Showing posts with label Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fleetwood Mac have been chosen for two Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

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Fleetwood Mac have been chosen for two Ultimate Classic Rock Awards - earning both the Best Reissue or Archival Release and Best Rock Music Commercial honors.

Full Details at Ultimate Classic Rock

Thursday, November 14, 2013

And the Winner is... Fleetwood Mac for "Reissue Of The Year" for "Rumours"

The Classic Rock Awards Ceremony was held tonight in London at the Roundhouse and Fleetwood Mac took home the award for "Reissue Of The Year" for the 3CD Rumours package that was released earlier this year. Congratulations Fleetwood Mac!

WINNER: Reissue Of The Year, sponsored by Alchemy – Fleetwood Mac, Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition

The 1977 classic has sold in excess of 45 million copies worldwide and includes the tracks Go Your Own Way, Don’t Stop and The Chain. The new three-disc edition includes additional live recordings, demos and early takes.

Mick Fleetwood has recorded a thank-you video in a hotel lobby, sitting on his suitcases. The band have been touring on the back of an EP release, which saw them reunite with Christine McVie as a special guest. But guitarist Lindsey Buckingham says it’s down to Stevie Nicks whether they record another album. Best wishes go to John McVie, who recently confirmed he was being treated for cancer.

Mick promises Mac will return to the UK next year as Fish promises the award will make its way to the US to the band.

Full list of winners and more from the ceremony at Classic Rock Magazine

Rumours 3CD Expanded Edition is available at Amazon for $19.08 or $24.99 at iTunes.

Speaking of the Classic Rock Magazine... Fleetwood Mac are featured in a full page review on the first London show back on September 24th.  The page can be found in the December, 2013 issue of Classic Rock Magazine.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Chain Gang... When the rain washed them clean, our ears knew

Sound and Vision April-May, 2013

The Road to Rumours: 35 Years On…
Acoustic Magazine - February, 2013

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is an album heard in the homes, cars and computers of more than 40 million people. To mark its 35th anniversary, this landmark album is being re-released with a package of demos and studio out-takes. Andy Hughes looks back at his own personal discovery of this iconic recording, and assesses its enduring appeal.

Any music collector remembers the time they first heard a song that led to an album purchase that still gives value for money decades later. I recall with complete clarity Bob Harris’s voice on The Old Grey Whistle Test as he introduced the first playing of ‘The Chain’. The next day the album was released, I was in my local record shop buying the album – it remains one of the most played albums I own.

Back in the 1970s, before the advent of the internet, album purchases were an event. You bought your album, took it home, took it out of its sleeve, put it on the turntable, and sat and paid attention as it played. There was never the notion of doing anything else but listening and absorbing the music, and music was made with that attitude in mind. I played ‘The Chain’ over and over again, captivated by the sound of Stevie Nicks’ voice and the guitar interplay that Lindsey Buckingham used to enhance its ethereal appeal. From there, I moved onto ‘Gold Dust Woman’, with a similar structure of multi-tracked acoustic guitar, sparse percussion, minor chords, and that ghostly voice. Another story of a broken heart delivered with that Fleetwood Mac trademark of authenticity – this was music made by people who knew of what they sang and played. And know it they did, all of them, with recent and raw experiences of heartbreak, betrayal and loss. The problem for the band was not that they brought their external traumas into the studio and wrote and sang about them surrounded by the unique comfort and support that a band atmosphere offers. The opposite applied – the band were each other’s heartbreakers, betrayers, life-shatterers, and as Christine McVie memorably pointed out at the time – “Most people go to work for a rest from the pressure and strain of a breakup, we went to work with the people who were causing ours, and our work was to sing and play about it all day every day.”

This is the thread that runs through Rumours – it is that in-built sense of naked emotion that runs through the singing and playing that reaches out to generations of music fans. To place its longevity in perspective – you have to be 35-years-old to have been alive when these songs were written and recorded. It’s that timeless feel for love and loss that makes Rumours one of the greatest albums about romance and loneliness that has ever been made.

The Background

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Giveaway: WIN a copy of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours: 35th Anniversary Edition From Me!

Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Ward on his name being drawn in this contest.  Look for your package within the next week.  

