BOOK REVIEW: Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks

Enjoyed this book and completed it in a few days over the Christmas / New Year period whilst free from work duties.

The book was thorough and covered Stevie Nicks’ life in detail up to the year 2017 and covered a few items that I was not aware of, however, the author as an experienced writer that has written books on other members of Fleetwood Mac and other musical figures the fact-checking here was not very good, which makes me wonder if anything that I did not already know about Stevie’s life is actually accurate.

It is a shame as this book had the potential to be the definitive biography of Stevie Nicks (until she decides to write her own autobiography) but the fact-checking and errors really let this down, so near yet so far Mr Davis, please review with your editors in more detail before completing your next book as these errors really let you and the book down.

As a recommendation, I would say this book is good and thorough, but for a recent book on the life of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac I would refer anyone to Mick Fleetwood’s recent memoir ‘Play On‘ that was released in 2014, at least you know that much of the content is accurate, or as accurate as Mick remembers, and of course he was there!

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WHAT IF: Lindsey Buckingham “Out Of The Cradle” (expanded deluxe edition)

Imagine you are working at Rhino and you have been given the project to curate an expanded and deluxe re-release of Out Of The Cradle by Lindsey Buckingham.

Whilst in this dream state, listed below is the content that I would add that has been culled from various releases throughout the years, the media would be a combination of CDs, Vinyl and Blu-Ray DVD as per the recent Fleetwood Mac deluxe sets…

Please note for anyone reading this, this post is a what-if, this release is neither planned nor scheduled. Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night Deluxe & Expanded Editions due Mar 10th

Reprise to release remastered deluxe, expanded editions and single CD of Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 album “Tango In The Night” for release.

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Fleetwood Mac and their members, yesterday we hear the news that Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will release a duet album in May and now we see some online retailers listing deluxe, expanded remastered editions of Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 masterpiece “Tango In The Night”, with an on-sale date of Mar 10th.

The re-issue of Tango In The Night follows the same format as last year’s release of Mirage and previous releases of Tusk and Rumours and will be a either a five disk deluxe set with the remastered album, a second CD of outtakes and demos, a third CD of 12″ mixes and a DVD that contains the 96/24 stereo tracks & five promo videos, as well as a two disk expanded edition with the remastered album, a second CD of outtakes and demos, and lastly a single CD that contains the remastered album.

Vinyl + DVD + Audio CD | 180 gram, 3CD Deluxe Edition

After topping the U.S. charts in 1982 with Mirage, Fleetwood Mac returned five years later with Tango In The Night. It currently stands as the final studio album released by the quintet of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks.

TANGO IN THE NIGHT: DELUXE EDITION includes a third disc that compiles more than a dozen 12” mixes. Dub versions of “Seven Wonders” and “Everywhere” are featured along with an extended version “Little Lies” remixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez. The collection also comes with a DVD that contains videos for five singles: “Big Love,” “Seven Wonders,” “Little Lies,” “Family Man,” and “Everywhere.” Also included in the deluxe edition is Tango in the Night as a 180-gram vinyl LP

Track List

Disc: 1
1. Big Love (Remastered)
2. Seven Wonders (Remastered)
3. Everywhere (Remastered)
4. Caroline (Remastered)
5. Tango in the Night (Remastered)
6. Mystified (Remastered)
7. Little Lies (Remastered)
8. Family Man (Remastered)
9. Welcome To The Room… Sara (Remastered)
10. Isn’t It Midnight (Remastered)
11. When I See You Again (Remastered)
12. You And I, Pt. II (Remastered)

Disc: 2
1. Down Endless Street (Remastered)
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 (Remastered)
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 II (Full Version) (reported to contain both parts in one single track)

Disc: 3
1. Big Love (Extended Remix) [Remastered]
2. Big Love (House On The Hill Dub) [Remastered]
3. Big Love (Piano Dub) [Remastered]
4. Big Love (Remix/Edit) [Remastered]
5. Seven Wonders (Extended Version) [Remastered]
6. Seven Wonders (Dub) [Remastered]
7. Little Lies (Extended Version) [Remastered]
8. Little Lies (Dub) [Remastered]
9. Family Man (Extended Vocal Remix) [Remastered]
10. Family Man (I’m a Jazz Man Dub) [Remastered]
11. Family Man (Extended Guitar Version) [Remastered]
12. Family Man (Bonus Beats) [Remastered]
13. Everywhere (12″ Version) [Remastered]
14. Everywhere (Dub) [Remastered]

