Best of Fleetwood Mac (1969-1974) Press Release

FLEETWOOD MAC

Best of Fleetwood Mac (1969-1974)

New Compilation Spotlights 19 Essential Tracks From The Band’s First Seven Reprise Albums

CD and 2-LP Versions Available From Rhino On July 26

PRE-ORDER HERE (UK CD)
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In the late 1960s, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer laid the foundation for what would become one of the most storied and successful bands in rock history, Fleetwood Mac. Now, Rhino is celebrating the band’s transformative early days with a compilation that features 19 essential tracks.

BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC (1969-1974) will be available on July 26 from Rhino on CD, 2-LP 180-gram black vinyl, & 2-LP brick & mortar exclusive on sea-blue vinyl. Pre-Order HERE. Continue reading Best of Fleetwood Mac (1969-1974) Press Release

Lindsey Buckingham – 20th Century Lindsey

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
20th Century Lindsey

Vinyl Boxed Set Includes Law And Order, Go Insane, And Out Of The Cradle, Plus Rarities LP With Eight Bonus Tracks 

4-LP Collection Available From Rhino On June 14
4-CD Set Coming In August 2024

PRE-ORDER HERE

“Slow Dancing” (Extended Version)
Available Digitally Today

LISTEN HERE

When Fleetwood Mac finished touring for Tusk in 1980, guitarist Lindsey Buckinghamwasted no time jumping back into the studio, recording nearly all the instruments for his 1981 solo debut, Law and Order. Before the turn of the century, Buckingham added two more albums to his discography – Go Insane and Out of the Cradle – along with a string of memorable songs for films, including “Holiday Road” from National Lampoon’s Vacation(1983). This summer, Rhino is releasing a new vinyl boxed set featuring Buckingham’s first three solo albums alongside a selection of bonus tracks.

20th Century Lindsey will be available on June 14 from Rhino as a 4-LP set and digitally. PRE-ORDER HERE. A 4-CD set will be released later this year in August.

The set includes the studio albums Law and Order (1981), Go Insane (1984), and Out of the Cradle (1992), all featuring audio remastered in 2017 from the original master tapes. Those records are joined by 20th Century Rarities, an eight-song compilation of non-album tracks containing hard-to-find mixes and soundtrack contributions, like “Time Bomb Town” (Back to the Future, 1985) and “Twisted” – his duet with Stevie Nicks (Twister, 1996).

“SLOW DANCING” (EXTENDED VERSION) from the 20th Century Rarities set is available today digitally. Previously only released in Europe as a 12” Single in 1984, “SLOW DANCING” (EXTENDED VERSION) makes its streaming debut nearly 40 years to the date of its original release. LISTEN HERE.

20th Century Lindsey explores Buckingham’s distinctive songwriting, intricate guitar work, and innovative production across dozens of tracks, including stellar songs like “Wrong,” “Countdown,” and the Top 10 smash “Trouble” – with Fleetwood Mac bandmate and drummer Mick Fleetwood. Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham – 20th Century Lindsey

Lots of Fleetwood Mac items on-sale in Spring 2024

Spring 2024 brings many re-releases of Fleetwood Mac albums, from coloured vinyl to a picture disk of Rumours and a high-res blu-ray Dolby Atmos release of Rumours, check out the list of releases below.

Coloured Vinyl Releases
Available in the UK, Europe and North America, the Fleetwood Mac album, Rumours album and Tusk album will be released on coloured vinyl, differing colours will be offered in differing regions and from different sellers.

Amazon UK will be offering colour variants of  Fleetwood Mac and Rumours which are priced at £27.99 each and will be available from 29 May, while Tusk is priced at £57.99 and available from 24 May. Amazon in the US and Canada will also have exclusives available in 3 different colours.  Fleetwood Mac and Rumours are priced at $24.99 while Tusk is priced at $39.98.
HMV in the UK will release a different set of colour variations with a release date of June 15, 2024.  Fleetwood Mac and Rumours are both priced at £29.99, with Tusk priced at £64.99.  Pre-order at HMV
Urban Outfitters in the US and Canada will release colour variations of three Fleetwood Mac albums on May 24, 2024, Fleetwood Mac and Rumours are both priced at $29.98 with Tusk priced at $46.98. Pre-order at Urban Outfitters

Barnes and Noble in the US will be releasing the same colour variants as HMV on May 24 (except Rumours, is showing a release date of  July 12). Fleetwood Mac and Rumours are both priced at $26.99 and Tusk will be $41.99.

