Tag: Fleetwood Mac

Saturday 11/28/2020 3pm ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Live (1980)

Live is a double live album released by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac on 8 December 1980. It was the first live album from the then-current line-up of the band, and the next would be The Dance from 1997. The album was certified gold (500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA in November 1981.

Live consists of recordings taken primarily from the 1979-1980 Tusk Tour, together with a few from the earlier Rumours Tour of 1977. According to the liner notes, two songs were recorded at a Paris soundcheck and three at a performance at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium “for an audience of friends and road crew.”

Of particular note are three new songs – Christine McVie’s “One More Night”, Stevie Nicks’ “Fireflies”, and a well-harmonized backstage rendition of The Beach Boys’ “The Farmer’s Daughter”. The latter two were released as singles; “Fireflies” reached the top 60 in the US, while “The Farmer’s Daughter” reached the top 10 in Austria. “Fireflies” was Nicks’ rumination on the tumultuous recording of the “Tusk” album and her observance that the band stayed intact nevertheless. Her lyrics referred to band members as the “five fireflies.” “The Farmer’s Daughter” appears to have actually been recorded at The Village Recorders studio where Tusk was recorded despite the liner notes – it appears in the Tusk re-release of 2004 nearly identical sans crowd noise. “Don’t Let Me Down Again” is a song from the Buckingham Nicks album and was actually recorded earlier than the rest of the tracks – the recording was made in 1975 in Passaic. The band covered “Farmer’s Daughter” at the request of Buckingham, who deemed the Brian Wilson tune obscure enough to include on the album.

Also notable are two Lindsey Buckingham guitar showcases. The first, “I’m So Afraid”, was popular as a concert finale during this period. The second was Buckingham’s take on former Mac guitarist Peter Green’s signature number, “Oh Well” (originally a 1969 single release).

1. “Monday Morning” 3:51
2. “Say You Love Me” 4:18
3. “Dreams” 4:18
4. “Oh Well” 3:23
5. “Over and Over” 5:01

1. “Sara” 7:23
2. “Not That Funny” 9:04
3. “Never Going Back Again” 4:13
4. “Landslide” 4:33

1. “Fireflies” 4:37
2. “Over My Head” 3:27
3. “Rhiannon” 7:43
4. “Don’t Let Me Down Again” 3:57
5. “One More Night” 3:43

1. “Go Your Own Way” 5:44
2. “Don’t Stop” 4:05
3. “I’m So Afraid” 8:28
4. “The Farmer’s Daughter” 2:25

Lindsey Buckingham – guitar, vocals
Stevie Nicks – vocals
Christine McVie – keyboards, vocals
John McVie – bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
Ray Lindsey – additional guitar on “Go Your Own Way”
Tony Toadaro – additional percussion
Jeffery Sova – additional keyboards

Thursday 11/26/2020 1:15am ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours with Outtakes (1977)

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. Largely recorded in California in 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their eponymous 1975 album, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The Rumours studio sessions were marked by hedonism and strife among band members that shaped the album’s lyrics.

Recorded with the intention of making “a pop album”, the album’s music featured a pop rock and soft rock sound characterized by accented rhythms and electric keyboards such as the Fender Rhodes or Hammond B3 organ. The members partied and used cocaine for much of the recording sessions, and its completion was delayed by its mixing process, but was finished by the end of 1976. Following the album’s release, Fleetwood Mac undertook worldwide promotional tours. Rumours became the band’s first number one album on the UK Albums Chart and also topped the US Billboard 200. The songs “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop”, and “You Make Loving Fun” were released as singles, all of which reached the US top 10.

Rumours was an instant commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide within just a month of its release. It garnered widespread acclaim from critics, with praise centred on its production quality and harmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists and has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres. It won Album of the Year at the 1978 Grammy Awards. It has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Domestically, it has received Diamond certifications in several countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia, and has been certified 20× platinum in the US.

Often considered Fleetwood Mac’s best release, the album has featured in several publications’ lists of the best albums of the 1970s and of all time. In 2004, Rumours was remastered and reissued with the addition of “Silver Springs”, which had been excluded from the original due to tension within the band, and a bonus CD of outtakes from the recording sessions. In 2003, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, being deemed “culturally, historically, or artistically significant” by the Library of Congress. In 2020, Rumours was rated the seventh greatest album of all time in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Also featured Rumours Out-takes.

