Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie
A few months after Christine McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac in 2014, she and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham went to Studio D at the Village Recorder in Los Angeles to rebuild some chemistry. The band had previously utilized the studio to record their 1979 album Tusk. Despite initial doubts from Buckingham, the recording sessions proved to be very successful. “When someone takes such a long hiatus, you don’t know if that was a moment in time; if that [working relationship] is still there… But actually, it’s better than ever.” To flesh things out, the rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie came to the studio to make some additional contributions. By the end of the two-month session, they had already laid down eight songs, including “Carnival Begin”, “Too Far Gone” and “Red Sun”. Recording was then put on hold when Fleetwood Mac began preparations for their On With the Show tour.
In January 2017, a new album, tentatively titled “Buckingham McVie”, was announced. In similar light to Buckingham Nicks, “Buckingham McVie” was created as a duet album. In the album’s early stages, McVie would send Buckingham some demos to work on. McVie contributed lyrics and helped Buckingham develop his own compositions. “She would write lyrics and maybe paraphrase the melody — and come up with something far better than what I would have done if I’d taken it down the road myself.“