Fleetwood Mac’s Christina McVie has revealed in a recent interview that the band are currently in the process of recording a brand new record. McVie returned to the band in 2014 after a 16 year hiatus.
Fleetwood Mac’s last studio album was 2003’s ‘Say You Will’. The record peaked at number 6 in the UK and number 3 in the US, and was supported by singles ‘Say You Will’ and ‘Peacekeeper’. Despite not officially being part of the band, McVie contributed both backing vocals and keyboard sections to the album.
McVie has suggested that the band are now well on their way to completing their next record. McVie said of the upcoming album: “We cut seven songs in the studio already for the start of a brand-new studio album, which we did probably nearer two years ago.” “We shelved that temporarily and then went on the road and did the tour. And now, actually, I think we’re going back in, in October to try to finish it off. Stevie (Nicks) hasn’t participated yet, but hope springs eternal. She’s going on a solo tour at the moment.”
Christine McVie is one of Mac’s key songwriters along with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Knicks. When asked how the band is managing for material without Knicks’ current input, McVie stated: “Lindsey (Buckingham) and I, we have plenty of songs.” “There are tons more in the bag that we have yet to record. And they’re fantastic. So we’re going to carry on and try to finish the record. And then maybe if Stevie doesn’t want to be part of that then we can go out and just do some smaller concerts.”
Fleetwood Mac recently reissued their 1982 album ‘Mirage’. ‘Mirage’ is one of the groups most successful records and contains the hits ‘Can’t Go Back’ and ‘Gypsy’. The reissued version contains a 3 CD and DVD set with a bonus disc titled ‘Outtakes And Sessions’.