Offered for sale is a scarce UK pressing of the only album by Buckingham Nicks, released in the mid-1970s by Polydor Records, complete with lyric insert.
About this copy: This copy of Buckingham Nicks is a UK pressing, and likely a second issue from the mid-1970s.
The cover is VG++, with traces of wear at the corners. There is a hype sticker on the cover that says “The Legendary Lindsey Buckingham Stevie Nicks album – Now Members of Fleetwood Mac.” There is a bit of sticker residue in the upper right hand corner of the front of the cover.
This pressing does not have a gatefold cover.
The record is VG+, with a few minor scuffs. It should play quite well.
A nice copy of a terrific record that’s getting harder to find all the time.
Background: While the American copies of the album aren’t terribly rare, the Japanese issue is very hard to find, as the pressing was limited to a few hundred copies and the album was never reissued there after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks became famous.
Before joining Fleetwood Mac in 1975, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had tried several times, without success, to make it in the music business. They were initially in a band called Fritz that released just one single, and as luck would have it, that single was released with the name of the wrong artist on the label. After that, they tried to make it as a duo, and they released a couple of singles and one album for Polydor Records in 1973, titled Buckingham Nicks.
The album sold poorly and was quickly deleted. To this day, the Buckingham Nicks LP has never been released on compact disc, though the project has reportedly been “in the works” for a number of years now.
While it will be hard to find, this lone album cut by a young and ambitious (and still romantically attached) Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham a short two years before joining Fleetwood Mac is well worth digging out for your turntable. …Considering what the duo was to later accomplish, Buckingham Nicks is an engaging listen and served as a proving ground of sorts for both artists’ songwriting chops and for Buckingham’s skills as an emerging studio craftsman.
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