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The 1975 eponymous album by Fleetwood Mac (that features the current line-up) will be reissued as a five-disc super deluxe edition in January 2018.  The original album is newly remastered and features on CD and vinyl LP in the box set. The CD also includes the original single mixes of Over My Head, Rhiannon, Say You Love Me and Blue Letter.  Like the previous Fleetwood Mac sets there’s plenty of unreleased outtakes, the super deluxe features a completely alternate version of the album (none of it ever released before), along with a handful of live tracks and a couple of jam/instrumentals. Released in 1975, Fleetwood Mac will be given a special reissue treatment . The album — the first to feature the quintet Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood,Christine McVieJohn McVie, and Stevie Nicks — featured the hits and live staples “Landslide” (Nicks), “Rhiannon” (Nicks), “Monday Morning” (Buckingham), and “Over My Head” (Christine McVie).

Fleetwood Mac photographed in 1976

The third CD features 14 live tracks (all previously unreleased) while disc four is a DVD which features a 5.1 surround sound mix of Fleetwood Mac, a hi-res stereo version of the album and those four single versions.

Completing the set is the LP version of the original album pressed on 180-gram vinyl. The packaging sounds consistent with what was issued for previous albums (Rumours, Tusk, Mirage and Tango In The Night) since this comes in a 12″ x 12″ embossed sleeve with in-depth sleeve notes and new interviews with all the band members.

This five-disc Fleetwood Mac box set will be released on 19th January from Warner Bros. Records. A two-CD expanded edition featuring the first two discs in the box will also be issued.

The second single from Buckingham McVie, “Feel About You,” pleasantly recalls sounds of Fleetwood Mac‘s perfect pop confections on 1987’s “Tango In The Night” . It’s fitting, since that was also the last time Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie shared studio space.

Their new song, which follows Buckingham’s “In My World” as we await Buckingham McVie’s first ever recording as just a duo. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is set for release on June 9th; the album also features Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie .

The music grew out of reunion sessions following Christine McVie’s return from a lengthy retirment. When Stevie Nicks declined to participate, citing her own solo obligations , Buckingham and McVie decided to release their stuff separately from the band.

“We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically,” Buckingham said . “The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘What took us so long?!!’”

So, basically, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a Fleetwood Mac record minus one key member. Nothing new for the often-splintered group: 1990’s Behind The Mask was made without Buckingham, 1995’s Time without Buckingham and Nicks and 2003’s Say You Will  (which followed the reunited band’s 1997 live comeback, The Dance without Christine McVie. And like the albums made over the past quarter century, there are some good moments, some underwhelming ones and some missed opportunities

Nicks is clearly missed at times, especially her part in the vocal trio’s harmonies. But Buckingham — one of music’s most undervalued guitarists, singers, songwriters and producers — checks in with some of his most engaging songs in years. And McVie, who last released a solo record in 2004, sounds revitalized following her long absence from the studio.
Buckingham and McVie shared vocals on a number of Fleetwood Mac band favorites over the years, including “Don’t Stop” from 1977’s “Rumours” “Think About Me” from 1979’s Tusk and “Hold Me” from 1982’s Mirage album. They also co-wrote three songs from Tango in the Night, as well as “World Turning” from 1975’s “Fleetwood Mac” .

“We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I,” McVie commented , “and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”

They’ve been part of one of rock and roll’s greatest bands for five decades, but for the first time ever, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are finally teaming together for a collaborative album.

The record, titled simply Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, is due out on June 9th, the album’s lead-off track, “Sleeping Around the Corner.”

Buckingham and McVie began working on the album’s material three years ago, ahead of the group’s On With the Show tour, which found McVie rejoining the group after a 16-year-long break.

“We thought we’d go into the studio to reacquint myself to playing in a rock band and getting the chemistry and the vibe,” says McVie. “We thought we’d lay down a couple of tracks; that’s all we meant to do. And then Lindsey had some [songs]. And we just started having a good time.”

