Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town CMT Crossroads







This is an audio rip of the CMT Crossroads Show of Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town. Wow, this really sounds fantastic. The performance was taped in Nashville before an invitation only audience on Oct 5 2006. If you like Lindsey and Fleetwood Mac this show is a must! Excellent, quality sound and show.

Chain lightning
Getting to hear one of your heroes playing a song you wrote is a privilege few artists can claim, but one breakthrough country quartet Little Big Town received Thursday night. In the opening moments of their CMT Crossroads taping with Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham at The Factory at Franklin, Buckingham plucked the ringing guitar figure announcing Little Big Town’s “Bones,” a haunting number clearly modeled on the Mac’s “The Chain”—a connection made explicit when the songs were then married in a tour de force medley. The aggregate proceeded through a democratically balanced set list of LB and LBT numbers, and both parties seemed thoroughly elated—the Little Big Towners at the opportunity to belt out songs like “Go Your Own Way” with the guy who wrote ’em, and Buckingham (who played a solo show at The Ryman two days later) at being surrounded by the distinctive, perfectly honed blend of male and female harmonies that Fleetwood Mac have been missing since Christine McVie retired. (The show debuts on CMT Dec. 2.) “We oughta start a band!” yelped an excited Buckingham at one point. Damn straight.
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham teams with Little Big Town for Country Music Television's `Crossroads'

By JOHN GEROME Associated Press December 4, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Internal romances and breakups, backbiting, drug-fueled excesses _ Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham could write the book on what tears bands apart.With that, he has some sage advice for the country quartet Little Big Town: keep communication open."We never really had peace and closure," Buckingham said of Fleetwood Mac, whose internal drama was a constant backdrop to their music in the 1970s and '80s. "It was all about deferring and walling up our emotions and living in various states of denial."Buckingham, who spoke by phone recently from his Los Angeles home, joins Little Big Town for an episode of Country Music Television's popular "Crossroads" show, which airs on Saturday night.The show teams country acts with artists from other genres, from Elton John and Ryan Adams to John Mayer and Brad Paisley.This pairing was more obvious than most. Little Big Town drew immediate comparisons to Fleetwood Mac when they broke onto the country charts with "Boondocks" and "Bring It On Home."With a mix of men and women, lush harmonies and a 1970s pop sensibility, the similarities are striking. Like Fleetwood Mac, the quartet _ Kimberly Roads, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook _ also co-write their songs and trade off on lead vocals.Sweet, 32, said that although they have many influences, the Fleetwood Mac imprint is undeniable."It would be hard to have grown up in the era that we did and not be influenced by Fleetwood Mac," he said. "They were such a powerful force musically. They had a unique sound, a unique brand so to speak. I loved to hear Christine sing and then Stevie sing and then Lindsey sing."Sweet is referring, of course, to Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Buckingham _ the group's principal writers and singers.They had a long run of rock and pop hits like "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way" and "Little Lies" before the classic lineup unraveled in the late '80s.Over the years, they have reformed in various reincarnations to record and tour. Buckingham, a gifted guitarist as well as a songwriter and producer, released his fourth solo disc, "Under the Skin," in October.Meanwhile, Little Big Town have had their own ups and downs. They were dropped by Mercury and Sony before finally landing on the independent label Equity Music Group. Along the way, Westbrook's father died, Sweet and Fairchild went through divorces, Roads' husband died of a heart attack, and Westbrook and Fairchild were married."We never said `I don't think this is going to work _ let's quit,'" Roads said. "It seems that when one was down the other three would carry them along."Lindsey said that that is one of the things he noticed about our band," she said. "We get along and admire and love each other."Buckingham, 57, spent a few days hanging out with the group in Nashville before taping the special in October.When CMT first contacted him with the idea, he was hesitant. "My initial attitude was 'How do I fit into this? Does it really work on an integrity level?'"Then he listened to their music and heard the parallels."It was not some unholy alliance in terms of being such a stretch," Buckingham said. "And the funny thing was, once I got there I had a ball."___

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28 comments:

WVKayaker said...

One of the most downloaded posts and still no feedback...

Andiana64 said...

Just discovered your site today. It's awesome. I'm bookmarked.

Keep up the great work. It is very much appreciated!

WVKayaker said...

Almost 200 downloads and finally a comment! I really really liked this show! Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate it!

Horsey1963 said...

Great stuff! Thanks for all you do.

WVKayaker said...

thanks for the feedback horsey!

Anonymous said...

Thanx for all the CMT Crossroad shows, and a truly fantastic site.
As John Stewart (of KIngston Trio and solo fame once said: "There are peoplle out there turning music into gold."

WVKayaker said...

Aw Shucks!

Ryan said...

Awesome...can't see the LB/LBT videos on CMT anymore for some reason so this was a great find. Thanks for your work!

Camarillo Brillo said...

My pleasure ryan. Enjoy

George said...

I just discovered your site while looking for an audio recording of the LB/LBT Crossroads - I'm a huge fan of alternative recordings, covers and live versions of songs. You make me think that I should start posting some of my collection. Excellent work!

@ ryan - If you have access to mHD (the Hi-Def music channel that is a collaboration between VH1, Mtv and CMT) you can see the LB/LBT Crossroads in high definition and surround sound on a very regular basis - in fact, several times a week.

Camarillo Brillo said...

George,
We would love to see a blog of yours with all that good music I know you want to share with us!

Carolyn said...

Thank you thank you thank you.... I have been searching everywhere for the Audio version of "Not Too Late" with Little Big Town. You have made my day! :)

Camarillo Brillo said...

Glad to make your day Carolyn!
Enjoy and visit often!

Anonymous said...

Call me stupid.....but I just saw this show on Music High Def channel and would love to get this on my iPod. But I can't get the download off RapidShare to save my life. I am trying the FREE way and it requires you type in some fuzy security numbers. There are 6or 7 numbers, but the input box only allows me to type 4????? And thanks for making this available (sort of)

Bryan

Bryan said...

Thanks for making these CMT Crossroads files available. I have always said that CMT/artists could make some $$ by making these available for a price, but it never happens. I had problems with Rapid Share and the Blog owner came to my rescue. Good work sir!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making this available. I'm going to try to open the file and listen to it shortly but I thank you in advance for taking the time to put this out and making it available to others.

Anonymous said...

This music is incredible! Thanks so much for putting up this site!
After watching and listening to the CMT Crossroads special with Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town I started looking for the CD, it never appeared. Kept checking around. Finally just tonight I Googled for it and four your site! Downloaded it, converted to iTunes, lovin it!
Thanks again!!!!

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for the feedback! Enjoy the tunes!

Anonymous said...

Sir -

This goes down as one of the greatest finds in the Lindsey Buckingham era. This show was pure gold and your audio capture was brilliant.

Cheers!

May you live forever for this!

Camarillo Brillo said...

Wow! Thanks for the very kind thoughts!
Enjoy!

kingnashville said...

It's been a regret that I came to know about this site just lately. There are many wonderful posts that I've been looking for before only to find out many of them are here. Thank you so much for this. I really love country music esp. Lindsey B. (well, not really a big fan of LBT but i still like them anyway. Hope you have more of the CMT Crossroads and CMT Cross Country. Again, thank you so much.

Camarillo Brillo said...

kingnashville, Thanks for commenting. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks

darthmojado said...

dl'ing it now. i have wanted this since i saw it on Palladium. Thanks!

Camarillo Brillo said...

you're wlcome darthmojado, enjoy!

Matt said...

checking this out now.

thanks!

Camarillo Brillo said...

You are welcome Matt...enjoy!

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