Track 8 on the CD, which was Track 2 on Side 2 of the LP, is “You Make Loving Fun” (3.31 minutes). This song has a “walkin’ blues” base and is a Christine McVie pop song. As such, it is actually quite good, and has a classic soaring crescendo and a middle 8 chorus.
Track 9 is “I Don’t Want To Know” (3.11 minutes), and which in my view is the third most definitive song on the album. After a staccato guitar introduction, both girls blast into a duet, and the whole thing is very effective indeed.
Track 10 is “Oh Daddy” (3.54 minutes), and is a Christine McVie lament, almost having the feel of an African American Spiritual. Stevie Nicks provides haunting echo chamber supporting vocals, and the whole thing works out fairly well.
Track 11 ends the album and is called “Gold Dust Woman”. At 4.51 minutes, it is the longest track on the record. Stevie Nicks opens the bidding in this dramatic finale, which goes on to develop an enticing, almost menacing feel on the refrains when all the vocalists join in. This one makes superb use of strong chord progressions, which combine with sizzling vocals, and the overall effect is startling; a fine end to the album.
Next time, we reach the final stage of this long project, which compares the relative fortunes of Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s.