Fleetwood Mac’s TUSK is getting a new remaster with the deluxe, expanded treatment

Release information has just appeared on Spin CDs in the UK, where they list three new versions of the Fleetwood Mac’s multi-platinum Tusk album remastered by Lindsey Buckingham ** (needs to be verified). The album is listed as being available on Dec 4th, 2015 and the set is listed to be released in three editions:

  • Tusk (Deluxe Edition 5CD/1DVD-A/2 Vinyl
  • Tusk (Expanded 3CD Digi-pack)
  • Tusk (1CD Jewel Case – 2015 Remaster)

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The information listed on the website is as follows…

Posted on October 23, 2015

TUSK will be available on December 4.

  • Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Deluxe Edition 5CD/1DVD-A/2 Vinyl) £54.99,
  • Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Expanded 3CD Digi-pack) £12.99,
  • Fleetwood Mac Tusk (1CD Jewel Case – 2015 Remaster) £9.99

Fleetwood Mac builds on its formidable legacy as one of rock’s most legendary acts as they re-visit their most ambitious album with deluxe and expanded editions of TUSK. Originally released in 1979, the GrammyAward-nominated, double-album sold more than four million copies worldwide, and reached number 1 in the UK album charts, and included hits like “Sara,” “Think About Me,” and the title track. Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac review – Still winning over the generations in Sydney | The Guardian

All Phones Arena, Sydney
The band who’ve made peace with the past put on a truly group effort, satisfying old, new and future pop lovers with a nostalgia-light set

By Friday 23 October 2015 

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What brings someone to a Fleetwood Mac concert in 2015? Hazy memories of Rumours the first time round. The bashed up vinyl inherited from a parent. An interview with Haim, wearing their influences as openly as their Stevie Nicks-inspired style. Or pure and simple love of pop, never mind the vintage?

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on stage in Sydney. Photograph: Glenn Pokorny

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on stage in Sydney. Photograph: Glenn Pokorny

Whatever the reason, Sydney’s All Phones Arena boasts a surprisingly all-ages crowd for the first of Fleetwood Mac’s anticipated Australian dates (a 2013 visit was cancelled when band member John McVie started treatment for cancer).

The band have been on hiatus for three months since the last leg of their On With The Show world tour. Lindsey Buckingham complains of blisters on his fingers. Stevie struggles to remember a well-worn anecdote of her first trip to the Velvet Underground in San Francisco.

At least, they tell us they’re blistering and struggling. From here in the side seats, they’re smashing it out of the Olympic park. And even if the three other bandmates vie for less attention than these famous ex-lovers – Mick Fleetwood happy for the most part behind his drumkit – this is a true group show. Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac thrill fans on their tour | Daily Mail Australia

By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 23 October 2015

Leave it to the best! Fleetwood Mac thrill fans as they kick off their On With The Show tour in Sydney in first visit Down Under since 2009

They’ve just performed shows in countries including the US and UK, as part of their On With The Show World Tour.

And finally kicking off their highly anticipated Australian and New Zealand leg, iconic rock band Fleetwood Mac hit the stage at Sydney’s Allphones Arena on Thursday night.

The group thrilled fans, with their high energy performance being one to remember.

Doing their thing: Fleetwood Mac thrilled fans on Thursday night as they performed at Sydney’s Allphones Arena, as part of their On With The Show World Tour Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3285618/Fleetwood-Mac-thrill-fans-kick-tour-Australia.html#ixzz3pPTwZLGW Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Doing their thing: Fleetwood Mac thrilled fans on Thursday night as they performed at Sydney’s Allphones Arena, as part of their On With The Show World Tour

Doing their thing: Fleetwood Mac thrilled fans on Thursday night as they performed at Sydney’s Allphones Arena, as part of their On With The Show World Tour

Featuring all five leading members of the group – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, who collaborated on the hit 70s album Rumours – their supporters took to social media to express their adoration.

One Twitter user, @courtnestle dubbed the evening ‘the best night of my life,’ in part of her post, adding: ‘I cannot believe I saw my favourite band LIVE #FleetwoodMac.’ Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie: This might be my final tour | Daily Telegraph (Aus)

October 21, 2015 2:00pm
By Annette Sharp
The Daily Telegraph

TWO years after pulling the pin on their 2013 Australian tour following bass player John McVie’s cancer diagnosis, Fleetwood Mac’s most famous and most successful line-up landed in Sydney this week ahead of what McVie has indicated might be his last tour with the band that bears his name.

Mick Fleetwood at Allphones ahead of Fleetwood Mac tour. Picture: Cameron Richardson

Mick Fleetwood at Allphones ahead of Fleetwood Mac tour. Picture: Cameron Richardson

Founding member Mick Fleetwood, 68, was respectful when he spoke of McVie’s recent health crisis during a sound check at Allphones Arena yesterday.

