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The special guest from Fleetwood Mac…

English singer/songwriter Robbie Patton received his break when he toured as a special guest of Fleetwood Mac in 1979 when that act was one of the hottest acts in the music world. The association proved to be even more beneficial when Patton recorded his 1981 release Distant Shores.

Not only did Mac keyboardist Christine McVie play keyboards and produce the record, but guitarist Lindsey Buckingham added guitar to the track “Don’t Give It Up.” While the album wasn’t a smash success, petering out in the lower reaches of the chart, “Don’t Give It Up” was released as a single and climbed into the Top 30 during the late summer.

He followed Distant Shores with another McVie-produced release, Orders From Headquarters, which was released the following year. This time, Stevie Nicks provided her vocals, performing a duet with Patton on the single “Smiling Islands.” Neither the album nor single was able to achieve the same level of success, however, with Orders From Headquarters not even managing to chart.

The failure of his solo release was tempered, though, with the performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Hold Me,” which Patton wrote with McVie for the album Mirage. During the ’80s and ’90s, Patton wrote songs that appeared on albums by Jonathan Cain and Santana.

Words from allmusic.com

Discography

No Problem

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: Let Me Out, Laura, I Love You Baby, You Got It Bad, 18 & Under, Ready Or Not, Choose Ride, Friends, It’s Too Late & Tell Me Why.

Musicians on the No Problem album: Robbie Patton, Dan Huff, Kurt Howell, Jay Winding, Carlos Vega, Nathan East, Mark Machino, Jon Clarke, Joe Turano, Jim Haas, Joe Pizzulo & Jon Joyce.

Orders From Headquarters

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: Victim Of Your Love, Louise, It´s Your Heart, Lonely Nights, Feel The Flow, Orders From Headquarters, Tell Her Goodbye, Smiling Islands, All Because Of You & Look Away.

Musicians on the Orders From Headquarters album: Robbie Patton, Dave Adelstein, Robin Sylvester, Kirk Arthur, Joey Brosler, Kurt Howell, Mike Hamilton, Alex Acuna, Christine McVie, Steve Nicks & Timothy B. Schmit.

No Problem

Atlantic Records 1984

Tracks: Let Me Out, Laura, I Love You Baby, You Got It Bad, 18 & Under, Ready Or Not, Choose Ride, Friends, It’s Too Late & Tell Me Why.

Musicians on the No Problem album: Robbie Patton, Dan Huff, Kurt Howell, Jay Winding, Carlos Vega, Nathan East, Mark Machino, Jon Clarke, Joe Turano, Jim Haas, Joe Pizzulo & Jon Joyce.

Orders From Headquarters

Atlantic Records 1982

Tracks: Victim Of Your Love, Louise, It´s Your Heart, Lonely Nights, Feel The Flow, Orders From Headquarters, Tell Her Goodbye, Smiling Islands, All Because Of You & Look Away.

Musicians on the Orders From Headquarters album: Robbie Patton, Dave Adelstein, Robin Sylvester, Kirk Arthur, Joey Brosler, Kurt Howell, Mike Hamilton, Alex Acuna, Christine McVie, Steve Nicks & Timothy B. Schmit.

Distant Shores

Liberty Records 1981

Tracks: Don’t Give It Up, One On One, Alright, Boulevard, She, Heartache, How I Feel, Last Night, When Love Disappears  & Distant Shores.

Musicians on the Distant Shores album: Robbie Patton, Bob Weston, Tim Weston, Lindsey Buckingham, Colin Allen, Robin Sylvester, Tony Selvage, Christine McVie, Robin Sylvester, David Adelstein & Bob Welch.

Do You Wanna Tonight

Liberty Records 1979

Tracks: You Better Quit It, Your Mama Don’t Mind, Darlin’, No Time, This Time, Fare You Well, Do You Wanna Tonight, No Cheap Wine And Dancing, Never Comin’ Down & Alone And Restless Me.

Musicians on the Do You Wanna Tonight album: Robbie Patton, Jeff Porcaro, Ed Greene, Steve Lukather, Mike Landau, Mike Porcaro, Jai Winding, Steve George, Bob Welch, Brian Russell & Bobby LaKind.

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