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Fleetwood Mac 1975 “White Album” To Be Expanded and Remastered

With the reissues of several Nicks/Buckingham-era classic albums, it was only a matter of time to get to the album that started that lineup. Their eponymous 1975 multi-platinum set that gave the world “Over My Head”, “Say You Love Me”, “Warm Ways”, and “Rhiannon” was ripe for the reissue pipeline. And while I personally love the pre-Buckingham/Nicks-era lineup better, I certainly do NOT hate this lineup.

On January 19, 2018, Rhino will release the next Fleetwood Mac reissue in several variations. Of course, the music here is newly remastered. But you will have choices with a single CD, (which features the primary album), a 2CD Expanded Edition that provides an additional four single edits on the first CD, and seventeen bonus pieces that show off the creative process of this album with embryonic early takes and versions, as well as a collection of live studio cuts.

There will be also be a Deluxe package that will deliver 3CDs, a DVD, and a vinyl LP of the original album. And a few things more for the avid Fleetwood Mac fan. This box provides the same two CDs as the Deluxe 2CD set, but will add in a CD of a collection of live tracks from three separate shows (Capitol Theatre – Passaic, NJ  10/17/1975; Jorgensen Auditorium – University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 10/25/1975; Campus Stadium – University of California 05/02/1976).

The included DVD for the Deluxe Box will contain high-quality Stereo (96kHz/24-bit) of the album’s original tracks as well as 5.1 Surround remixes. The 180g-weight black vinyl LP will be home to the original album tracks. All these will be housed in a 12″x 12″ embossed box (as seen below). The packed in book will provide photos, information and credits, memorabilia, new interview pieces, and new notes.

Several  early takes of popular songs from the album will be available individually as digital downloads or promo single streams (DD). Those are “Monday Morning (early take)” on 11/16/17, “Landslide (early version)” on 01/06/18, and “Say You Love Me (early version)” on 01/13/18.  Also, the CD and 2CD versions will be issued as DDs.

CD1 (Original Album, 2CD Expanded with 4 previously released bonus singles):
01. Monday Morning
02. Warm Ways
03. Blue Letter
04. Rhiannon
05. Over My Head
06. Crystal
07. Say You Love Me
08. Landslide
09. World Turning
10. Sugar Daddy
11. I’m So Afraid
12. Over My Head (Single Version)
13. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) [Single Version]
14. Say You Love Me (Single Version)
15. Blue Letter (Single Version)

CD2 (Bonus Selections):
01. Monday Morning (Early Take)
02. Warm Ways (Early Take)
03. Blue Letter (Early Take)
04. Rhiannon (Early Take)
05. Over My Head (Early Take)
06. Crystal (Early Version)
07. Say You Love Me (Early Version)
08. Landslide (Early Version)
09. World Turning (Early Version)
10. Sugar Daddy (Early Take)
11. I’m So Afraid (Early Version)
12. Over My Head (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
13. Rhiannon (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
14. Why (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
15. World Turning (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
16. Jam #2 (Remastered)
17. I’m So Afraid (Early Take Instrumental)

CD3 (Live Selections):
1. Get Like You Used To Be (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
2. Station Man (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
3. Spare Me A Little (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
4. Rhiannon (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
5. Why (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
6. Landslide (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
7. Over My Head (Live at Campus Stadium, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 5/2/76)
8. I’m So Afraid (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
9. Oh Well (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
10. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) [Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75]
11. World Turning (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
12. Blue Letter (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
13. Don’t Let Me Down Again (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/
14. Hypnotized (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)

DVD (96kHz/24-bit Stereo, 5.1 Surround Remixes):
01. Monday Morning (5.1 Surround Mix)
02. Monday Morning (5.1 Surround Mix)
03. Monday Morning (5.1 Surround Mix)
04. Rhiannon (5.1 Surround Mix)
05. Over My Head (5.1 Surround Mix)
06. Crystal (5.1 Surround Mix)
07. Say You Love Me (5.1 Surround Mix)
08. Landslide (5.1 Surround Mix)
09. World Turning (5.1 Surround Mix)
10. Sugar Daddy (5.1 Surround Mix)
11. I’m So Afraid (5.1 Surround Mix)
12. Monday Morning (24/96 Stereo Audio)
13. Warm Ways (24/96 Stereo Audio)
14. Blue Letter (24/96 Stereo Audio)
15. Rhiannon (24/96 Stereo Audio)
16. Over My Head (24/96 Stereo Audio)
17. Crystal (24/96 Stereo Audio)
18. Say You Love Me (24/96 Stereo Audio)
19. Landslide (24/96 Stereo Audio)
20. World Turning (24/96 Stereo Audio)
21. Sugar Daddy (24/96 Stereo Audio)
22. I’m So Afraid (24/96 Stereo Audio)
23. Over My Head (Single Version)
24. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) [Single Version]
25. Say You Love Me (Single Version)
26. Blue Letter (Single Version)

