
According to Christine Nagy, esteemed radio personality from New York’s 106.7 Lite FM, she remarked, “Stevie Nicks is such a timeless and ageless singer and songwriter, as well as a super front-woman. She is the only member of Fleetwood Mac who gets to perform her solo song, ‘Stand Back,’ in their concerts. She is also a strong, single woman who has dedicated her life to her art, especially since she spends her free time visiting wounded soldiers. There aren’t many stars that will downsize their lives to spend more time doing charity work. I really admire her.”
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Markos Papadatos / Examiner / Monday, June 24, 2013