Bare Trees - Reprise 1972
Danny Kirwan’s songs are mostly fine and very listenable. Kirwan is an excellent guitarist and an accomplished singer, though his vocals at times can appear somewhat thin.
"Dust" is one of the finest songs Kirwin ever wrote for the band, and consequently one of the album’s highlights. His instrumental "Sunny Side of Heaven", may have you think back to the period where both Kirwan and Peter Green were in the group ; a great track. "Child of Mine" and "Bare Trees" are fine pop- rockers , though maybe not particularly memorable . " Danny's Chant " has some fine guitar playing , but may come out, with his wordless vocals , a little unfinished .
Christine McVie , who has group significantly strongest vocals, has written two fine songs for "Bare Trees". Soul rocker " Homeward Bound" has the fullness you may well miss out on some of the other tracks. The almost gospel -like "Spare Me a Little" is, along with "Dust" the most memorable track on this album .
American guitarist Bob Welch has written two songs; the lightweight rocker " The Ghost " and the very commercial and catchy "Sentimental Lady ", a number which falls outside the album's overall feeling. Welch later re-recorded the song and had a nice hit with it.