RUMOURS Ghent, Belgium.
Tusk is the 12th studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as a double album on 12 October 1979. It is considered more experimental than their previous albums, partly a consequence of Lindsey Buckingham's sparser songwriting arrangements and the influence of post-punk.
Rumours is ultimately an unhappy love story with a happy ending. In the end, the excruciating emotional pressure yielded a diamond of opulent late Seventies rock. The RIAA agreed, later certifying the album as such. To date, the LP has moved more than 45 million copies worldwide, making it one of the highest-selling albums of all time. In honor of Rumours‘ 40th anniversary, here are 10 little-known stories about its creation. 1. The Chain has its basis in an unreleased Christine McVie song. The second side of Rumours kicks off with Fleetwood Mac’s very own Frankenstein’s monster.
Album · 1977 · 11 Songs. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours practically defined FM-radio in the late-‘70s. The group’s three main songwriters each carved out their territory as their romantic lives with each other were falling apart. Stevie Nicks had a touch of mystic ( Dreams, Gold Dust Woman ). Christine McVie wrote universal anthems ( Don’t Stop, Songbird ) and Lindsey Buckingham churned out dynamic pop confectionaries with undercurrents of emotional distress ( Second Hand News, Go Your Own Way ). Spinning tragedy into gold was clearly their specialty. Rumours Fleetwood Mac.
Classic Album: Rumours. Fleetwood Mac. Year: 1998. This film tells the story behind the creation of this great rock 'n' roll album and the dramatic transformation in the band's career that took place following its release. Through interviews, new and archive performances and analysis we discover how Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch created their songs and sounds with the help of Co-Producer Jimmy Iovine and Engineer Shelly Yakus.
There was a time when Fleetwood Mac's Rumours was just seen as an album that sold incredibly well; over the past five years, though, it's become more acceptable to classify Rumours as great in and of itself. Chuck Klosterman in 2004, on recognition for the record. In 1998, Q placed Rumours at number three-behind The Clash's London Calling and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon-in its list of 50 Best Albums of the 70s. In 1999, Vibe featured it as one of 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century. In 2001, VH1 ranked the record at number 16.
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