Had a ton of entries!  Just under 200, which was nice to see.  Thanks to everyone for participating and for the really kind words a lot of you said along with your entry... I appreciate it.


To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of "Rumours" Rhino and Fleetwood Mac have re-released this landmark 1977 album in 3 disc expanded and 5 disc deluxe editions.

The expanded edition’s three CDs includes the original album and  the b-side “Silver Springs,” a dozen unreleased live recordings from the  group’s ’77 world tour, and an entire disc filled with unreleased takes  from the album’s recording sessions.

The deluxe edition includes all of  the music from expanded version, plus an additional disc of outtakes a  DVD that features “The Rosebud Film,” a 1977 documentary about the  album, and the album on vinyl.

Both versions available now:
Here's your chance to WIN a copy of the 3CD expanded version from Fleetwood Mac News & Reviews!

To enter simply send an email to me at: with the subject line "Win Rumours" and the answer to the following question:

What "Rumours" track replaced Silver Springs on the original album?

Contest open to residence of North America only.  Deadline for entries is March 8, 2013.
Draw date is March 9, 2013. Once a winner has been chosen, you will be notified by email and you'll need to provide your full name and mailing address and phone number (if outside the USA).

Good Luck!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Chart Updates: Wk 5 in UK Top 20 for Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' + "Everywhere" back on the chart

IRELAND - February 28, 2013

# 35 (27) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 42 (37) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 88 (63) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

AUSTRALIA - March 4, 2013

# 14 (16) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 7 (12) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

#  2 (2)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 17 (21) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 37 (34) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

UK - March 9, 2013

# 17 (11) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 87 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

What's interesting about "Everywhere" being back on the chart in the UK is it's most likely spurred on by the recent use of the song in Three's latest barmy TV advert featuring Socks the "Dancing Pony". The advert is hilarious and features Socks dancing to his favourite song, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere’. He's quite the mover and can even moonwalk and Three are also inviting users to make their customised Pony dance over at

With almost 850,000 views in just a few days it's apparent the commercial is impacting.

How bizarre that Fleetwood Mac's music is being used in two horse themed commercials this year. You'll recall Budweiser using "Landslide" in their Super Bowl ad this year featuring the Clydesdale.  So far that commercial has had over 11 million views on youtube. Check it out if you haven't seen it HERE  It's all good... Only adds up to more sales for the tunes and exposure to Fleetwood Mac.

# 1 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

SCOTLAND - March 9, 2013

# 17 (10) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

USA - March 9, 2013

Rumours drops out of the Top 100 this week on Billboard's Top 200 Chart to #105 on a 47% sales slide or 3,996 units sold vs #78 and 7,509 units sold the previous week.  The digital vs physical breakdown for Rumours is 1,567 digital albums, 2,429 physical albums. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 3,156,204.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Chart Fleetwood Mac have 4 titles within the ranks with Rumours in the top 10 at #9 down from #5 last week.  Greatest hits at #103 with 1,989 units sold down 13% from last weeks 2,285. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 4,624,558.  The Very Best Of moves down to #169 selling 1,605 units vs 2,238 last week a 28% decline. Total U.S. sales since it's release in November, 2002 = 1,547,069.  The 1975 Fleetwood Mac album hangs in at #182 with 1,526 units sold vs 1,767 last week.  Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 902,188.

# 105 (78) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

#  9    (5)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 103 (105) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 169 (108) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 182 (170) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

Here's where Rumours can be found in other countries (yellow indicates Top 20)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Will It Ever Be Cool To Like Fleetwood Mac?

by David Hayter
Guitar Planet Magazine

Fleetwood Mac are back and bigger than ever but is it finally time guitar fans dropped their pretentions and embraced one of the greatest “uncool” acts of the 1970s?

Good read! Check it out at: Guitar Planet Magazine

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours'

4th week for 'Rumours' on the UK charts just narrowly missing a 4th week inside the Top 10, coming in at #11 this week.

