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Friday 8/12/22 1am ET: Feature Live 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

Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker, CCR, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Dave Matthews Band, Rockpile, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Who, America, Iron Maiden, Tori Amos, Supertramp, Three Dog Night, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Specials, Air Supply, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Wings, Queen, Cars, Firehouse,


Wednesday 7/6/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Everything But The Girl, Specials, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Journey, Neil Young, Heart, Korn, Def Leppard, Metallica, Roy Orbison, Radiohead, Who, Harry Chapin, Carole King, Sara Bareilles, Nils Lofgren, Steve Winwood, Eagles, Rolling Stones with Ike and Tina Turner, Doobie Brothers, Queen


Monday 6/20/22 9am ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Say You Will (2003)

Say You Will is the 17th studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on April 15, 2003. It followed 1995’s Time and was their first album without vocalist/keyboardist Christine McVie, who had left the band in 1998 (although she made some brief appearances on it). Lindsey Buckingham took over primary keyboard duties for the album and Stevie Nicks added some limited additional keyboard parts.

The album would also be the band’s final album with Buckingham, who was told to leave Fleetwood Mac in 2018, although he would participate in their online-only release, 2013’s Extended Play.

Say You Will was the first studio Fleetwood Mac album to peak in the top 3 in the US since 1982’s Mirage. The album debuted at No. 3 with sales of 218,000, spent two months within the top 40, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in July 2003 for 500,000 copies shipped in the US.

A limited edition version of the album was issued at the same time, featuring two live tracks (“Peacekeeper” and “Say You Will”), two additional studio tracks (Nicks’ “Not Make Believe” and Buckingham’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Love Minus Zero/No Limit”), an expanded booklet and poster.

  1. “What’s the World Coming To?” 3:48
  2. “Murrow Turning Over in His Grave” 4:12
  3. “Illume (9-11)” 4:51
  4. “Thrown Down” 4:02
  5. “Miranda” 4:18
  6. “Red Rover” 3:58
  7. “Say You Will” 3:49
  8. “Peacekeeper” 4:11
  9. “Come” 5:59
  10. “Smile at You” 4:33
  11. “Running Through the Garden” 4:34
  12. “Silver Girl” 3:59
  13. “Steal Your Heart Away” 3:33
  14. “Bleed to Love Her” 4:06
  15. “Everybody Finds Out” 4:29
  16. “Destiny Rules” 4:26
  17. “Say Goodbye” 3:26
  18. “Goodbye Baby” 3:52
  19. “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” 4:11
  20. “Not Make Believe” 4:28
  21. “Peacekeeper” (Live from Sessions@AOL) 4:16
  22. “Say You Will” (Live from Sessions@AOL) 3:50

Lindsey Buckingham – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, percussion, programming
Stevie Nicks – vocals, additional keyboards
John McVie – bass guitar, black keys
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
John Shanks – additional keyboards (1), additional guitars (8)
Sheryl Crow – Hammond organ (7, 12), backing vocals (7, 12)
Jamie Muhoberac – Hammond organ (9)
Christine McVie – Hammond organ, keyboards (13), backing vocals (13, 14)
Dave Palmer – acoustic piano (13)
John Pierce – bass guitar verses
Madelyne Felsch, Molly McVie and Jessica James Nicks – backing vocals (7)

Friday 6/17/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Alicia Keys, Joe Bonamassa, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jason Aldean, John Denver, George Michael, Ike & Tina Turner, Eagles, Otis Redding, Pink Floyd and more . . .


Sunday 6/5/22 1pm ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (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 centered 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”.

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
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” 4:56

Friday 5/20/22 11pm ET Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (1979)

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


Thursday 5/12/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Behind The Mask (1990)

Behind the Mask is the fifteenth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on April 9, 1990. It was the first album released by the band after the departure of guitarist Lindsey Buckingham (although he did play acoustic guitar on the album’s title track). He was replaced by Billy Burnette and Rick Vito, both guitar players, singers and songwriters. Fleetwood Mac thus became a six-piece band with four singer/songwriters. The album was not as successful as its predecessor, Tango in the Night, nor did it spawn any big hit singles although “Save Me” made the US Top 40, while “Love Is Dangerous” and “Skies the Limit” enjoyed some airplay. “Save Me” and “Skies the Limit” were much more successful in Canada, where they both reached the Top 30. Though it barely reached the US Top 20, the album entered the UK Albums Chart at number 1 and achieved platinum status there. Following the album’s release and subsequent world tour, bandmembers Stevie Nicks and Rick Vito left the band, though Nicks would rejoin in 1997.