LP (Original Album)

Review: Buckingham/McVie – Lindsey Buckingham . Christine McVie

From the goofy, Animal House silliness that weaves in and out of the pop perfection of “Feel About You”, to the way that the opening number, “Sleeping Around the Corner” makes you smile when the band suddenly kicks in after a tortured vocal on the intro, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is almost everything that you could possibly want from a Fleetwood Mac album.

Which of course, it really isn’t. For a variety of reasons and speculation that you can find everywhere, Stevie Nicks sat this one out. Thankfully, in an odd parallel to her own beginnings, we get to stand back and discover her bandmates, Buckingham and McVie as a duo.

With Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass, it is inevitable that the album draws as close Tusk, Mirage and Tango as it does. But in a way that could only make sense in the Fleetwood Mac Universe, this is a near-perfect collaboration between two friends who happen to know the bass player and drummer from Fleetwood Mac. On paper this may look like solo albums joined at the hip, but it isn’t.

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie plays out across 39 minutes with a clarity, a sense of openness, joy and exploration that the Mac’s last two releases 2013 Extended Play and 2003’s Say You Will never really were able to reach.

Freed of the weight and responsibility of the big machine (as Lindsey likes to describe Fleetwood Mac when he is doing his solo work), the album sounds like the people who made this were having fun. And lots of it.

It’s not perfect. As a recording led by two writers that the world loves to hear sing, it could use a bit more of the duo’s harmonies on a few of the tracks. But like the Rolling Stones recent success with Blue and Lonesome, the album is a surprisingly full work by a veteran artist that makes you want to come back.

Each of those two albums reminds you why you loved the bands in the first place. The albums are not only reaffirmation of why Lindsey and Christine or Mick and Keith, started making records so long ago, it is a demonstration of how far they have grown over the years. Each release is proof of just how good they have all become.

Like Blue and Lonesome, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie entertains the hell out of you, but it challenges you as well. The chorus to “In My World” may be catchy as all get out, but the song features a dream of wistfulness and understanding that the man in his twenties who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 would have never thought of.

Red Sun lives in the same neighborhood as “Hold Me” does. But it lacks the shimmer and shine that wrapped the classic from Mirage in radio-perfect sunshine and warm sand dunes. And it is all the better for it. The song, a co-write between Buckingham and McVie, slips along on the strength of what was left out of its production.

Which is one of the unspoken strengths of this release, what was left out of each song. Go back and grab Say You Will. Listen to “Murrow’s Turning Over in His Grave”, “Illuminati” or any number of cuts from that release. Those were some packed, packed songs. The songs on Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie are filled with air, unburdened by excessive production. Each writer seems fueled by the absence of pressures created by operating under the banner of The Big Machine.

Still, while the front line of Fleetwood Mac may occasionally shift focus, but essence of Fleetwood Mac is always in the snap of Mick Fleetwood’s wrist on a snare and John McVie’s quiet ability to lay back and never force a single note. Their incredible consistency anchors the songwriting, despite the varied origins of each tune. Lindsey and Christine share credit on three songs while Buckingham has five as a solo write and McVie has two herself. The album is a cohesive whole that plays through from start to finish as well as their first collaboration back in 1975 ever did.

Oddly enough, the absence of Stevie has unintentionally summoned a ghost that has long walked the hallways of a Fleetwood Mac graveyard. Bob Welch held the center spot between Peter Green/Blues Mac and the arrival of the cast who created The Big Machine.

It may be hearing Christine’s voice without the expectations of Stevie popping in. Or it may be the way that Buckingham and co-producers Mitchell Froom and Mark Needham have left out any kitchen sink they thought of adding to this excursion. There is something inexplicable about this album brings it closer in spirit to what might have followed Heroes Are Hard to Find than it really does Rumours.