UK - March 2, 2013
Top 100 Albums Chart
#11 (6) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Catalogue Singles
# 38 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

Top 40 Catalogue Albums
# 1 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Scotland - March 2, 2013
Top 40 Albums Chart
# 10 (6) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Ireland - February 21, 2013
Top 100 Albums Chart 
# 27 (13) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 37 (30) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 63 (70) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Australia - February 25, 2013
Top 100 Albums Chart
# 16 (15) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 2   (2) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 21 (21) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 34  (6) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 40 DVD Chart
# 12 (14) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
# 31 (35) Stevie Nicks - Live in Chicago

New Zealand - 2012 Year End Charts
New Zealand updated their 2012 year end charts and Fleetwood Mac land within the Top 50 Best Selling Albums Chart with the re-released box set "25 Years: The Chain".  Not bad considering the box set wasn't released until the fall of 2012 in New Zealand.

Top 50 Best Sellers of 2012
# 46 Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years: The Chain [box set]

Norway - February 19, 2013
Top 40 Albums Chart
# 25 (38) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Belgium - February 23, 2013
Top 200 Albums Chart
# 21 (19)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 103(118) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The chain [box set]

Updated Charts for "Rumours"

Saturday, February 23, 2013

2 Reviews: Fleetwood Mac Rumours ★★★★★ (out of 5)

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Deluxe Edition)
Written by Steven Rosen
American Songwriter
February 21, 2013

Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)

To be a fan of tuneful, tastefully literate rock in the mid- to late- 1970s was to walk among giants. The better the albums were, the more sophisticated and polished the songs and arrangements, the better they sold and the bigger their cultural impact – Jackson Browne’s The Pretender, Steely Dan’s Aja, the Eagles’ Hotel California, Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees, Joni Mitchell’s Court And Spark, Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years.

Yet the biggest and most enduring of all those “sophisticated rock” albums came from the unlikeliest of sources – Fleetwood Mac...

"Nicks was at her vocal peak here. The huskiness, which she still could control, gave “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Silver Springs” a moody, bluesy sensuality that suited the subject matter and provided a touch of the mystic."

"Christine McVie was a tunesmith worthy of the Brill Building’s heyday – Goffin and McVie? – yet had also been touched by Joni Mitchell. She also had perfect pitch – the outtakes and live cuts show she could find the right key, the perfect melodiousness, for her vocals right from the get-go."

"Buckingham’s three solo songs are a cornucopia of influences – Buddy Holly and Everly Brothers on “Second Hand News,” Americana and Appalachian folk on “Never Going Back Again,” and folk-rock/garage-rock on “Go Your Own Way.” The latter continues to amaze for the way the opening acoustic strumming – it slams like punk – fights with Fleetwood’s drumming. When it comes together, its raw driving urgency and the desperation of Buckingham’s thin, stretched voice keep you riveted."

Check out the full review at American Songwriter

By Reviewer: Arielle Gelb

“…I’ve been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we’ve been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn’t know. We’re friends now but we can’t forget what happened between us.” This quote from rock Goddess Stevie Nicks, one of the lead vocalists in Fleetwood Mac, perfectly epitomizes the collective mindset of the band during the album creating process. The quote also demonstrates to the fan that song quality is the bands first and highest priority.

Full Review at Puluche

If you haven't checked out any of the demos or live tracks from the new re-release of Rumours... Here's your chance to stream some tracks plus listen to a Rumours Radio Special that originally aired across North America mid-January. Check it out at AirplayDirect

  • Radio Special Promo Spot
  • Rumours - Radio Special Seg 1 (20:56)
  • Rumours - Radio Special Seg 2 (17:36)
  • Rumours - Radio Special Seg 3 (20:10)
  • Go Your Own Way (Live 1977)
  • Dreams (Live 1977)
  • Never Going Back Again (Instrumental)
  • The Chain (Demo)
  • Songbird (Demo)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

3rd Week for Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Album on Billboards Top 200

Fleetwood Mac hangs on for a 3rd week in the US on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with the re-released 35th Anniversary addition of Rumours. This update is for Billboard Chart Date March 2, 2013.  The album drops 12% in sales and moves down to #78 this week from #64 last week.  For the sales week ending Sunday, February 17th the albums sold 7,509 units vs 8,496 last week in the US.  Total US sales in the last three weeks = 26,823 (which is approximately what it sold in the UK in it's first week).  Since November, 1991 in the US the album has sold 3,152,208.  The split between digital sales and physical sales is - physical = 3,117 and digital = 4,392.  To date Physical album sales for Rumours are 2,894,369 and digital album sales are 257,818.  