 

Rumours Picture Disk (20 April)
As part of Record Store Day 2024 on April 20, Rumours will be issued for the first time as a picture disc, this release will be available in the UK, Europe and North America. Click this link for further information.

Rumours Blu-ray (26 April)
Rhino are releasing Rumours on Blu-ray that contains the tracks (including Silver Springs) in Dolby Atmos, DTS HD 5.1, and DTS HD Stereo mixes, currently this release is only listed for North America and is available for pre-order from 25 April on the Rhino website.

Track List

  1. “Second Hand News”
  2. “Dreams”
  3. “Never Going Back Again”
  4. “Don’t Stop”
  5. “Go Your Own Way”
  6. “Songbird”
  7. “The Chain”
  8. “You Make Loving Fun”
  9. “I Don’t Want to Know”
  10. “Oh Daddy”
  11. “Gold Dust Woman”
  12. “Silver Springs”

Thanks to Fleetwood Mac News for some of the images used

Stevie Nicks adds UK and Ireland gigs to 2024 summer tour | NME

By Liberty Dunworth
18th March 2024

She has also shared details of shows in Antwerp and Amsterdam

Stevie Nicks has added UK and Ireland shows to her 2024 summer tour – find new dates and ticket information below.

Announced today (March 18), the new dates follow news that the iconic ‘70s singer and Fleetwood Mac frontwoman would be heading to London later this summer, and set to headline at the BST Hyde Park series.

The new shows kick off with a single show in Ireland, where Nicks will headline a show at the 3Arena in Dublin on July 3, before heading over to Scotland for a slot at the OVO Hydro Arena in Glasgow three days later (July 6).

From there, she has added a show at the new Co-op Live arena in Manchester to the run of dates, which is set to take place on July 9 – three days before she plays the huge set in London.

The rock icon has lined up dates in Europe, which will be held after the UK and Ireland shows. These consist of a slot in Antwerp on July 16, followed by a slot in Amsterdam on July 19.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 22) at noon and can be found here. There are also pre-sale options are also available to fans from the same time on Wednesday (March 20).

Stevie Nicks 2024 UK and European tour dates are:

JULY
3 – 3Arena, Dublin
6 – OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow
9 – Co-op Live, Manchester
12 – BST Hyde Park, London
16 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp (Belgium)
19 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (Netherlands) Continue reading Stevie Nicks adds UK and Ireland gigs to 2024 summer tour | NME

Stevie Nicks to headline London’s BST Hyde Park 2024 | NME

Tom Skinner
29th February 2024

The Fleetwood Mac icon will return to the capital in July

Stevie Nicks has been announced as the latest headliner for
London’s BST Hyde Park 2024 – find all the details below.

The Fleetwood Mac legend is due to play a solo set as part of the summer concert series on Friday, July 12. She’ll be joined by a host of special guest support acts who are yet to be confirmed.

“Anything that draws me back to London – and therefore to England – fills my heart with joy. And to be able to visit and make music… is always a dream come true,” wrote Nicks in a statement.

The singer-songwriter last performed at BST Hyde Park back in 2017 when she opened for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Tickets for Nicks’ show in the capital this summer go on general sale at 10am GMT next Wednesday (March 6) – you’ll be able to buy yours here. Alternatively, fans can access a BST pre-sale at the same time on Monday (4) – sign up here. Continue reading Stevie Nicks to headline London’s BST Hyde Park 2024 | NME

Lindsey Buckingham says he would return to Fleetwood Mac “in a heartbeat, absolutely” | NME

Lindsey Buckingham has reflected on his time in Fleetwood Mac and revealed that he would rejoin the line-up “in a heartbeat”.

The comments from the artist arose during a new interview with Conan O’Brien for SiriusXM, in which Buckingham recalled the legacy of the band and his departure from the line-up in 2018.

Currently, the future of Fleetwood Mac hangs in the balance, following the death of longtime member Christine McVie. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist died in November 2022 aged 79 “following a short illness”. It was later revealed that her death was primarily caused by suffering an ischemic stroke.

The musician had also been diagnosed with “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin”, meaning cancer cells had been detected in her body.