1. “Second Hand News” 2:56
2. “Dreams” 4:14
3. “Never Going Back Again” 2:14
4. “Don’t Stop” 3:13
5. “Go Your Own Way” 3:43
6. “Songbird” 3:20

1. “The Chain” 4:30
2. “You Make Loving Fun” 3:31
3. “I Don’t Want to Know” 3:15
4. “Oh Daddy” 3:56
5. “Gold Dust Woman” 4:56

OUTTAKES

1. Oh Daddy
2. Go Your Own Way
3. Silver Springs
4. Gold Dust Woman
5. Think About Me
6. Don’t Stop
7. The Chain (Instrumental)
8. You Make Loving Fun
9. Songbird
10. Dreams
11. Never Going Back Again
12. The Chain
13. The Dealer
14. Silver Springs 2

Friday 10/2/2020 1pm ET: Feature Artist – Christine McVie


Christine Anne Perfect (born 12 July 1943), known professionally as Christine McVie following her marriage to John McVie, is an English singer, songwriter and keyboardist, best known as one of the three lead vocalists and the keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac. She joined the band in 1970. She has also released three solo albums. McVie is known for her contralto vocals and her direct but poignant lyrics, which concentrated on love and relationships. AllMusic describes her as an “Unabashedly easy-on-the-ears singer/songwriter, and the prime mover behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits.” Eight of her songs appeared on Fleetwood Mac’s 1988 Greatest Hits album.

In 1998 McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The same year, after almost 30 years with the band, she opted to leave and lived in semi-retirement for nearly 15 years. McVie released one solo album in 2004. In September 2013, McVie appeared on stage with Fleetwood Mac at London’s O2 Arena. She rejoined the band in October 2014, ready for Fleetwood Mac’s On with the Show tour.

In 2014 she received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

In Memoriam: Peter Green (1946 – 2020)

Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946 – July 25, 2020) was an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Green’s songs, such as “Albatross”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Oh Well”, “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” and “Man of the World”, appeared on singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians.

Green was a major figure in the “second great epoch” of the British blues movement. B.B. King commented, “He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats.” Eric Clapton praised his guitar playing; he was interested in expressing emotion in his songs, rather than showing off how fast he could play and used string bending, vibrato, and economy of style.

Rolling Stone ranked Green at number 58 in its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. His tone on the instrumental “The Super-Natural” was rated as one of the 50 greatest of all time by Guitar Player. In June 1996, Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time in Mojo magazine.

Enduring periods of mental illness and destitution throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Green moved in with his older brother Len and Len’s wife Gloria, and his mother in their house in Great Yarmouth, where a process of recovery began.

Green married Jane Samuels in January 1978; the couple divorced in 1979. They had a daughter, Rosebud (born 1978).

Green lived on Canvey Island in Essex after leaving Fleetwood Mac.

On July 25, 2020, it was announced by the family solicitors that Green had died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 73.

