Songs You May Have Missed #48


Fleetwood Mac: “Farmer’s Daughter” (1979)

Originally written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and appearing on the Beach Boys’ 1963 Surfin’ U.S.A. album, “Farmer’s Daughter” was resurrected by Fleetwood Mac as a concert encore and is an exquisite showcase for their harmonies. Lindsay Buckingham even duplicates Carl Wilson’s chugging guitar sound. A live version, recorded at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in front of crew and a few friends during the Tusk tour, was actually released as a single but did not chart. This version, from the reissued Tusk album’s bonus disc, is a little cleaner-sounding, although the live recording is pretty flawless itself.

Glad to help you plow your fields.” Indeed.

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