The cover for the album was created by photographer Dave Gorton. He stated that the band did not wish to appear on the front cover of the album and Mick Fleetwood himself suggested that he create an image that “spiritually symbolized” the band instead. The album cover earned a Grammy nomination in 1991 for “Best Album Package”.

  1. “Skies the Limit” 3:45
  2. “Love Is Dangerous” 3:18
  3. “In the Back of My Mind” 7:02
  4. “Do You Know” 4:19
  5. “Save Me” 4:15
  6. “Affairs of the Heart” 4:22
  7. “When the Sun Goes Down” 3:18
  8. “Behind the Mask” 4:18
  9. “Stand on the Rock” 3:59
  10. “Hard Feelings” 4:54
  11. “Freedom” 4:12
  12. “When It Comes to Love” 4:08
  13. “The Second Time” 2:31

Stevie Nicks – vocals
Christine McVie – vocals, keyboards
Rick Vito – lead guitars, vocals
Billy Burnette – guitars, vocals
John McVie – bass guitar
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion, spoken word on “In the Back of My Mind”
Stephen Croes – keyboards, Synclavier programming
Dan Garfield – keyboard programming
Lindsey Buckingham – acoustic guitar on “Behind the Mask”
Okyerema Asanté – percussion on “Freedom”

Thursday 2/17/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night (1987)

Tango in the Night is the fourteenth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Released on 13 April 1987, it is the fifth, and to date, the last studio album from the band’s most successful line-up of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks, as Buckingham left the band later that year.

Produced by Buckingham with Richard Dashut, Tango in the Night began as one of Buckingham’s solo projects, but by 1985 the production had morphed into Fleetwood Mac’s next record. It contains several hit singles, including four US top 20 hits: “Big Love” (No. 5), “Seven Wonders” (No. 19), “Little Lies” (No. 4) and “Everywhere” (No. 14). Two additional songs, “Family Man” (No. 90) and “Isn’t It Midnight” were released as singles to less chart success. Tango in the Night has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. In March 2017, remastered deluxe editions of Tango in the Night were released, the first a double-CD set and the second a 3CD/1DVD/1-LP boxset.

The cover art for the album is a painting by the Australian artist Brett-Livingstone Strong that was hanging in Buckingham’s home. The painting is an homage to the 19th-century French painter Henri Rousseau, emulating his colourful jungle theme works such as The Snake Charmer and The Repast of the Lion. The painting was also used as the cover art for “Big Love”, the album’s lead single.

  1. “Big Love” 3:37
  2. “Seven Wonders” 3:38
  3. “Everywhere” 3:48
  4. “Caroline” 3:50
  5. “Tango in the Night” 3:56
  6. “Mystified” 3:08
  7. “Little Lies” 3:40
  8. “Family Man” 4:08
  9. “Welcome to the Room… Sara” 3:37
  10. “Isn’t It Midnight” 4:06
  11. “When I See You Again” 3:49
  12. “You and I, Part II” 2:40

Lindsey Buckingham – vocals, guitars, keyboards, Fairlight CMI, synthesizer programming, bass, lap harp, percussion, drum programming
Stevie Nicks – vocals
Christine McVie – vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
John McVie – bass guitar
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion

Saturday 1/22/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: A2Z of the Hit of 1990 – Part 2

We interrupt our regular Saturday schedule with an installment of Part 2 of our library of 1990. In this segment we’ll feature music from: Vixen, Madonna, Danger Danger, Rush, Lenny Kravitz, Warrant, Fleetwood Mac, Nelson, Soul Asylum, Jon Bon Jovi, Judas Priest, Larry Gatlin and many more.

12pm to 4pm ET

Wednesday 1/12/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Time (1995)

Time is the 16th studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on October 10, 1995. This album features a unique line-up for the band featuring the addition of former Traffic guitarist Dave Mason and country vocalist Bekka Bramlett (daughter of Delaney and Bonnie). Lindsey Buckingham, who had left Fleetwood Mac in 1987, makes an appearance as a backing vocalist on one track, but Time is the only Fleetwood Mac album since 1974’s Heroes Are Hard to Find not to feature any contribution from Stevie Nicks.

