Before we get lost in the groovy goodness that most certainly still lies within Fleetwood Mac’s ’88 smash hit, “Everywhere,” we must first dive straight into the album it calls home, the group’s blockbuster fourteenth studio set, Tango in the Night.
Besides containing a ravishing buffet of Billboard Top 20 singles–“Everywhere,” “Little Lies,” “Seven Wonders,” (hey, Fiona) and “Big Love,” at fifteen million copies sold worldwide, Tango in the Night is Fleetwood Mac’s second best selling record coming behind Rumours, which was released a decade prior and sold, like, nine-hundred million copies.
However, the sales and classic singles are only a very small part of the magic that makes up this set as the standout record would also become the final studio album released by the ‘classic’ line-up of Fleetwood Mac consisting of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie (who also wrote and slays on “Everywhere”) John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood, before Buckingham’s departure from the band in the summer of 1987.
In fact, the album was originally intended to be a solo project for Buckingham, but since we all know that Fleetwood Mac works best when they’re all going through it, the legendary musician soon found himself working with his classic rock co-conspiritors once again and the rest became delightful late ’80s music history, especially when it comes to tantalizing tracks like “Everywhere.”
Pure crystal ball bliss.