Thursday, July 09, 2020

Fleetwood Mac have 2 of the Best Selling Albums in the UK in 2020

The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far in the UK

TOP SELLING ALBUMS IN THE UK
Classic greatest hits albums see resurgence in lock down. A number of greatest hits albums have seen a resurgence on the Official Albums Chart this year as the public returned to classic favorites in lock down. Among them, 50 Years – Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac at number 14 and Rumours sitting at number 21.

TOP SELLING VINYL ALBUMS IN THE UK
Fleetwood Mac have the top selling vinyl album in the UK so far this year with “Rumours”! 

MOST STREAMED ALBUMS IN THE UK
Of the Most Streamed Albums of 2020, “50 Years-Don’t Stop” is the 12th and “Rumours” is 29th

Official Charts






Wednesday, July 08, 2020

STEVIE NICKS 24K GOLD (CONCERT FILM) PERTH AUSTRALIA SCREENING

STEVIE NICKS 24K GOLD
Tickets on sale July 16
Perth, Australia

A concert performance by the woman with one of the most recognizable voices in music history. Stevie's string of hits songs as a solo artist and as a part of rock legends Fleetwood Mac has provided the soundtrack of our lives. Filmed over the last two shows of her solo tour including hits Edge of Seventeen, Rhianon & Landslide and including cinema exclusive content of Stevie discussing personal moments with Tom Petty, Prince, Lindsey Buckingham. (Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian)

The event comes with the full support of the Stevie Nicks and the Fleetwood Mac teams and record labels.

Screening Wed September 9 at 7.00pm  @ Luna Leederville & Luna on SX plus matinee session on Sun September 13 TBA at Luna & Luna on SX


Thursday, July 02, 2020

Fleetwood Mac's 1975 Album "Fleetwood Mac" Turns 45


FLEETWOOD MAC 
"FLEETWOOD MAC" 45th ANNIVERSARY

Truth be told, I was not eager to hear the album simply titled  Fleetwood Mac that July  of 1975. Don’t get me wrong, I was a big fan beginning with their 1972 album Bare Trees , and had played it on the radio along with subsequent Fleetwood Mac albums Mystery to Me (one of my favorite “desert island discs”) and Heroes Are Hard to Find  in 1974. I even sought out the earlier Peter Green / Danny Kirwan/ Jeremy Spencer-era Fleetwood Mac albums, playing the original ” Black Magic Woman”,”Rattlesnake Shake”,”Green Manalishi”,”Oh Well” and “Station Man” on the radio as well, but I thought that the chemistry of the late American Bob Welch and Christine McVie‘s songwriting brought out the best in the band.

After Bob Welch left Fleetwood Mac, his first solo album in the Fall 1975 came and went in about 15 minutes, not unlike the 1973 Buckingham Nicks  album, which was the sole output of Welch’s replacements, singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer/songwriter Stephanie”Stevie” Nicks. So on balance I didn’t see how this major change could do anything except diminish Fleetwood Mac.

Boy was I wrong! That 1975 Fleetwood Mac album sold over twenty times as many copies as any previous Fleetwood Mac album. The unsung hero is actually producer/recording engineer Keith Olsen, who had produced and recorded the Buckingham Nicks album, imparting a fat, warm, upfront sound to their music. It was in that context that bandleader Mick Fleetwood first noticed Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar-playing and singing abilities, but at the time it was Keith Olsen’s studio and recording techniques that Mick was auditioning, not the musicians. When Fleetwood fell in love with the sound that he heard, he wisely decided to embrace all of it – the musicians Buckingham and Nicks, the producer Keith Olsen – and incorporate it all into the next Fleetwood Mac album, which featured “Monday Morning”,”Over My Head”,”Say You Love Me”,”Rhiannon”,”Crystal”, and “Landslide”. Not only did that decision change the fortunes of all involved, it would also change the sound of contemporary music for years to follow. Nicks, Fleetwood, and former member Buckingham all share their recollections with me in great detail in this classic rock interview In the Studio . –Redbeard

56 minute show with archival interview footage from Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham - with tracks played from the album. Listen below.




WIN Fleetwood Mac's "Then Play On" Celebration Edition

COMPETITION 
Next week MICK FLEETWOOD AND FRIENDS will be drawing 2 names at random from their mailing list subscribers to win a copy of the new deluxe ‘Celebration’ edition of Fleetwood Mac’s Then Play On. If you want to enter, sign up to their mailing list www.mickfleetwoodandfriends.com 

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT

FLEETWOOD MAC, STEVIE NICKS AND LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM INDEPENDENCE DAY SALE

INDEPENDENCE DAY SALE! 20% OFF STORE WIDE 
FLEETWOOD MAC, STEVIE NICKS AND LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM RELEASES THROUGH RHINO RECORDS ON NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020
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FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS
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FLEETWOOD MAC THE DANCE 2LP 
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FLEETWOOD MAC 50 YEARS – DON’T STOP 5LP 
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FLEETWOOD MAC 50 YEARS – DON’T STOP
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FLEETWOOD MAC 1975-1987 BOXED SET 
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STEVIE NICKS BELLA DONNA
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STEVIE NICKS THE WILD HEART
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STEVIE NICKS STAND BACK 1-CD 
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STEVIE NICKS STAND BACK: 1981-2017 (3CD)
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LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM SOLO ANTHOLOGY: 
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LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM SOLO ANTHOLOGY
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Fleetwood Mac's "SEVEN WONDERS" Certified SILVER in the UK

Fleetwood Mac's "SEVEN WONDERS" was certified SILVER on June 26, 2020 by the Official Charts Company in the UK as having sold 200K units in the UK.


Other certifications in the UK in 2020 include Gypsy, Landslide, Everywhere, You Make Loving Fun, Big Love and Go Your Own Way.






Fleetwood Mac UK and Ireland Album Charts Update

Fleetwood Mac soldiers on in the UK on the Top 100 albums chart. "50 Years - Don't Stop", now in it's 84th week in the Top 100, is currently at No.11 down from No.9 last week.  The 50 track compilation was released in November, 2018.

Rumours in this latest 172 week chart run of it's 884 overall weeks within the Top 100 since it's release is still within the Top 20 after re-entering seven weeks ago. This week the album is down to No.17 from No.14. On Vinyl, Rumours is at No.7, down from No.5 last week on the Top 40 Vinyl Albums Chart.

In Ireland, 50 Years - Don't Stop is up to No.9 from No.10 and Rumours up to No.15 from No.18 on the Top 50 Albums chart. 

In the US, Rumours is at No.70 on the Billboard Top 200 up from No.75 last week.
In Canada, Rumours is at No.50 on the Top 100 Albums Chart up from No.55 last week.