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Rumours (1977) - Fleetwood Mac


    Featuring »

Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks

    Tracklisting »
Second Hand News Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Second Hand News from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 2:43
Dreams Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Dreams from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 4:14
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Never Going Back Again Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Never Going Back Again from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 2:02
Don't Stop Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Don't Stop from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 3:11
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 24, 1977 & Oct 1, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 18 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 32 Peak Dates: Jun 28, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 5
Go Your Own Way Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Go Your Own Way from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 3:38
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 10 Peak Dates: Mar 12, 1977 & Mar 19, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 15 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 38 Peak Dates: Mar 12, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 4
Songbird Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Songbird from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976-03-03, Running Time: 3:20
  Comments: Recorded at Zellerbach Auditorium, U.C. Berkeley (incorrectly spelled in CD liner notes as "Zellerback").
The Chain Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase The Chain from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 4:28
You Make Loving Fun Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase You Make Loving Fun from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 3:31
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Dec 17, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 45 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 2
I Don't Want To Know Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase I Don't Want To Know from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 3:11
Oh Daddy Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Oh Daddy from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 3:54
Gold Dust Woman Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs available Midi availableClick to listen to a clip or purchase Gold Dust Woman from iTunes.
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 4:51
    Released »

1977-02-04

    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Lindsey Buckingham (Songwriter), Lindsey Buckingham (Songwriter), Mick Fleetwood (Songwriter), Mick Fleetwood (Songwriter), John McVie (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), John McVie (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Herbert Wheeler Worthington, III (Photography), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Ken Caillat (Engineered By), Richard Dashut (Engineered By), Seedy Management (Management), Ken Perry (Mastered By), Cris Morris (Engineering Assisted By), Larry Vigon (Hand Lettering), Des(mond) Strobel (Album Design), Ken Caillat (CD Mastering By), Ken Perry (CD Mastering By), Lindsey Buckingham (Concept), Lindsey Buckingham (Concept), Mick Fleetwood (Concept), Mick Fleetwood (Concept), Fleetwood Mac (Concept), John McVie (Concept), Christine McVie (Concept), John McVie (Concept), Christine McVie (Concept), Stevie Nicks (Concept), Stevie Nicks (Concept), Herbert Wheeler Worthington, III (Concept), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Jeff Jacobs (Fleetwood Mac Studio Crew), Ray(mond) Lindsey (Fleetwood Mac Studio Crew), Rhyno (Fleetwood Mac Studio Crew)

    Record Label »
Warner Bros. Records

    Catalogue Number »

BSK 3010 (US LP) K 56344 (UK LP) 3010-1 (US CD 1st Edition, 1983) 3010-2 (US CD 2nd Edition, 1988) 256 344 (1st UK CD)

    Running Time »

39:03

    Liner Notes »

RECORDED AT:
The Record Plant, Sausalito and Los Angeles, California
Wally Heider Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Davlen Recording Studio, North Hollywood, California

Mastered at Capitol Records

LOVE AND THANKS TO:
Rick Turner and Alembic; Larry Comara for his Fat Boxes; Aphex Systems Ltd.; Merce and all the people at the Record Plant, Sausalito; Gary Lubow, Sound City; and David LaBarre, Producer's Workshop,

FLEETWOOD MAC
P,O, Box 35916
Los Angeles, California 90036

2nd US CD Reissue (1988) Notes:

CD Mastering at K-Disc

The Compact Disc Digital Audio System offers the best possible sound reproduction - on a small, convenient sound-carrier unit.

The Compact Disc's remarkable performance is the result of a unique combination of digital playback with laser optics. For best results, you should apply the same care in storing and handling the Compact Disc as with conventional records.

No furher cleaning will be necessary if the Compact Disc is always held by the edges and is replaced in its case directly after playing. Should the Compact Disc become soiled by fingerprints, dust or dirt, it can be wiped (always in a straight line, from center to edge) with a clean and lint-free, soft, dry cloth. No solvent or abrasive cleaner should ever be used on the disc.

If you follow these suggestions, the Compact Disc will provide a lifetime of pure listening enjoyment.

(C) (P) 1977 Warner Bros. Records Inc. a Warner Communications Company

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing

Made/Printed in U.S.A.

Compact Disc Digital Audio

1st UK CD Reissue Notes:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved.

Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.

Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf

GEMA/BIEM

LC 0392

    Reviews »

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18 million listeners can't be wrong...
Review written by Jon the Moonspinner, February 17th, 2010

With each member of the band embroiled in some kind of romantic controversy--mainly with other band members--"Rumours" sprouted up raw from inner-dissent and disenchantment. Stevie was once quoted: "It was the coolest thing in the world that we got through it--that one of us didn't just get up and walk out the door, never to return." They still play these songs on the radio today (2010), and they neither sound dated from time-passed nor fatigued through overplay. Nearly every song is a highlight: the passionate arena rock of "Go Your Own Way", the celebratory banner-waver "Don't Stop", the intimate "Dreams" (no.#1 on the singles charts), the groovy "You Make Loving Fun", the dissolute "Oh Daddy", the giddy but internally conflicted "I Don't Want To Know", the very pure and bright "Songbird", the randy opener "Second Hand News", the introspective "Never Going Back Again", and the gloriously funky "Gold Dust Woman". That leaves us with "The Chain", which was patched together piece by piece in the studio and never quite lifts off. "Silver Springs" was left off for lack of room and first appeared as the B-side to the first single "Go Your Own Way" (which should have hit #1 but surprisingly did not). A fabulous achievement in rock music, deserving of its praise then as now.

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The Very Best Album EVER in the History Of Rock
Review written by Anil, October 30th, 2006

This is an essential part of any true rock music collection. It is a jewel. I actually got into this album when I was 29 years old, having loved Tango much more when it came out (I was a teen at the time)

This album however is sublime. Every song is meaningful, keeping in mind what the band was going through at the time it was made. EVERY time I hear Songbird I choke up.

It is difficult to decide which is my favourite song on the album OR which is my least favourite, which is what makes it so brilliant.
30 years on it is is still as fresh and inspiring as it ever was.
For a more on this album you must check out Classic Albums - Rumours on dvd. It'll make you love the album AND the band all the more.

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AWESOME!!!
Review written by Donnie Swinton, January 30th, 2006

Go FM!!! Definitely one of the best albums ever made!!! And it was such a struggle for the band to make! At some points they had no idea they were going to have to remake masters of some of the songs. I have the version that includes Stevie's "Silver Springs", which is absolutely wonderful. The album flows very well and all the songs can get stuck in your head at any time. I love "I Don't Want To Know", "Songbird","Oh Daddy" and "The Chain" is one of my all time favorite songs. They are all wonderful, but I have become quite fond of some of the songs that were not released as singles. "Gold Dust Woman" is a great song to end the album, with its rocking outro and Stevie's wails. Just fantastic.

    Comments »

The new lineup that Fleetwood Mac successfully unveiled with their eponymous 1975 album became even more successful with the multi-platinum Rumours, which was the band's most celebrated album and one of the best-selling albums of all time. To be sure, this was a very different-sounding Fleetwood Mac than the blues-rock outfit of the late '60s -- and this edition of the band generally wasn't well received by rock critics, who tend to be critical of all things commercial. But as commercial and slick as Rumours is, the music has a lot of heart, and never comes across as insincere. From Christine McVie's optimistic "Don't Stop" (which President Bill Clinton used as his campaign theme song in 1992) to Lindsey Buckingham's remorseful "Go Your Own Way," Rumours is conistently memorable. In fact, the folk-ish "Gold Dust Woman" (covered by Courtney Love and Hole in 1996) and the melancholy hit "Dreams" made it quite clear just how much depth and substance Stevie Nicks was capable of. (Alex Henderson, All-Music Guide)

  • Charts Peak : US #1 (Apr 1977), UK #1 (Jan 1978)

  • RIAA Certification : Album - Multi-Platinum (18 million, 4/06/98)
    Third-highest certified single-disc U.S. album.

  • This album has also been released on DVD-Audio format.

    The liner notes for the 2nd US CD reissue (1988) of this album indicate that the album was mixed at Producer's Workshop, Hollywood, California. However, the liner notes of the original UK CD reissue of the album indicate that the album was mixed at Sound City, Van Nuys, California and the Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Perhaps one is referring to a CD mix and the other the original album mix(?)

  •     Last Modified »
    2011-03-21
        Tracklisting »
    Discography entry submitted by Patricia DiLeonardo.