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Recorded in the winter of '81 by LIndsey Buckingham
in a Burbank backroom and in the summer of '81
by Richard Dashut and David Brown assisted by
Dennis Mays, Judy Clapp and Sabrina Buchanek at
Larrebee Sound and Wally Heider's



Release Date
3rd October 1981




Track List

Bwana (3:08) [LYRICS]
(Lindsey Buckingham)

Trouble (3:56) [LYRICS]

(Lindsey Buckingham)

Mary Lee Jones (3:15) [LYRICS]

(Lindsey Buckingham)

I'll Tell You Now (4:21) [LYRICS]

(Lindsey Buckingham)

It Was I (2:29) [LYRICS]

(Gerry Paxton)

September Song (3:17) [LYRICS]

(Maxell Anderson & Kurt Welli)

Shadow Of The West (3:59) [LYRICS]

(Lindsey Buckingham)

That's How We Do It In L.A (2:53) [LYRICS]

(Lindsey Buckingham)

Johnny Stew (3:09) [LYRICS]

(Lindsey Buckingham)


Love From Here, Love From There (2:50) [LYRICS]

(Lindsey Buckingham)


A Satisfied Mind (2:49) [LYRICS]

(Red Hayes & Jack Rhodes)



Producer - Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut
Record Company - Warner Brothers / Asylem / Mercury / Reprise



This album is dedicated to my mother, Rutheda
and to my brothers, Jeff and Greg.
all of whom reprsent the spirit of this album




Single Releases











7" single releases


A. Touble
B. Mary Lee Johns





It Was I


7" single release


A. It Was I
B. Love From Here, Love From There



The Visitor


7" single release


A. The Visitor (Bwana)
B. A Satisfied Mind


Mary Lee Jones


7" single release


A. Mary Lee Jones
B. September Song




Album Sampler



Law and Order
Album Sampler


7" single promo release


A1. The Visitor
A2. Mary Lee Jones
B1. It Was I

B2. Johnny Stew










Press Release


It's late October '81 and Lindsey Buckingham's first solo album, Law And Order, has just been released. He's eager to talk about it.


"The album was basically a two-part project," he begins. "It was started in February '81 in a small storeroom in Burbank, using minimal equipment - just a multi-track recorder, a small console and a couple of mikes. During that first phase I worked alone, doing the engineering myself, and quite a few tracks were very nearly completed there." By spring, though, other duties had interrupted; Buckingham was called away to France to begin tracking a new Fleetwood Mac album. "Breaking away at midstream from my own project was difficult at first, but in the end it worked out well," he notes. "Not only did the break help me gain a new sense of objectivity, but it also helped me prepare for the second leg, and to begin sharing ideas with Richard Dashut (Fleetwood Mac co-producer).


"After completing basic tracking with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham and Dashut returned to the States to begin phase two of Law And Order, working steadily from June through late August. That part of the project was recorded and mixed in much more conventional surroundings (Larrabee Sound in Hollywood), and although from that point on Buckingham and Dashut shared production duties, Law And Order is basically a one-man show. Buckingham wrote, arranged, played and sang virtually everything himself. "Playing the instruments one by one can present a problem in achieving a 'live' feel on a track, especially with drums, but it's fascinating to find ways of working around one's limitations. For example, I'm not an accomplished drummer. It was difficult for me to achieve the 'hesitated' drum feel so important to rock music, especially as an overdub. But there was a logical way around that limitation - I simply recorded a metronome on one track, then sent it through a delay device and bounced the delayed metronome to another track. In that way, I was able to play the drums on the delayed click while playing all the other instruments to the original click. That spirit of experimentation is something I strive for, and it manifests itself in many ways throughout the album. Limitations or not, if the means you use to achieve something are unusual, the result may also be unusual.


"That approach served Law And Order well. Listeners won't confuse its unique shape and sound with any other record in the current marketplace. "Every song has a bit of its own identity," Buckingham says. Keep that in mind as he comments on the individual Law And Order songs...


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Further Reading







Law And Order

Go Insane

Out Of The Cradle

Under The Skin

Live at the Bass Performance

Gift Of Screws

Seeds We Sow

One Man Show

Solo Anthology

Lindsey Buckingham

20th Century Lindsey



Live at the Bass Performance

Songs from the Small Machine


Buckingham Nicks

Fleetwood Mac



Fleetwood Mac Live


Tango In The Night

25 Years: The Chain

The Dance

Say You Will

Extended Play

Lindsey Buckingham /
Christine McVie


The Dance

Live in Boston

Destiny Rules


with Fritz

with Buckingham Nicks

with Fleetwood Mac

Benefit Shows

Out Of The Cradle

Under The Skin

Gift Of Screws

Seeds We Sow

An Evening with...

Lindsey Buckingham /
Christine McVie

Solo Anthology

Lindesy Buckingham



Solo Albums Info

Solo Singles Info

Promo Videos

Soundtrack and Promo Albums

Fleetwood Mac Albums

Guest Appearances

Gift Of Screws Sessions

The Missing 90s

Fanzines / Newsletters



Trouble Video

Bootleg Artwork

Wikipedia Entry