Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Releasing Solo Set In June
Christine McVie has re-recorded her legendary Fleetwood Mac songs for a new album titled, Songbird, after her 1977 classic from the band’s Rumours collection.
Ultimate Classic Rock transcribed some of McVie’s chat on the BBC Radio’s We Write The Songs program, where she announced the new project: “I’ve just finished an album which is a compilation of my biggest hits. But they’ve all been produced again by Glyn Johns (with) Vince Mendoza on strings, who does this fantastic version of ‘Songbird.’ (They) all sound completely different. That’s out in June this year, and it’s just called Songbird.”
The album will mark McVie’s first new release since 2017 self-titled joint album with Lindsey Buckingham.
When pressed as to whether she planning on hitting the road in support of the new album, McVie added: “That I daren’t comment on yet! I’m very cagey about things like that.”
Christine McVie says that as the years roll by, she’s instinctively become the greatest editor of her material: [“I’ve never been a really prolific songwriter. I don’t write millions and millions of songs. I write when I know there’s a project coming up or when I. . . It’s not something that I must do all the time, every day, every day. . . So, when I do come up with a song — when I do write a song — for me, it has to be special; y’know, otherwise I’ll throw it out before it gets anywhere near being finished. If I don’t like the chords and I don’t like the way it’s going, then I’ll drop it.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . I’ll drop it)