Wednesday 2pm ET: Feature Year: 1976

January 5 – Former Beatles road manager Mal Evans is shot dead by Los Angeles police after refusing to drop what police only later find is an air rifle.
January 7 – Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for involuntary manslaughter in the 1974 drug-induced death of Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh.
January 13 – A trial begins for seven Brunswick Records and Dakar Records employees. The record company employees are charged with stealing more than $184,000 in royalties from artists.
January 19 – Concert promoter Bill Sargent makes an offer of $30 million to the Beatles if they will reunite for a concert.
February 15 – Bette Midler bails seven members of her entourage out of jail after they are arrested on charges of cocaine and marijuana possession.
February 19 – Former Tower of Power lead singer Rick Stevens is arrested and charged with the drug-related murders of three men in San Jose, California.
February 20 – Kiss have their footprints added to the sidewalk outside Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater. February 24 – Having been released one week before, The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) compilation becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum by the RIAA. The new platinum certification represents sales of at least 1 million copies for albums and 2 million copies for singles.
March 4 – ABBA arrive at Sydney airport for a promotional tour in Australia.
March 6 – EMI Records reissues all 22 previously released British Beatles singles, plus a new single of the classic “Yesterday”. All 23 singles hit the UK charts at the same time.
March 7 – A wax likeness of Elton John is put on display in London’s Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
March 9 – The Who’s Keith Moon collapses onstage ten minutes into a performance at the Boston Garden.
March 15 – Members of The Plastic People of the Universe are arrested in communist Czechoslovakia. They were sentenced from 8 to 18 months in jail.
March 20 – Alice Cooper marries Sheryl Goddard in an Acapulco restaurant.
March 25 – Jackson Browne’s wife Phyllis commits suicide.
March 26 – In Paris, France, Wings guitarist Jimmy McCulloch breaks one of his fingers when he slips in his hotel bathroom after the final performance on the band’s European tour. The injury ended up delaying the band’s United States tour by three weeks.
April 3 – British pop group Brotherhood of Man win the 21st Eurovision Song Contest in The Hague, Netherlands, with the song “Save Your Kisses For Me”. It goes on to be the biggest selling Eurovision winner ever.
April 14 – Stevie Wonder announces that he has signed a “$13 million-plus” contract with Motown Records.
April 24 – Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels makes a semi-serious on-air offer to pay the Beatles $3000 to reunite live on the show. In a 1980 interview, John Lennon stated that he and Paul McCartney happened to be watching the show together at Lennon’s apartment in New York and considered walking down to the SNL studio “for a gag” but were “too tired”. On May 22, Michaels raises his offer from $3000 to $3,200.
April 28 – The Rolling Stones open their European tour in Frankfurt, Germany.
April 29 – When his tour stops in Memphis, Tennessee, Bruce Springsteen jumps the wall at Elvis Presley’s mansion, “Graceland”, in trying to see his idol. Security guards stop Springsteen and escort him off the grounds.
May 3 – Paul McCartney and Wings start their Wings over America Tour in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the first time McCartney has performed in the US since The Beatles’ last concert in 1966 at Candlestick Park. Paul Simon puts together a benefit show at Madison Square Garden to raise money for the New York Public Library. Phoebe Snow, Jimmy Cliff and the Brecker Brothers also perform. The concert brings in over $30,000 for the Library.
May 19 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is involved in a car accident northwest of London. Cocaine is found in his wrecked car. Richards is given a court date of January 12, 1977. Rumor spread by German press: ABBA members killed in plane crash, only Anni-Frid survived.
May 25 – Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour ends.
June – Former Spring Canyon keyboardist Mark Cook joins Daniel Amos.
June 6 – Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg suffer tragedy when their 10-week old son Tara dies of respiratory failure.
June 10 – Alice Cooper collapses and is rushed to UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles, three weeks before the Goes To Hell tour would begin. The tour is cancelled.
June 18 – ABBA perform “Dancing Queen” for the first time on Swedish television in Stockholm on the eve of the wedding of King Carl XVI Gustaf to Silvia Sommerlath.
June 25 – Uriah Heep performs its last show with David Byron as lead singer in Bilbao, Spain. Byron is sacked shortly afterward.
July 2 – Composer Benjamin Britten accepts a life peerage, only a few months before his death. Brian Wilson performs on stage with The Beach Boys for the first time in three years at a Day on the Green concert in Oakland, California.