On the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart 4 titles chart with Rumours moving off the #1 spot down to #5.  Greatest Hits moves down to #105 from #81 last week but increases in sales selling 2,285 this week vs 2,036 last week.  The Very Best Of moves down to #108 this week vs #73 last week and also increases in sales selling 2,238 this week vs 2,170 last week.  total US sales for Greatest Hits since November, 1991 = 4,622,569.  Total US sales for The Very Best Of since it's release in 2002 = 1,545,464.  The 1975 Fleetwood Mac album moves up to #170 from #187 last week increasing in sales by 26% or 1,767 units vs 1,401 the previous week.  Total US sales since November, 1991 = 900,662.

Billboard Top 200 Albums - March 2, 2013
# 78 (64) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
#     5 (1)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 105 (81)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 108 (73)   Fleetwood Mac - Very Best Of
# 170 (187) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

Sunday, February 17, 2013

3rd Week For Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" in the UK Top 10 - Chart Update

UK - February 17, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's 35th Anniversary Edition of Rumours hangs in there for a 3rd week on the UK's Top 100 Album Charts giving it the distinction of being the biggest selling album by a veteran artist for the last 3 week.  It moves down one position this week to #6 selling 14,665 units in the UK.  Elsewhere on the charts, "Rumours" is the #1 Catalogue Album and Tango In The Night, and album we haven't seen back on the chart is a long while re-enters the Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart at #37.  In Scotland the album stays at #6 for a second week.

25,675 - UK First week sales
21,945 - UK Second week sales
14,665 - UK Third Week sales
10,818 - USA first week sales
  8,496 - USA second week sales
81,599 - Total (UK and US only)

Previous week in parenthesis.

Top 100 Albums Charts
# 6 (5) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart
#  1 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 37 Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night

Top 40 Catalogue Singles Chart
#14  Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
# 35 Fleetwood Mac - The Chain

Scotland - February 17, 2013
Top 40 Albums Chart
# 6 (6) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Ireland - February 14, 2013
In Ireland "Rumours" moves down one place to #13 this week after entering the Top 100 on the February 7th chart at #12.  "Greatest Hits" moves down to #30 and "The Very Best Of" moves up to #70 this week.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 13 (12) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 30 (14) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 70 (90) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Australia - February 18, 2013
"Rumours" in Australia advances on the Top 100 Albums Chart moving to #15 this week.  On the Top 50 Catalogue Chart the album hangs in there at #2 with "Greatest Hits" not far behind at #6 for a second week.  "The Very Best Of" moves up to #21.  On the DVD Chart "The Dance" which is often on the Top 40 DVD Chart in Australia moves up to #14.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 15 (18) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 2  (2)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 6  (6)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 21 (24) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 50 Digital Albums Chart
# 48 (21) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 DVD Chart
# 14 (17) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

USA - February 23, 2013
In the US, "Rumours" moves down slightly on the Top 200 Albums Chart to #64 with 8,496 units sold for the week after debuting back on the chart last week at #40 with 10,818 copies sold.  For the second consecutive week the album remains the #1 Catalogue title in the US.  Since November, 1991, Rumours has sold 3,144,699 copies in the US which is when Soundscan began tracking over the counter sales of albums.

Top 200 Albums Chart
# 64 (40) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 200 Cataglogue Albums Chart
# 1 (1) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Full rundown is listed below for 2nd and 3rd week chart positions

Groupon Online Deal $59.99 for Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Six-Disc 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Wow! Here's a great deal on the Super Deluxe version of "Rumours". Limited time to get in on the deal so don't wait if you want the full six-disc edition (4xCD 1xDVD 1xLP).


Groupon Deal:
$59.99 for a six-disc Fleetwood Mac Rumours 35th anniversary deluxe edition ($99.99 list price), which includes the following:

Rumours on CD
  • 12 previously unreleased live sessions from the 1977 tour
  • 16 unreleased studio recordings from the album sessions
  • DVD of the The Rosebud Film
  • LP pressing of the original Rumours
Full Tracklist

Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 more as gifts. Free returns. Free shipping. Does not ship to AK/HI/Canada/Puerto Rico. Most orders are delivered within 2 1/2 weeks from the purchase date. Does not ship to PO boxes.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Debut Chart Postions and Updates on Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" Re-Release.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" remains within the UK's Top 10 for a second week on the Top 100 Albums Chart moving from #3 to #5 and selling 21,945 units down only slightly from last weeks 25,675.  Two week UK total = 47,620.  Not bad for a 36 year old album!