To finish the material, Buckingham and McVie met with band mates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie in Los Angeles’ Village Studios, where the Mac recorded 1979’s Tusk. “Nothing much had changed [in the studio] as far as I can remember,” says McVie. “The Tusk days are a bit of a haze, to be honest. But everything seemed exactly the same.” Adds Buckingham, “It was like a time warp. It was cool!”

The resulting collection features lovely, McVie led ballads like “Game of Pretend” and bright, chiming rockers like “On With the Show.” Buckingham and McVie are perhaps most psyched about “Sleeping Around the Corner,” which Buckingham began writing about four years ago. “[When Christine heard it], she was like ‘It’s a hit!’” says Buckingham. “And who am I to disagree?”

On June 21st, Buckingham and McVie will launch 14 date tour Then, Fleetwood Mac will reconvene for The Classic West and The Classic East festivals in Los Angeles and New York City on July 15 and July 29, respectively. Of gearing up for those festival dates, where the band will perform alongside veteran acts like Steely Dan, Eagles, Journey, and more, McVie says, “I’m really looking forward to the festivals. It’s not that long since we finished our big tour. We’ve got five days of rehearsals prior to those shows. And that should be a really fun experience.”

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are just about ready to unveil their forthcoming album starting with the impending release of the set’s first single, “In My World,” this week.

Due April 14th, the “In My World” single officially starts the long-awaited lead up to Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, the duo project led by the Fleetwood Mac bandmates who rediscovered their creative bond after McVie had rejoined the band’s lineup in 2014. Scheduled for a June 9th release, the album offers what both partners see as the sensible and long-overdue culmination of a long-term partnership.

“We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically,” explained Buckingham in a press release. “The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘what took us so long?’”

“We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I,” added McVie. “This has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”

Tracked in Los Angeles, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie serves as a Fleetwood Mac album of sorts; although singer Stevie Nicks was not involved, the duo worked with Mac rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie , adding their distinctive “dynamic rhythmic engine” to the 10-song set.

The album’s release will be followed by a spate of what are being referred to as “special U.S. concerts.” they’re scheduled to begin June 21st and continue through July 27th Whether they’ll be performing with Fleetwood and John McVie is unknown, although it’s probably worth noting that Fleetwood Mac are booked to appear at festivals this summer.

The album was recorded at The Village Studios in Los Angeles (where Tusk was made) and Buckingham and McVie were “joined in the studio by fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie” which sounds very promising!

Speaking about the project, Lindsey had this to say: “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘what took us so long?!!‘” Christine McVie describes the results of the collaboration as “really amazing”.

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie will be issued on Atlantic Records on 9th June 2017.

Fleetwood Mac will release an expansive, 30th anniversary edition of their 14th studio album, 1987’s Tango in the Night, on March 10th via Warner Bros. Records. The reissue is packaged in three formats: a one-CD set featuring remastered audio, an expanded two-CD version with rare and unreleased recordings and a deluxe version featuring three CDs, a 180-gram LP and a DVD with music videos and a high-resolution version of the album.

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With Tango in the Night, Fleetwood Mac fully immersed themselves in the decade’s glossy production style. Showcasing the diverse styles of primary songwriters Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, the 12-track LP spawned a quartet of hit singles: “Big Love,” “Seven Wonders,” “Everywhere” and “Little Lies.” Their second highest-selling album behind 1977 masterwork Rumours, it remains the group’s final studio project with the classic quintet line-up of Buckingham, Nicks, McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.
The deluxe and expanded reissues features a disc of 13 previously unheard recordings, including an alternate version of shimmering Christine McVie ballad “Mystified,” a demo of Buckingham’s epic, percussion-heavy title-track and rare B-sides “Down Endless Street” and “Ricky.” The deluxe edition offers a third disc with 14 12-inch mixes – including dub versions of “Seven Wonders and “Everywhere” – and a DVD with videos of “Big Love,” “Seven Wonders,” “Little Lies,” “Family Man” and “Everywhere.”
Buckingham and Christine McVie recently announced an album of duets tentatively titled Buckingham McVie. The set, which features contributions from John McVie and Fleetwood, is loosely slated for a May release.

