Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977) (1 Viewer)

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Title: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Released: 1977

Tracks:
1 - Second Hand News - 2:54
2 - Dreams - 4:18
3 - Never Going Back Again - 2:15
4 - Don't Stop - 3:14
5 - Go Your Own Way - 3:40
6 - Songbird - 3:23
7 - The Chain - 4:31
8 - You Make Loving Fun - 3:33
9 - I Don't Want to Know - 3:15
10 - Oh Daddy - 3:58
11 - Gold Dust Woman - 5:02

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Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. The record peaked at the top of both the main United States Billboard chart and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. "Go Your Own Way", "Don't Stop", "Dreams", and "You Make Loving Fun" were released as singles. A Grammy Award winner, Rumours is Fleetwood Mac's most successful release with sales of over 40 million copies worldwide.
The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of the 1975 record Fleetwood Mac, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The Rumours studio sessions were marked by hedonistic behaviour and interpersonal strife between Fleetwood Mac members; these experiences informed the album's lyrics. Influenced by pop music, the record's tracks were recorded using a combination of acoustic and electric instruments. The mixing process delayed the completion of Rumours, but was finished by the end of 1976. Following the album's release in 1977, Fleetwood Mac undertook worldwide promotional tours.
Rumours garnered widespread critical acclaim. Praise centred on its production quality and harmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists. The record has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres. Often considered Fleetwood Mac's best release, it has featured in several publications' lists of the best albums of the 1970s and the best albums of all time. In 2004, Rumours was remastered and reissued with the addition of an extra track and a bonus CD of outtakes from the recording sessions.
 

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Oh good grief.

Right, great album. I play it about once a year and that's enough for me though. The Corrs ruined Dreams forever.

People are more likely to have this album than a Greatest Hits aren't they?
 
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Woah! I had this album drummed into me as a kid (older bro/sis) so this is going to bring on intense nostalgia. Have never actually decided to sit down and listen to it so should be interesting ...
 

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One of the high water marks of major label rock music, says I. This was *the* cool album among the cool-kids I knew (and was very much not one of) in Wexford town in the late 80s. The very odd time I put it on I can't deny its greatness, but I'd never really be arsed listening to it - it doesn't supply what I'm looking for from music these days
 

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This was a staple of the parental record collection when I was a nipper, but I think by the time we came along they were entirely sick of it, so it never got played.

In the mid 80s I remember they went to see Fleetwood Mac somewhere and I threw a massive strop at not being allowed to go and to prove to them they were evil bastards for denying me my right to softly rock I decided to become the bands greatest fan. I did so by somehow getting copies of Tango in the night (the sex noises on Big Love *horrified* me, still do....shudder) and the greatest hits with the green sleeve. So those two tapes, along with Invisible Touch by Genesis and Live Magic by Queen were hugely responsible for a lot of my musical moulding. Along with Live in the city of light by Simple Minds, which taught me to SING, damnit, but we'll wait til that one turns up in album club before going further.

So, in anyways, all I knew of Rumours really were the couple of songs on the Greatest Hits, none of which were as good as Rhiannon or perturbed me as much as Big Love. Uh! Ah! Uh! Ah!

Maybe 10 years ago I picked up a £5 copy of Rumours in Fopp in Glasgow, didn't listen to it for months. But then I did. And it was joyous.

This is a brilliantly written, performed and recorded LP. There's very little on it that's not exceptional. It can't help but have suffered a bit from being such a massive prick in the culture all these years, but to it's credit it's not really been diminished for it. Just great.

As an aside, there's a great Rocket From The Crypt/Fleetwood mac story. RFTC were recording Scream Dracula Scream in some LA studio, and from the live room they could see Mick Fleetwood enter the control booth and start chatting to the engineer. The band went for a take and were delighted to see Mick rocking out like fuck, air drumming and all, then absconding before the band could nab him for a chat.

They were reliably informed that when they started playing, he turned down the faders and put on something else entirely and proceeded to rock out.

Prick! Legend!
 

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This was a staple of the parental record collection when I was a nipper, but I think by the time we came along they were entirely sick of it, so it never got played.

In the mid 80s I remember they went to see Fleetwood Mac somewhere and I threw a massive strop at not being allowed to go and to prove to them they were evil bastards for denying me my right to softly rock I decided to become the bands greatest fan. I did so by somehow getting copies of Tango in the night (the sex noises on Big Love *horrified* me, still do....shudder) and the greatest hits with the green sleeve. So those two tapes, along with Invisible Touch by Genesis and Live Magic by Queen were hugely responsible for a lot of my musical moulding. Along with Live in the city of light by Simple Minds, which taught me to SING, damnit, but we'll wait til that one turns up in album club before going further.

So, in anyways, all I knew of Rumours really were the couple of songs on the Greatest Hits, none of which were as good as Rhiannon or perturbed me as much as Big Love. Uh! Ah! Uh! Ah!

Maybe 10 years ago I picked up a £5 copy of Rumours in Fopp in Glasgow, didn't listen to it for months. But then I did. And it was joyous.

This is a brilliantly written, performed and recorded LP. There's very little on it that's not exceptional. It can't help but have suffered a bit from being such a massive prick in the culture all these years, but to it's credit it's not really been diminished for it. Just great.

As an aside, there's a great Rocket From The Crypt/Fleetwood mac story. RFTC were recording Scream Dracula Scream in some LA studio, and from the live room they could see Mick Fleetwood enter the control booth and start chatting to the engineer. The band went for a take and were delighted to see Mick rocking out like fuck, air drumming and all, then absconding before the band could nab him for a chat.

They were reliably informed that when they started playing, he turned down the faders and put on something else entirely and proceeded to rock out.

Prick! Legend!
I think I might have put Live In The City Of Light in my top ten. Fingers crossed.
 
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