Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy 68th Birthday Stevie

The irreplaceable Stevie Nicks turns 68 today! Enjoy your day and many happy returns.

Friday, May 13, 2016

FLEETWOOD MAC’S MIRAGE SET FOR DELUXE REISSUE

3CD/5.1 Surround Mix/LP Set Features Newly Remastered Sound, Rare And Unreleased Recordings, And More

2-CD Expanded Edition Also Available

Both Versions Set For Release On July 29th From Warner Bros. Records

LOS ANGELES – Fleetwood Mac’s streak of five consecutive multi-platinum albums began in the Seventies and continued in 1982 with Mirage, the follow-up to the band’s 1979 double-album, Tusk. During the summer of 1982, Mirage topped the album chart and added to the band’s already impressive canon of hits with “Hold Me,” “Love In Store” and “Gypsy.”

Following last year’s deluxe edition of Tusk, Fleetwood Mac continues chronologically with the deluxe edition of MIRAGE. Available on July 29, this new edition expands on the original album with newly remastered sound, a selection of rare and unreleased recordings, as well as the stories and pictures behind the album. Three formats available:

- Deluxe: Three CDs, DVD and LP. Original album remastered, plus b-sides and rarities; the original album on LP; live performances; and a 5.1 mix on DVD. $99.98.

- Expanded: Two CDs. Original album remastered, plus a disc of b-sides and rarities. $13.98.

- Remastered: Original album remastered. $11.98.

Digital version will also be available.

In 1982 Fleetwood Mac topped the U.S. Album Chart for five weeks with MIRAGE. Along with instantly recognizable smash hits like “Hold Me” and “Gypsy,” MIRAGE also features great album tracks like “Oh Diane,” a Top Ten hit in the UK, and “Straight Back,” a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Rock Chart.

The new deluxe and expanded editions of MIRAGE both include a second disc that has 19 tracks dedicated entirely to outtakes and rarities. Among the unreleased gems are early versions of several album tracks – “Empire State” and “Book Of Love” – along with outtakes for songs that didn’t make it to the album: “If You Were My Love” and “Smile At You.” There is also an unreleased cover of the Fats Domino classic “Blue Monday,” as well as the rare, extended mix for “Gypsy” that was used in the music video.

Exclusive to the deluxe edition of MIRAGE is a third disc that has more than a dozen live performances recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 U.S. tour. Along with early hits – “You Make Loving Fun” and “The Chain” – the collection includes performances of MIRAGE standouts like “Love In Store,” “Eyes Of The World” and “Gypsy.”

The DVD-Audio disc contains both the 5.1 Surround and 24/96 Stereo Audio mixes of the original album. The set also includes a vinyl copy of MIRAGE.

MIRAGE: DELUXE EDITION

Disc One: Original Album - 2016 Remaster

1. “Love In Store”
2. “Can’t Go Back”
3. “That’s Alright”
4. “Book Of Love”
5. “Gypsy”
6. “Only Over You”
7. “Empire State”
8. “Straight Back”
9. “Hold Me”
10. “Oh Diane”
11. “Eyes Of The World”
12. “Wish You Were Here”

Disc Two: B-Sides, Outtakes, Sessions

1. “Love In Store” (Early Version)*
2. “Suma’s Walk” AKA “Can’t Go Back” (Outtake)*
3. “That’s Alright” (Alternate Take)*
4. “Book Of Love” (Early Version)*
5. “Gypsy” (Early Version)*
6. “Only Over You” (Alternate Version)*
7. “Empire State” (Early Version)*
8. “If You Were My Love” (Outtake)*
9. “Hold Me” (Early Version)*
10. “Oh Diane” (Early Version)*
11. “Smile At You” (Outtake)*
12. “Goodbye Angel” (Original Outtake)*
13. “Eyes Of The World” (Alternate Early Version)*
14. “Wish You Were Here” (Alternate Version)*
15. “Cool Water”
16. “Gypsy” (Video Version)
17. “Put A Candle In The Window” (Run-Through)*
18. “Teen Beat” (Outtake)*
19. “Blue Monday” (Jam)*