July 4 – Many outdoor festivals and shows are held all over the United States as the country celebrates its bicentennial. Elton John performs for 62,000 at Shaffer Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, while The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac play for 36,000 at Tampa Stadium, and Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top draw 35,000 at Memphis Memorial Stadium.
July 7 – 50,000 fans brave the rain in New York to attend a free Jefferson Starship concert in Central Park.
July 27 – Tina Turner files for divorce from husband Ike.
August 5 – Eric Clapton provokes an uproar over comments he makes on stage at a Birmingham concert, voicing his opposition to immigration using multiple racial slurs while exhorting the audience to support Enoch Powell and to “keep Britain white”.
August 11 – Keith Moon is rushed to hospital for the second time in five months, collapsing after trashing his Miami hotel room.
August 13 – The official ABBA logo with the reversed ‘B’ is adopted.
August 16 – Cliff Richard becomes one of the first Western artists ever to perform in the Soviet Union when he gives a concert in Leningrad.
August 21 – An estimated 120,000 fans pack Knebworth House to see The Rolling Stones. Todd Rundgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd and 10cc also perform.
August 31 – a U.S. district court decision rules that George Harrison had “subconsciously” copied The Chiffons’ hit “He’s So Fine” when he wrote the song “My Sweet Lord”.
September 1 – Ode Records president Lou Adler is kidnapped at his Malibu home and released eight hours later after a $25,000 ransom is paid. Two suspects are soon arrested.
September 3 – Rory Gallagher joins the short list of Western popular musicians to perform behind the Iron Curtain with a show in Warsaw, Poland.
September 8 – In a candid interview appearing in the October 7 edition of Rolling Stone published today, Elton John publicly discloses his bisexuality for the first time.
September 14 – The one-hour Bob Dylan concert special Hard Rain airs on NBC, coinciding with the release of the live album of the same name.
September 18 – Queen performs a massive free concert at London’s Hyde Park for over 150,000 people. The second annual Rock Music Awards air on CBS. Peter Frampton wins Rock Personality of the Year, while Fleetwood Mac wins for Best Group and Best Album.
September 20 & September 21 – 100 Club Punk Festival, the first international punk festival is held in London. Siouxsie and the Banshees play their first concert.
September 25 – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr form a band called Feedback in Dublin. The band would later be renamed U2.
October 2 – Joe Cocker performs a duet of “Feelin’ Alright” with himself (as portrayed by John Belushi) on Saturday Night Live.
October 8 – English punk rock group the Sex Pistols sign a contract with EMI Records.
October 11 – Irish singer Joe Dolan is banned for life by Aer Lingus after an air rage incident en route to Corfu from Dublin.
October 20 – The Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains the Same premieres at Cinema I in New York.
October 31 – George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic begin “The P-Funk/Rubber Band Earth Tour” in Houston, a national live series highlighting one of the biggest and revolutionary stage shows in the history of the music industry (the rock group Kiss would be the other group to do a similar act), relying on elaborate costumes, special lighting and effects, and extremely large props including “the Mothership”, which would arrive and land on stage, all of what this band is generally known for. This live set would vary in length (on average of 3 to 5 hours long) and at high volume.
November 18 – Former Tower of Power lead singer Rick Stevens and another person are found guilty on two counts of murder.
November 23 – Thin Lizzy are forced to cancel their U.S. tour when guitarist Brian Robertson injures his hand in a bar fight. Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested after showing up drunk outside Graceland at 3 a.m., waving a pistol and loudly demanding to see Elvis Presley. Presley denied his request.
November 25 – The Band gives its last public performance; Martin Scorsese is on hand to film it.
November 26 – The Sex Pistols’ debut single “Anarchy in the U.K.” is released by EMI.
December 1 – In the UK, the Sex Pistols cause a national outcry after swearing on Thames Television’s Today show.
December 2 – The Bee Gees perform at Madison Square Garden and give the proceeds to the Police Athletic League in New York. In January 1979, they will receive the Police Athletic League’s “Superstars of the Year” award.
December 3 – A Pink Floyd album cover shoot in South London goes awry when a large inflatable pig balloon being used for the shoot breaks free of its moorings and drifts out of sight.
Bob Marley and several others are injured when gunmen burst into his home in Kingston, Jamaica and open fire.
December 8 – The Carpenters air their “Very First Television Special” on ABC. The Eagles release Hotel California.
December 12 – Ace Frehley is shocked on stage during a Kiss concert in Lakeland, Florida after touching an ungrounded metal railing. The incident inspires the song “Shock Me”.
December 31 – The fifth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with performances by Donna Summer, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Four Seasons, and KC and the Sunshine Band.