Disc: 4 (DVD)
1. Big Love (Video)
2. Seven Wonders
3. Little Lies
4. Family Man
5. Everywhere
6. Big Love (Remastered)
7. Seven Wonders (Remastered)
8. Everywhere (Remastered)
9. Caroline (Remastered)
10. Tango In The Night (Remastered)
11. Mystified (Remastered)
12. Little Lies (Remastered)
13. Family Man (Remastered)
14. Welcome To The Room…Sara (Remastered)
15. Isn’t It Midnight (Remastered)
16. When I See You Again (Remastered)
17. You And I, Part II (Remastered)

Disk: 5 (Vinyl Album)
A1. Big Love (Remastered)
A2. Seven Wonders (Remastered)
A3. Everywhere (Remastered)
A4. Caroline (Remastered)
A5. Tango in the Night (Remastered)
A6. Mystified (Remastered)
B1. Little Lies (Remastered)
B2. Family Man (Remastered)
B3. Welcome To The Room… Sara (Remastered)
B4. Isn’t It Midnight (Remastered)
B5. When I See You Again (Remastered)
B6. You And I, Pt. II (Remastered)

I’m guessing the first five tracks of disk four are the music promo videos

2 CD Expanded Edition

After topping the U.S. charts in 1982 with Mirage, Fleetwood Mac returned five years later with Tango In The Night. It currently stands as the final studio album released by the quintet of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks. The expanded edition of Tango In The Night will include a disc of rare recordings. Among those 13 tracks are unreleased gems like the alternate version of “Mystified,” a demo for the album’s title song, plus the rare b-sides: “Down Endless Street” and “Ricky.”

Track List

Disc: 1
1. Big Love (Remastered)
2. Seven Wonders (Remastered)
3. Everywhere (Remastered)
4. Caroline (Remastered)
5. Tango in the Night (Remastered)
6. Mystified (Remastered)
7. Little Lies (Remastered)
8. Family Man (Remastered)
9. Welcome To The Room… Sara (Remastered)
10. Isn’t It Midnight (Remastered)
11. When I See You Again (Remastered)
12. You And I, Pt. II (Remastered)

Disc: 2
1. Down Endless Street (Remastered)
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 (Remastered)
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 II (Full Version)

Links to pre-order

3CD/1DVD/1LP Deluxe Edition
US – Available soon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N10BKUF
CA – Available soon: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N10BKUF
UK – Available soon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N10BKUF

2CD Expanded Edition (contains CD1 and CD2 only)
US – Available soon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR5ECNO
CA – Available soon: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MR5ECNO
UK – Available soon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MR5ECNO

1CD Standard Edition
US – Available soon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9R3TIM
CA – Available soon: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N9R3TIM
UK – Available soon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N9R3TIM

Is Stevie Nicks damaging the Fleetwood Mac legacy?

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Will Fleetwood Mac release a new studio album?
Will Stevie Nicks join the band in recording the album?
Will Stevie Nicks tour again with Fleetwood Mac?
Is there a future for Fleetwood Mac?

So many questions, all without any real answers from the band, other then Stevie Nicks is touring her 2014 album “24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault” making up time the gave to Fleetwood Mac for the “On With The Show” that brought Christine McVie back into Fleetwood Mac.

However, the rest of the band (well that is not technically accurate as John McVie does not generally say anything to the press) have been talking about recording new music for a new potential Fleetwood Mac studio album and the possibility of another worldwide tour that is likely to be scheduled to co-incide with the 40th anniversary of Rumours, as well as the 50th anniversary of the band being formed and the 30th anniversary of Tango In The Night and 20th anniversary of The Dance (Fleetwood Mac seem to have a thing for years with seven in them!!)

But, Stevie Nicks appears not to be committing to the band, is she about to splinter the group and and force a Fleetwood, McVie, McVie and Buckingham version of the band to cement their legacy in the huge commercial opening that will begin next year within the anniversary year for Fleetwood Mac, this I s likely their last hurrah before old father time call’s it a day. Continue reading

Lindsey Buckingham play’s himself on Showtime TV Show ‘Roadies’

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Lindsey Buckingham appeared and played himself in episode three of the new Showtime TV series ‘Roadies’, this episode aired on July 10th, 2016 and is titled as “The Bryce Newman Letter”.

Watch Lindsey perform Bleed To Love Her in this clip below

The legendary guitarist and GRAMMY® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee delivers a stunning new rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic ‘Big Love’ for the soundtrack.

cover170x170The track ‘Big Love’ has been released to Apple Music for North American subscribers and purchase via iTunes via this link

The full, 16-song tracklisting for the Roadies Official Soundtrack Album, which will be released August 26th, will be revealed soon.