*Previously Unissued

Disc Three: Mirage Live 1982

1. “The Chain”
2. “Gypsy”
3. “Love In Store”
4. “Not That Funny”
5. “You Make Loving Fun”
6. “I’m So Afraid”
7. “Blue Letter”
8. “Rhiannon”
9. “Tusk”
10. “Eyes Of The World”
11. “Go Your Own Way”
12. “Sisters Of The Moon”
13. “Songbird”

Disc Four: 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD)

Mirage (Vinyl)

Side One
1. “Love In Store”
2. “Can’t Go Back”
3. “That’s Alright”
4. “Book Of Love”
5. “Gypsy”
6. “Only Over You”

Side Two
1. “Empire State”
2. “Straight Back”
3. “Hold Me”
4. “Oh Diane”
5. “Eyes Of The World”
6. “Wish You Were Here”

Pre-order NOW on the following links!

Physical:
Deluxe (3CD/1LP/5.1 Surround Mix) - http://smarturl.it/MirageDeluxe
Expanded (2CD) - http://smarturl.it/MirageExpanded
2016 Remaster (1CD) - http://smarturl.it/MirageCD

Digital:
Deluxe - http://smarturl.it/MirageDL

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fleetwood Mac Reissues Deluxe and Expanded Editions of "Mirage" Available July 29th


Available on July 29, this new deluxe edition expands on the original album with newly remastered sound, a second disc that has 19 tracks dedicated entirely to outtakes and rarities, as well as the stories and pictures behind the album.

Among the unreleased gems are early versions of several album tracks along with outtakes for songs that didn't make it to the album. There is also an unreleased cover of the Fats Domino classic Blue Monday, as well as the rare, extended mix for Gypsy that was used in the music video.

Exclusive to the deluxe edition of MIRAGE is a third disc that has more than a dozen live performances recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac s 1982 U.S. tour. 

The DVD-Audio disc contains both the 5.1 Surround and 24/96 Stereo Audio mixes of the original album. The set also includes a vinyl copy of MIRAGE.
  • Deluxe: Three CDs, a DVD and a LP. The remastered original album with B-sides and rare tracks; the original album on vinyl, live performances and a 5.1 mix on DVD (audio only)
  • Expanded: Two CDs: the remastered original album with an additional disc with B-sides and rare recordings
  • Remastered: A CD. The remastered original album.

Pre-order at Amazon: Expanded | Deluxe
Pre-order at iTunes

Disc: 1
  1. Love In Store
  2. Can't Go Back
  3. That's Alright
  4. Book Of Love
  5. Gypsy
  6. Only Over You
  7. Empire State
  8. Straight Back
  9. Hold Me
  10. Oh Diane
  11. Eyes Of The World
  12. Wish You Were Here

Disc: 2
  1. Love In Store (Early Version)
  2. Suma's Walk AKA Can't Go Back (Outtake)
  3. That's Alright (Alternate Take)
  4. Book Of Love (Early Version)
  5. Gypsy (Early Version)
  6. Only Over You (Alternate Version)
  7. Empire State (Early Version)
  8. If You Were My Love (Outtake)
  9. Hold Me (Early Version) ** Available now on itunes or Spotify
  10. Oh Diane (Early Version)
  11. Smile At You (Outtake)
  12. Goodbye Angel (Original Outtake)
  13. Eyes Of The World (Alternate Early Version)
  14. Straight Back (Original Vinyl Version
  15. Wish You Were Here (Alternate Version)
  16. Cool Water
  17. Gypsy (Video Version)
  18. Put A Candle In The Window (Run-Through)
  19. Teen Beat (Outtake)
  20. Blue Monday (Jam)

Disc: 3
  1. The Chain
  2. Gypsy
  3. Love In Store
  4. Not That Funny
  5. You Make Loving Fun
  6. I'm So Afraid
  7. Blue Letter
  8. Rhiannon
  9. Tusk
  10. Eyes Of The World
  11. Go Your Own Way
  12. Sisters Of The Moon
  13. Songbird

Disc: 4
  1. 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD)

Disc: 5 (Vinyl)
  1. Love In Store
  2. Can't Go Back
  3. That's Alright
  4. Book Of Love
  5. Gypsy
  6. Only Over You
  7. Empire State
  8. Straight Back
  9. Hold Me
  10. Oh Diane
  11. Eyes Of The World
  12. Wish You Were Here

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

12 Hour Fleetwood Mac Marathon - Sunday May 15th on @AXSTV






Fleetwood Mac Marathon
This Sunday, May 15, 2016 on AXS TV

1:00 PM ET - The Big Interview: Lindsey Buckingham
Rock legend and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham discusses the group's reunion and his relationship with Stevie Nicks.

