10 YEARS AGO TODAY: September 15, 2008 #LindseyBuckingham released his fifth solo album “Gift of Screws”.
The album peaked at No.48 on the Billboard 200 album chart, it also reached No.15 on the Billboard Rock Album Chart.
The album title existed as a solo album set for release in 2001 by Reprise Records. Songs were recorded between 1995 and 2000, some of which were performed and recorded live by Fleetwood Mac for their The Dance album and tour in 1997. They also feature contributions from bandmates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and at least on one track Christine McVie.
Upon presenting the finished album to Reprise, Buckingham was advised to retain some of the material for a forthcoming Fleetwood Mac album. To this end, Buckingham contributed several of the songs towards the 2003 album Say You Will and ultimately his next solo project, Under the Skin, released in 2006.
The album features a song ("Great Day") co-written with Buckingham's son Will and two songs co-written with his wife Kristen, who is also credited with the album's photography. On "Great Day", Will was responsible with the vocal melody while Lindsey built around it with "fingerpicked acoustic parts, counterpoint vocals, and flashy leads."
What’s your favorite song from Gift of Screws?