We are now nearing the closing stages of a project I began many months ago, comparing the relative fortunes of Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s, and in the latter’s case we have reached 1972, in which year they released the brilliant album “Bare Trees”. This followed the dreary “Future Games” of 1971. Conversely, in Fairport Convention’s case, they released two superb LPs in 1971, but then more or less ceased to exist in 1972 [see above].
“Bare Trees” is a really good record, as is apparent from my description of its content in the immediately preceding posts, but I have only just come to know this. I did not buy the Fleetwood Mac records at the time, having neither the time nor the money so to do. These were also fairly torrid months in my emotional history, of which again you can find details of above, if for some reason you really want to.