The Dance (live album) by Fleetwood Mac

The Dance by Fleetwood Mac
(Live album)
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 18,454th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 79 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1997 (311th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (3,072nd)
Award Best albums of all time (18,454th)

Fleetwood Mac bestography

The Dance is ranked 18th best out of 41 albums by Fleetwood Mac on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fleetwood Mac is Rumours which is ranked number 21 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 34,599.

Fleetwood Mac album bestography « Higher ranked (16,861st) This album (18,454th) Lower ranked (20,667th) »
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73/100 (from 79 votes)
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From 12/26/2017 05:23
Almost perfect , absolutely love this one . FM at the top of their game .
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From 06/01/2016 15:01
A thoroughly enjoyable live album. The most famous Fleetwood Mac present an LP featuring most of their best songs including, go your own way, Rhiannon, and, silver springs. Buckingham is on fire throughout especially on, big love. Best track though has got to be, landslide, even better than the album version. Great fun.
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From 04/16/2015 11:38
I prefer the album Fleetwood Mac LIVE from 1981 they sound better on that one. This is a good live album but not as fresh.
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From 02/07/2013 16:26
Sometimes albums suck, despite your expectations. How can you comment without hearing it?

Either way - it's an alright album. I don't find Fleetwood Mac to be particularly powerful live.
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From 01/01/2013 23:22
I haven't listened to this, so I'm not gonna rate it. But I don't have to listen to it. I know it's good because it's Fleetwood freaking Mac live!
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From 12/13/2012 04:24
A tight and professional live, reunion set from Fleetwood Mac, with flares of passion and inspiration. Nicks' and Buckingham's voices have weathered noticeably; however, this is not to the music's detriment, as they inject more passion and spontaneity into the performances on "The Dance" than on anything since "Tusk." (McVie, for her part, has never sounded better - either in tone or passion.)

As a barometer for whether you will enjoy "the Dance," listen to the conclusion of "Silver Spring," a B-side from "Rumours" - if you're not moved, you will want to avoid this release (and you also may want to consider whether or not you have a soul.)

Passionate moments arise throughout the set: Buckingham shines vocally and on guitar throughout "Big Love," (sounding better than the original. Likewise, McVie makes the perfect '80s pop of "Everywhere" more timeless than on "Tango in the Night" (1987.)

The only new Fleetwood Mac song on "The Dance" that stands up to the band's hit catalog is McVie's "Temporary One." Also, Buckingham's "Bleed to Love Her" is well-executed, if not a classic; that said, the other two "new" compositions are throwaways.

The USC marching band reprises its late '70s role on the American Top 10 hit "Tusk," also plays throughout "Don't Stop" - although excessive and overblown, this is Fleetwood Mac: the band that recorded the most expensive album in history, "Tusk." As on that album, the largesse of the marching band's performance works well on these particular songs.

Unfortunately, to date, "The Dance" is Christine McVie final album with the Mac - her tasteful sense of pop craft is missed on "Say You Will" (2003.)
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From 08/17/2011 17:21
Fleetwood Mac in their best shape!
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