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Fleetwood Mac: Tango In The Night
cast: Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Billy Burnette, and Rick Vito

director: Wayne Isham

59 minutes (E) 1988
Warner Music Vision DVD
NTSC Regions 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 retail

RATING: 6/10
reviewed by Rob Marshall
Filmed concert of the band in San Francisco on their 1987 tour, this is Fleetwood Mac's line-up shortly after the departure of Lindsay Buckingham. With guitarists Billy Burnette and Rick Vito taking over the male vocals, but failing to adequately replace Buckingham's immense if roguish talent despite their best efforts, leaving bass player John McVie more notable than ever as the band's longstanding guitar hero.
   Their usual MOR rock numbers like The Chain, Everywhere, Dreams, Seven Wonders (our editor's favourite!), and Isn't It Midnight are interrupted about halfway through the show by Mick Fleetwood's drums solo, and his fairly bizarre human-synthesizer act on World Turning. Then it's back to normality, with Little Lies, before Burnette's uninspired attempt to rework blues standard Oh Well, the band's too-familiar Gold Dust Woman, Vito's vocal on I Loved Another Woman, and Stevie Nicks is back at the mic again (perhaps not surprisingly, she now insists on her own director for close-ups!), still happily adlibbing her lyrics, for a rousing Standback. Christine McVie's piano ballad Songbird closes the set and ironically, Don't Stop plays over the final credits.
   Although well past their best, Fleetwood Mac is still a classy act but it's a major disappointment that nothing has been added to this DVD (no interviews, or other documentary material at all) and the only disc extras are lyric subtitles in several languages.

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