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Lindsey play himself in the show where he opens a live show and performs Big Love and Bleed To Love Her and plays a small snippet of an untitled track and acoustic instrumentals of classic Fleetwood Mac tracks ‘Bleed To Love Her’, ‘Think About Me’ and ‘Hold Me’ which are also featured throughout the show. Lindsey also acts in few non- singing / performance scenes.

To learn more about this episode, please click this link from Showtime

COMPETITION – Win a copy of ‘Live in 1967 – Volume Two’ on CD from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, that features Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green

On May 6th 2016 Forty Below Records will release ‘Live in 1967 – Volume Two’ from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers on CD that includes never before heard live performance from Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green before they formed Fleetwood Mac.

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Forty Below records have graciously offered this website two copies of the new live album for distribution to the readers of this site. Continue reading

Rare Fleetwood Mac / Lindsey Buckingham songs shared via Richard Dashut online

Rare never-before heard tracks from Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham appear online curtesy of Richard Dashut

Richard Dashut (co-producer of many of the Fleetwood Mac albums) has started to share some rare unreleased tracks from the his vaults from when he was working with Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham online via Tumblr, Facebook and video sharing sites.

This post will attempt to collate the songs shared via their online links, so far Richard has shared the following tracks….

An alternate take of the Christine song ‘Mystified’ from the 1987 Fleetwood Mac album “Tango In The Night’

Song Ideas by Lindsey Buckingham and Rick Curtis (The Curtis Brothers, writers of Blue Letter from the 1975 self-titled Fleetwood Mac album)

 

And an early mix of the Lindsey song ‘Tango In The Night’ from the 1987 Fleetwood Mac album “Tango In The Night’

 

A snippet of an early version of The Chain from the 1977 album ‘Rumours’

 

Thanks Richard for posting these awesome tracks

Fleetwood Mac – Deluxe Box Set of Mirage in planning

Warner Brothers are in the midst of planning a new deluxe treatment of Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 Mirage album with a 5.1 audio mix by Ken Caillat

Rumoured release date of June, 2016

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Ken has posted on Facebook that he started re-mixing Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage album in 5.1 for Warner Brothers re-release of a new Deluxe Box of that classic album and the 5.1 mix of Mirage is sounding fantastic! You will all hear stuff you never heard on the album!!

This follows the recent re-releases of Rumours and Tusk where they also received the deluxe box treatment and are also available in 5.1 DVD Audio mix.

Wonder what outtakes and extras we may also get in this deluxe re-release, hope that this will include the original Smile At You and If You Were My Love from Stevie, the jam session of I’ve Been Loving You Too Long and of course the full Mirage concert in audio and DVD of the partial live show that was shown on HBO and released on VHS video as Fleetwood Mac In Concert in 1983.

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Huge difference in Tusk reissue prices between the UK and USA

Anyone noticed the massive price differences that Amazon are listing the recent Tusk deluxe edition and the soon to be released Live In Concert vinyl set that is culled from the same deluxe release of Tusk.

Today according to the Amazon UK website, you can pick up the Tusk deluxe edition for £41.84 that translate to $52.26 (at today’s exchange rates), now checking the Amazon.com site, the exact same release is listed as $93.19 (£66.94)

And, when we repeat this process on the In Concert vinyl set that is set to be released on Mar 4th, the price on Amazon in the UK is £23.99 ($33.40) and on Amazon.com the price is $54.14 (£38.89)

What gives Amazon, why are the prices so different between regions for the same item?

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Holiday Road / Dancin’ Across The USA gets digital release

MP3 release of Holiday Road / Dancin’ Across The USA

The nearly forgotten tracks from the National Lampoon’s Vacation soundtrack that were recorded by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut back in 1983 have finally been given a digital release on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

So, at last this forgotten gem from Lindsey Buckingham finally gets an official digital release, and the equally forgotten b-side also makes it’s digital debut, well done everyone involved, but what took you so long and what’s with the cover?

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To purchase these tracks, please see the links below…

iTunes UK / iTunes US
Amazon UK / Amazon US
Spotify
We assume that this release is to tie-in with the new fifth instalament of the Vacation films that gets released in August 2015 (IMDB link)

In addition, the original movie soundtrack for this new film release also contains Holiday Road by Lindsey that runs for an extra 10 seconds, not sure if this is a new recording or a remaster, also two covers of Holiday Road by Zac Brown Band and Matt Pond are also contained on the OST album

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The original soundtrack album for ‘Vacation’ can be purchased at the following links

Amazon UK / Amazon US
iTunes UK / iTunes US
Spotify