Fleetwood Mac's Live arrived in December 1980, roughly fourteen months after the adventurous Tusk. While Tusk had peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and yielded two U.S. top ten hits, it fell off the albums chart after nine months. (Rumours, in contrast, spent 31 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 1977-1978, a record for a group or duo.) With the public still hungry for new Fleetwood Mac material, the band issued the sprawling double album Live. It was the first live album from the line-up
November 27 is always a special day for vinyl enthusiasts. Still filled up on last night's Thanksgiving meal, music fans line up at their local shop for a chance at limited-edition vinyl. While the celebrations may look a little different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (RSD has announced they'll be less stringent about online sales) one thing remains the same: There are some excellent releases on offer, available exclusively from your local participating record shop! Here are
2020 has been a bit of a rollercoaster and Record Store Day 2020 is no exception: once scheduled in April, it moved forward a few months, and is now spread out across three Saturdays in the summer and fall. The Record Store Day Drop in August proved a success and round two, set for tomorrow, September 26, is sure to please fans of all genres and eras. It's a diverse list full of exciting releases that you can only find through your local brick-and-mortar record store (or through their online
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! John Coltrane, Giant Steps: 60th Anniversary Edition (Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada John Coltrane's 1960 Atlantic debut was entitled Giant Steps, and indeed, that's what the saxophonist took on this groundbreaking album. Intense, dark, probing: the color of his saxophone was all his own. Rhino is celebrating 60 years of Giant Steps with a multi-format anniversary edition
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Rolling Stones, Goats Head Soup [Various Formats] (Polydor/Interscope/UMe) 3CD/Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP clear: The Rolling Stones Shop Cassette: The Rolling Stones Shop The
1975's Fleetwood Mac introduced a new sound for the band founded by Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green, and Jeremy Spencer. The addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to the lineup saw a marked shift towards mainstream pop-rock and earned the group its first No. 1 album. But the Mac had been reinventing itself virtually from the start. Now, its early years are being revisited on a pair of new releases from Rhino due September 4. Fleetwood Mac 1969 to 1974 is a long-anticipated,
On September 18, nearly 51 years to the day from its original release, Fleetwood Mac's third album, Then Play On, will be reissued on BMG on CD and half-speed mastered 2-LP in a special "Celebration Edition." And as far as Fleetwood Mac albums go, this one is certainly worth celebrating. On Then Play On, the band steers away from the straight-ahead blues covers that dominated their earlier albums. The band's lineup was also in transition - one of many such changes the Mac would see in its 50+
Rhino, the label that manages the catalogue of the Warner family of labels, has announced its upcoming Record Store Day releases. A mouth-watering 29 titles will hit shops on April 18, available exclusively at brick-and-mortar locations. These include the previously announced David Bowie titles; a rare live set from Alice Cooper; rarities from Jethro Tull; a box of John Prine's early albums; a set of core Notorious BIG records; BBC sessions from The Pogues, New Order, and Hawkwind; a
The End of the Game, influential blues guitarist and Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green's 1970 proper debut album, should have marked a beginning rather than the promised end. But Green's title was prescient; he didn't return with another album for almost a decade even as his old band skyrocketed to superstardom. Cherry Red's Esoteric Recordings imprint has just returned The End of the Game to CD in a single-disc, expanded edition. Green entered the studio for The End of the Game under
Fleetwood Mac were untouchable in the '70s and '80s, releasing five consecutive multi-platinum albums from 1975 to 1987. Their self-titled "White Album," Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, and Tango in the Night dominated the airwaves and the album charts, and the band became one of the best-selling acts of the decade. This Friday, December 6, those five landmark albums will be released in a new color vinyl box set called Fleetwood Mac: 1975-1987. It features the 1975 album Fleetwood Mac -- which
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! The Kinks, Arthur, or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire [Various Formats] (BMG) 4CD/4-seven-inch single box: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Kinks Official 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Kinks Official 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Kinks Official The Kinks' 1969 concept album continued in the quintessentially British vein of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation
Today, Rhino announced its offerings for the 2019 Record Store Day celebration, taking place at your local brick-and-mortar shop Saturday, April 13. Rhino's 33 releases highlight several genres of music - soul, rock, rap, comedy, disco, pop, jam bands, prog, and more - on an array of formats including LPs, CDs, picture discs, colored vinyl, and even cassette tapes. Here's the run-down on all their RSD titles! a-ha, Hunting High and Low: The Early Alternate Mixes - 1 LP - 6,000
Next month, Stevie Nicks will make music history as the first female artist to receive her second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, following her 1998 induction with Fleetwood Mac. Nicks has hardly been resting on her laurels; after wrapping a recent, acclaimed solo tour, she's embarked on a 50th anniversary tour with the newly-reconstituted Mac. Now, Rhino is celebrating her accomplishments with a new, career-spanning collection. Stand Back 1981-2017 will arrive in a variety of
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Fleetwood Mac, 50 Years: Don't Stop (Warner Bros./Rhino) 3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 5LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada In celebration of its 50 years, Fleetwood Mac is issuing a new career-spanning collection featuring 50 songs on either 3 CDs or 5 LPs. These include hits, favorites, and a smattering of rarities such as the CD premiere of 2013's "Sad Angel"
Fleetwood Mac hasn't stopped thinking about tomorrow. The venerable group takes off in October on a new tour featuring the band debuts of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn, following the shock departure of Lindsey Buckingham earlier in the year. To coincide with the tour, however, the Mac is taking a look back on 50 years of music with a new 50-song collection on 3 CDs or 5 LPs. 50 Years: Don't Stop arrives from Warner Bros. Records and Rhino on November 16, along with a single-CD distillation.