The album debuts at #12 in Ireland on the Top 100 Albums Chart and in Belgium the album zooms up to #18 after re-entering the Top 200 at #72 last week.  The album also debuts in Canada at #33 and in Australia this week at #18 plus in Norway at #24.  Rumours drops 10 places in the Netherlands to #17 in it's second week back on the chart after debuting in the #7 position on last weeks Top 40 Albums Chart.

Media traffic estimates that Fleetwood Mac's Rumours sold 43,000 copies in the first week of re-release in the countries they monitor giving it a #18 position on the World Albums Chart.

As previously reported, Rumours debuted this week at #40 in the US on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart.

More chart postions below:

Top 100 Albums chart - February 16, 2013
# 5 (3) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 100 Singles Chart
# 97 - Go Your Own Way

Top 40 Albums Chart - February 16, 2013
# 6 (3) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 200 Albums chart - February 9, 2013
# 18 (72) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 100 Albums Chart - February 9, 2013
# 17 (7) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Albums Chart - February 8, 2013
# 40 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Albums Chart - February 5, 2013
# 24 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Chart - February 9, 2013
# 18 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 50 Albums Chart - February 11, 2013
# 18 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition

Top 50 Catalogue Chart
# 2 (R\E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 6 (21)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#24 (14)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 50 Digital Albums Chart
# 21 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 DVD Chart
# 17 (31) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

Top 100 Albums Chart - February 7, 2013
# 12 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 14 (19)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 90 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 200 Albums Chart - February 3, 2013
#  33 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 133 (111) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 150 Catalogue Chart
# 36 (37) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
#105 (63) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

"Rumours" 1st Week Debut Positions Around The World
Plus Current Chart Positions

NEW on BBC Radio 2: Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop - Feb 17th

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop
Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast: Sunday 17 February 2013 15:00 (3pm)
BBC Radio 2 - Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70's

Johnnie Walker re-visits the decade that brought us Pan's People, Punk and Pink Floyd. This week's show is dedicated to one of the most enduring and beloved albums of the 1970's: 'Rumours' by Fleetwood Mac.

35 years on, with 45 million copies sold, the confessional 1977 LP from a band embroiled in personal drama still sounds as compelling and fresh as it did on release. Johnnie talks to the drummer who leant his name to the band, Mick Fleetwood, about how the album came to be written.

'Rumours' was the work of the second incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, at the turn of the 1970's founder member and blues guitarist Peter Green left the band. The next few years gave a flavour of what was to come; a revolving door of troubled band members and relationship drama. In 1974 Mick Fleetwood, along with John and Christine McVie recruited Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks and 'Rumours'-era Fleetwood Mac was born. Mick talks to Johnnie about life in the Fleetwood Mac bubble, from the relationship dynamics of the band to drug abuse and rock and roll decadence and the strange alchemy that produced such iconic songs as 'Dreams', 'Go Your Own Way' and 'The Chain'.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Live 1977 Rumours Tour: "This is the holy grail for Mac fans"

Fleetwood Mac, “Rumors: Deluxe Anniversary Edition” (Warner Bros., three discs). 

It’s certainly not news that Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” is a pop masterpiece, a high-water mark in the annals of ’70s California-based rock and pop. Very few self-respecting record collectors or rock historians would consider their collection complete without it. We all know the story of its creation – how the songs reflected the romantic turmoil within the band, as various relationships crumbled, principally the very torrid one between singer Stevie Nicks and guitarist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham. What we may not know is what a fantastic live ensemble this particular lineup of Fleetwood Mac was. This new anniversary edition gives us a beautifully remastered version of the original album, with the inclusion of the revered outtake “Silver Springs” tacked on, and a whole disc’s worth of alternate versions and outtakes, too. But the grand prize is the full live concert from the 1977 “Rumors” world tour, which takes up a full disc. This is the holy grail for Mac fans, and makes the anniversary edition a must-have. 4 stars (Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News).

The Live component of the re-release can be streamed in it's entirety at Rolling Stone.