2:00 PM ET - Stevie Nicks
A radiant Stevie Nicks captivates in her first solo performance to be filmed since 1987. Clad in her trademark look of high heels and lace, she elegantly showcases her vocal abilities with stunning performances of her best, along with carefully chosen covers for a comprehensive career retrospective.

3:00 PM ET - Rock Legends: Fleetwood Mac
Rock Legends features archive material, music videos "Dreams" and "Landslide" to detail the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.

3:30 PM ET - The Big Interview: Lindsey Buckingham
Rock legend and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham discusses the group's reunion and his relationship with Stevie Nicks.

4:30 PM ET - Lindsey Buckingham With Special Guest Stevie Nicks
Since leaving the ever popular Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham has made a name for himself as a solo artist. Lindsey performs "Trouble" and "Go Insane", leading up to the special appearance of former bandmate Stevie Nicks.

5:35 PM ET - Fleetwood Mac, Live In Boston
Mick, John, Lindsey and Stevie unite for a passionate evening playing hits from Say You Will, as well as "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams" and "Don't Stop". The combination of harmonious delivery and purposeful melodies show why they will always remain a classic. Other hits include "Rhiannon" and "Landslide".

7:40 PM ET - Rock Legends: Fleetwood Mac
Rock Legends features archive material, music videos "Dreams" and "Landslide" to detail the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.

8:10 PM ET - Stevie Nicks
A radiant Stevie Nicks captivates in her first solo performance to be filmed since 1987. Clad in her trademark look of high heels and lace, she elegantly showcases her vocal abilities with stunning performances of her best, along with carefully chosen covers for a comprehensive career retrospective.

9:15 PM ET - Lindsey Buckingham With Special Guest Stevie Nicks
Since leaving the ever popular Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham has made a name for himself as a solo artist. Lindsey performs "Trouble" and "Go Insane", leading up to the special appearance of former bandmate Stevie Nicks.

10:20 PM ET - Fleetwood Mac, Live In Boston
Mick, John, Lindsey and Stevie unite for a passionate evening playing hits from Say You Will, as well as "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams" and "Don't Stop". The combination of harmonious delivery and purposeful melodies show why they will always remain a classic. Other hits include "Rhiannon" and "Landslide".

12:30 AM ET - Rock Legends: Fleetwood Mac
Rock Legends features archive material, music videos "Dreams" and "Landslide" to detail the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ken Caillat began re-mixing Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album 'Mirage'. Deluxe Box Set expected

This made my day!  It's long overdue!  Rumours and Tusk producer Ken Caillat posted on his facebook page today that he started working on remastering Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album 'Mirage'. No idea when we can expect this and hopefully it doesn't sit on a shelf for a decade once complete, but it's movement forward getting past the Rumours and Tusk era albums.

Now if only Stevie could take a look at her early work and remaster those as well.


Update: April 3rd

Updated April 30th:

Looks like Ken is finished his part based on yesterday's facebook post.  Exciting!  Hopefully they include the Mirage concert DVD at the very least in this and not just the audio, although that's cool too... Remastering the VHS that was released in the 80's to DVD only makes sense if they are repackaging Mirage.


Updated: May 10th.

This may or may not be legit... but this is what is floating around the net regarding Fleetwood Mac's Remastered edition of Mirage. Take it with a grain of salt until it's been made official... which could be soon.

Release Date: 2016-07-29 -- Fleetwood Mac "Mirage (Deluxe Edition)" 3CD/1DVD/1LP box set including 5.1 surround mix

Source: IMWAN

Friday, April 29, 2016

The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition Featuring Stevie Nicks

(April 25th and 26th) The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards for Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks made a surprise appearance to join the kids’ band from School of Rock - The Musical. The audience screamed as Nicks - with her distinctive voice - led the band in a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Rhiannon,” which Nicks wrote.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stevie Nicks surprised Broadway’s “School of Rock” with riveting performance of “Rhiannon”

Stevie Nicks surprises ‘School of Rock’ crowd, talks Prince
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Photos by Matthew Eisman

Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway’s “School of Rock” with a riveting performance of “Rhiannon” after the cast took its curtain call.

