We now get to Track 5 on the CD, which is also Track 5 Side 1 on the LP, a song called “Go Your Own Way” (3.38 minutes). This is regarded by many people, including me, as being the most definitive song on the album. It is, to be sure, truly excellent stuff. Stevie Nicks does all the verses, with both girls joining in the seminally anthemic chorus. This is the song that absolutely defines the way the band were feeling at the time, and you can hear the fire in it.
Track 6 is “Songbird” (3.20 minutes), which has a piano intro, and is a soft, blues-based Christine McVie rendition. It is almost a ballad. Certainly it makes a most beautiful cadence to what was the end of Side 1 of the LP.
Side 2 of the LP opened with what is Track 7 on the CD, a real humdinnger of a ditty. This is “The Chain” (4.28 minutes) and is the second most definitive song on the record; what a way to open Side 2! This has a heavy Red Indian beat, with all the singers lending a hand, and again a textbook anthemic chorus. The song builds up steadily to a tumultuous climax. Wow.