FLEETWOOD MAC 25 YEARS - THE CHAIN BOXED SET

FLEETWOOD MAC 25 YEARS - THE CHAIN 
1992 - 4 CD Box Set + 64 Page Photo Book 
Repackaged and Re-released in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in 2012


All The Hits. Lots Of Rarities
Four CD Box Set containing 72 songs re-packaged in 2 double fat box cases with slip cover - charting the history of arguably one of the greatest bands in history. The set features previously unreleased studio tracks, new remixes, live recordings, and alternate versions of many tracks including the international hit single "Tusk"

Singles released:

US  / Australia 
CD, 7" Vinyl, Cassette Single
1. Paper Doll
2. The Chain











Europe CD Maxi Single
1. Love Shines 
2. The Chain 
3. Not That Funny 
4. Isn't It Midnight 


Germany / UK 
7" Vinyl
1. Love Shines 
2. The Chain 




US / Germany
7" Vinyl, Cassette Single
1. Don't Stop
2. Albatross


German 

CD Maxi Single
1. Don't Stop
2. Paper Doll
3. Lizard People
4. Family Man 
(Ext. Vocal Mix)






CD 1 
1. "Paper Doll" (new song) 3:56 
2. "Love Shines" (new song) 4:48 
3. "Stand Back (Live)" (Tango in the Night, 1988) 5:02 
4. "Crystal" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)5:09 
5. "Isn't It Midnight" (edited alt version; Tango in the Night, 1987) 4:02 
6. "Big Love" (from Tango in the Night, 1987) 3:39 
7. "Everywhere" (from Tango in the Night, 1987) 3:43 
8. "Affairs of the Heart" (from Behind the Mask, 1990) 4:20 
9. "Heart of Stone" (new song) 4:39 
10. "Sara" (from Tusk, 1979) 6:26 
11. "That's All for Everyone" (from Tusk, 1979) 3:02 
12. "Over My Head" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975) 3:34 
13. "Little Lies" (from Tango in the Night, 1987) 3:38 
14. "Eyes of the World" (from Mirage, 1982) 3:42 
15. "Oh Diane" (from Mirage, 1982) 2:33 
16. "In the Back of My Mind" (from Behind the Mask, 1990) 7:00 
17. "Make Me a Mask" (new song) 4:02

CD 2 
1. "Save Me" (Behind the Mask, 1990) 4:14 
2. "Goodbye Angel" (previously unreleased from Mirage, 1982) 3:06 
3. "Silver Springs" (B-Side of "Go Your Own Way" single, 1976) 4:29 
4. "What Makes You Think You're the One" (Tusk, 1979) 3:30 
5. "Think About Me" (from Tusk, 1979) 2:40 
6. "Gypsy" (alt full-length version; Mirage, 1982) 5:21 
7. "You Make Loving Fun" (Rumours, 1977) 3:30 
8. "Second Hand News" (alternative mix; Rumours, 1977) 2:50 
9. "Love in Store" (alternative mix; Mirage, 1982) 3:24 
10. "The Chain" (alternative mix; Rumours, 1977) 4:20 
11. "Teen Beat" (previously unreleased from Mirage, 1982) 2:43 
12. "Dreams" (alternative mix; Rumours, 1977) 4:14 
13. "Only Over You" (Mirage, 1982) 4:05 
14. "I'm So Afraid (Live)" (Fleetwood Mac Live, 1980) 7:27 
15. "Love Is Dangerous" (Behind the Mask, 1990) 3:16 
16. "Gold Dust Woman" (alternative mix; Rumours, 1977) 5:00 
17. "Not That Funny (Live)" ( In Concert - Mirage Tour '82) 7:56

CD 3 
1. "Warm Ways" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)3:50 
2. "Say You Love Me" (single version; Fleetwood Mac, 1975) 3:45 
3. "Don't Stop" (from Rumours, 1977) 3:11 
4. "Rhiannon" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975) 4:09 
5. "Walk a Thin Line" (from Tusk, 1979) 3:44 
6. "Storms" (from Tusk, 1979) 5:27 
7. "Go Your Own Way" (from Rumours, 1977) 3:39 
8. "Sisters of the Moon" (from Tusk, 1979) 4:37 
9. "Monday Morning (Live)" (Fleetwood Mac Live, 1980) 3:35 
10. "Landslide" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975) 3:16 
11. "Hypnotized" (from Mystery to Me, 1973) 4:47 
12. "Lay It All Down" (alt version; Future Games, 1971) 4:34 
13. "Angel" (alternative mix; from Tusk, 1979) 4:52 
14. "Beautiful Child" (alternative mix; Tusk, 1979) 5:18 
15. "Brown Eyes" (alternative version; from Tusk, 1979) 4:56 
16. "Save Me a Place" (from Tusk, 1979) 2:39 
17. "Tusk" (USC intro mix; from Tusk, 1979) 3:12 
18. "Never Going Back Again" (Rumours, 1977) 2:02 
19. "Songbird" (from Rumours, 1977) 3:17

