Rumours

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When I was 14 or 15, I went through a pop country phase (but with a little Blink-182 and The Cranberries mixed in 😉 ). Faith Hill, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks were in heavy rotation. The Dixie Chicks included a cover song, “Landslide”, on their 2002 album, Home. I was aware that Stevie Nicks sang the original version, but I didn’t know that it was actually a Fleetwood Mac song from their 1975 self-titled album.

I enjoy staying current on all things pop culture. But sometimes I find myself drifting so far into the now that I forget about the past. Recently, Jordan found a really nice vinyl of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album, Rumours. Recently, we’ve enjoyed listening to it in the evenings and becoming more versed in the band’s rich history as a result.

The story of Fleetwood Mac is full of twists and turns and corkscrews. Americans, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were bandmates-turned couple-turned singing duo that were approached to join a British import band. By 1974 Fleetwood Mac had already released nine albums, but reached mainstream success with the help of Buckingham and Nicks. Rumours has sold 45 million copies and currently ranks as the sixth highest-selling-album of all time, which is kind of amazing.

Despite members drifting in and out – drug rehab stints for Nicks and others, and the ever changing music scene, they have remained an active band. I’m hoping it’ll work out for us to see them this fall on their On With the Show Tour.

The super deluxe edition of Rumours is available now, which includes live performances and demos. One of my favorite songs on the album is, “I Don’t Want To Know.”

Have you revisited any albums lately?

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^ I’m loving Stevie’s hair and Christine McVie’s head scarf in this photo. There was such an ease to styling in the 70s.

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