Fleetwood Mac shocked fans earlier this year by announcing the dismissal of longtime singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham just as a new tour had been confirmed. Now, Buckingham is back on his feet with a new collection and a tour of his own which will launch just days later than his old band's. Solo Anthology - The Best of Lindsey Buckingham, due October 5 from Rhino Records, will be available as a 3-disc set on CD and digitally and also as a single disc "highlights"
Take away all the artifice and ephemera of the new deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled album (Reprise R2 559454) and you're still left with an intriguing and endlessly challenging question: how? How did a British blues band with only fleeting chart success in their home country metamorphose into one of the greatest rock bands of the 20th century's back half, architects of 18 Top 40 hits and eight platinum or multiplatinum records? And how did they do so with their ninth lineup? As
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac [Various Formats] (Reprise/Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3CD/DVD/LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The 1975 debut album by the Fleetwood Mac line-up of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood arrives in a variety of deluxe formats, including a 3CD/DVD/LP box with the remastered album on CD
Over the last few years, Fleetwood Mac and Warner Music have worked together to expand their most "classic rock" era--the albums recorded with the line-up of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood between 1975 and 1987. After deluxe editions of Rumours, Tusk, Mirage and Tango In The Night, the group finally unites the chain with a new expansion of their self-titled 1975 album, the first to feature this line-up, due in January 2018. Before the album
The music of Fleetwood Mac could fairly be said to define the 1970s - in all its style, tumult, and excess. Where did that leave the union of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham once a new decade emerged? 1982's Mirage found Fleetwood Mac trying to recapture the magic of 1977's epochal Rumours, and succeeding in large part. Yet Mirage felt as if it firmly had one foot planted in the previous decade. With its belated follow-up, 1987's Tango in the
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring some of the most hotly-anticipated sets of the year! Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night [Various Editions] (Warner Bros./Rhino) 3CD/1DVD/1LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Fleetwood Mac's 1987 album featuring "Little Lies" and "Everywhere" returns in a variety of formats including a 3-CD/1 DVD/1 LP version (with the original
Record Store Day has been an institution for a decade now, so leave it to this year's 10th anniversary event to be one of the biggest! We've already shone the spotlight on releases by David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Prince, Omnivore Recordings and Legacy Recordings; now, it's time to take a look at Warner Music's incredibly generous lineup. Over 30 titles will be featured from the label group at independent record stores on Saturday, April 22. There's really something for everyone: vintage 12"
Three decades after it was first released--and following similarly expansive editions for three of the group's earlier albums from this period--Warner Bros. Records and Rhino will expand and reissue Fleetwood Mac's 14th studio album, Tango in the Night. The last studio album from the band's modern classic line-up of Lindsey Buckingham (vocals/guitar), Stevie Nicks (vocals), Christine McVie (vocals/keyboards), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums), Tango in the Night marked the group's
When Fleetwood Mac entered the Château d'Hérouville studio outside Paris at the dawn of the 1980s, the band had one goal in mind: to create a commercial pop success in the mold of their record-breaking Rumours. Not everyone in the quintet was sold on this goal, necessarily, especially after the quantum leap forward from Rumours into the beautiful madness that was Tusk. But while Tusk sold four million copies, it couldn't help but be viewed as a disappointment after the world domination of its
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, packed with heavy hitters! David Bowie, Who Can I Be Now (1974-1976) (Parlophone) 12-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 13-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), the second in the late artist's series of deluxe albums box sets, will contain the following albums plus a 128-page booklet in the CD edition (or 84 pages in the vinyl edition. You'll find more details here, and watch