While it remains uncertain whether or not the band will continue without McVie, Buckingham has said that he would be open to the idea if the opportunity arose.

“In a heartbeat, absolutely,” he responded to O’Brien when asked if he would consider rejoining (via Far Out). “If there’s more to come [from Fleetwood Mac], if there’s a way to heal that, that would be great. It would be very appropriate to close on a more circular note.” Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham says he would return to Fleetwood Mac “in a heartbeat, absolutely” | NME

Release of Stevie Nicks albums on vinyl, though you may never know…

Vinyl editions of Stevie Nicks’ ‘Street Angel’ album from 1994 and ‘Trouble In Shangri-La’ album from 2001 were released on 26 January 2024 in the UK, this is the first ever that standalone editions of these albums that have been made available outside of the career-spanning set ‘Complete Studio Albums And Rarities‘ that was released in limited quantities last year, however you may never know of these releases….

There has been no press release, no social media announcements, nothing posted on official websites and nothing from Rhino or Dig about these releases, I assume that these releases are limited to the UK for now and that announcements will be made for an international release later, but maybe not!
[edit] On further review, it seems as though releases are packaged up as part of Rhino’s ‘Start You Ear Off Right 2024‘ campaign, the albums from Stevie are also available in North America and Europe.

So, to try and make up for the lack of announcements, here is what we know….

The two albums went on sale on Friday 26 January on the UK and are available from independent record shops and are listed on Amazon UK on the affiliated links below:

The album information is as follows:

STREET ANGEL
30th Anniversary
Limited Edition 2-LP 140g Transparent Red vinyl

30th Anniversary Edition of Stevie Nicks’ fifth studio album, pressed on transparent red vinyl. Originally released in 1994, the album peaked at #45 in the US, and #16 in the UK. The Gold-certified album features the singles “Blue Denim”, “Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind,” and “Street Angel” featuring David Crosby.

Tracklist

A1 Blue Denim
A2 Greta
A3 Street Angel
B1 Docklands
B2 Listen To The Rain
B3 Destiny
C1 Unconditional Love
C2 Love Is Like A River
C3 Rose Garden
D1 Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind
D2 Just Like A Woman
D3 Kick It
D4 Jane

TROUBLE IN SHANGRI-LA
Limited Edition 2-LP 140g Transparent Sea Blue vinyl

Stevie Nicks’ sixth studio album pressed on Transparent Sea Blue vinyl. Originally released in 2001, the album reached #5 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The album features the hits “Sorcerer,” “Every Day,” and “Planets Of The Universe,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance chart.

Tracklist

A1 Trouble In Shangri-La
A2 Candlebright
A3 Sorcerer
B1 Planets Of The Universe
B2 Every Day
B3 Too Far From Texas
C1 That Made Me Stronger
C2 It’s Only Love
C3 Love Changes
D1 I Miss You
D2 Bombay Sapphires
D3 Fall From Grace
D4 Love Is

If anyone from the record company wants to provide some further information on these releases, please contact this website on the social media links provided.

 

 

 

‘In The Meantime’: Christine McVie was “as revealing as ever”, says Dan Perfect | Dig

Dan Perfect, nephew of Christine McVie and co-producer of her final solo album, ‘In The Meantime’, tells Dig! how the record came together.

“This was therapy,” Christine McVie said, in 2022, of recording her 2004 album, In The Meantime. “I was coming out of a relationship and just got it all off my chest.” McVie’s third and final solo album was underheard and underappreciated on release. Now, with In The Meantime freshly reissued both on vinyl and in a gorgeous new Dolby Atmos mix, the time is ripe for its reappraisal – as Dan Perfect, McVie’s nephew and the album’s co-producer/co-writer, tells Dig! in this exclusive interview.

A mainstay of Fleetwood Mac throughout many of the band’s ever-changing line-ups, Christine McVie had not been a prolific solo artist. She had released one self-titled album in 1970 (Christine Perfect, issued under her maiden name) and another in 1984 (Christine McVie). Her incredible career in Fleetwood Mac, alongside the demands of touring with the band, had left her without much time and energy for writing and recording music under her own name.

