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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Tusk

Fleetwood Mac’s beautiful and terrifically strange 1979 LP Tusk poses the question: What happens when love dissipates, and you have to find a new thing to believe in? What if that thing is work? Rating: 9.2/10 The...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Tusk Deluxe Edition

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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’...

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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...

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  • Another Rumours deluxe set coming this fall Friday, August 23, 2019
    Rhino/Warner Bros. Records will be reissuing another deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours to coincide with the band’s remaining 2019 North American tour dates. The latest 4CD package, out October 25, compiles tracks from the previously released 2004 and 2013 reissues of the album. The package is a slimmed-down version of the 6-disc […]
  • Fleetwood Mac: Still going their own way Thursday, August 22, 2019
    Since it began as a British rock band in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has undergone 19 iterations while steadily adding Americans and, most recently, a New Zealander to its line-up. Its only remaining founding member is drummer Mick Fleetwood, who recently described each version of the group as “incredibly different musical episodes in this Shakespearean play […]
  • Seeing Fleetwood Mac in 2019 is a strange experience — but they’ve always been a strange band Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    If their songs weren’t so strong, endurance may be Fleetwood Mac’s greatest legacy Thirty minutes into Fleetwood Mac’s set at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this week, Stevie Nicks admitted that she didn’t realise “Black Magic Woman” was a Fleetwood Mac song until well after she’d joined the band. It’s an astounding admission. Sure, the song […]
  • Sydney show was testament to Fleetwood Mac’s timelessness Friday, August 16, 2019
    Last night, Fleetwood Mac descended on Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena. The band treated fans to a career-spanning setlist that proved that though 50 years into their career, the band are not one to rest on their laurels. The show was Sydney’s first taste of Fleetwood Mac in their new form. Last year, longtime singer, guitarist […]
  • RECAP 8/15/2019: Sydney Thursday, August 15, 2019
    On Thursday, Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two shows at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Videos skidstar72 Black Magic Woman  Andy Leo I Got You Andy Leo Man of the World Andy Leo Oh Well Andy Leo Don’t Dream It’s Over Andy Leo Landslide Duncan H Band Intros Andy Leo Gold Dust Woman Andy […]