“Game of Pretend” is not that away far from the quiet of Bare Trees. The paranoia that opens “Carnival Begin” isn’t that far away from a UFO sighting or being hypnotized. Especially when mixed with a slow build that recalls “I’m So Afraid”.

The sequencing on this album is near perfect. Any other duo (group), would have ended with “On With the Show” by capitalizing on the song’s declaration of independence and maturity with an explosion of Buckingham guitar strangulations on a seven minute fade.
As with so much of this album, in the end, taste and restraint rule. Instead of histrionics at the end of “On With the Show”, there is a hint of the little skipping guitar line that Lindsey plays at the end of “Gypsy” overtop of a fade that leaves you smiling. Hell, the guitar line might even be an in joke, a little tweek. With the mythology of Fleetwood Mac, you never know.

You want the quick version?

Every album ever made by Fleetwood Mac went to a restaurant and started to get drunk while waiting for dinner to be served.
Eventually The Blues Albums huddled in a corner and argued over how John Mayall will be viewed in the history of the world. The Bob Welch-era Albums cornered a Warner Brothers executive and badgered them all night to remaster that era’s albums. And more than anything, to permanently destroy the cover art to Mystery To Me.

While everyone else was talking the albums Tusk and Mirage left together quietly in the same Uber pick-up! Boy were their spouses uncomfortable! The rest of us are just fine with the results.

–Mark Squirek

 

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie To Release Album In June

In an interesting pairing, Christine McVie has joined with Lindsey Buckingham in a Buckingham/Nicks-like endeavor that should prove to be quite enjoyable. Both are incredible and UNIQUE lyricists and song-crafters, each as different as Stevie Nicks is in her own right. It was that uniqueness that made the Fleetwood/Buckingham/McVie/Nicks/McVie version of Fleetwood Mac such a strong unit. Although we all knew that these two were recording an album, it’s just as nice to know the album is soon to be available.

On June 9, Atlantic Records will release Lindsey Buckingham . Christine McVie as a ten-track set. A fore-running single from the album, “In My World” will be issued on Friday (04/14). With these two as a strong song-writing unit, it could be interesting to apply a sense of translation as it could have been Fleetwood Mac as the recipient of these tracks. Which makes me quite interested to hear this upcoming song.

It’s also nice to find that they will be touring this album giving fans a more personal experience to remember the album with. I wish more established and well-known bands that venture into this kind of territory would be as adventurous as Buckingham/McVie.

Lindsey Buckingham.Christine McVie will be issued on CD, DD, and 180g-weight vinyl LP.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – April 4, 2017

With a ton of things coming out, I thought it time for a broader TAPSheet edition, a rarity these days. It was once a concept that dominated my posts and actually was the basis for my first entry into the internet station in 2001. Hard to believe that MusicTAP has been around since 2001 but there you have it. In any case, here we go:

On June 16, Nonesuch Records plan the release of new Fleet Foxes music with the CD, DD. and vinyl LP issues of Crack-Up, the band’s third. This album will contain eleven new songs, one of which can be sampled at the pre-order point. The band will tour this album.

If you’re like me, labels can sometimes provide a hefty influence simply because of the music they support. We saw a lot of that in the ’80s, and ’90s, with labels like 4AD, whose concentrations were on a special kind of music style. One such label that I follow consistently is Dead Oceans. One of their artists, Kevin Morby, will have a new album on shelves on June 16. The album is called City Music. This is Morby’s fourth album. You may remember Kevin Morby from his previous band, the folk-like Woods. Woods still creates beautifully (so investigate them)!

The Secret Sisters can be likened a bit to First Aid Kit. Their brand of music is not too far removed. Not to mention their music and songs are mesmerizing. Currently, they have two albums out. Their last is Put Your Needle Down, released in 2014. I find that album to be excellent and quite listenable. On June 9, New West will release the next album, You Don’t Own Me Anymore.

Cigarettes After Sex is a sweet blend of smoky ambient music with dark lyrics, atmospheric guitars, and sexy whispering vocals. Their first album, the eponymous Cigarettes After Sex, will be on the calendar for June 9, CD, DD, and vinyl LP. For a real trip, listen (below) to their DARK cover of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep On Lovin’ You”. Not so sweet and Pop now, is it!

