Bare Trees (studio album) by Fleetwood Mac

Bare Trees by Fleetwood Mac
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 5,844th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 110 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (96th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (968th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,844th)

Fleetwood Mac bestography

Bare Trees is ranked 8th 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 33,897.

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From 12/10/2023 21:05
A really solid album from Fleetwood Mac's early '70s transitional years. Maybe a full-step behind Mystery to Me and a half-step behind Future Games, but still quite enjoyable from start to finish. Probably Danny Kirwan's best FM album with strong contributions in the forms of Dust, Sunny Side of Heaven, and the title track. Also some classic Bob Welch moments (Sentimental Lady, The Ghost). Worth checking out if you want to get into the band's lesser known eras.
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75/100
From 05/02/2023 15:23
Bare Trees is a fantastic song!
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From 01/19/2023 06:48
"Bare Trees" was an obvious progression for Fleetwood Mac, compared to its predecessor, "Future Games", which simply had only few really good songs . On "Bare Trees", which was the last album with guitarist Danny Kirwan, and as such his swan song with the band, he is the main songwriter and provides a handful of really good songs .
Danny Kirwan’s songs are mostly fine and very listenable. Kirwan is an excellent guitarist and an accomplished singer, though his vocals at times can appear somewhat thin.

"Dust" is one of the finest songs Kirwin ever wrote for the band, and consequently one of the album’s highlights. His instrumental "Sunny Side of Heaven", may have you think back to the period where both Kirwan and Peter Green were in the group ; a great track. "Child of Mine" and "Bare Trees" are fine pop- rockers , though maybe not particularly memorable . " Danny's Chant " has some fine guitar playing , but may come out, with his wordless vocals , a little unfinished .

Christine McVie , who has group significantly strongest vocals, has written two fine songs for "Bare Trees". Soul rocker " Homeward Bound" has the fullness you may well miss out on some of the other tracks. The almost gospel -like "Spare Me a Little" is, along with "Dust" the most memorable track on this album .

American guitarist Bob Welch has written two songs; the lightweight rocker " The Ghost " and the very commercial and catchy "Sentimental Lady ", a number which falls outside the album's overall feeling. Welch later re-recorded the song and had a nice hit with it.

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95/100
From 12/06/2022 13:23
One of Fleetwood Mac’s best albums. 70’s soft rock is not really my thing but Sentimental Lady and Spare Me A Little Of Love and other great songs are on here so 9/10.
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From 10/19/2021 20:50
Not as strong as other Fleetwood efforts for me but still a couple of gems with Sunny Side of Heaven and Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
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From 09/22/2021 16:47
Probably my least favorite 70s Fleetwood Mac album besides Penguin.
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From 07/28/2020 15:46
An overlooked gem. I agree with JuJu83 this is the best post Green pre- Buckingham /Nicks album. Again excellent guitar work from Danny Kirwan. He was just as good as Buckingham and almost as good as Green. Child of Mine is an roaring opener. Christine McVie chips in with her usual likeable pop and Welch's Ghost is full of weirdness.
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From 02/09/2016 12:24
An interesting transitional record. Not really memorable.
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From 03/06/2015 18:57
I've always thought this was a very solid, if not spectacular, album. It is low-key, as subtle as the album cover artwork. Highpoints (IMHO) include the title track, "Spare Me A Little...", "Child Of Mine". I've had this one since the days of vinyl, and it still gets played.
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From 01/31/2015 14:12
Interesting as the place for the original version of Sentimental Lady. But otherwise pretty forgettable.
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