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unreleased original version of

"Gift Of Screws"

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The album "Gift Of Screws"  was mentioned since the release of Fleetwood Mac's reunion album and tour "The Dance". Lindsey himself remarked in the lead up to "Bleed To Love Her"....

"This whole re-convening of these five people was kind of an organic thing, I had asked Mick to play drums on a solo album I was working on, still working on actually, as one thing lead to another and suddenly there we were in the studio saying gee this feels pretty good, isn't that weird. And that brought us to this point so we thought we do a song that we had been working on together at that time, and its called Bleed To Love Her"

These words were back in 1997 and the album was nearly as good as finished, However the release date of "Gift Of Screws" kept being put back and eventually the sessions were rolled into Fleetwood Mac's Say You Will album in 2003 and additional tracks from these sessions were released in subsequent solo albums - Under The Skin, Gift Of Screws and Seeds We Sow....


Possible Track List for
"Gift Of Screws"

Wear You Down
Come
Try For The Sun
Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind
Miranda
Gotta Get Away
Down On Rodeo
Hit & Run
Red Rover
Bleed To Love Her (different version than The Dance)
Steal Your Heart Away
She Smiled Sweetly
My Little Demon
(different version than The Dance)

This list was posted as a news item back in 1999,
originally from The Fleetwood Mac Legacy Web Site

Other Possible Tracks

Twist Of Fate
Deep Dense
Given Thing
Blue Turns To Grey
Gift Of Screws
Gotta Get Away
Shuffle Run
Twist Of Fate
Morrow
Say Goodbye
The Singer Not The Song
Peacekeeper


Lindsey's Words in Print regarding
"Gift Of Screws"


Interview with Lindsey in Guitar Magazine 
where the album "Gift Of Screws" is mentioned as a work in progress

Once The Dance has run its course and Fleetwood Mac completes its 40-date fall arena jaunt (it's being touted as the "20th Anniversary Rumours Tour"), Buckingham plans to finish Screws, for which he says he's reinvented his approach to songwriting, "One of the things I've been wanting to do for a while was to make one guitar - two guitars at the most - do the work of a whole track. I was also looking for a way to get the kind of energy that, say, a drum track has. So I ended up creating a tremolo-like foundation from the source tracks and got them to be very exact in their timing, which is something you really can't do if you play through an amp's tremolo setting. It creates what I call a negative space as opposed to the positive space of a snare and a kick drum. There's one track called 'Red Rover' that this all applies to, but, of course, I'm still working on it." Even with this plan of attack, Buckingham is well aware of the ever-seductive calling "to Mac, or not to Mac." "Hopefully you make the right choices," he muses. "It always feels good going through stuff you haven't heard for a while. It always sounds good initially that is, before you start tearing it apart."

Date - October 1997


Interview with Lindsey in Rolling Stone, 
where his thoughts were known regarding the release of "Gift Of Screws"

So what is the status of Fleetwood Mac?
You know it's interesting, I made a joke at the show about us having worked through our own partisan politics. And I really think there is a pretty potent future for the band. In a way, Christine has really checked herself out of the situation. She sold her house in L.A. and is just residing in England. God knows what she's doing. But it kind of frees the Fleetwood Mac situation to be looked at in a fresh light and in some ways in the dynamic that Stevie and I had going before we joined the band. I think everyone's pretty up for the possibility of that and of approaching a second phase of a group much differently than just the whole epidemic of bands that were getting back together and touring and making the quick buck and then that's it. I think that would be very intriguing to try and do that. I have a whole mess of material that I've been calling a solo album. And it may still be. The other option would be to spend the next eight months or so working on material with Stevie and doing some sort of epic FM album. So I don't know. There are some options out there, and we're still looking at them. But the music I have right now, is the best that I've ever done on my own, or with Fleetwood Mac, tapping into some new areas. It becomes a little less important what you call it, the older you get. I can't tell you whether that will come out as a solo album or not. We have some options and they're all pretty good.

Is there a timeframe for the material to be produced?
I have to decide this week whether this is a solo album or not. And if you talk to the critics they'll say, put it out, what are you doing, why wouldn't you want to put it out? And if you talk to people at the record company, it depends on what your priorities are, so it's kind of scary. Not that I put solo albums out there to fail, they're for the people who want to hear that sort of thing. But the climate out there now is, God love people like Eminem , who are really doing something great. But the pop side of things, the Britney Spears sound and all of that, even though it's well-crafted, it's just a tough climate to try and think that you could really get through to a lot of people as a solo artist at age fifty. In that sense the Fleetwood Mac idea enables you to get through to a lot more people so I have to just weigh just how important or unimportant this is yet.

