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Vinyl fans celebrate Record Store Day, Alternate Tusk

Saturday was Record Store Day and vinyl enthusiasts hit their favorite record stores in droves. To celebrate the ninth annual event, Metallica gave a special performance from the indie store Rasputin Music in Berkeley, California. Elsewhere, Mumford...

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Alternate Tusk to be issued on 180g black vinyl

Record Store Day offers the alternative version of Tusk from Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe box set as two LP set on 180 gram black vinyl. Limited to 5,000. The set will be released on April 16. Side 1 1. Over and Over 2. The Ledge 3. Think About Me 4...

Tusk Deluxe Edition

Bold, brash, excessive

Like 1979 original, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk reissue is bold, brash and excessive Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe reissue of Tusk is as brash and elaborate as the 1979 original, offering extended insights into the development of 20 eclectic songs. In...

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Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Despite popular narratives, Tusk isn’t all druggy, unabashed excess. Instead, this new sets shows the record as a deeply self-conscious document, the sound of a band that didn’t rebel against success so much as it misunderstood the...

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Tusk expands

New box set expands, reveals Fleetwood Mac’s enigmatic opus When the five members of Fleetwood Mac reconvened in the studio in 1978 to record the follow-up to their massively successful/decade-defining/inescapable disc Rumours, it would have...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk, Deluxe & Expanded editions

Fleetwood Mac reissues Tusk with unreleased alternate takes and live renditions. (Editor’s note: The article was edited for grammar. The original published article can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.) Tusk...

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REVIEW: Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Tusk (Deluxe Edition) Fleetwood Mac Rhino **** 1/2 (four-and-a-1/2 stars out of five) The Mac’s wild, punk-y follow-up to Rumours hits just as hard 36 years later, especially on this extras-packed reissue. While the music scenes of England...

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CD REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Tusk

With the ‘Mac hangover still hanging thick in the southern air, it’s time for the lush reissue of 1979 epic Tusk. Once the most expensive album ever made, this was their indulgent response to Rumours, the album which cemented the...

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The Return of Tusk

Fleetwood Mac’s exotic classic expands When Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk finally was unveiled to the masses back in 1979, it critically dropped like a white elephant. After releasing two of the best, almost flawless pop albums of the seventies —...

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Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

After all of the mythologising — the most expensive rock album ever produced; a staggering commercial failure; a Lindsey Buckingham vanity project with the Fleetwood Mac name attached; what happens when too much money meets too much blow — Tusk...

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Tusk by Fleetwood Mac (British GQ)

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac Everyone loves Rumours, but what about its follow-up? Tusk remains the greatest self-sabotage in rock’n’roll history, but this month’s reissue of the Mac’s elephantine monolith reveals a record that...

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Tusk songs laid bare one by one

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood discuss the songs from Tusk in liner notes of the new Deluxe and Expanded editions of Fleetwood Mac‘s 1979 album Tusk. While fans have long speculated about the meaning of the songs, namely...

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Tusk (Track by Track)

On December 4, 2015, Warner Bros. Records reissued Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 album Tusk in Deluxe, Expanded, and single-disc editions. In the Deluxe and Expanded edition liner notes, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and Stevie Nicks discussed...

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The genius of Tusk

Fleetwood Mac could have followed Rumours with more of the same — but they made this visionary masterpiece instead. Evidence exists proving Fleetwood Mac could have followed-up Rumours with something similar had the spirit moved them, instead of the...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk Deluxe

Had Fleetwood Mac played it safe after Rumours, they probably could have made another gajillion-selling album. Instead, they handed the reins to singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and allowed him to steer the follow-up to one of the 20th...

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Fleetwood Mac create Tusk, 1979

Fleetwood Mac Create Tusk, 1979 After a huge world tour, Fleetwood Mac reconvened in an expensively customised Los Angeles studio to make the follow-up to the biggest-selling rock record of its time, Rumours. So how did they spend $1 million in the...

Lindsey Buckingham: A lot of people were pissed off at me’

Lindsey Buckingham has long told the story of reaction inside and around Fleetwood Mac when 1979’s Tusk fell far short of sales for its predecessor, Rumours. “The conventional wisdom was, ‘You blew it,'” Buckingham recalls...

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Tusk: The Deluxe and Expanded editions

Fleetwood Mac’s most notorious album gets the deluxe treatment on December 4 On December 4, Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 album Tusk will be reissued in deluxe and expanded editions. Spin CDs, a online music retailer based in the UK, first...

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How Fleetwood Mac made a masterpiece that flopped

How do you release a double album that goes multi-platinum, breaks the Top 5, spawns multiple hit singles and spends months in the Top 40 while still being widely regarded as an artistic folly and a flop? Ask Fleetwood Mac. After all, that’s exactly...

