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Buckingham’s Gift of Screws to Deliver in September

Gift of ScrewsThe “more rock” follow-up to Lindsey Buckingham’s 2006 Under the Skin was announced today. Given the title of the aborted solo album Gift of Screws which was supposed to be released before the last Fleetwood Mac album Say You Will to which it donated five tracks. The original Gift of Screws donated three tracks to Under the Skin. The new Gift of Screws only shares its title track with the original version, but two songs were reworked. “Shuffle Riff” became “Wait For You” and “Twist of Fate” became “The Right Place to Fade.”

So, what we have now according to a news item from Billboard today is a mostly new Gift of Screws to be released September 16th on Reprise that also has the rhythm section of McVie and Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac on a number of songs.

The new track listing for Gift of Screws:

“Great Day”
“Time Precious Time”
“Did You Miss Me”
“Wait For You”
“Love Runs Deeper”
“Bel Air Rain”
“The Right Place to Fade”
“Gift of Screws”
“Underground”
“Treason”

Click here for my 2006 article comparing the aborted version of Gift of Screws to Under the Skin.

The plan is for Buckingham to tour in support of Screws this Fall and for a possibly-augmented Fleetwood Mac to tour in early-’09.

Visit lindseybuckingham.com to see the list of tour dates.

Lindsey Buckingham News – New Album and Tour

Lindsey Buckingham’s website is streaming a preview of five tracks from his new album Under The Skin which is first his official solo album since 1992’s Out of the Cradle due out October 3rd. Here is the tracklisting for Under The Skin:

1. Not Too Late

2. Show You How

3. Under The Skin

4. I Am Waiting

5. It Was You

6. Try For The Sun

7. Cast Away Dreams

8. Shut Us Down

9. Down on Rodeo

10. Someone’s Gotta Change Your Mind

11. Juniper

Under the Skin includes three tracks from Gift of Screws that Lindsey aborted in favor of Fleetwood Mac’s 2003 album Say You Will. Say You Will also benefited from his work in turn by getting a number of tracks from Gift of Screws. Under the Skin also includes the track “Shut Us Down” which was used in the soundtrack to the movie Elizabethtown. If you have heard the Gift of Screws tracks, then there are really only four new songs, here. Not that I’m complaining, however. I welcome any new release from Lindsey whether it is solo or as Fleetwood Mac.

At one point there was a leaked copy of what was purported to be the final version of Gift of Screws out on the Internet. This was a lossless copy of the CD that evidently was submitted to the label. Here is the tracklist with my annotation of where each song was released:

1. Someone’s Gotta Change Your Mind (Under the Skin)

2. Miranda (Say You Will)

3. Steal Your Heart Away (Best Buy presents Fleetwood Mac Tour ’97 2 CD set you could get with a coupon during the Dance Tour)

4. Red Rover (Say You Will)

5. She Smiled Sweetly (unreleased)

6. Come (Say You Will)

7. Down On Rodeo (Under The Skin)

8. Gotta Get Away (unreleased)

9. Try For The Sun (Under The Skin)

10. Shuffle Riff (updated 11/8/08: becomes “Wait For you” on 2008 Gift of Screws)

11. Murrow (Say You Will)

12. Gift of Screws (updated 11/8/08: Title track on 2008 Gift of Screws)

13. Bleed To Love Her (The Dance as a live track)

14. Twist of Fate (updated 11/8/08: Becomes “The Right Place to Fade” on 2008 Gift of Screws)

15. Go Insane (this was a live version of the song from Go Insane)

16. Say Goodbye (Say You Will)

17. The Singer Not The Song (unreleased)

The songs that aren’t released, yet are really good ones. I’d be interested to see if he will use them as b-sides or bonus tracks in the future.

He has also announced tour dates starting in October. If you pre-order his CD from Ticketmaster you can get pre-sale tickets for upcoming shows, which might be worth doing.

10/06/06 8:30PM Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
10/07/06 8:00PM Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
10/09/06 8:30PM State Theatre – Falls Church, VA
10/10/06 8:00PM Town Hall – New York, NY
10/13/06 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre – Boston – Boston, MA
10/14/06 9:00PM Foxwoods Casino – Mashantucket, CT
10/15/06 9:00PM The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ
10/17/06 8:00PM The Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/20/06 TBA Lakewood Civic Auditorium – Lakewood, OH
10/22/06 TBA Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI
10/24/06 7:30PM Park West – Chicago, IL
11/01/06 8:00AM Celebrity Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/02/06 8:00PM Viejas Casino – Alpine, CA
11/03/06 8:00PM The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
11/06/06 8:00PM Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA
11/10/06 TBA The Wiltern LG – Los Angeles, CA

Lindsey has a myspace page, too.

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