Fleetwood Mac concert in Sydney last night

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by audept, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Last night Mrs Audept and I went to see Fleetwood Mac in Sydney. My friend of 40 years was their sound mix engineer so we got to sit at the FOH mix console with him and swap stories from our many concerts together. As always, he delivered a flawless mix at a comfortable level with punchy low end and great vocal and guitar sounds. The band was excellent, especially with the addition of Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. Mick Fleetwood was belting out a huge drum sound and the band was tight and powerful. Mike Campbell’s lead guitar work was melodic and toneful. We loved it. I had done a few tours with the band back in the ‘80s and this was the tightest I had ever heard them play. They all looked like they were totally enjoying themselves on stage. A magical night!

    Seated at the mixer I didn’t feel like I should be shooting iPhone photos across my mate while he was working, so I refrained. I did however snap a photo of my working crew pass and the set list off the mix desk.

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    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
  2. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    Jun 20, 2017
    That's too cool!
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  3. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Wow, they still play Man Of The World !
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    They said they hadn't played it in a long time.
  5. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks; I'm glad it was good - I'm seeing them next week and really looking forward to it!
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You'll love it. Tip: use the pre-paid parking feature or you won't get entry to the main car park.
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  7. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Gretschie

    Jun 12, 2012
    Glad you had a great night!

    Neil Finn is a classy addition. He makes everything sound great. I'm presuming he had his Jet Firebird with him?
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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    After checking the internet, they had not played it since 1969.
    And it triggers headlines on many websites.

    (Then "they" only relates to Mick Fleetwood and John McVie)
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Very cool audept . Glad you and the Mrs had a great time
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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I am glad that you had an enjoyable concert. Campbell is a high caliber player but I would still miss Mr. Buckingham.
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    He sure did, played it most of the set. Mike Campbell used a doublecut White Falcon on one song late in the set.
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I saw them last fall. While LB is irreplaceable, Finn and Campbell are great themselves and with the rest of the band they were excellent. My thought was that the whole band seemed loose and were enjoying playing together. Apparently that wasn’t the case always with the other guy.
  13. dlew919

    dlew919 Synchromatic

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Great review. I saw them on YouTube doing one of their first performances. and it seemed to me that the vocal blend needed work. Seems they improved that?

    Also @audept I wonder if we know each other?

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  14. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Synchromatic

    May 1, 2014
    Whitby Ontario
    They ALWAYS put on a great show! Is John McVie playing his Godin Shifter Classics on this tour too?
  15. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    Jul 23, 2019
    Maybe Lindsey Buckingham could write a book and go on a book tour with Don Felder?
  16. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Brilliant! I saw them in Glasgow 3 years ago, before Lynsey Buckingham got the boot. Wonderful.performers, sounded still at the top of their game and with a stamina I've rarely seen in performers half their age. How Neil Finn got a good reception!

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  17. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    I may be a minority here, but are they still Fleetwood Mac without Peter Green?
    Sorry, but to me, it's still Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, and "Man Of The World" is such a delicate song, it is hard to imagine it being played by somebody else than the very fragile minded PG.
    But maybe I should get used to the fact that PG left this world decades ago and Fleetwood Mac hasn't been a Bluesband ever since.
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  18. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Interesting set list.
    They are doing a Neil Finn and Tom Petty song now.
    And for me these are the 2 best songs on the list :)

    I'm sure Mike C was great but what have they got Neil doing in FM?
  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Just looked like a P-Bass derivative from where I was sitting.
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