Also in 1976
– The last practitioner of the rekuhkara form of throat-singing dies, in Hokkaido, Japan.
– Tenor Franco Corelli retires from the stage at the age of 55.
– Cheryl Byron performs rapso in calypso tents for the first time, beginning the popularization of rapso.
– Peter Brown’s solo career begins.
– Peter Tosh’s solo career begins.
– Bunny Wailer’s solo career begins.
– Leif Garrett’s solo career begins.
– .38 Special’s musical career begins.
– Y&T (Yesterday & Today)’s musical career begins.
– Sergio Franchi becomes TV spokesman for Chrysler Corporation’s Plymouth “Volare” and media spokesman for Hills Brothers coffee.
– Steve Martin signs a contract with Warner Bros.
– Eddie Money signs a contract with CBS.
– “Ten Percent”, by Double Exposure, becomes the first 12-inch single commercially available to the public (as opposed to DJ-only promotional copies).
– The Chinese Music Society of North America is founded.
– Gabin Dabiré embarks on a tour of Italy.

 

Monday 12am ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (1979) Expanded

Tusk is the 12th studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as a double album on October 12, 1979. It is considered more experimental than their previous albums: partly a consequence of Lindsey Buckingham’s sparser songwriting arrangements and the influence of post-punk. The production costs were estimated to be over $1 million (equivalent to $3.52 million in 2019), making it the most expensive rock album recorded to that date.

The band embarked on a nine-month tour to promote Tusk. They traveled extensively across the world, including the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. In Germany, they shared the bill with Bob Marley. On this world tour, the band recorded music for the Fleetwood Mac Live album released in 1980.

Compared to 1977’s Rumours, which sold 10 million copies by February 1978, Tusk was regarded as a commercial failure by the label, selling four million copies. In 2013, NME ranked Tusk at number 445 in their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2000 it was voted number 853 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums.

Original 2 LP Release

1. “Over & Over” 4:34
2. “The Ledge” 2:08
3. “Think About Me” 2:44
4. “Save Me a Place” 2:42
5. “Sara” 6:22

1. “What Makes You Think You’re the One” 3:32
2. “Storms” 5:31
3. “That’s All for Everyone” 3:03
4. “Not That Funny” 3:11
5. “Sisters of the Moon” 4:42

1. “Angel” 4:54
2. “That’s Enough for Me” 1:50
3. “Brown Eyes” 4:27
4. “Never Make Me Cry” 2:18
5. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” 3:05

1. “Honey Hi” 2:41
2. “Beautiful Child” 5:21
3. “Walk a Thin Line” 3:46
4. “Tusk” Buckingham 3:37
5. “Never Forget” 3:34

CD 2
1. “Think About Me (Single remix)” 2:46
2. “That’s All for Everyone (Remix)” 2:52
3. “Sisters of the Moon (Remix)” 4:42
4. “Not That Funny (Single remix)” 3:15
5. “Sara (Single edit)” 4:36
6. “Walk a Thin Line (Song #3 – 3/13/79)” 3:15
7. “Honey Hi (Alternate version – 10/18/78)” 3:48
8. “Storms (Alternate version – 11/30/78)” 5:13
9. “Save Me a Place (2nd version – 10/10/78)*” 3:15
10. “Never Make Me Cry (Version – 4/17/79)” 2:17
11. “Out on the Road (aka “That’s Enough for Me” Demo – 12/19/78)*” 2:43
12. “I Know I’m Not Wrong – Lindsey’s Song #1 (Demo)” 3:07
13. “I Know I’m Not Wrong (10/10/78 version)*” 3:18
14. “I Know I’m Not Wrong (11/3/78 version)*” 3:05
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong (4/25/79 version)*” 2:23
16. “I Know I’m Not Wrong (8/13/79 version)*” 3:00
17. “I Know I’m Not Wrong (1/23/79 version)*” 3:02
18. “Tusk (Demo – 1/15/79)*” 5:07
19. “Tusk stage riff (Demo – 1/30/79)*” 3:05
20. “Tusk (Outtake track – 2/1/79)*” 4:15
21. “Tusk (Outtake mix – 1/23/79)*” 4:35
22. “Tusk (USC version – 6/4/79)*” 3:52

CD3 the alternate Tusk
1. “Over & Over (4/2/79)*” 4:40
2. “The Ledge (3/13/79)” 2:07
3. “Think About Me (2/18/79)*” 2:45
4. “Save Me a Place (10/18/78)*” 3:04
5. “Sara (3/10/79)” 8:48
6. “What Makes You Think You’re the One (2/24/79)*” 3:29
7. “Storms (6/2/79)*” 5:32
8. “That’s All for Everyone (10/20/78)*” 3:45
9. “Not That Funny (5/19/79)*” 3:25
10. “Sisters of the Moon (11/12/78)” 5:14
11. “Angel (4/2/79)*” 4:56
12. “That’s Enough for Me (9/29/78)*” 1:52
13. “Brown Eyes (with Lindsey and Peter Green, 9/20/78)*” 5:08
14. “Never Make Me Cry (2/8/79)*” 2:14
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong (11/2/78)*” 3:04
16. “Honey Hi (10/11/78)*” 3:09
17. “Beautiful Child (10/9/78)*” 5:40
18. “Walk a Thin Line (4/6/79)*” 3:22
19. “Tusk (7/19/79)*” 3:36
20. “Never Forget (6/29/78)*” 3:46