CD 4 
1. "I Believe My Time Ain't Long" (non-album single, 1967) 2:51 
2. "Need Your Love So Bad" (non-album single, 1968) 3:53 
3. "Rattlesnake Shake" (from Then Play On, 1969) 3:29 
4. "Oh Well, Pt. 1" (original mono version; Then Play On, 1969) 3:29
 5. "Stop Messin' Round" (from Mr. Wonderful, 1968) 2:19 
6. "The Green Manalishi (with the Two Prong Crown)" (single, 1970) 4:36 
7. "Albatross" (non-album single, 1968) 3:11 
8. "Man of the World" (non-album single, 1969) 2:51
 9. "Love That Burns" (from Mr. Wonderful, 1968) 5:00
 10. "Black Magic Woman" (non-album single, 1969) 2:54 
11. "Watch Out" (from Blues Jam at Chess, 1969) 4:12 
12. "String-A-Long" (from Jeremy Spencer, 1970) 2:16 
13. "Station Man" (from Kiln House, 1970) 5:41
 14. "Did You Ever Love Me" (from Penguin, 1973) 3:40 
15. "Sentimental Lady" (from Bare Trees, 1972) 4:32 
16. "Come a Little Bit Closer" (Heroes Are Hard to Find, 1974) 4:48 
17. "Heroes are Hard to Find" (Heroes Are Hard to Find, 1974) 3:34 
18. "Trinity" (unreleased song from 1971) 4:07 
19."Why" (from Mystery to Me, 1973) 4:55


SELECTIONS FROM "25 YEARS - THE CHAIN"
2-CD  37 TRACK CONDENSED VERSION RELEASED IN 1992


CD 1
1. "Paper Doll" (new song) 3:57 
2. "Love Shines" (new song) 4:47 
3. "Love in Store" (alt mix; from Mirage, 1982) 3:23 
4. "Goodbye Angel" (previously unreleased from Mirage, 1982) 3:07 
5. "Heart of Stone" (new song) 4:39 
6. "Silver Springs" (B-Side of "Go Your Own Way" single, 1976) 4:29 
7. "Oh Diane" (from Mirage, 1982) 2:33 
8. "Big Love" (from Tango in the Night, 1987) 3:41 
9. "Rhiannon" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975) 4:10 
10. "Crystal" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975) 5:08 
11. "The Chain" (alternative mix; Rumours, 1977) 4:19 
12. "Over My Head" (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975) 3:34 
13. "Dreams" (alternative mix; from Rumours, 1977) 4:16 
14. "Go Your Own Way" (from Rumours, 1977) 3:40 
15. "Sara" (from Tusk, 1979) 6:24 
16. "Hold Me" (from Mirage, 1982) 3:45 
17. "Gypsy" (alt full-length version; originally Mirage, 1982) 5:21 
18. "Make Me a Mask" (new song) 4:01
CD2
1. "Don't Stop" (from Rumours, 1977) 3:11
2. "Everywhere" (from Tango in the Night, 1987) 3:42 
3. "Tusk" (USC intro mix; from Tusk, 1979) 3:13 
4. "Not That Funny (Live)" (In Concert- Mirage Tour '82) 7:57 
5. "Beautiful Child" (alternative mix; from Tusk, 1979) 5:20 
6. "Teen Beat" (previously unreleased Mirage, 1982) 2:44 
7. "Need Your Love So Bad" (3rd single released, 1968) 3:54 
8. "Did You Ever Love Me" (from Penguin, 1973) 3:41 
9. "Oh Well, Pt. 1" (original mono version; from Then Play On, 1969) 3:30 
10. "I Believe My Time Ain't Long" (1st ever single release 1967) 2:52 
11. "Bermuda Triangle" (Heroes Are Hard to Find, 1974) 4:09
12. "Why" (from Mystery to Me, 1973) 4:56 
13. "Station Man" (from Kiln House, 1970) 5:41 
14. "Albatross" (non-album single, 1968) 3:10 
15. "Black Magic Woman" (From English Rose) 2:52 
16. "Stop Messin' Round" (from Mr. Wonderful, 1968) 2:21 
17. "Trinity" (unreleased song from 1971) 4:08 
18. "Heroes are Hard to Find" (Heroes Are Hard to Find, 1974) 3:34 
19. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" (single, 1970) 4:36


Big Mac: 72 Fleetwood Songs on ’25 Years’ Retrospective
By ROBERT HILBURN
Nov. 20, 1992
LA Times

Given all the free publicity that Fleetwood Mac’s old “Don’t Stop” has received, you’d think the title of the group’s new CD box set would be “Don’t Stop.”

After all, the upbeat 1977 hit emerged as President-elect Bill Clinton’s theme song--featured prominently at the Democratic Convention in New York and at Clinton’s election night victory rally in Little Rock, Ark.

But the Christine McVie composition is merely one of the 72 selections in “25 Years--The Chain,” a four-disc Fleetwood Mac retrospective that will be released Tuesday by Warner Bros. Records.

As the title suggests, the album traces the band’s remarkable history of personnel and style shifts: from the group’s beginnings in the late-'60s as a blues band to the hugely successful folk-rock-pop synthesis achieved when co-founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie were joined by Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks on the late-'70s albums “Fleetwood Mac,” “Rumours” and “Tusk.”

In fact, those three albums were such high points for the group that more than a third of the tracks on “25 Years--The Chain” are from those collections.

The remaining material includes everything from the group’s first British single, “I Believe My Time Ain’t Long,” and various compositions by the band’s late-'60s guitarist Peter Green (including “Albatross”) to alternate mixes of such familiar tunes as “Gold Dust Woman,” plus four new songs. The last include “Paper Doll,” a bittersweet tune co-written by Nicks that has been released as a single.

For the hits-minded Fleetwood Mac fan, there is an alternative to the set: the previously released, 16-track single disc “Greatest Hits,” which contains all 10 of the Top 20 hits from the three albums except 1980’s “Think About Me.” For the committed fan, however, the set--which contains a 64-page photo booklet, is more on target.

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