As you can probably tell, we kind of really love Fleetwood Mac around here. And clearly, so do a lot of other people—enough to fill a tribute album and then some. From this Sharon Van Etten/Shearwater cover of "Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around" (technically not Fleetwood but Stevie Nicks is still involved and the cover is excellent) to Best Coast’s take on "Storms" (not to mention an entire original album that drew some inspiration from Stevie Nicks and the band) to this stacked tribute album, Just Tell Me That You Want Me, it seems everyone wants to try their hand at a Fleetwood Mac song.
We’ve already heard quite a few tracks from the tribute album, due August 14th, including the New Pornographers’ energetic "Think About Me" and Best Coast (again!) reworking "Rhiannon" into a more upbeat number without the strange-brew quality of the original. Next up is Karen Elson, Citizens Band member, songwriter, model and former Mrs. Jack White, who offers a pretty consistent and very pleasant cover of "Gold Dust Woman." It’s closer to the original than, say, Best Coast’s "Rhiannon," although Elson adds a bit of freak-out distortion at the end. Have a listen.