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Heroes Are Hard To Find (1974) - Fleetwood Mac


    Featuring »

Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Bob Welch

    Tracklisting »
Heroes Are Hard To Find Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 3:35
Coming Home Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 3:52
Angel Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 3:55
Bermuda Triangle Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 4:08
Come A Little Bit Closer Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 4:48
She's Changing Me Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 2:58
Bad Loser Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 3:25
Silver Heels Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 3:25
Prove Your Love Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 3:57
Born Enchanter Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 2:54
Safe Harbour Listen.Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1974-07-00, Running Time: 2:32
    Guest Appearance »

(Sneaky) Pete Kleinow

    Released »

1974-09-13

    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Bob Hughes (Engineer), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Christine McVie (Songwriter), Bob Welch (Songwriter), Bob Welch (Songwriter), Herbert Wheeler Worthington, III (Photography), Doug Graves (Assistant Engineer), John Courage (Road Manager), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Bob Hughes (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Bob Welch (Produced By), Bob Welch (Produced By), Nick DeCaro (Strings Arranged By), Nick DeCaro (Horns Arranged By), Lee Herschberg (CD Remastered By), The Record Group (CDD Pre-Mastering By), Des(mond) Strobel (Album Design)

    Record Label »
Reprise

    Catalogue Number »

MS-2196 (US Vinyl) K 54026 (UK Vinyl) 2196-2 ('87 CD Reissue)

    Running Time »

39:39

    Liner Notes »

Recorded at Angel City Sound, L.A.

CD Issue Notes:

With material highlighting the group's consummate pop craftsmanship, Fleetwood Mac's Heroes Are Hard To Find features 11 original tunes ranging from the evocative love songs of Christine McYie ("Bad loser," "Prove Your love," "Come A little Closer") to the atmospheric explorations of Bob Welch ("Bermuda Triangle," "Angel," "Born Enchanter.") It is an LP that captures the legendary group in some of their most adventurous and evocative musical moods.

Formed in 1967 by the brilliant blues guitarist Peter Green, the original Fleetwood Mac included drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Spencer. The group released their self-titled debut album in 1968 and, with the addition of a third guitarist, Danny Kirwan, followed it with a series of landmark LP's, including Mr. Wonderful, English Rose and Then Play On. In 1969, Green and Spencer cut Fleetwood Mac In Chicago with Willie Dixon, Otis Spann and other blues patriarchs, but even then the group was moving away from its blues format and, in 1970, Green left, opening the way for greater stylistic diversity.

Fleetwood Mac, which now included singer Christine Perfect (later McVie), formerly of the group Chicken Shack, underwent further personnel changes with the departure of Jeremy Spencer who was replaced by guitarist/vocalist Bob Welch in early 1971. The LPs Future Games and Bare Trees followed. Two more albums, Penguin (1973) and Mystery To Me (1974), reflected still more personnel changes, with the departure of Kirwan and the addition of guitarist/vocalist Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker.

For Heroes Are Hard To Find, the group pared back to a foursome: Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie and Bob Welch. Released in September, 1974, the album is produced by Fleetwood Mac and Bob Hughes.

(C) (P) 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Reprise Records, a division of 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.

WARNING: The music on this Compact Digital Disc was originally recorded on analog equipment, prior to modern noise reduction techniques. This Compact Disc preserves, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording, but itís high resolution also reveals limitations in the master tape, including noise and other distortions.

The Compact Disc Digital Audio System offers the best possible sound reproduction - on a small, convenient disc. Its remarkable performance is the result of a unique combination of digital storage and laser optics. For best results, you should apply the same care in storing and handling the Compact Disc as you would with conventional records. No cleaning is necessary if the Compact Disc is always held by its edges and is replaced in its case directly after playing. If the Compact Disc becomes soiled by fingerprints, dust or dirt, it can be wiped (always in a stright line, from center to edge) with a clean and lint-free, soft, dry cloth. Never use a solvent or abrasive cleaner to clean the disc. If you follow these suggestions, the Compact Disc will provide a lifetime of listening enjoyment.

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great as a foursome
Review written by Anonymous, March 11th, 2013

why any replacements for kirwan have ever been looked for is indeed a real mystery to me as fleetwood mac were seldom that good as they were as a foursome in the midst of a big big bogus mess. this was the background to heroes, they were not allowed to tour nor to use their band name.
christine mcvie's voice is particularly special on this record. it sounds a bit thin, the vocals can't even be understood on come a littel bit closer. but her voice is breathtaking as always. bad loser is an outstanding song in her catalogue. prove your love is brilliant, the title track should have been a big hit.
bob welch on the other hand has some difficulties with the lead guitar. but he sounds GREAT!! i love him. coming home is special, angel is great, bermuda triangle thrilling, silver heels funky. christine adds some bluesy grand piano to the souly born enchanter.
heroes are hard to find is an outstanding fleetwood mac album and i love it. it is at least as good as mystery to me. give it a try!

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Love it...
Review written by Anonymous, January 27th, 2006

HAHTF is great. I love the fact that it was not an album of just one style of music. That's how my own band is. I love Come A Little Bit Closer, one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. And Bob Welch's Beach Boys-like "She's Changing Me" is fantastic. The Safe Harbour instrumental was a nice way to end the last album of the Bob Welch era. I wonder what FM would've been like if he stayed during the White Album era...

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One of the best Mac albums
Review written by Mike (mike@novim.us), August 18th, 2004

From my first listen of Fleetwood Mac's 1974 LP "Heroes Are Hard To Find" i was intrigued by it. The Bob Welch-era Fleetwood Mac has always been my favorite, and highly overrated. That one guy's homepage review of "Heroes Are Hard To Find" is way off. Bob Welch's efforts are the strongest on this LP than any of his other Mac albums. "Silver Heels" is one of the best songs he ever wrote, "Angel" is a great rocker, "Bermuda Triangle" is the typical Bob Welch mysticism, "She's Changing Me" is another Welch influenced by a female track and he toots his own horn with "Born Enchanter". Christine's tracks set the stage for what was to come from her in Fleetwood Mac. "Heroes Are Hard To Find" is a great opening track, with good lyrics, although the horn section could've been mixed a little bit stronger, "Come A Little Bit Closer" should've been a hit single, "Bad Loser" and "Prove Your Lover" are great tracks as well. "Heroes Are Hard To Find" is an album that i hope people who buy the 1975 "Fleetwood Mac" album will go out and get to listen to the effort before the big time hit the band. I've always wondered what Mac would've been like if Welch stayed for a little longer.

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  • Charts Peak : US #34 (Nov 1974)

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    2013-03-11
        Tracklisting »
    Discography entry submitted by Mary Anne.