Last spring I found a cheap original pressing of the 1992 box 25 Years: The Chain; I'd seen the band perform the previous summer and the box was an appealing deal. Unfortunately it's turned out to be a fairly hideous time capsule, suited best for people who think the Rick Vito/Billy Burnette era is the band's artistic peak. Sifting through those boys' grim tunes makes the final Buckingham/Nicks album, 1987's Tango in the Night, seem delightful. I've long dug Buckingham's most successful song from the album, Big Love, and this week I've been downright hooked on it. Of course, all is forgiven now; Vito and Burnette are long gone, an even more dubious lineup formed and split (with Dave Mason and Bekka Bramlett), and our heroes are once again back in the fold, along with Christine McVie, who had the sense to leave the band herself in the late '90s. At any rate, I've got tickets to see the classic lineup on Valentine's Day; I'm sure they'll do Big Love.