Date - January 20th 2001


Interview with Stevie Nicks in Totally Adult, 
where her thoughts were known regarding the release of Lindsey's new album

What have you heard about Lindsey's next record?
He has a double-album and he's in the midst of making a decision whether or not he wants to turn it around and make it into a Fleetwood Mac record. He's got way too many songs for one record, so even if he puts a record out, he's still gonna have another 15 songs left that aren't chopped-liver songs. So we don't really know exactly what he's gonna do yet.

And you know Lindsey, he's worse than me moving furniture, he changes stuff constantly. That artist thing, when you have to say, I'm done, is hard for him.

So anyway, I really don't know exactly what he's gonna do, but he's very much thinking about it right now. I mean, Tango In The Night was [going to be] a solo record and he decided to flip it to a Fleetwood Mac record. And we're all behind him, we just want him to do whatever will make him happy. I'm gonna be gone for a year, so we really can't start this until the end of this year. So even though I did give Lindsey 17 songs, who knows? What I basically feel, Jim, is that there's a good feeling around everything, so I'm not worried about anything.

Date - May 2001


Information from VH-1 regarding Lindsey's
Behind The Music
posted on The Penguin Website

It took me a little while to confirm this but Lindsey's BTM has been pulled from VH1's schedule at this point. The show is completely finished but there is no air date anymore. My source at VH1 said the reason is, and I quote, "the likely reason for the delay is VH1 is waiting for Lindsey to release his album." Unfortunately, of course, we have no clue when (or even 'if') that will be. I wish I had better news to report. (Thanks to Marty Adelson for posting)

Date - 14th July 2001


Lindsey's Behind The Music on VH-1

This program finally aired on Sunday - November 11, 2001 on VH-1 in the USA (no date for airing in the UK), No news on the status of Gift Of Screws.

Date - November 2001


Demos / Released Songs

Demos and Outtakes from around 1995


Leaked online mixed tracks


Try For The Sun (rough demo) Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind
Try For The Sun (mixed track) Miranda
She Smiled Sweetly (mixed track) Steal Your Heart Away
Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind (mixed track) Red Rover
Deep Dense (rough demo) She Smiled Sweetly
Deep Dense (mixed track version #1) Come
My Little Demon (rough demo) Down on Rodeo
Given Thing (mixed track version #1) Gotta Get Away
Wear You Down (rough demo) Try for the Sun
Wear You Down (mixed track) Shuffle Riff
Deep Dense (mixed track version #2) Murrow
My Little Demon (mixed track) Gift of Screws
Down On Rodeo (demo) Bleed to Love Her
Down On Rodeo (mixed track) Twist of Fate
Blue Turn To Grey (mixed track) Go Insane (The Dance version)
Given Thing (mixed track version #2) Say Goodbye
The Singer Not the Song
   
These songs above surfaced on the internet
and are believed to be from around 1995
These songs above surfaced on the internet
and are believed to be the mixed tracks but not mastered tracks from "Gift Of Screws",
recording date to be believed 2000 / 2001
 


Session Song Notes

Song Name

Info Lyrics
 
Bleed To Love Her
  • Live Version performed on The Dance Tour by Fleetwood Mac, released on Fleetwood Mac's The Dance album in 1997.
  • Mixed studio tracked leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track and released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
  • Live track performed and released on Lindsey's One Man Show solo live CD in 2012.
 
Blue Turns To Grey
  • Rolling Stones cover song.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Still unreleased officially.
 

Come

  • Mixed tracked leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
  • Live version performed on Fleetwood Mac Say You Will tour and released on Live In Boston CD/DVD in 2004.
  • Live track performed and released on Lindsey's One Man Show solo live CD in 2012.
 

Deep Dense

  • Reported to be an old Buckingham/Nicks songs, written by Stevie Nicks.
  • Early demo version leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Still unreleased officially.
 

Down On Rodeo

  • Early demo version leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Different mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
  • Remixed track released on the solo album Under The Skin in 2006.
 

Gift Of Screws

  • Mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on the solo album Gift Of Screws in 2008.
  • Live version performed on solo 2008 tour, but no official releases, bootlegs are available online.
 

Given Thing

  • Early demo version leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Still unreleased officially.
 

Go Insane (live)

  • Live acoustic version of Lindsey's 1984 studio track.
  • Live Version performed on The Dance Tour by Fleetwood Mac, released on Fleetwood Mac's The Dance DVD and CD singles in 1997.
  • Mixed tracked leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
 

Gotta Get Away

  • Rolling Stones cover song.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Still unreleased officially.
 

