Big Love was definitely better when Buckingham reworked it into a solo tune.
Actually speaking of Buckingham I was listening to a new comp of his that came out. I'd forgotten how great his solo stuff was. Pretty much just as good as his stuff with the Mac but with a few more acoustic picking ballads (and he wrote pretty great acoustic picking ballads). If someone was looking to sample his solo work this comp is as good a place to start as any.