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 remastered album, a two-CD expanded edition and a deluxe-edition box set that contains three CDs, a DVD and a vinyl LP. Preview the set below with an early version of the Stevie Nicks-sung single “Gypsy.”

Mirage came just three years after Fleetwood Mac released their experimental double LP Tusk, but in that time both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham launched solo careers and MTV drastically changed the pop-music landscape. Unlike many Seventies rock bands that struggled in this new era, Fleetwood Mac thrived. Mirage singles “Hold Me” and “Oh Diane” became big hits on radio and MTV, and the band supported the LP with an extremely successful American arena tour.

Fleetwood Mac’s next album, 1987’s Tango in the Night, was their final release with the classic Rumors-era lineup, though the band did reunite for a tour in 1997. In 2014, keyboardist Christine McVie returned to the band after a long absence for a rapturously received reunion tour. There’s been talk of a new studio album, but there’s no clear sign they’ve actually begun work on it.

Here is the track listing to the new deluxe edition of Mirage:

Disc One: Original Album – 2016 Remaster

  1. “Love in Store”
  2. “Can’t Go Back”
  3. “That’s Alright”
  4. “Book of Love”
  5. “Gypsy”
  6. “Only Over You”
  7. “Empire State”
  8. “Straight Back”
  9. “Hold Me”
  10. “Oh Diane”
  11. “Eyes of the World”
  12. “Wish You Were Here

Disc Two: B-Sides, Outtakes, Sessions

  1. “Love in Store” (Early Version)*
  2. “Suma’s Walk” a.k.a. “Can’t Go Back” (Outtake)*
  3. “That’s Alright” (Alternate Take)*
  4. “Book of Love” (Early Version)*
  5. “Gypsy” (Early Version)*
  6. “Only Over You” (Alternate Version)*
  7. “Empire State” (Early Version)*
  8. “If You Were My Love” (Outtake)*
  9. “Hold Me” (Early Version)*
  10. “Oh Diane” (Early Version)*
  11. “Smile at You” (Outtake)*
  12. “Goodbye Angel” (Original Outtake)*
  13. “Eyes of the World” (Alternate Early Version)*
  14. “Straight Back” (Original Vinyl Version)
  15. “Wish You Were Here” (Alternate Version)*
  16. “Cool Water”
  17. “Gypsy” (Video Version)
  18. “Put a Candle in the Window” (Run-Through)*
  19. “Teen Beat” (Outtake)*
  20. “Blue Monday” (Jam)*

*Previously Unissued

Disc Three: Mirage Live 1982

  1. “The Chain”
  2. “Gypsy”
  3. “Love in Store”
  4. “Not That Funny”
  5. “You Make Loving Fun”
  6. “I’m So Afraid”
  7. “Blue Letter”
  8. “Rhiannon”
  9. “Tusk”
  10. “Eyes of the World”
  11. “Go Your Own Way”
  12. “Sisters of the Moon”
  13. “Songbird”

Disc Four: 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD)

Mirage (Vinyl)

Side One

  1. “Love in Store”
  2. “Can’t Go Back”
  3. “That’s Alright”
  4. “Book of Love”
  5. “Gypsy”
  6. “Only Over You”

Side Two

  1. “Empire State”
  2. “Straight Back”
  3. “Hold Me”
  4. “Oh Diane”
  5. “Eyes of the World”
  6. “Wish You Were Here”

Andy Greene / Rolling Stone / Thursday, June 9, 2016

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 23.).

Hear the full outtake below:

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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 version of Mirage will be released July 29 in a number of configurations, including a deluxe five-disc edition featuring three-CDs, an audio DVD and a vinyl LP.

Mirage originally hit stores in June of ’82 and went on to top the Billboard 200 for five consecutive weeks. The album yielded three top-40 hits, “Hold Me,” “Gypsy” and “Love in Store,” which peaked at #4, #12 and #22, respectively, on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

The deluxe edition of Mirage features a remastered version of the original album; a CD of outtakes, rarities and alternate takes; a CD of live performances recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 tour; a remastered vinyl edition of the record; and a DVD-Audio disc that includes 5.1 surround sound and high-fidelity stereo mixes of Mirage.

The outtakes disc features 19 tracks, including early versions of several songs on the album, a couple of tunes from the sessions that don’t appear on Mirage, an extended mix of “Gypsy” used for the song’s video, and a cover of Fats Domino’s “Blue Monday.”

The live CD boasts performances of a few Mirage tunes, including “Gypsy,” as well as such well-known Fleetwood Mac songs as “The Chain,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Rhiannon,” “Tusk” and “Go Your Own Way.”

The Mirage reissue also will be available as a two-CD Expanded Edition featuring the remastered original album remastered and the disc of outtakes and rarities, a single CD featuring just the remastered original disc, and a digital version of the record.

Here is the full track list of the deluxe reissue of Mirage:

Disc One: Original Album — 2016 Remaster
“Love in Store”
“Can’t Go Back”
“That’s Alright”
“Book of Love”
“Gypsy”
“Only Over You”
“Empire State”
“Straight Back”
“Hold Me”
“Oh Diane”
“Eyes of the World”
“Wish You Were Here”

Disc Two: B-Sides, Outtakes, Sessions
“Love in Store” (Early Version)*
“Suma’s Walk” a.k.a. “Can’t Go Back” (Outtake)*
“That’s Alright” (Alternate Take)*
“Book of Love” (Early Version)*
“Gypsy” (Early Version)*
“Only Over You” (Alternate Version)*
“Empire State” (Early Version)*
“If You Were My Love” (Outtake)*
“Hold Me” (Early Version)*
“Oh Diane” (Early Version)*
“Smile at You” (Outtake)*
“Goodbye Angel” (Original Outtake)*
“Eyes of the World” (Alternate Early Version)*
“Wish You Were Here” (Alternate Version)*
“Cool Water”
“Gypsy” (Video Version)
“Put a Candle in the Window” (Run-Through)*
“Teen Beat” (Outtake)*
“Blue Monday” (Jam)*

Disc Three: Mirage Live 1982
“The Chain”
“Gypsy”
“Love in Store”
“Not That Funny”
“You Make Loving Fun”
“I’m So Afraid”
“Blue Letter”
“Rhiannon”
“Tusk”
“Eyes of the World”
“Go Your Own Way”
“Sisters of the Moon”
“Songbird”

Disc Four: 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD)

Disc Five: Original Album — 2016 Remaster (Vinyl)

  • = previously unissued.

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