McVie left the group in 1998. “I was tired of living out of a suitcase, tired of travel, plus I had a fear of flying,” she said in 2017. “I’d been doing it longer than Stevie [Nicks] and Lindsey [Buckingham], and I’d just had enough. Plus, my father was really sick and I wanted to come back to England and rediscover my roots, and I was quite adamant that this was what I wanted to do.”

Dan Perfect remembers how his aunt begin considering a return to recording. “Chris, in the late 90s, she pretty much thought she’d retired,” he tells Dig! “She came back to England, bought a country house, and got the dogs. The reality of it was that she was bored out of her brains. And it took her quite a bit of time for her to really realise that.” Continue reading ‘In The Meantime’: Christine McVie was “as revealing as ever”, says Dan Perfect | Dig

Lindsey Buckingham Wrote a Song That Changed Omar Apollo’s Life | Rolling Stone

BY TOMÁS MIER
Rolling Stone
OCT 24, 2023

A genre-hopping young star and a rock icon compare notes on songwriting, Fleetwood Mac, relationships and much, much more

I DIDN’T BRING my stilts,” dad-jokes Lindsey Buckingham as he eyes Omar Apollo, all six feet five of him. Apollo lets out a chuckle as he leans against the recording console, where Buckingham’s band, Fleetwood Mac, happened to have made Tusk 45 years ago.

Buckingham, a 74-year-old guitar hero, might seem an odd pairing for a 26-year-old Mexican American star who makes tear-jerking alt-R&B. But as Apollo, who asked Buckingham to join him for Musicians on Musicians, puts it: “I got layers, you know?” (That’s evident as the singer jumps between playing the Cocteau Twins and norteño legend Ramón Ayala during the duo’s photo shoot.)

Once the men sit down for their chat at the Village, the legendary L.A. studio, they realize their connection is more than just musical. Perhaps, fateful. Buckingham made Tusk here. Apollo dropped his breakthrough album, Ivory, last year. “That’s crazy,” Apollo says. “We both have the elephant thing.”

Apollo’s conversation with Buckingham arrives at a pivotal moment in his career: He earned a Best New Artist Grammy nomination earlier this year, his song “Evergreen” just went platinum, and his excellent new EP, Live for Me, came out Oct. 6 — the success is coming swiftly, and he’s at a clear turning point. Buckingham knows that feeling all too well: It happened after Fleetwood Mac dropped their blockbuster album Rumours. He has some advice to impart about fame, songwriting, and going your own way as an artist.

Omar, you wanted to talk to Lindsey. I would love to hear why.

Apollo: Well, there’s a song that you made that has so many memories attached to it, that I’m obsessed with, that literally changed how I wanted to look at music and make music.

Buckingham: And what song was that?

Apollo: It was “Never Going Back Again.” Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham Wrote a Song That Changed Omar Apollo’s Life | Rolling Stone

Not Just Second Hand News: Fleetwood Mac to Release ‘Rumours’-Era Live Show | The Second Disc


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Over the course of four legs between February 24, 1977 and August 30, 1978, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood traveled across North America, Europe, Oceania, and Japan touring Rumours.  Fleetwood Mac released their seminal album on February 4 and would perform most of it on the road. Now, a full concert performance recorded on August 29, 1977 at The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California is coming to CD, vinyl and digital platforms. On September 8, Rumours Live will arrive on two discs from Warner Records and Rhino – in stores justs a couple of months before the recently-announced pair of solo reissues from the late, much-missed Christine McVie.

Since its formation in 1967, Fleetwood Mac had endured radical personnel changes, a stylistic shift from blues to rock, and even a challenge from a “fake Mac” claiming to be the band in concert. When guitarist-songwriter-vocalist Bob Welch became the latest member to pass through the Fleetwood Mac revolving door, drummer Mick Fleetwood and husband-and-wife duo John (on bass) and Christine McVie (on vocals and keyboards) invited two young Californians to bolster the line-up. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and his then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks first appeared on 1975’s self-titled album, which signified a new start for the identity crisis-stricken band. With “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” “Over My Head,” and “Say You Love Me,” the all-new Fleetwood Mac launched the group into the stratosphere. Its slow ascent up the charts culminated in a No.1 berth on the Billboard 200 over one year after entering the chart. The stage was set for Rumours, which would handily surpass its predecessor’s great success. Continue reading Not Just Second Hand News: Fleetwood Mac to Release ‘Rumours’-Era Live Show | The Second Disc