The Ligature posted:
I see the extra musicians as just filling out the arrangements...I don’t see them as compensating for something lacking in the core band. FM is rich enough to afford that level of production and I think they just want to put on a big show.
Exactly. It's also worth pointing out that what I recall as being much, if not exactly the same musicians and backing singers were augmenting the principal players when I last saw Fleetwood Mac with Lindsey in the band ten years ago and have been for many years and several tours. Plus they also receive full introductions to the audience during the show so it's not like they're a deliberately overlooked presence.
Yeah - I wasn’t suggesting it was either hidden (though for years the percussionist was behind Mick’s drumkit until they started getting bad press about it) or that it was different with Lindsay. I just find it interesting that it takes a village, as it were.
It would be a nice moment if Christine were to play the DDIO organ, instead of leaving it to the keyboard player in the shadows.