CD4 Tusk tour live I
1. “Intro (Wembley, 6/26/80)”
2. “Say You Love Me (Wembley, 6/26/80)”
3. “The Chain (Wembley, 6/20/80)”
4. “Don’t Stop (Wembley, 6/27/80)”
5. “Dreams (Wembley, 6/20/80)”
6. “Oh Well (Wembley, 6/20/80)”
7. “Rhiannon (Tucson, 8/28/80)”
8. “Over & Over (St. Louis, 11/5/79)”
9. “That’s Enough for Me (Wembley, 6/21/80)”
10. “Sara (Tucson, 8/28/80)”
11. “Not That Funny (St. Louis, 11/5/79)”
12. “Tusk (St. Louis, 11/5/79)”

CD5 Tusk Tour live II
1. “Save Me a Place (St. Louis, 11/5/79)”
2. “Landslide (Omaha, 8/21/80)”
3. “What Makes You Think You’re the One (St. Louis, 11/5/79)”
4. “Angel (St. Louis, 11/5/79)”
5. “You Make Loving Fun (Wembley, 6/20/80)”
6. “I’m So Afraid (St. Louis, 11/5/79)”
7. “World Turning (Wembley, 6/22/80)”
8. “Go Your Own Way (Wembley, 6/22/80)”
9. “Sisters of the Moon (Wembley, 6/22/80)”
10. “Songbird (Wembley, 6/27/80)”

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – 50 Years – Don’t Stop (2013)

50 Years – Don’t Stop is a box set by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on November 16, 2018, marking 50 years since the band’s formation. Consisting of three CDs, the set spans the history of the band from 1967 to 2013. It was also released as a 5-LP set and a condensed single CD version. Unlike its spiritual predecessor, 25 Years – The Chain (1992), this album does not feature any previously unreleased material. It does, however, mark the first time certain tracks have been remastered or included in a physical format, as is the case with “Sad Angel”. Other songs appear in their single edit form, like “Sands of Time” and “Heroes are Hard to Find”. Up until the release of 50 Years, these mixes had been out of print for decades.

1. “Shake Your Moneymaker” 2:57
2. “Black Magic Woman” 2:55
3. “Need Your Love So Bad” 3:56
4. “Albatross” 3:14
5. “Man of the World” 2:51
6. “Oh Well 3:32
7. “Rattlesnake Shake” 3:33
8. “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” 4:39
9. “Tell Me All the Things You Do” 4:12
10. “Station Man” 5:12
11. “Sands of Time” 3:03
12. “Spare Me a Little of Your Love” 3:47
13. “Sentimental Lady” 3:02
14. “Did You Ever Love Me” 3:43
15. “Emerald Eyes” 3:34
16. “Hypnotized” 4:49
17. “Heroes Are Hard to Find” 2:46

1. “Monday Morning” 2:47
2. “Over My Head” 3:09
3. “Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)” 3:46
4. “Say You Love Me” 4:02
5. “Landslide” 3:20
6. “Go Your Own Way” 3:39
7. “Dreams” 4:17
8. “Second Hand News” 2:54
9. “Don’t Stop” 3:13
10. “The Chain” 4:29
11. “You Make Loving Fun” 3:36
12. “Tusk” 3:38
13. “Sara” 4:36
14. “Think About Me” 2:44
15. “Fireflies” 3:33
16. “Never Going Back Again (Live)” 4:07

1. “Hold Me” 3:44
2. “Gypsy” 4:23
3. “Love in Store” 3:14
4. “Oh Diane” 2:36
5. “Big Love” 3:42
6. “Seven Wonders” 3:39
7. “Little Lies” 3:39
8. “Everywhere” 3:43
9. “As Long as You Follow” 4:20
10. “Save Me” 4:06
11. “Love Shines” 4:48
12. “Paper Doll” 3:58
13. “I Do” 3:49
14. “Silver Springs (Live)” 4:50
15. “Peacekeeper” 4:10
16. “Say You Will” 3:49
17. “Sad Angel” 4:03

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of the 80s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Van Halen, T’Pau, Living Colour, Red Rider, Peter Gabriel and more . . .