Letter of Recommendation: Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk

There is a species of spider that hunts by releasing chemicals that imitate the sex pheromones of moths. When its prey arrives, high on fantasies of romance, the spider hits it with a sticky blob of web, then devours it. Scientists call this...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk

More than any other Fleetwood Mac album, Tusk is born of a particular time and place — it could only have been created in the aftermath of Rumours, which shattered sales records, which in turn gave the group a blank check for its next album. But if...

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Fleetwood Mac’s strangely savage 'Tusk' was the band’s weirdest hit

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. For most of Fleetwood Mac’s life, the band has been a hits machine, and it used that reputation to...

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Woman drops suit against Fleetwood Mac

Carol Hinton claimed the rock band used her poem without permission. A woman who brought suit against the rock group Fleetwood Mac for using the lyrics of her poem in the hit song ‘Sara’ has agreed to drop her complaint for an out-of...

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Fleetwood Mac — a Cadillac of the rock business

Fleetwood Mac explores leaner sound on double album Tusk. In a world of pedestrian rock stars, Fleetwood Mac has long been in the top of the line. In the mid-70s, the five-member group strung a series of hits whose lush romanticism spellbound the...

Fleetwood Mac: Can’t go home again

OF COURSE, Fleetwood Mac is the American Dream. The band’s success story is the stuff of which the mythology of modern day America is made: Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, down on their luck in the Oulde Country, make the decision to...

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Fleetwood Mac Tusk: From shining platinum to dull ivory

WHITE ELEPHANT is more like it, heffalumping into the thick four-sided forest, stomping on moby grapes, swatting at the metaphysical graffiti carved into the tree trunks. Tusk isn’t exactly a swingin’ safari, and who is the walrus? Not...

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Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner Brothers)

Tusk, a long time in the making, is by and large a good four-sided pop record. It's no untarnished masterpiece, of course, but a highly adventurous gamble for much of its playing time, and certainly not just another coldly precise and pristine work.

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Tusk (1979)

The magic of Tusk is in the interaction of the group, in the performances and in the feel, and especially in the psychic communication that goes on among them. —Washington Post Tusk is Fleetwood Mac’s 12th studio album. Release Warner Bros...

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Tusk

Why don’t you ask him if he’s going to stay Why don’t you ask him if he’s going away Eh… Why don’t you tell me what’s going on Why don’t you tell me who’s on the phone Oh… Why don’t...

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Brown Eyes

You look at me with those brown eyes What do you want to do Do you have to have me The way that I want you I want you Sha-la-la, sha-la-la, sha-la-la-la, la, la, la… (ooh-ooh…) Sha-la-la, sha-la-la, sha-la-la-la, la, la, la… (ooh...

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Never Make Me Cry

Go and do what you want I know that you have the need You know that I’ll wait As long as it takes You’ll never make me You’ll never make me You’ll never make me cry I may not mean everything But I’m happy to have your...

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I Know I'm Not Wrong

Her lips were waitin’ Her eyes looked sad The dreams of a lifetime A year gone bad The dreams of a lifetime Told me wrong Everything is all right And now it’s gone Don’t blame me Please be strong I know I’m not wrong Mmm...

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I Know I’m Not Wrong

Her lips were waitin’ Her eyes looked sad The dreams of a lifetime A year gone bad The dreams of a lifetime Told me wrong Everything is all right And now it’s gone Don’t blame me Please be strong I know I’m not wrong Mmm...

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Beautiful Child

Beautiful child Beautiful child You are a beautiful child And I am a fool once more You fell in love when I was only ten The years disappeared Much has gone by since then I bite my lip, can you send me away You touch I have no choice I have to stay...

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That's Enough for Me

Every night that you make me smile it’s the same old way it used to be And that’s enough for me Every time that sleep don’t come it’s the same old pain that used to be And that’s enough for me Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

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That’s Enough for Me

Every night that you make me smile it’s the same old way it used to be And that’s enough for me Every time that sleep don’t come it’s the same old pain that used to be And that’s enough for me Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

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Walk a Thin Line

I’ve seen so many things that made me wonder But sometimes it’s hard to tell I said, “Take your time” But no one was listening I walk a thin line They told me that I never would recover Still, some say they knew me well I...

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What Makes You Think You’re the One

What makes you think you’re the one Who can laugh without cryin’? What makes you think you’re the one Who can live without dyin’? Every little bit Is there To see Every little bit Of you And me What makes you think I’m...

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What Makes You Think You're the One

What makes you think you’re the one Who can laugh without cryin’? What makes you think you’re the one Who can live without dyin’? Every little bit Is there To see Every little bit Of you And me What makes you think I’m...

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Think about Me

All it took was a special look And I felt I knew you before I didn’t mean to love you Didn’t think it would work out But I knew we would be together And I couldn’t wait for more What can they say It’s not against the law I...

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