Track 4 is the instrumental “Sunny Side Of Heaven” (3.10 minutes). This has a very full sound, with Danny Kirwan on excellent, masterful lead guitar. This is a superb bit of music, and very agreeable indeed to listen to. It is not in the same class as “Albatross”, but is nonetheless a noble and most worthy effort.
Track 5, I think, would have ended Side 1 of the LP, and is the title track “Bare Trees” (5.02 minutes). This features the bossa nova beat again, with Christine McVie on vocals, which are not bad at all, but nothing special. The song has two or three diverting and wholly competent instrumental breaks, which serve well to chop the piece up quite nicely into easily digestible chunks.
Track 6 is a Bob Welch composition called “Sentimental Lady” (4.35 minutes), which is a singer-songwriter thing featuring him on lead vocal, and is well up with the best of this genre. He has an attractive voice, and the song is a very good one as fitted, as it is here, into a composite group delivery.
We should finish on the content of the album next time, God Willing.