Fleetwood Mac Releasing ‘Rumours Live’
Fleetwood Mac is revisiting their legendary Rumours era with a new live release due out this Fall.
Rumours Live features the band’s recording of their August 29, 1977 performance at The Forum on their “Rumours Tour” in front of nearly 50,000 fans. Fleetwood Mac’s performance of “Dreams” from the release can be heard below and is available for streaming/download here.
Available as a 2-LP and 2-CD set, as well as digitally, Rumours Live contains 90 minutes of previously unreleased music. In fact, this is the first time this concert recording has received an official release. A full tracklisting is below.
Rumours Live comes out on September 8 and is available for pre-order here.
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours Live – Tracklisting
Say You Love Me
Never Going Back Again
Over My Head
Gold Dust Woman
You Make Loving Fun
I’m So Afraid
Go Your Own Way
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Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours': 30 Facts About the Iconic Album
Rumours, the landmark album from Fleetwood Mac, is an absolute monster, both critically and commercially.
There are countless breakup songs across the musical landscape, but Rumours — released on February 4, 1977 — is much more than that; it’s a breakup album that happens to be dripping with the band’s coked-out excess. The making of Rumours, of course, is famous for everyone in the band breaking up with each other and its other “indulgences.” (AKA: So much cocaine it would make Tony Montana blush.)
Truthfully, personal lives absolutely falling apart have never sounded so catty and catchy at once as they do on Rumours. Between the divorce filing of John McVie and Christine McVie, the breakup of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (and Nicks’ eventual “shacking up” with Mick Fleetwood) and Mick Fleetwood’s own marriage on the rocks after his wife had an affair, the band weren’t exactly hurting for material.
In short, Rumours is the ultimate cheating/break-up record. In honor of its anniversary, here are 30 facts about the iconic album.