The 2002 double-disc set The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac doesn't dabble in the early blues work of the Peter Green band, and treats the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks as ground zero. Here, it's the prime of the platinum years, with almost all of the big songs in their original hit versions. Chronological order would have been welcome, but the sequencing here is still nice, and all the big hits are here, along with enough great album tracks to whet novices' appetites for the full albums. It's not dynamic or sharply sequenced enough to be a truly classic collection, but it gets the job done, and it will certainly satisfy those who just need the hits, plus a little bit more.
by Fleetwood Mac
Catalogue Number: 442-0674