Rumours Expanded Edition (3XCD) Available now at Amazon or iTunes 

Fleetwood Mac Kehren Zuruck
Morgenpost am Sonntag Feb 9, 2013
Despite tragedies, drug excesses and separations it Fleetwood Mac 1977 managed to take one of the most successful pop albums. Now the united band is back on tour and released anniversary edition is one of "Rumours". "Go Your Own Way" and "Dreams" - these sellers are selling the album "Rumours" publish 45 million times, although it appeared 36 years ago, Fleetwood Mac a "35th Anniversary Edition" with three albums (including session recordings and live recordings). As a blues band Fleetwood Mac 1967 have begun. After Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks got on and changed the sound toward Softpop and mainstream rock, came the great success. Even the album "Fleetwood Mac" could sit up, followed with "Rumours" then the climax: 31 weeks, the album was number one on the Billboard charts and received a Grammy. In the list of "500 greatest albums of all time" by the magazine "Rolling Stone" is "Rumours" in the top 30 During the recording there was the purest sense of chaos. Singer Stevie Nicks has compared the history of Fleetwood Mac with a soap opera: The marriage of Christine and John McVie was as broken as the relationship of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Drummer Mick Fleetwood was allegedly having an affair with Stevie Nicks. The well-known in an interview with "U.S. Magazine": "It was quite scandalous and incestuous." All these feelings dramas and separations were finally processed in the songs. The Canadian newspaper "The Globe and Mail" called "Rumours" even the "unofficial soundtrack to the distinctive culture". The History of Fleetwood Mac but is not over: The band, which was recorded in 1998 in the "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame", has reunited and goes on To urnee - to Germany. In October, she will be in Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin - but without Christine McVie.

Daily Express Feb 9, 2013
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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Fleetwood Mac: You Make Listening Fun !

Sunday Mail Australia: U Magazine Feb 10, 2013
This 2 page article in today's Sunday Mail U Magazine has been making the rounds across Australia and New Zealand re-printed in multiple publications with various headlines.  Thought this one was particularly cool for the picture of Mick... Which I hadn't seen before.
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Friday, February 08, 2013

Fleetwood Mac: Love, Hate and Betrayals

Daily Express Feb 8, 2013
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Fleeting glimpse of pre-sale Mac seats
Evening Times

FLEETWOOD Mac’s loyal fans who registered on a ticket presales site are furious after being offered only single seats for their Glasgow gig.

The band line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham will be among the first to grace the stage at new city venue The Hydro this autumn with their Rumours 35th anniversary tour.

Fans who had registered with the Hydro website were on wednesday given an early chance to get their hands on tickets but the pre-sale allocation quickly ran out.

Another pre-sale, held yesterday for people who had signed up to distributor Ticket Soup’s website, also saw the second allocation quickly snapped up as keen fans swooped.

Now anyone still chasing much-soughtafter tickets will have to hope they are lucky in the public sale which began this morning.

one disgruntled music lover from Glasgow, said: “I am signed up to and I had hoped to be able to get a pair of tickets in the presale on wednesday but all that was available was single seats … I am really disappointed.

“I thought that with a venue that has a 12,000 capacity and with such a high profile concert I would have been in with a good chance of landing them.”

Tickets for the concert, to be staged on october 3, range in price from £45 to £125.

The SECC confirmed that a certain amount were allocated to the pre-sales and some held back for today’s general release but they would not confirm how many were up for grabs on each day.

A spokeswoman said demand for tickets had been “very strong”

She added: “There were two pre sales – on wednesday and Thursday – and a general release today.

“The pre-sales were well advertised on our website.”

Fleetwood Mac last toured the UK in 2009 with the sold-out Unleashed Tour.

New venue the Hydro is due to open in September and the showcase event will have a Commonwealth Games theme to reflect the spor ts extravaganza which will get under way in Glasgow in the summer of next year.

Manawatus Standard New Zealand Feb 8 2013
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"If anybody ever told me what to wear... (she smiles, then winds up her middle finger). All they'd see was me spinning on my platform boot - I'd be out the door."