“I raised a toast the other night with Christine (McVie). He’s well as well, absolutely (in) tip top health and that’s pivotal. And outside of it, it’s great to be here and playing.

“It’s a revisitation,” Fleetwood enthused of his 69-year-old creative partner with whom he founded the band in 1963.

“John’s very practical. He didn’t get into it (cancer talk) one way or the other. I’m an old drama queen but John just said, ‘OK, let’s get it fixed’ and that was that. Never heard any more about it and it was fixed, and we’ve been on the road ever since.”

In May, McVie said his playing days would soon be at an end: “How much longer can the Mac be a working band? Not much longer, for me anyway. It’s not the music. It’s the peripherals, the travelling. Mick will go on until they put him up against a wall and shoot him.” Continue reading

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac’s demise prove wrong | The Australian

THE AUSTRALIAN
OCTOBER 22, 2015 12:00AM
Iain Shedden
Music Writer
Sydney

Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood takes pride in being part of one of music’s greatest soap operas, the band’s landmark 1977 album Rumours.

Mick Fleetwood in Sydney after paying tribute to a ‘bunch of wonderful, crazy people, present and past, that have come through Fleetwood Mac’. Picture: Renee Nowytarger Source: News Corp Australia

Mick Fleetwood in Sydney after paying tribute to a ‘bunch of wonderful, crazy people, present and past, that have come through Fleetwood Mac’. Picture: Renee Nowytarger Source: News Corp Australia

“The album is a chronicle of everything that happened with us on a personal level, which became a story almost too out of control, but the quality of the way we ­approached that album sonically, it’s very natural,” Fleetwood, 68, said in Sydney yesterday.

The drummer, a founding member of one of the world’s most successful and enduring rock acts, will be joined by Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Christine McVie on stage in Sydney tonight as the veteran band begins its On With the Show Australian tour.

The shows, which come at the end of a world tour, mark the return to the Australian stage of Christine McVie, who quit the band in 1998, but rejoined at the beginning of last year. Her return reunites the line-up whose fractious relationships formed the lyrical backbone of the Rumours album and shot them to international superstardom.

“She is a dear friend to all of us,” said Fleetwood, “even when she wasn’t in the band, so to have her back and with such a level of enthusiasm is a joy to see. It’s fair to say that Stevie is happy to not just be surrounded by a bunch of ex-boyfriends.”

Nicks was in a relationship with Buckingham when they both joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, but after they split she had an affair with Fleetwood, who was married at the time.

Fleetwood has been the only constant in the band since it began as a blues rock outfit in ­England in the 1960s and believes he has been partly responsible for keeping the group together through its many turbulent ­periods.

“I don’t write the songs, I don’t sing the songs, but in a way that has been my contribution to a bunch of wonderful, crazy people, present and past, that have come through Fleetwood Mac.”

The drummer, who has also toured Australia with his blues band, said that a new album would be forthcoming from Fleetwood Mac.

“There will be a new record,” he said.

“John and myself and Lindsey cut a lot of stuff about three years ago, which remains in our swollen archive. Much later we recorded with Christine. Whether Stevie becomes a part of that we’re not quite sure. I live in hope that it will work out.

“We’re not done yet, that’s the main thing.”

Glasto your own way as Fleetwood Mac set to sign for music festival | Daily Mirror

19th Oct, 2015
Halina Watts
Daily Mirror (Uk)

Glastonbury organisers are in the final stages of signing Fleetwood Mac , we can reveal.

Fleetwood back: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

Fleetwood back: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

It comes after they headlined Isle Of Wight festival last year as a UK exclusive.

But now having kept that promise to Isle of Wight bosses, they are free to Go Their Own Way.

A festival source at Q tells us: “Glastonbury was always on the cards and they wanted to do it last year but they couldn’t because of the deal they have signed with Isle Of Wight organisers. Now they are free of that they can do what they want.”

It is not yet known how much Glastonbury mastermind Michael Eavis has offered the British-American rockers.

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Fleetwood Mac performing at IOW

But it will be significantly less than what Isle Of Wight organiser John Giddings splashed out to get them last year.

Giddings said he managed to get the five stars – including Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham – by showing them the dollar.

Apparently Michael Eavis was blown away by their tactics. Giddings revealed: “Michael Eavis said, ‘How did you get Fleetwood Mac?’ I said, I paid them!”

He said he had to invest in a show-stopping headline act to fill the festival.

“Glastonbury are in a privileged position, whereby they sell out in advance,” he explained. Continue reading