Omnivore Records will release a fifteen track retrospective of Robert Lamm of Chicago fame. With a strong collection of solo albums, this retrospective has plenty of sources to draw from. Several of the cool things to be found in this set are five live remixes that include a version of Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, plus a previously unissued “Sunny”. The new set is called Time Chill: A Retrospective, and is scheduled for release on June 2.

Time/Life will release two Various Artists boxes on June 2. The first is The British Invasion, an 8CD/1DVD collection, and The Sock Hop Collection, an 8CD set. That’s a nice stream of music.

Atlantic Records will provide two format versions of their collected hits, 40 – (Hits From 40 Years 1977-2017) 2LP vinyl set for Foreigner. The set is planned for May 19 for the 2CD version, and June 2 for the 2LP vinyl set.

Real Gone Music has an expanded edition of Full Moon, the 1973 collaboration between Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge. This edition will supply six bonus tracks, one a Kris & Rita tune (“Hobo’s Lullaby”), and the rest, Rita Coolidge solo songs. Our dear friend, Joe Marchese supplies the essay within. It’s on the calendar for June 2.

Two Fleetwood Mac remasters will be delivered on vinyl LP on May 26. Those are Mirage, and Tango In The Night. Their CD counterparts are in release.

Varese Sarabande will release The Very Best Of The Beau Brummels: The Complete Singles on CD, with a release date set for May 19.

Varese Sarabande will also issue The Very Best of Peter Cetera on CD scheduled for May 19.

Geffen Records have HD digital coming for After The Rain by Nelson. The 2017 remaster will be issued as 96kHz/24-bit and 192 kHz/24-bit offerings. The release date for these is April 21.

Capitol Records will reissue We’re An American Band on vinyl LP with a release date of May 19 for the Grand Funk Railroad classic. the label also has vinyl LP scheduled for Heart Like A Wheel by Linda Ronstadt, and Get The Knack by The Knack.

 

Fleetwood Mac’s Tango In The Night Gets Remastered And Expanded

I’m enthused that there are Fleetwood Mac albums still ready to be completely remastered and expanded. I can’t help but be dismayed that extraordinary classics like the pre-Buckingham/Nicks sets have largely been ignored. Nevertheless, I’m happy to acknowledge that Rhino will be putting out a new edition of Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 set, Tango In The Night.

On February 24, Rhino will put out new editions that will include a standard 1CD set featuring just the original album, a 2CD Deluxe Edition with 13 bonus tracks of outtakes, demos, early versions, instrumentals, and alternate takes, and a massive 3CD/1DVD/1LP Super Deluxe set. As of now, there aren’t any additional information as to the track-list for CD3, or the contents of the DVD. What is available are the tracks from the 2CDs found on the Deluxe Edition. The Super Deluxe set is pricey and will sell at $100USD. I’m going to say though, without doubt, that CD3 will feature a concert from the tour support for Tango In The Night. The DVD will likely featured higher resolution tracks for the remastered songs.

Tango In The Night supplied “Big Love”, the gorgeous McVie composition of “Little Lies”, and to a lesser acceptance, “Seven Wonders”. For me, there’s the exquisite Christine McVie track, “Everywhere”.

As a bonus for late model FM fans, Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham will release an album on their own later in the year. It is being called Buckingham/McVie (no release date yet).

Tango In The Night – Fleetwood Mac

CD1 (Original Album Remastered):
01. Big Love (Remastered)
02. Seven Wonders (Remastered)
03. Everywhere (Remastered)
04. Caroline (Remastered)
05. Tango in the Night (Remastered)
06. Mystified (Remastered)
07. Little Lies (Remastered)
08. Family Man (Remastered)
09. Welcome To The Room… Sara (Remastered)
10. Isn’t It Midnight (Remastered)
11. When I See You Again (Remastered)
12. You And I, Pt. II (Remastered)

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Down Endless Street (Remastered)
02. Special Kind of Love (Demo)
03. Seven Wonders (Early Version)
04. Tango in the Night (Demo)
05. Mystified (Alternate Version)
06. Book of Miracles (Instrumental)
07. Where We Belong (Demo)
08. Ricky (Remastered)
09. Juliet (Run-Through)
10. Isn’t It Midnight (Alternate Mix)
11. Ooh My Love (Demo)
12. Mystified (Instrumental Demo)
13. You And I, Part II (Full Version)

 

Two Stevie Nicks Expanded Remasters Include Bella Donna, and The Wild Heart

stevie-nicks-bella-donnaIf you’re a Stevie Nicks fan, then you should know that two of her clssic solo albums are on the calendar for expanded remasters reissues. That pretty good news to me. (Sadly, for now, Rock A Little isn’t on the calendar.)