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Rhino / Warner Bros.; 1977/2013
By Jessica Hopper; February 8, 2013

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours would never be just an album. Upon its release in 1977, it became the fastest-selling LP of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height, and its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon. The million-dollar record that took a year and untold grams to complete became a totem of 1970s excess, rock'n'roll at its most gloriously indulgent. It was also a bellwether of glimmering Californian possibility, the permissiveness and entitlement of the 70s done up in heavy harmonies. By the time it was made, the personal freedoms endowed by the social upheaval of the 60s had unspooled into unfettered hedonism. As such, it plays like a reaping: a finely polished post-hippie fallout, unaware that the twilight hour of the free love era was fixing and there would be no going back. In 1976, there was no knowledge of AIDS, Reagan had just left the governor's manse, and people still thought of cocaine as non-addictive and strictly recreational. Rumours is a product of that moment and it serves as a yardstick by which we measure just how 70s the 70s were. 

Continue to the full review at Pitchfork

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Rolling Stone France Dedicate 11 Pages To Fleetwood Mac - Feb, 2013 issue

First Rolling Stone in Germany had that amazing cover and spread in their February issue.... Now Rolling Stone France are doing the same - except no Mac cover - but 11 pages!  That's huge!!  I think Rolling Stone in North America needs to step up to the plate, put them on the cover for the 5th time and celebrate this years 35th Anniversary release.  The Buckingham Nicks Q&A appears to be the same Andy Greene interview with Stevie and Lindsey that ran on-line in North America and can be read here RollingStone

Look for the February, 2013 issue in France or anywhere else where french language magazines are sold... It's on newsstands now. Bono on the cover.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 blockbuster Rumours re-enters the Billboard Top 200 chart at #40 this week.

Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 blockbuster Rumours re-enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #40 this week with US sales of 10,818 units.  That's an increase over the previous week of 527% where it sold 1,726 copies in the US. Total US sales since Soundscan began tracking over the counter sales in November, 1991 are 3,136,203.

The number of physical units sold for the week were 6,090 with digital units making up the difference of 4,728.  The album is also #1 this week on the Top 200 Catalog Chart moving up from #94 last week.  Rumours has logged 31 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and since 1956, only two albums have had longer runs on top: the West Side Story soundtrack (54 weeks) and Michael Jackson’s Thriller (37 weeks) according to Paul Grein at Yahoo Chart Watch. Rumours was also #5 on the Top Internet Albums Chart for the week.

The only thing I'm not sure of is whether the above Rumours charts and sales are for the 3CD reissue, the Deluxe Box, or is it just the normal Rumours album... OR is it all sales combined.

Also back on Billboards Top 200 this week is Fleetwood Mac's "Very Best Of" re-entering the chart at #161 on sales of 2,800 units for the week vs 886 the previous week.  That's a 216% increase in sales.  To date Very Best Of has sold 1,541,056 units in the US. The album also moves into the #20 spot on the Top Catalog Chart.  Digital sales for the week were 1,664 with the balance of the 2,800 coming from physical sales.

Greatest Hits increased in sales as well by 28% moving up to #84 from #134 on the Catalog Albums Chart with sales of 1,866 vs 1,456 the previous week.  To date in the US Greatest Hits sales are 4,618,248.

On the Digital Tracks front "Landslide" was way up in sales because of the Budweiser ad that ran during the SuperBowl... "Landslide" came in at #128 on the Top 200 Digital Tracks Chart with sales of 15,572 for the week up 95% over the previous week of 8,002.  To date "Landslide" has sold 1,315,950 copies in the US.

Billboard Top 200
# 40   (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 160 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 200 Catalog
# 1 (94)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 20 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 84 (134) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Overall Digital Albums
# 39   (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 125 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 184 (87)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

"Rumours" Around The World
#   3 - UK Top 100 Albums Chart Feb 2nd
#   7 - The Netherlands Top 100 Albums Chart Feb 2nd
# 18 - New Zealand Top 40 Albums Chart Feb 4th
# 18 - Australia Top 50 Albums Chart Feb 11th
# 24 - Norway Top 40 Albums Chart Feb 5th
# 33 - Canada Top 200 Albums Chart Feb 3rd
# 40 - USA - Top 200 Albums Chart Feb 16th
# 40 - Denmark - Top 40 Albums Chart Feb 8th
# 53 - Germany - Top 100 Albums Chart Feb 8th
# 72 - Belgium - Top 100 Albums Chart Feb 9th