Fleetwood Mac – Hypnotized

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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with “Albatross”; and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act.

Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks’ song “Dreams”), and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date, the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album of all time.

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Fleetwood Mac – Hypnotized

The band achieved more modest success between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch, during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s between the departure and return of Christine McVie.

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“Hypnotized” is a song written by Bob Welch. The song originally featured on Fleetwood Mac’s 1973 album Mystery To Me. The track was released on a single as the B-side of “For Your Love”, and has been described as “gorgeous and lyrically strong”, and referred to as the album’s best track.
The song, as indicated by the title takes the form of a mystical, dreamy reverie. It features triple time rhythm on the drums by Mick Fleetwood and combines with acoustic guitar and electric keyboards to give a jazzier essence to the song.

Hypnosis and dreaming are specifically referred to in the lyrics, “‘Cause what matters most is the feeling you get when you’re hypnotized… and it seems like a dream, they got you hypnotized.” Welch draws upon references to places such as Mexico and North Carolina. According to Welch, the mystical atmosphere of the song was heavily influenced by his residence at the Benifold Mansion in Hampshire, England, a place he described as “rather spooky and strange even in summertime”.

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