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Say You Will (album)

Say You Will
Studio album by Fleetwood Mac
Released 15 April 2003
Recorded 1995, 1997–2002
Genre Rock
Length 75:56
Language English
Label Reprise
Producer Lindsey Buckingham
Rob Cavallo
John Shanks
Fleetwood Mac chronology
The Dance
Say You Will
Extended Play
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [2]
Chicago Tribune (Mixed)[3]
Entertainment Weekly (Mixed)[4]
Los Angeles Times [5]
People (Positive)[6]
Rolling Stone [7]

Say You Will is the 17th studio album by British/American band Fleetwood Mac, released in 2003. It was the first Fleetwood Mac album since Kiln House in 1970 that did not include tracks written by vocalist/keyboardist Christine McVie, who had left the group in 1998. Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and John McVie share keyboard duties for the album, though Christine McVie is featured on two songs which had been originally recorded for an unreleased Lindsey Buckingham solo album (tracks 13 and 14). It also marks the first studio album in 16 years to feature Buckingham as a full member.

Say You Will was the first Fleetwood Mac studio album to peak in the top 3 in the US since 1982's Mirage.[8] The album debuted at #3 with sales of 218,000, spent two months within the top 40, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in July 2003 for 500,000 copies shipped in the US.[9] It debuted on the UK charts at #6 with sales of approximately 34,000 and has also been certified Gold for 100,000 copies shipped.[10]

A limited edition version of the album was issued at the same time, featuring two live tracks ("Peacekeeper" and "Say You Will"), two additional studio tracks (Nicks' "Not Make Believe" and Buckingham's cover of Bob Dylan's "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"), an expanded booklet and poster.

Nicks would later express her dislike for many of the songs on the album, claiming that the recording, production and subsequent tour were all very difficult to get through, mostly due to the then still-strained relationship between her and Buckingham. Scenes of this are present on the 'making of' DVD documentary Destiny Rules.


  • Track listing 1
  • Track notes 2
  • Credits 3
  • Production 4
  • Singles 5
  • Charts 6
    • Peak positions 6.1
    • Year-end charts 6.2
    • Certifications 6.3
  • Music promo videos 7
  • References 8

Track listing

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What's the World Coming To?"   Lindsey Buckingham, Julian Raymond 3:49
2. "Murrow Turning Over in His Grave"   Buckingham 4:11
3. "Illume (9–11)"   Stevie Nicks 4:50
4. "Thrown Down"   Nicks 4:01
5. "Miranda"   Buckingham 4:17
6. "Red Rover"   Buckingham 3:57
7. "Say You Will"   Nicks 3:49
8. "Peacekeeper"   Buckingham 4:10
9. "Come"   Buckingham, Neale Heywood 5:59
10. "Smile at You"   Nicks 4:32
11. "Running Through the Garden"   Nicks, Ray Kennedy, Gary Nicholson 4:33
12. "Silver Girl"   Nicks 3:59
13. "Steal Your Heart Away"   Buckingham 3:33
14. "Bleed to Love Her"   Buckingham 4:05
15. "Everybody Finds Out"   Nicks, Rick Nowels 4:29
16. "Destiny Rules"   Nicks 4:26
17. "Say Goodbye"   Buckingham 3:26
18. "Goodbye Baby"   Nicks 3:50

Track notes

  • "Bleed to Love Her" was previously available on The Dance as a live version.


Fleetwood Mac
Additional personnel
  • Christine McVie – keyboards on "Steal Your Heart Away", backing vocals on "Bleed to Love Her" and "Steal Your Heart Away"
  • John Pierce – additional bass guitar on "Steal Your Heart Away"
  • John Shanks – keyboards on "What's the World Coming To" and "Peacekeeper"
  • Dave Palmer – piano on "Steal Your Heart Away"
  • Jessica James Nicks, Molly McVie, Madelyne Felsch – backing vocals on "Say You Will"


  • Producers: Lindsey Buckingham, Rob Cavallo, John Shanks
  • Engineers: Lindsey Buckingham, Ken Allardyce, Ken Koroshetz, Ray Lindsey, Mark Needham, Phil Nichols, Matthew J Doughty
  • Recorded at The Bellagio House, Ocean Way Recording, Lindsey's garage and Cornerstone Recording Studios
  • Mixing: Mark Needham, Chris Lord-Alge (Track 16)
  • Mixing assistant: Phil Nichols, Matthew J Doughty, Joe Bozzi
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • A&R: Rob Cavallo
  • Band technician: Mike Fasano, Bruce Jaccoby
  • Art direction: Stephen Walker
  • Photography: Karen Williams Johnston, Neal Preston, Herbert Worthington III


Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Peacekeeper" US Adult Contemporary 10[11]
US Adult Top 40 16
Billboard Hot 100 80[11]
New Zealand Top 40 31
"Say You Will" US Adult Contemporary 17[11]
US Adult Top 40 21


Music promo videos

Two promotional music videos were shot for Say You Will, these included "Peacekeeper" and "Say You Will", both of these videos were stage performances of both songs. None of these videos are commercially available.


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  6. ^ "Say You Will"Picks and Pans Review: . People. 21 April 2003. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Say You Will"Rolling Stone review > Fleetwood Mac, . Archived from the original on 7 January 2004. 
  8. ^ a b c > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums"Say You Will".  
  9. ^ a b "American album certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Say You Will".   If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ a b "British album certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Say You Will".   Enter Say You Will in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Search
  11. ^ a b c > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles"Say You Will".  
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  18. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 1 May 2003".  
  19. ^ by Fleetwood Mac]Say You Will"セイ・ユー・ウィル/フリートウッド・マック-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック" [Highest position and charting weeks of . (in Japanese).  
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  25. ^ "Billboard.BIZ - Year-end Charts - Billboard 200 - 2003". Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Say You Will".  
  27. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Say You Will".  
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