Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’ Getting New Deluxe Edition

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Fleetwood Mac are releasing a deluxe edition of their 1977 juggernaut, Rumours, to coincide with the band’s ongoing tour.

The 4-CD set, coming October 25 via Rhino, replicates the 2013 deluxe edition that included numerous previously unreleased takes from the album’s recording sessions and live performances from the subsequent world tour.

In recent years, the band have been methodically issuing deluxe editions of much of their 1970s and 1980s output. The new Rumours release raises eyebrows since the 2013 deluxe edition of the album is still in print. (The new edition omits the latter’s DVD and vinyl release of the studio LP.)

The 2019 deluxe edition of Rumours includes the original album and the b-side “Silver Springs,” a dozen live recordings from the group’s 1977 world tour, an entire disc filled with takes from the album’s recording sessions, and an additional disc of outtakes. Continue reading Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’ Getting New Deluxe Edition

What’s on TV tonight: Friday September 20, 2019 | The Times

Fleetwood Mac’s Songbird: Christine McVie
BBC Four, 9pm

Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks in 1987

As always with BBC Four’s rock-doc tributes, the eulogies flow freely over introductory footage, in this case of Fleetwood Mac taking the stage at Wembley this summer. Anyone who was there will have been reminded how Christine McVie is the band’s not-so-secret weapon. Not only did she write their most beguiling hits (Songbird, You Make Loving Fun, Don’t Stop, Everywhere), her voice is a thing to cherish — a warm, bluesy thing, a world away from today’s bombastic divas. She is the longest-serving female member of any of the rock ’n’ roll acts that emerged from the 1960s, but this profile reminds us that she was famous before the Mac, as Christine Perfect, in the band Chicken Shack, singing their 1968 hit I Would Rather Go Blind. Then she saw Fleetwood Mac, met their bassist John McVie and the rest is rock history — mega-selling albums, cocaine, divorce, make-ups, seclusion in Kent, comeback glory. All covered in this rock-doc. Mrs McVie talks about how she was initially jealous of Stevie Nicks who took the spotlight while Christine was stuck behind the piano. Yet they also bonded as two women in rock’s boys’ club. “I told her, we will be a force to be reckoned with for all these men that surround us,” recalls Nicks. Christine talks of the infamous decadence during the Rumours era — she wrote You Make Loving Fun about the lighting guy with whom she was having an affair — one that was kept from John despite Christine singing the song on stage every night. At least the music was great. She also recalls her relationship with Beach Boy wild man Dennis Wilson, “really sweet man” but also a “nut”. Quite a life for an unassuming girl from Smethwick.

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