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FLEETWOOD MAC RELEASES 'RUMOURS' BOX SET TODAY

1/29/2013

Out today (January 29th) are Fleetwood Mac's expanded and deluxe versions of their 1977 blockbuster Rumours album. The set, which comes just short of the 36th anniversary of the album's release, will be issued in an "Expanded Edition" featuring the original album, the Stevie Nicks-written B-Side "Silver Springs," a live collection of tracks from 1977, and a full disc of session outtakes. The "Deluxe Edition" tags on a second disc of outtakes, a remastered vinyl version of the album, and a new documentary focusing on the album's recording sessions, titled, The Rosebud Film.

 

Lindsey Buckingham admits that well over 35 years after splitting as lovers, the joy and pain of his years with Stevie Nicks still rears its head in the context of Fleetwood Mac's live shows, telling Mojo, "Touring with an ex is not a problem. But I think there are still parts of mine and Stevie's relationship that are unresolved and it will be interesting to revisit that on this next tour. I know that what makes Rumours so attractive to people is the fact that we're making this music while all our hearts were breaking."

  • Despite the sales and accolades, Buckingham actually prefers Rumours' predecessor, Buckingham and Nicks' debut with the band, 1975's Fleetwood Mac album: "I actually think Fleetwood Mac is a better-recorded album. But we always knew that Rumours was good, and expected a certain outcome. I don't think anyone could have predicted the Michael Jackson world we'd find ourselves in."
  • Lindsey Buckingham told us that fans tend to over-romanticize what a horrendous period the recording of Rumours was for the members of Fleetwood Mac: "If there was one worst thing it was probably just it was difficult for all four of us as two couples to have broken up to be alienated -- probably not to have gotten anything close to closure -- and to still have to kind of move forward. And to do that you kind of had to compartmentalize your emotions a little bit. You had to seal one thing off here and get on with it there. It was kind of an exercise in denial."
  • Fleetwood Mac will kick off its 48-date North American tour on April 4th at Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena.

The tracklisting to Fleetwood Mac's "Deluxe Edition" of Rumours:

  • Disc One: Rumours
    "Second Hand News"
    "Dreams"
    "Never Going Back Again"
    "Don't Stop"
    "Go Your Own Way"
    "Songbird"
    "The Chain"
    "You Make Loving Fun"
    "I Don't Want To Know"
    "Oh Daddy"
    "Gold Dust Woman"
    "Silver Springs" - B-side

  • Disc Two: Live, 1977 Rumours World Tour
    "Intro"
    "Monday Morning"
    "Dreams"
    "Don't Stop"
    "The Chain"
    "Oh Daddy"
    "Rhiannon"
    "Never Going Back Again"
    "Gold Dust Woman"
    "World Turning"
    "Go Your Own Way"
    "Songbird"

  • Disc Three: More from the Recording Sessions
    "Second Hand News" (Early Take)
    "Dreams" (Take 2)
    "Never Going Back Again" (Acoustic Duet)
    "Go Your Own Way" (Early Take)
    "Songbird" (Demo)
    "Songbird" (Instrumental, Take 10)
    "I Don't Want To Know" (Early Take)
    "Keep Me There" (Instrumental)
    "The Chain" (Demo)
    "Keep Me There" (With Vocal)
    "Gold Dust Woman" (Early Take)
    "Oh Daddy" (Early Take)
    "Silver Springs" (Early Take)
    "Planets Of The Universe" (Demo)
    "Doesn't Anything Last" (Acoustic Duet)
    "Never Going Back Again" (Instrumental)

  • Disc Four: 2004 Reissue Roughs & Outtakes
    "Second Hand News"
    "Dreams"
    "Brushes (Never Going Back Again)"
    "Don't Stop"
    "Go Your Own Way"
    "Songbird"
    "Silver Springs"
    "You Make Loving Fun"
    "Gold Dust Woman #1"
    "Oh Daddy"
    "Think About It"
    Early Demos:
    "Never Going Back Again"
    "Planets Of The Universe"
    "Butter Cookie (Keep Me There)"
    "Gold Dust Woman"
    "Doesn't Anything Last"
    Jam Sessions:
    "Mic The Screecher"
    "For Duster (The Blues)"

FAST FACTS

  • Rumours topped the Billboard 200 album chart for 31 non-consecutive weeks and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
  • The album, which currently has sales of 40 million units worldwide, spawned four Top Ten hits -- "Go Your Own Way" (#10), "Don't Stop" (#3), "Dreams" (#1), and "You Make Loving Fun" (#9).

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is Making Rumours: The Inside Story Of The Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, by the band's legendary co-producer, Ken Calliat. Calliat, who wrote the book with co-author Steve Stiefel, tells the story behind all the 1977 album's classic tracks -- as well as the songs that were bumped from the final lineup.
  • Making Rumours talks about the creative process, general debauchery, and romantic breakdowns which took place during the 1976 recording sessions between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, John and Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood and wife Jenny Boyd.
  • In addition to Rumours, Calliat went on to co-produce Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, Fleetwood Mac Live, and Mirage albums -- along with their career-spanning box set, The Chain. He currently serves as executive producer to his daughter, current hit-maker, Colbie Calliat.

CHECK IT OUT: Fleetwood Mac in 1977 performing "Never Going Back Again" live in Japan:

Lindsey Buckingham On The Lowpoint Of Fleetwood Mac

Ultimate Classic Rock posts a review of Fleetwood Mac "Rumours (Expanded Edition)"  Check out a Q&A at Rolling Stone  NME reports Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" set to re-enter UK Top 10 this weekend

Ultimate Classic Rock reports Stevie Nicks admits to reliving emotions that inspired Fleetwood Mac’s best work

NME reports Fleetwood Mac "coming to UK in September"


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