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Mirage (1982) - Fleetwood Mac

    Featuring »

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

    Tracklisting »
Love In Store Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 3:14
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 22 Peak Dates: Jan 15, 1983 - Jan 22, 1983 - Jan 29, 1983 Weeks On Charts: 14
Can't Go Back Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 2:42
That's Alright Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 3:09
Book Of Love Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 3:21
Gypsy Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available Midi available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 4:24
Only Over You Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 4:08
Empire State Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 2:51
Straight Back Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 4:17
Hold Me Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 3:44
  Comments: Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 4 Peak Dates: Jul 24, 1982 - Jul 31, 1982 - Aug 7, 1982 - Aug 14, 1982 - Aug 21, 1982 - Aug 28, 1982 - Sep 4, 1982 Weeks On Charts: 17
Oh Diane Listen.Lyrics available Midi available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 2:33
  Comments: Chart: Billboard UK Top 50 Singles Peak Position: 9 Peak Dates: Feb 26, 1983 Weeks On Charts: 9
Eyes Of The World Listen.Lyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 3:44
Wish You Were Here Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 4:45
    Guest Appearance »

Ray(mond) Lindsey

    Released »


    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Colin Allen (Songwriter), Lindsey Buckingham (Songwriter), Lindsey Buckingham (Songwriter), Richard Dashut (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Robbie Patton (Songwriter), Jim Recor (Songwriter), Larry Vigon (Art Direction), Larry Vigon (Design), Dennis Dunstan (Studio Crew), Ray(mond) Lindsey (Studio Crew), Tony Todaro (Studio Crew), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Ken Caillat (Produced By), Richard Dashut (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Ken Caillat (Engineered By), Richard Dashut (Engineered By), Ellene Warren (Wardrobe), Christi(e) Thomason/Thomason-Alsbury (Make-Up), Carla/Karla Frederick/Fredricks (Engineering Assisted By), Larry Vigon (Concept), David Bianco (Record Plant Additional Engineering), Sabrina Buchanek/Bucharek (Larrabee Sound Additional Engineering), Boa (Le Chateau Additional Engineering), Debbie Alsbury (Additional Crew In France), Wayne Cody (Additional Crew In France), Dennis Keen (Additional Crew In France), Dwayne Taylor (Additional Crew In France), Larry Vigon (Inner Sleeve Penguin Illustration), George Hurrell (Album Cover Photography), Mac James (Painting On Cover Photograph), Lindsey Buckingham (Inner Sleeve Artwork), Lindsey Buckingham (Inner Sleeve Artwork), Nancy Buckingham (Title By)

    Record Label »
Warner Bros. Records

    Catalogue Number »

23607-2 (CD) 23607-4 (Cassette)

    Running Time »


    Liner Notes »

Recorded at Le Chateau, Herouville, France, Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles, Record Plant, Los Angeles

Mixed at George Massenburg Studios, West Los Angeles

Madame Wong

Ellene Warren and Pleasure Dome, Los Angeles

Special thanks to
Mickey Shapiro, David Bloom, Mo Ostin, David Berman

Thanks to
Laurent Thibault, Jacqueline, Jackie Mills, Dolores Kaniger, Chris Stone, Billy Youdelman, David Elliott, Brian Adams, Irwin Rennert

CD Reissue Notes:

Mastered by International Automated Media, Irvine, California

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 the best results, you should apply the same care in storing and handling the Compact Disc as with conventional records.

No further 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.

(P) (C) 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc. (for the US and WES International Inc. for the world outside of the US), a Warner Communications Company

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

Compact Disc Digital Audio

0 7599

UK CD Reissue Notes:

Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH.Alsdorf (Presse en Allemagne par...)


LC 0392

France: WE 835

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good job
Review written by Anonymous, August 19th, 2010

i don't know why everybody rates tango so high and give a damn for mirage. i love this album. fleetwood mac sound like a real band.
stevie's contributions are very good, especially gypsy and straight back. christine starts collaborating when writing her songs but i have to say i prefer the material she wrote for herself. lindsey has so fine songs on this album especially eyes of the world which is my very favourite song on the album. especially as they separated for the first time in their career after tusk mirage has an aura of unity i like.

Despite the presence of "Gypsy", not a great album for Nicks-lovers...
Review written by Jon the Moonspinner, February 18th, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie each shine on "Mirage", with Christine getting the edge. Her lovely and catchy "Hold Me" (a terrific first single), wistful "Wish You Were Here", poppy "Love in Store", and romantic "Only Over You" are the highlights of "Mirage". Buckingham nearly equals her with "Can't Go Back", "Book of Love", "Eyes of the World", and "Empire State"--all wonderful entries. His "Oh Diane" is a little embarrassing (as is the "Gypsy" B-side "Cool Water", apparently meant as a jokey throwaway). So what happened to Nicks? Coming off "The Wild Heart", she didn't have much to offer, although her majestic "Gypsy" provides a sensational centerpiece for the album (the video can be hopefully be ignored). When Nicks calls up the gypsy spirits within, we are putty in her palms! On this track, she's both enchantress and heroine, and the rest of the band just lets her free to do her thing (a wise move). The country girlishness of Nicks' "That's Alright" is pleasant but forgettable, while her meandering "Straight Back" doesn't do anything for her, or the listener. A scant three songs and Nicks is out the door! Thankfully, McVie and Buckingham are on their game, with Mick and John providing the musical muscle. It's a quick, blithe pop-rock outing, far from the adventuresome "Tusk" but enjoyable in it's own right.

Comparable to Rumours
Review written by Ferdinand Ortilla, February 6th, 2007

This album is one of the greatest albums for me. Twenty Four Years have passed and I still remember the lyrics to Wish You Were Here, so what do you call that? All the hooks are inspiring, a great musical performance of a great band, I just wish there is a live album that plays everything on Mirage. I have the original LP, I have a cassette and now I have the CD.

Mirage is truly an album which makes me reminice my teenage days.

    Comments »

"The platinum quintet's first studio album since 1979's ambitious "Tusk" initially invites comparisons to "Rumours" for the newest songs' trim pop/rock arrangements and classic melodic flow. Subsequent listens should make it clear this is anything but a step backward, however: as the production credit reveals, principal "Tusk" architect Lindsey Buckingham shows his evolving skill as arranger and instrumentalist, especially in the gloriously lush vocal charts, which recall the Beach Boys at their most expansive. With "Hold Me" already climbing fast, followup singles futures are also bright, with Christine McVie, Buckingham and Stevie Nicks all contributing some of their strongest songs yet, and a major tour augurs added momentum for late summer and fall." (Billboard Magazine, 7/10/82)

  • Charts Peak : UK #5 (Jul 1982), US #1 (Aug 1982)
  • RIAA Certification : Album - Multi-Platinum (2 million, 10/22/84)

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        Tracklisting »
    Discography entry submitted by Josh Williams.