Category - Mirage (1982)

Christine McVie: ‘Without one of us, we’re incomplete’

The singer on the band’s half-finished album, the visitation she had when writing Songbird, and growing up with a psychic mum Hi, Christine. What was it like growing up with the surname Perfect (1)? It was difficult. Teachers would say: “I hope you...

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Christine McVie on Mirage, Fleetwood Mac’s future

Christine McVie on Fleetwood Mac’s ‘peculiar’ Mirage Sessions, new LP — as the singer-songwriter looks back on heady days at Château d’Hérouville, discusses band’s future plans Christine McVie has a confession to make...

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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac – Mirage (Deluxe Edition)

If ever there was a case of the media building up and then knocking down a band, it was the one involving Fleetwood Mac in the late-’70s and early-’80s. The critics cheered when the group—newly energized by the addition of Lindsey...

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‘The beautiful blur’ that is Mirage

Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild reflects on Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage and gets the band members to share memories of the classic 1982 recording at a ‘haunted’ French chateau Listen closely now to Mirage — the lovely album...

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LISTEN: Mirage Deluxe Edition

Here are selected outtakes and live tracks from Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage (Deluxe Edition), released on Friday, September 23. Where to buy Mirage (Deluxe Edition): Amazon (CD/DVD/LP & digital versions) iTunes (digital) HDTracks (digital) Live...

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10 Questions for Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac

The peacemaker of Fleetwood Mac on Mirage, Maui, and missing the buzz theartsdesk meets Christine McVie on a sunny Friday afternoon in September; the Warner Brothers boardroom (with generous hospitality spread) is suitably palatial. We’re the first...

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Mick Fleetwood reflects on overlooked Mirage

Mick Fleetwood talks to Rolling Stone about the band’s ‘overlooked’ smash Mirage Ahead of new reissue, drummer Mick Fleetwood talks “wild and romantic” France sessions, opulent video shoots, and more “I...

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REVIEW: Mirage (Expanded Reissue)

Fleetwood Mac Mirage (Expanded Reissue) (Warner Brothers/Rhino) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars241 Often considered the belated follow-up to 1977’s mega platinum Rumours, 1982’s Mirage was a clear retreat from the somewhat abrasive, occasionally commercial...

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VIDEO: Take a closer look at Mirage Deluxe

Fleetwood Mac has released a new preview video for Mirage Deluxe. The 40-second clip shows the 4 CDs, vinyl album, liner notes, and photographs included in the expanded set. Mirage will be reissued on Friday, September 23. [jwplayer...

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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac revisits Mirage, inside the studio and out

After Rumours became the biggest pop album of the 1970s, Fleetwood Mac followed it up with 1979’s shockingly different Tusk — a critical success, but a relative commercial flop. Where to go from there? 1982’s Mirage, which leans closer...

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Mirage reissue bumped to September 23

Amazon is reporting that the release date for Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage reissue has been changed to September 23. No other details were given.

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LISTEN: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Gypsy’ (Early Version)

Warner Bros. Records is ready to reissue a remastered and reloaded Fleetwood Mac Mirage on July 29 Warner Bros. Records is releasing a remastered deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic album, Mirage, and ahead of the debut they’ve provided us...

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Hear Fleetwood Mac’s Early Version of ‘Gypsy’

Fleetwood Mac’s hit 1982 album, Mirage, is set for reissue on July 29th in an expanded package that contains live tracks, early versions of familiar songs, outtakes and previously unheard studio jams. It will be available as a bare-bones...

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LISTEN: Hold Me (Early Version)

An early version of Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 hit song “Hold Me” is available for purchase on Amazon. The track is the first release from the deluxe edition of Mirage, due out on July 29 (UPDATE: The release has been bumped to September...

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Fleetwood Mac reissuing 1982 album Mirage

Warner Bros. Records gives the 1982 album the deluxe treatment on July 29 After previously reissuing its classic albums Rumours and Tusk as expanded, deluxe box sets, Fleetwood Mac will do the same with its 1982 studio effort, Mirage. The remastered...

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LISTEN NOW: ‘Hold Me’ (Early Version)

Sample an unreleased version of “Hold Me” (Early Version) from the forthcoming deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage (July 29). The outtake features a completely different chorus and harmony vocals from Stevie Nicks. The lead...

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Deluxe Mirage out July 29

UPDATE: The Mirage reissue has been bumped to September 23. Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 album Mirage gets the deluxe treatment on July 29. Warner Bros. Records has planned an elaborate release for the multiple-platinum album — which includes the DVD...

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It’s not just a ‘Mirage’

On the heels of last year’s deluxe box set of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk, Warner Bros. Records has just announced the legendary band’s Mirage will be next to get the lavish treatment. On July 29, the label will unveil the 1982 chart-topping smash in a...

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UPDATE: Mirage 5.1 surround mix slated for June release

UPDATE: The Mirage reissue has been delayed to September 23. UPDATE: The 5.1. surround sound mix of Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 album Mirage is slated for June release, according to a new report. No other details were given. Original post from April...

Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller digs Fleetwood Mac's 'Gypsy'

Brooklyn-based noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller) briefly mentioned Fleetwood Mac in the “Soundtrack of Our Lives” section of the October 18th issue of Entertainment Weekly. My favorite jukebox jam Miller:...

