The title comes from an Emily Dickinson poem - it's not about Fleetwood Mac groupies. Gift proves that Lindsey Buckingham's knack for writing catchy pop-rock chord changes is alive and well.
Buckingham's furious fingerpicking guitar style is front and centre on the sweet Bel Air Rain, and opener Great Day would be a great song if it weren't a total knock-off of Don Henley's Boys Of Summer. Despite a few weak moments like the country-tinged title track and the experimental Time Precious Time, this is a solid offering for Fleetwood completists and dinosaur dad-rockers.
Lindsey Buckingham hits the Music Hall Wednesday (October 8).