Backed by the show’s very young band, Nicks brought the house to its feet. Afterward, she had nothing but praise for the young musicians.

“I have Fleetwood Mac, and then I have my solo band that I’ve been playing with since 1980, and now I have one more fantastic band to add to my roster, so I’m very happy,” Nicks said Tuesday night backstage at the Winter Garden Theater.

Nicks also shared her memories of Prince while recording her 1980s hit, “Stand Back.” She said the idea came to her while listening to “Little Red Corvette” while driving, and she was compelled to call him about it.

“I asked him if he would come over to Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. Never in a million years expecting that he would say yes, or that he was even in Los Angeles, and he was there in like twenty minutes,” Nicks said.

Then she added: “I didn’t have to call and tell him that I kind of ripped off his song, but I did because I’m honest. So it turned into a really amazing relationship. Is my heart broken? Absolutely.”

But Nicks said it felt “fantastic” playing music with the young stars of “School of Rock.” She saw the show on opening night, and came back to see it again.

Performing at the show was something she wanted to do, especially because she would help raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The organization provides financial support for people with AIDS, HIV and HIV-related diseases.

“It’s not work, it’s just great fun … so it’s a great easy way to make money to give to people that really need it,” Nicks said.

The audience was filled with kids that seemed to enjoy her performance. But connecting her music with a younger audience has never been a concern for Nicks.

“I don’t feel like I’m a songwriter that just writes for old people or just writes for young people,” Nicks said.

Instead, she sees herself as the same timeless writer she was at 14.

“I don’t think we’re stuck in a time machine that they only have to write stuff for people their age, and I only have to write stuff for people my age. Obviously, that’s not true because look at what we just did.”

More Coverage:
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Rollingstone
Entertainment Weekly
CTVNews


Thursday, April 14, 2016

UK Top 20 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums of 2016 so far... Fleetwood Mac No.10

Ahead of this year's Record Store Day on April 16, Official Charts have revealed the biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2016 so far.

(Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' came in at No.24 on 2015's Top Selling Vinyl Albums Sales).

Source: Official Charts


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fleetwood Mac planning to be on the road in 2017

Overheard at a Meet and Greet while on tour in Austrailia with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Mick indicated the following regarding Fleetwood Mac's next tour.

Courtesy of buckinghamnicksinfo


[Apparently by "last tour" Mick meant last world tour, not that this would be the last tour.



FLEETWOOD MAC 'TUSK' DELUXE AND EXPANDED 
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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Fleetwood Mac will release 2xLP "Alternate Tusk" Album on Record Store Day 4/16/16

Fleetwood Mac - Alternate Tusk

Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2016
Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Rhino
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Record Store Day offers the alternative version of Tusk from Fleetwood Mac's deluxe box set as two LP set on 180 gram black vinyl. Limited to 5,000.

Side 1
1. Over and Over
2. The Ledge
3. Think About Me
4. Save Me a Place
5. Sara
Side 2
1. What Makes You Think You're the One
2. Storms
3. That's All for Everyone
4. Not That Funny
5. Sisters of the Moon
Side 3
1. Angel
2. That's Enough For Me
3. Brown Eyes
4. Never Make Me Cry
5. I Know I'm Not Wrong
Side 4
1. Honey Hi
2. Beautiful Child
3. Walk a Thin Line
4. Tusk
5. Never Forget

The album will also be available in the UK, Belgium the Netherlands and likely more countries.




FLEETWOOD MAC 'TUSK' DELUXE AND EXPANDED 
AVAILABLE NOW! 



Wednesday, March 02, 2016

"I think people could do with a new Mac album from the five of us.” - Christine McVie

After 16 years in the Kent wilderness, Christine McVie and Fleetwood Mac are creating magic once again… there’s even a new album in the pipeline. 

By Reyhaan Day
Mayfair Times

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie offers me tea and a seat on a plush sofa. Among the things on her coffee table is a picture book called Crap Taxidermy. There’s a platinum record on the wall, and a stuffed dog looks out from under a side table next to a flickering fireplace.

“Do you like my dog? I found him in an antique shop – he’s 100 years old and I call him Jarvis.”

