Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are fairly well-known as a duo, is what I’m getting at, which makes it all the more strange that, for almost four decades now, the only album they ever recorded as a pair has been out of print. It’s called Buckingham Nicks, appropriately enough, and holy shit, check out Stevie Nicks on the cover.
So, what gives? Is this a terrible album? Is this just another case of musicians not wanting their embarrassing early recordings to see the light of day? Not at all. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham have both included songs from the album in their subsequent releases and live shows, and one of them (“Crystal”) was re-recorded and released on the 1975 self-titled Fleetwood Mac album where the two made their first appearance with the band. The music is just fine.
As far as I can tell, the reason it’s never been re-released is … because it just hasn’t.
Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.