It was the band's first single to reach the Billboard Hot since " Oh Well ", ending a six-year dry spell on American charts. In the U. The single's success helped the group's eponymous album shift eight million units.
Christine McVie composed the song using a portable Hohner electric piano in a small apartment in Malibu, Californiawhere she and then-husband John McVie Fleetwood Mac's bassist resided after completing a concert tour to promote the previous album, Heroes Are Hard to Find. Other instruments were later added to embellish the song, including McVie's Vox Continental organ. The 45 RPM single version of the song released for radio airplay was a remixed, edited version that differed from the mix on the Fleetwood Mac Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac - Over My Head / Im So Afraid.
The single version is distinguished by a cold start rather than the fade-in intro on the LP versionlouder guitar strums in the choruses and less ensemble vocal work overall. In addition, whereas the single version fades during its three-bar instrumental outro,  the album version tape-loops it to six bars upon fade-out. Finally, while the album version has a relatively wide stereo spectrum, the single version is mixed very narrowly essentially mono with stereo reverberation effects on some bongo passages and select guitar flourishes.
The single version is also available as a bonus track on the remastered CD release of the Fleetwood Mac album. The Closer Than Close - Various - Contraseña Mix II Rock Discography. Martin C. Page From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billboard Hot 20 U. Billboard Adult Contemporary 32 U. Joel Whitburn 's Pop Annual  Retrieved Rolling Stone. Popular Music. Archived from the original on October 18, Retrieved December 23, Library and Archives Canada.
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