VINTAGE VIDEO: ‘Sisters of the Moon’

“Sisters of the Moon” from Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 concert at the Los Angeles Forum is an essential performance by most longtime fans’ standards. “Intense silence” as she walks onto the stage, Stevie channels the spookier elements of “Rhiannon” and...

Video Music: The Record Industry's new pitch

Billy Joel hurtles headlong into a splash of showery liquid. Stevie Nicks wafts through a mobile Magritte painting. The Go-Go’s turn into Gumby-like clay figures, shimmy onto a rocket ship and zoom to the moon. And the Clash, decked out in...

Video Music: The Record Industry’s new pitch

Billy Joel hurtles headlong into a splash of showery liquid. Stevie Nicks wafts through a mobile Magritte painting. The Go-Go’s turn into Gumby-like clay figures, shimmy onto a rocket ship and zoom to the moon. And the Clash, decked out in...

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Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks get AMA nominations

Willie Nelson’s hit record Always on My Mind crossed over to capture top album nominations in both the rock ‘n’ roll and country categories in this year’s American Music Awards. Fifteen awards will be given in three...

Fleetwood Mac: Mirage

ROCK/POP Fleetwood Mac: Mirage. 23607-1. The pleasures of this album are in its smooth, understated style and its fresh, uncomplicated melodies. It’s a distinctive flavor that’s been the group’s signature since the mid-70s, when...

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Lucky Fleetwood Mac fan jet sets

For Randy Lane, an out-of-work laborer in Toledo, Ohio, one day had passed much like another since he was laid off last February. But all that changed a few weeks back when a sleek black limo pulled into the blue-collar neighborhood where Lane, 24...

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Mick Fleetwood affected by Malibu fire

Hundreds displaced, as firefighters continue to battle SoCal brush fire Desert winds that fanned voracious brush fires through three Southern California counties died down today, helping firefighters control separate blazes that cut a $22 million...

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Stevie Nicks recovering from the flu

Stevie Nicks, vocalist with Fleetwood Mac and one of rock music’s top sex symbols, is recuperating from a bout with the flu at her parent’s home in Phoenix, a spokesman said Thursday. Miss Nicks’ illness earlier forced the band...

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Fleetwood Mac whips troubles, working chemistry aids band

Mick Fleetwood was in a hurry. He was at the tail-end of a full afternoon of phone interviews with the press, one more rehearsal was scheduled and there were the usual business matters to be completed — all in preparation for Fleetwood Mac’s...

Fleetwood Mac: Where’s Stevie?

FANTASY ISLAND, Ca. – On the kitchen table in Mick Fleetwood’s Malibu mansion sits a model of the stage design for Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming American tour. In between the tiny amplifiers, drums and pianos stand cardboard cutouts representing the five...

Fleetwood Mac: Mirage

FORMULA, BEATS-per-minute, ahhh. Fleetwood Mac really do have a lot of honour for folks with such a pile of cash. Coming after this line-up’s eponymous breakthrough platter and the sullen beauty of Rumours, the double Tusk was a brave but shrewd...

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Straight Back

What can I say this time Which card shall I play The dream is not over The dream is just away And you will fly like some little wing Straight back to the sun The dream was never over The dream has just begun The dream has just begun The dream...

Gypsy

So I’m back to The Velvet Underground Back to the floor that I love To a room with some lace and paper flowers Back to the gypsy that I was To the gypsy that I was And it all comes down to you Well, you know that it does Well, lightning...

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Empire State

New York, open your eyes to me Let me be what I want to be Tell me, tell me it’s not too late Big Apple, takin’ a bite of me Whole world movin’ below my feet Not like, not like we do in LA New york, make me a part of you, straight...

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Love in Store

All I know is the way that I feel Whenever you’re around You’ve got a way of lifting me up Instead of bringing me down (Instead of bringing me down) I can’t fight it anymore Since you’ve been around We’ve got love in...

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Oh Diane

Oh no, here I go again Fallin’ in love again Love is like a grain of sand Slowly slippin’ through your hand Oh, oh, whoa… Oh, oh, Diane Oh, oh, Diane (Diane) Will I love you, I will, always Will you stand by me always ‘Cause...

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That’s Alright

Meet me down by the railway station I’ve been waiting And I’m through waiting for you Train sings the same kind of blues Well, I don’t know why I always trusted Sometimes I think that I must have I must have been crazy Crazy to...

Only Over You

I’m out of my mind And it’s only over you I’m out of my mind And it’s only over you People think I’m crazy But they don’t know Thought love had failed me But now, they’re watching it grow Angel, please...

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Eyes of the World

I’m tellin’ you people, tell you no lie My heart was breakin’, I’ll tell you why A-back and forth, lies unfurl In the eyes, in the eyes, in the eyes of the world (Ooh, ooh, ooh) Eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes (Ooh, ooh, ooh) Eyes...

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Mirage (1982)

Mirage is Fleetwood Mac’s 13th album. It’s the band’s first full-length studio release since Tusk (1979). Warner Bros. Records released Mirage on June 29, 1982. On August 7, the album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums...

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