The album received unfavorable reviews from critics and was a commercial disappointment, failing to chart in the US and peaking at number 47 in the UK.

  1. “Talkin’ to My Heart” 4:54
  2. “Hollywood (Some Other Kind of Town)” 5:45
  3. “Blow by Blow” 4:24
  4. “Winds of Change” 4:26
  5. “I Do” 4:28
  6. “Nothing Without You” 3:06
  7. “Dreamin’ the Dream” 3:43
  8. “Sooner or Later” 5:41
  9. “I Wonder Why” 4:28
  10. “Nights in Estoril” 4:47
  11. “I Got It in for You” 4:08
  12. “All Over Again” 3:36
  13. “These Strange Times” 7:07

Christine McVie – keyboards, vocals
John McVie – bass guitar
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion; vocals and guitars on track 13
Bekka Bramlett – vocals

Dave Mason – guitar, vocals
Billy Burnette – guitar, vocals
Michael Thompson – guitars on tracks 2, 5, 8, 10 and 12
Steve Thoma – keyboards on tracks 3, 4 and 9
Lindsey Buckingham – backing vocals on track 6
Fred Tackett – trumpet on track 8
John Jones – keyboards, bass on track 13
Lucy Fleetwood – backing vocals on track 13

Friday 1/7/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – Bare Trees (1972)

Bare Trees is the sixth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in March 1972. This is their last album to feature Danny Kirwan, who was fired during the album’s supporting tour. In the wake of the band’s success in the mid-1970s, Bare Trees peaked at number 70 on US Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1988.

Mick Fleetwood was particularly impressed with Kirwan’s contributions to the album. “Danny had the chops with layering techniques, and the ability to know what’s right and wrong in the studio,” he said.

  1. “Child of Mine” 5:09
  2. “The Ghost” 3:58
  3. “Homeward Bound” 3:20
  4. “Sunny Side of Heaven” 3:10
  5. “Bare Trees” 5:02
  6. “Sentimental Lady” 4:35
  7. “Danny’s Chant” 3:16
  8. “Spare Me a Little of Your Love” 3:44
  9. “Dust” 2:41
  10. “Thoughts on a Grey Day” 1:46

Danny Kirwan – guitar, vocals
Bob Welch – guitar, vocals
Christine McVie – keyboards, vocals
John McVie – bass guitar
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion

Tuesday 12/14/21 1am 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
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” 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

Tuesday 11/30/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Fleetwood Mac – The Dance (1997)

The Dance is a live album by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on August 19, 1997. It hailed the return of the band’s most successful line-up of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks, who had not released an album together since 1987’s Tango in the Night a decade earlier. It was the first Fleetwood Mac release to top the U.S. album charts since 1982’s Mirage.

  1. “The Chain” 5:11
  2. “Dreams” 4:39
  3. “Everywhere” 3:28
  4. “Rhiannon” 6:48
  5. “I’m So Afraid” 7:45
  6. “Temporary One” 4:00
  7. “Bleed to Love Her” 3:27
  8. “Big Love” 3:06
  9. “Landslide” 4:27
  10. “Say You Love Me” 4:59
  11. “My Little Demon” 3:33
  12. “Silver Springs” 5:41
  13. “You Make Loving Fun” 3:49
  14. “Sweet Girl” 3:19
  15. “Go Your Own Way” 5:00
  16. “Tusk” 4:22
  17. “Don’t Stop” 5:28

Stevie Nicks – vocals, tambourine
Lindsey Buckingham – guitars, banjo on “Say You Love Me”, vocals
Christine McVie – keyboards, piano, vocals, accordion on “Tusk”, tambourine on “Say You Love Me”, maracas on “Everywhere”
John McVie – bass guitar, background vocals on “Say You Love Me”
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
Brett Tuggle – keyboards, guitar, background vocals
Neale Heywood – guitar, background vocals
Lenny Castro – percussion
Sharon Celani – background vocals
Mindy Stein – background vocals
Dr. Arthur C. Bartner – director of the USC Trojan Marching Band