DANNY KIRWAN/fm – Sweetest solo ever – Live in Örebro – Sweden
Rob van Unnik – Amsterdam
Published on Nov 15, 2013
Fleetwood Mac live – Something inside of me (Audience recording)
I was taken by the most pleasant surprise when this musical genius friended me on youtube.
I was horrified to learn later that he had fallen on extremely hard times but never did find out what happened whilst in amazement that no one was helping him. Did anyone ever tell Peter?
Fleetwood Mac – Dragonfly
Published on Jul 12, 2007
A Danny Kirwan song
A creative powerhouse and a major part of Fleetwood Mac.
Danny Kirwan – 1976 2nd Solo Album
Published on Jan 12, 2018
Danny Kirwan Midnight In San Juan Sep. 1 1976
Danny Kirwan – guitars, vocals
Steve Emery – Bass Guitar
Jeff Rich – Drums
John Cook – Piano
REVIEW/AMG Joe Viglione
This solo album from Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter Daniel David Kirwan has the future producer for Human League and Buzzcocks, Martin Rushent, utilizing those skills here, as well as engineering.
The sound is crystal clear, and a feather in the cap for Rushent as well as Kirwan. It starts off with an uncharacteristic “Ram Jam City,” which has more Lindsey Buckingham sounds than one would expect, especially since the two guitarists come from two different musical worlds.
“Odds and Ends” is more lighthearted, the kind of music Paul McCartney toyed with on The White Album’s “Rocky Raccoon.” What Second Chapter immediately sets forth is the importance of Kirwan as a pop artist, and how, despite Fleetwood Mac’s success after he left, his sounds could still have been beneficial to that supergroup. “Hot Summers Day” is a fine example of that, a beautiful song that could offset Buckingham’s gritty ramblings. It would have made a nice counterpoint as Stevie Nicks complemented Christine McVie’s tunes with her adventures, bringing an important change of pace to that popular band’s hits. The jacket looks like a dusty old family album-style book holding Kirwan’s Second Chapter. And the music reflects that old-world feel in titles like “Skip a Dee Doo” and “Falling in Love with You.”
Three of the best songs on this excellent outing are “Love Can Always Bring You Happiness,” “Second Chapter,” and a sleepy and beautiful number called “Silver Streams.” Kirwan’s tune is haunting as well with its lilting “all you need is love to show you the way from here” chorus. As on a follow-up album, he tends to sound a little like the group America, the vocals with that same America tone and warmth. They very well could have covered “Silver Stream” or “Cascades,” the album’s final track.
This material was crafted right in the middle of America’s run of hits, and maybe they should have replaced Dan Peek with Dan D. Kirwan? The artist’s three solo discs cut in the ’70s make for a very pleasant and thought-provoking listening experience, and that this collection is so good only shows he kicked his departure from the big band off with a vengeance.
Richard Wolf 13 hours ago
Rest in Peace Danny!
gml lar 1 hour ago
Where was all his friends when he was down ..and alone…living on the street ..?.are they now coming forward telling the world how good .?sweet.?and how great ????he was.. ..and how they miss him ? .a sick world this business of entertaining is..full of people just thinking of them self ?????
John Mitchell 4 months ago
Excellent is all that needs to be said. An artist mature beyond his years. thank you.
And there is this link from the Ultimate Classic Rock newsletter…
Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Dies at 68
“Danny was a quantum leap ahead of us creatively,” Mick Fleetwood once said. “He was a hugely important part of the band.”
Think kind thoughts and be at peace