The album opens with “Monday Morning” (2.48 minutes), written by Lindsey Buckingham. This is a strong, upbeat song, where Stevie Nicks does solo vocals on the verses, and all three singers join in the refrains. It makes an excellent opener for the LP.
Track 2 is “Warm Ways” (3.50 minutes), a Christine McVie composition. This is a dreamy, soft, quite pretty song, where she sings solo throughout the whole. It is very pleasant to listen to.
Track 3 is a standard rocker called “Blue Letter” (2.31 minutes). Here the vocals are done on an alternating basis: Stevie Nicks solo and both girls duetting, which is very effective. It should be noted at this point that, on the basis of these first three tracks, Lindsey Buckingham was proving to be a most competent guitarist.
Track 4 was a hit single, and most deservedly so. This is “Rhiannon” (4.12 minutes), and is nearly masterpiece. On any view it is a great number, due almost entirely to the haunting, magical minor key riff which kicks off the song, and continues throughout with some clever modulations to a major key from time to time. It is really good stuff, this one, where Stevie Nicks takes the lead, with her and Christine McVie on the refrains.