Hit and Run

  • Track was included in first leaked tracklist for Gift Of Screws in the late nineties.
  • This song has never leaked and remains unreleased.
  • Not sure if this song was released under another title.
 
I Am Waiting
  • Rolling Stones cover, not reported to be included in original Gift Of Screws album sessions.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
  • Released on the solo album Under The Skin in 2006.
 

Is It Right

  • Track was listed on eBay in 2005, but the auction was pulled.
  • This song has never leaked and remains unleased.
  • Not sure if this song was released under another title.
 

Love Minus Zero / No Limit

  • Bob Dylan cover, not reported to be included in original Gift Of Screws album sessions.
  • Released on limited edition expanded 2 CD set of Say You Will in 2003
 

Miranda

  • Mixed tracked leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
 

Murrow Turning Over in His Grave

  • AKA on Murrow.
  • Mixed tracked leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed tracked released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
 
My Little Demon
  • Early demo version leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Live version performed on The Dance Tour by Fleetwood Mac, released on Fleetwood Mac's The Dance album in 1997.
 
Peacekeeper
  • Solo version of track distributed on the ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner CD in 2000.
  • Remixed track released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
  • Live version performed on Fleetwood Mac Say You Will tour and released on Say You Will limited edition CDin 2003 and Live In Boston CD/DVD in 2004.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
 

Red Rover

  • Mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
 

Say Goodbye

  • Mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
  • Live version performed on Fleetwood Mac Say You Will tour and released on Live In Boston CD/DVD in 2004.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
 

She Smiled Sweetly

  • Rolling Stones cover song.
  • Mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on the solo album Seeds We Sow in 2011
 
Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Mixed track distributed on the GLAAD Awards CD from Reprise in 2001.
  • Mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
  • Remixed track released on the solo album Under The Skin in 2006.
 
Steal Your Heart Away
  • Mixed track distrbuted on the Best Buy CD that was given away at the Fleetwood Mac "The Dance" concerts in 1997.
  • Different sounding track was included on the soundtrack of 'Wild California' that was released in 2000.
  • Another different sounding mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Track remixed and released on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will album.
  • Live version performed on solo Soundstage performance and released on Lindsey's Soundstage DVD in 2004.
 

The Right Place To Fade

  • AKA as Twist Of Fate.
  • Small snippet of the track was included on the soundtrack of 'Wild California' that was released in 2000.
  • Mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on the solo album Gift Of Screws in 2008.
 

The Singer Not The Song

  • Rolling Stones cover song.
  • Mixed tracked leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Still unreleased officially.
 
Try For The Sun
  • Donovon cover song.
  • Early demo version leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Different mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 'Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on the solo album Under The Skin in 2006.
 

Wait For You

  • AKA as Shuffle Riff.
  • Mixed track leaked online reportably from what was intended to be the 2001 Gift Of Screws' solo album.
  • Remixed track released on the solo album Gift Of Screws in 2008.
 

Wear You Down

  • AKA as Steve's Riff.
  • Early demo version leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Early mixed track leaked online, reportably from mid 1990s.
  • Still unreleased officially.

 


Adventures in Wild California

These Lindsey songs were released in June 2000 on the "Adventures in Wild California" movie

"Steal Your Heart Away"
(the entire song and a different sounding version than the Best Buy CD Set from The Dance)
 
"Twist of Fate"
(20 seconds segment)

"Go Your Own Way"
(a different version than the original)

Below is the original news item taken from this website

07/06/00 - New Lindsey Songs #2
There are three Lindsey songs, under which one new song, in the new Imax theatre movie "Adventures in Wild California". Through a myriad of exciting and touching personal stories, the film reveals how the wild lifestyles of California culture are influenced by the untouched California wilderness that surrounds them. The songs which you can hear in the movie are "Go Your Own Way", "Steal Your Heart Away" and the new song (probably) called "Twisted Fate".
(Source :
Wild California and The Penguin Date : June 7, 2000)

The DVD and Video are set to be released 16th October 2001


Released songs on Corporate CDs
 

Peacekeeper on ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner CD


ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner on December 14, 2000.
500 copies of  this CD were created for the Bill Of Rights Dinner.
And 'Peacekeeper' from Lindsey Buckingham is included in the 14 song track list.
This CD was never sold to the general public
One of the 500 CDs has just appeared for auction on eBay.

Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind on GLAAD CD


GLADD Media Awards 2001
Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind was released on this CD.
This CD was given away by Reprise in 2001


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