Fleetwood Mac have spent the past few years reissuing their peerless back catalogue in the obligatory remastered, expanded, deluxe editions. Last year brought us the 1982 album “Mirage” which somehow managed to make an album already slathered in cocaine sound even more cokey, all sheen and shine.

Next up is Tango in the Night, coming out on Warner on 10th March, They’ve got this early, unreleased version of the Stevie Nicks track Seven Wonders for you. It’s longer but also a little harsher than the album version, drawing out the fatalism of the chorus and de-emphasising the keyboard hook.

Tango in the Night came out five years after Mirage, and had originally been planned as a Lindsay Buckingham solo record – Nicks spent only two weeks in the studio with the band because she was concentrating on her solo career. Be thankful that it became a full-band record, because the album became defined not by his songs but by the contributions of the other writers; without the two singles from Christine McVie“Everywhere” and “Little Lies” – it would be a very different record. While many Mac fans might have their favourite writer in the group, it takes all three of Buckingham, Nicks and McVie to balance the group.

That balance is what makes Tango in the Night so great. For all that the music is of a piece – sophisticated, slick, without ever being over-complicated – it manages to shift through moods effortlessly. Buckingham is on edge throughout and has explained that Big Love, his single from the album, gets misinterpreted: when he sings that he is “looking out for love”, he doesn’t mean he is looking for love, he is putting himself on guard for it. In the title track, he’s restless, discomfited (“Try to sleep, sleep won’t come”); Caroline upbraids a woman who is crazy and lazy; Family Man seems to be a hymn to domestic stability, but even then he can’t help observing that “the road gets tough”.

McVie’s songs appear much more straightforward. “Everywhere” is a simple, gorgeous statement of love; “Little Lies” its counterpart, the realisation that the feelings of Everywhere depend on self-deception. Nicks’s are neither straightforward, nor angry: Welcome to the Room … Sara was written after treatment at the Betty Ford clinic, and uncertainty echoes throughout her contributions (“If I see you again / Will it be the same?” she asks on When I See You Again. “If I see you again / Will it be over?”), and “Seven Wonders” exemplifies that, with Nicks confronting the notion that even living to see the seven wonders will never match what she has lost.

Fleetwood Mac – Tango in the Night

Reissue Track List (Deluxe Edition)
Disc One: Original Album – 2017 Remaster
1. “Big Love”
2. “Seven Wonders”
3. “Everywhere”
4. “Caroline”
5. “Tango In The Night”
6. “Mystified”
7. “Little Lies”
8. “Family Man”
9. “Welcome To The Room… Sara”
10. “Isn’t It Midnight”
11. “When I See You Again”
12. “You And I, Part II”
Disc Two: B-Sides, Outtakes, Sessions
1. “Down Endless Street”
2. “Special Kind Of Love” (Demo)*
3. “Seven Wonders” (Early Version)*
4. “Tango In The Night” (Demo)*
5. “Mystified” (Alternate Version)*
6. “Book Of Miracles” (Instrumental)
7. “Where We Belong” (Demo)*
8. “Ricky”
9. “Juliet” (Run-Through)*
10. “Isn’t It Midnight” (Alternate Mix)*
11. “Ooh My Love” (Demo)*
12. “Mystified” (Instrumental Demo)*
13. “You And I, Part I & II” (Full Version)*
*Previously Unissued
Disc Three: The 12″ Mixes
1. “Big Love” (Extended Remix)
2. “Big Love” (House On The Hill Dub)
3. “Big Love” (Piano Dub)
4. “Big Love” (Remix/Edit)
5. “Seven Wonders” (Extended Version)
6. “Seven Wonders” (Dub)
7. “Little Lies” (Extended Version)
8. “Little Lies” (Dub)
9. “Family Man” (Extended Vocal Remix)
10. “Family Man” (I’m A Jazz Man Dub)
11. “Family Man” (Extended Guitar Version)
12. “Family Party” (Bonus Beats)
13. “Everywhere” (12″ Version)
14. “Everywhere” (Dub)
Disc Four: The Videos (DVD)
1. “Big Love”
2. “Seven Wonders”
3. “Little Lies”
4. “Family Man”
5. “Everywhere”
(Plus a High-Resolution Stereo Mix of the Original Album)

FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT

Vinyl debut, Triple-LP Collection Features 22 Live Recordings From The Band’s 1979-80 Tour, That Were Previously Available Only As Part Of The Tusk: Deluxe Edition, Available On March 4th From Warner Bros. Records

Fleetwood Mac unveiled a massive Deluxe Edition of its revered double album Tusk late last year that featured 22 previously unreleased live performances selected from the band’s 1979-80 tour. Until now, those concert recordings have only been available as part of the set and only on CD and digitally. That will change soon with the release of FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT.

All of the live music from the 2015 reissue of Tusk will be available on March 4th from Warner Bros. Records as a three-LP set. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the albums will be presented in a tri-fold jacket.

Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks originally released Tusk in October of 1979. The Grammy® Award-nominated, double-album went onto sell more than four million copies worldwide and introduced fans to hits like “Sara,” “Think About Me,” and the title track.

The music heard on In Concert was recorded at four stops during the band’s 111-show world tour promoting Tusk. This new collection serves as a worthy companion to the classic 1980 album Live. Although a few songs are duplicated from that album, including “Say You Love Me,” “Landslide” and “Go Your Own Way,” each performance on In Concert is unique and taken from a different show.

In Concert boasts 10 songs not heard on Live, including “World Turning” from the Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled release, and “The Chain” from the band’s best-selling album Rumours (1977), a Grammy-award winning juggernaut that has sold more than 40 million copies.

Several songs from IN CONCERT were recorded at the Checkerdome in St. Louis just a month after the release of Tusk, and only seven shows into the tour. Those performances capture the band already in top form on songs like “Angel,” “Save Me A Place” and “What Makes You Think You’re The One.”

The rest of the performances were recorded several months later, including 11 songs from the band’s six-night stand at Wembley Arena in London in June 1980. Among the highlights are “That’s Enough For Me,” “Sisters Of The Moon,” and the Top 10 smash from Rumours, “You Making Loving Fun.”

FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT

LP Track Listing

Side One

1.Intro (Wembley, 06/26/80),2.“Say You Love Me”(Wembley, 06/26/80), 3.“The Chain” (Wembley, 06/20/80) 4.“Don’t Stop” (Wembley, 06/27/80), 5.“Dreams” (Wembley, 06/20/80)

Side Two

1.“Oh Well” (Wembley, 06/20/80), 2.“Rhiannon” (Tucson, 08/28/80), 3.“Over And Over” (St. Louis, 11/05/79), 4.“That’s Enough For Me” (Wembley, 06/21/80),

Side Three

1.“Sara” (Tucson, 08/28/80), 2.“Not That Funny” (St. Louis, 11/05/79), 3.“Tusk” (St. Louis, 11/05/79), 4.“Save Me A Place” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)

Side Four

1.“Landslide” (Omaha, 08/21/80), 2.“What Makes You Think You’re The One” (St. Louis, 11/05/79), 3.“Angel” (St. Louis, 11/05/79), 4.“You Make Loving Fun” (Wembley, 06/20/80)

Side Five

1.“I’m So Afraid” (St. Louis, 11/05/79), 2.“World Turning” (Wembley, 06/22/80)

Side Six

1.“Go Your Own Way” (Wembley, 06/22/80), 2.“Sisters Of The Moon” (Wembley, 06/22/80), 3.“Songbird” (Wembley, 06/27/80)