*aired in 2003
MMM: I think there really is an inherent focus when you’re singing. In The Dance, several times, several lines in whatever song, you’ll look over or she’ll look over at you. All of a sudden your head will shift to Stevie.
Lindsey: That’s right.
MMM: Singing to her almost.
Lindsey: That’s right. And we’re doing even more of that now, you know. One of the things that’s happened with the exist of Christine , aside from the ability to sort of present ourselves in a more explosive way, which is great, in a more masculine way, a little bit, as far as players, is the fact that Stevie and I are now facing off a little more as two writers. In the sense that we were before we joined the band. And there’s an irony there, y’know.
It’s like we stuck it out for all these years in order to sort of get back to what we were doing all those years ago, and the circularness of that and the fact that there seems to be a destiny to that. And a fateful kind of sense of where one belongs, you know.
Mick: They came into this band together and then all hell broke loose. These two people had to really address what it was that’s gonna make this possible. Are there ghosts in the cupboard, skeletons in the cupboard? With regards to thing that could become problematic on a not happy level. Cos this was only gonna work if these two people could find themselves again and work as a couple, which they hadn’t done since they joined Fleetwood Mac. So that was an extreme thing.
MMM: You said that many of the songs, even on this album, are about Lindsey in some way.
Stevie: And it’s not purposeful. He said to me, “A lot of these songs are about me, huh?” And I said, “Well, aren’t you just so flattered that you have been such an incredible inspiration to me my whole life, Linds?”
Lindsey: With Stevie and myself, we’ve known each other since we were about seventeen years old, and have a long and varied history. And after all this time, we’re still, you know, writing songs about each other, even though it’s more in a reflective sense in the past tense, about, Gee, what did that all mean? How does that, you know, relate to us now? But, you know, it’s an extraordinary thing that that can still be going on after all this time and be so potent.