FLEETWOOD MAC – ” Live ” Super Deluxe Edition

Posted: February 11, 2021 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Fleetwood Mac have unveiled a Super Deluxe reissue of their 1980 live album, “Fleetwood Mac Live”The LP captured the iconic line-up in top form at tour stops along their global trek in support of their 1979 studio album, “Tusk”.

Three songs from Tusk are featured on “Live!”, including “Sara,” “Over and Over” and “Not That Funny” – while the rest of the track listing included a selection of highlights from throughout the band’s storied career, including massive hits like “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop” and “Rhiannon.”

The upcoming 3-CD/2-LP expanded reissue features a newly remastered version of the original 1980 release, plus more than an hour of unreleased live versions of classic Fleetwood Mac tracks, recorded between 1977 and 1982. The 14 live tracks that debut on the Super Deluxe Edition  include “Tusk,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “Songbird” and “The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown).” The set also includes a bonus 7-inch single featuring previously unreleased demos for “Fireflies” and “One More Night” 

An unreleased live performance of “The Chain” recorded in Cleveland in 1980 is available now as a digital download/streaming services.

The Fleetwood Mac Live: Super Deluxe Edition is presented in a 12 x 12 rigid slipcase and comes with a booklet filled with rare photos, a full itinerary for the “Tusk” Tour, plus a history of the live album by writer David Wild. He writes: “Then and now, Fleetwood Mac Live artfully marks a fascinating time period for a group that, in one form or another, has been on the global stage for more than half a century… It’s a wildly entertaining rock ’n’ roll circus in full swing under a big tent of the band’s own creation as they leave audiences dazzled in locales from Paris, France, to Passaic, New Jersey.”

The majority of the original album was recorded live between 1979 and 1980, save for a few exceptions:  “Don’t Let Me Down Again,” was recorded in 1975 during the tour for Fleetwood Mac; Dreams” and “Don’t Stop” are from the band’s soundcheck in Paris; while “Fireflies,” “One More Night,” and a cover of the Beach Boys’ “Farmer’s Daughter” were all recorded in California during a special show for the band’s crew, family, and friends.

In addition to the Super Deluxe set, a special limited Tour Edition will also be available. With only 1,000 copies being released, this set adds a replica ticket, backstage pass, ad, button, sticker and iron-on patch from the era to the collection.


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