Friday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. They have sold more than 120 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Fleetwood Mac was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. Bassist John McVie completed the lineup for their self-titled debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist in 1968. Keyboardist Christine Perfect, who contributed as a session musician from the second album, married McVie and joined in 1970. At this time it was primarily a British blues band, scoring a UK number one with “Albatross”, and had lesser hits with the singles “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman”. All three guitarists left in succession during the early 1970s, to be replaced by guitarists Bob Welch and Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker. By 1974, all three had either departed or been dismissed, leaving the band without a male lead vocalist or guitarist.

In late 1974, while Fleetwood was scouting studios in Los Angeles, he was introduced to folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac soon asked Buckingham to be their new lead guitarist, and Buckingham agreed on condition that Nicks would also join the band. The addition of Buckingham and Nicks gave the band a more pop rock sound, and their 1975 self-titled album, Fleetwood Mac, reached No. 1 in the United States. Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the arrival of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles and remained at number one on the American albums chart for 31 weeks. It also reached the top spot in various countries around the world and won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978. Rumours has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album in history. The band went through personal turmoil while recording the album, as both the romantic partnerships in the band (one being John and Christine McVie, and the other being Buckingham and Nicks) separated while continuing to make music together.

The band’s personnel remained stable through three more studio albums, but by the late 1980s began to disintegrate. After Buckingham and Nicks each left the band, a 1993 one-off performance for the first inauguration of Bill Clinton featured the lineup of Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Nicks, and Buckingham back together for the first time in six years. A full reunion occurred four years later, and the group released their fourth U.S. No. 1 album, The Dance (1997), a live compilation of their work. Christine McVie left the band in 1998, but continued to work with the band in a session capacity. Meanwhile, the group remained together as a four-piece, releasing their most recent studio album, Say You Will, in 2003. Christine McVie rejoined the band full-time in 2014. In 2018, Buckingham was fired from the band and was replaced by Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Foreigner, Steely Dan, Clint Holmes, Redbone, Elton John, Selector, Robert Gordon, Freda Payne, Toto, Diana Ross and more . . .

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

Today on Sounds of The 80’s we feature:  Christopher Cross, Pointer Sisters, Missing Persons, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Van Halen, Barry Manilow, Warren Zevon, Gregory Abbott, Blue Oyster Cult, Four Tops and more . . . 

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from; Paul Simon, Staple Singers, Melissa Manchester, Eddie Kendricks, Isley Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Spinners, America, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, First Class and many more . . . 

Thursday 6pm: History of Rock and Roll

Featured – Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt.

Monday 10pm: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by English-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. Largely recorded in California in 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their eponymous 1975 album, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The Rumours studio sessions were marked by hedonistic behaviour and interpersonal strife among band members, which shaped the album’s lyrics.

Recorded with the intention of making “a pop album”, the album’s music featured a pop rock and soft rock sound characterized by accented rhythms and electric keyboards such as the Fender Rhodes or Hammond B3 organ. The members partied and used cocaine for much of the recording sessions, and its completion was delayed by its mixing process, but was finished by the end of 1976. Following the album’s release, Fleetwood Mac undertook worldwide promotional tours. Rumours reached the top of both the US Billboard 200 and the United Kingdom Albums Chart, and became the band’s most successful release. The songs “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop”, and “You Make Loving Fun” were released as singles, all of which reached the US top 10.

Having won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, Rumours has since sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, and has received diamond certifications in several countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia. The album garnered widespread acclaim from critics, with praise centred on its production quality and harmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists and has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres.

Often considered Fleetwood Mac’s best release, it has featured in several publications’ lists of the best albums of the 1970s and of all time. In 2004, Rumours was remastered and reissued with the addition of “Silver Springs”, which had been excluded from the original due to tension within the band, and a bonus CD of outtakes from the recording sessions. In 2018, the album was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, being deemed “culturally, historically, or artistically significant” by the Library of Congress.

1. “Second Hand News” 2:56
2. “Dreams” Stevie Nicks 4:14
3. “Never Going Back Again” 2:14
4. “Don’t Stop” 3:13
5. “Go Your Own Way” 3:38
6. “Songbird” 3:20
7. “The Chain” 4:30
8. “You Make Loving Fun” 3:31
9. “I Don’t Want to Know” 3:15
10. “Oh Daddy” 3:56
11. “Gold Dust Woman” Nicks 4:56