McVie is a dog person – she had two until recently. “I had a lovely time with them, but do I miss having dogs? Dogs tie you down. Who’s going to look after them when I go on tour?” she says. “I thought about getting a bird – a parrot perhaps – and teaching it to talk.” But McVie doesn’t want to be held back any longer. “I want my freedom now.”

As one fifth of Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie has helped define popular music since the late 1960s. With her bandmates, McVie has written songs that are loved across generations. With 1977’s Rumours, Fleetwood Mac became superstars, experiencing both critical acclaim and public adoration. She explains that there is something about the band’s music, and Rumours in particular, that appeals to all ages. “Parents played the album at home, but kids gravitated to the album as well; and now some of their children are turned on to Fleetwood Mac.” It’s something that McVie is still surprised by. “It’s really quite amazing, the dichotomy of people coming to see the shows – it ranges anywhere from 80 to eight. It’s very exciting.”

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fleetwood Mac: In Concert Set for Triple Vinyl Debut


Fleetwood Mac: in Concert Set for Vinyl Debut

Friday, 12 February 2016
Press Release: Warner Music

Triple-LP Collection Features 22 Live Recordings From The Band’s 1979-80 Tour

That Were Previously Available Only As Part Of The Tusk: Deluxe Edition

Available On March 4 From Warner Bros. Records

Fleetwood Mac unveiled a massive Deluxe Edition of its revered double album TUSK late last year that featured 22 previously unreleased live performances selected from the band’s 1979-80 tour. Until now, those concert recordings have only been available as part of the set and only on CD and digitally. That will change soon with the release of FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT.

All of the live music from the 2015 reissue of TUSK will be available on March 4 from Warner Bros. Records as a three-LP set. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the albums will be presented in a tri-fold jacket.

Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks originally released TUSK in October of 1979. The Grammy Award-nominated, double-album went onto sell more than four million copies worldwide and introduced fans to hits like ‘Sara,’ ‘Think About Me,’ and the title track.

The music heard on IN CONCERT was recorded at four stops during the band’s 111-show world tour promoting TUSK. This new collection serves as a worthy companion to the classic 1980 album LIVE. Although a few songs are duplicated from that album, including ‘Say You Love Me,’ ‘Landslide’ and ‘Go Your Own Way,’ each performance on IN CONCERT is unique and taken from a different show.

IN CONCERT boasts 10 songs not heard on LIVE, including ‘World Turning’ from the Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled release, and ‘The Chain’ from the band’s best-selling album RUMOURS (1977), a Grammy-award winning juggernaut that has sold more than 40 million copies.

Several songs from IN CONCERT were recorded at the Checkerdome in St. Louis just a month after the release of TUSK, and only seven shows into the tour. Those performances capture the band already in top form on songs like ‘Angel,’ ‘Save Me A Place’and ‘What Makes You Think You’re The One.’

The rest of the performances were recorded several months later, including 11 songs from the band’s six-night stand at Wembley Arena in London in June 1980. Among the highlights are ‘That’s Enough For Me,’ ‘Sisters Of The Moon,’ and the Top 10 smash from RUMOURS, ‘You Making Loving Fun.’

FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT

LP Track Listing

Side One

1. Intro (Wembley, 06/26/80)
2. “Say You Love Me”(Wembley, 06/26/80)
3. “The Chain” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
4. “Don’t Stop” (Wembley, 06/27/80)
5. “Dreams” (Wembley, 06/20/80)

Side Two

1. “Oh Well” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
2. “Rhiannon” (Tucson, 08/28/80)
3. “Over And Over” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. “That’s Enough For Me” (Wembley, 06/21/80)

Side Three

1. “Sara” (Tucson, 08/28/80)
2. “Not That Funny” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
3. “Tusk” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. “Save Me A Place” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)

Side Four

1. “Landslide” (Omaha, 08/21/80)
2. “What Makes You Think You’re The One” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
3. “Angel” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. “You Make Loving Fun” (Wembley, 06/20/80)

Side Five

1. “I’m So Afraid” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
2. “World Turning” (Wembley, 06/22/80)

Side Six

1. “Go Your Own Way” (Wembley, 06/22/80)
2. “Sisters Of The Moon” (Wembley, 06/22/80)
3. “Songbird” (Wembley, 06/27/80)

For more information, please visit FleetwoodMac.com


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