Stevie Nicks has a unique voice that helped propel Fleetwood Mac to the highest reaches of Rock history with their 1975 release, Fleetwood Mac. And despite that the band has been around for years prior to that release, it was that reinvention that gained them incredible fame. But as the band waned in popularity, Stevie Nicks looked to build her solo career. And she did quite a job at it.

Her first album, Bella Donna, the home of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Tom Petty, “Leather and Lace” with Don Henley, “Edge Of Seventeen”, and to a lesser hit extent “After The Glitter Fades”. The album hit big, selling multiple millions buoyed by hits that lasted for nearly a year. It was followed by The Wild Heart in 1983 (waiting for the debut to cool down in sales). It produced “Stand Back”, the album’s biggest hit.  That album would traffic like Bella Donna, but is still an essential from the honey-voiced singer.

stevie-nicks-wild-heartOn November 4, Rhino Records will assemble Deluxe Edition packages that will include remastered original album, as well as a CD of bonus tracks with early takes, alternate versions, demos, and other goodies, plus, in the case of Bella Donna, a 1982 live set on a separate CD. The booklets that accompany these two reissues will be filled with the usual expectations. In addition to the CD packages, Rhino will release the newly remastered original albums on DD, and vinyl LPs.

Please let Rock a Little be next.

 

 

Bella Donna – Stevie Nicks

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CD1 (Original 1981 Album Remastered):
01. Bella Donna
02. Kind of Woman
03. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
04. Think About It
05. After The Glitter Fades
06. Edge of Seventeen
07. How Still My Love
08. Leather And Lace (with Don Henley)
09. Outside The Rain
10. The Highwayman

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Edge of Seventeen (Early Take)
02. Think About It (Alternate Version)
03. How Still My Love (Alternate Version)
04. Leather And Lace (Alternate Version)
05. Bella Donna (Demo)
06. Gold And Braid (Unreleased Version)
07. Sleeping Angel (Alternate Version)
08. If You Were My Love (Unreleased Version)
09. The Dealer (Unreleased Version)
10. Blue Lamp (From “Heavy Metal”) [Remastered]
11. Sleeping Angel (From “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”) [Remastered]

CD3 (Live 1982):
01. Gold Dust Woman (Live 1982) [Remastered]
02. Gold And Braid (Live 1982) [Remastered]
03. I Need To Know (Live 1982) [Remastered]
04. Outside The Rain (Live 1982) [Remastered]
05. Dreams (Live 1982) [Remastered]
06. Angel (Live 1982)
07. After The Glitter Fades (Live 1982) [Remastered]
08. Leather And Lace (Live 1982)
09. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Live 1982) [Remastered]
10. Bella Donna (Live 1982)
11. Sara (Live 1982) [Remastered]
12. How Still My Love (Live)
13. Edge Of Seventeen (Live 1982) [Remastered]
14. Rhiannon (Live 1982) [Remastered]

The Wild Heart – Stevie Nicks

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CD1 (Original 1983 Album – Remastered):
01. Wild Heart
02. If Anyone Falls
03. Gate And Garden
04. Enchanted
05. Nightbird
06. Stand Back
07. I Will Run To You (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty)
08. Nothing Ever Changes
09. Sable on Blond
10. Beauty And The Beast

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Violet And Blue (From “Against All Odds”) [Remastered]
02. I Sing For The Things (Unreleased Version)
03. Sable on Blond (Alternate Version)
04. All The Beautiful Worlds (Unreleased Version)
05. Sorcerer (Unreleased Version)
06. Dial the Number (Unreleased Version)
07. Garbo (B-Side) [Remastered] – side
08. Are You Mine (Demo)
09. Wild Heart (Session)

 

Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage Remastered and Expanded With New Release Date

Fleetwood Mac - Mirage[UPDATE] – The upcoming Fleetwood Mac  Mirage remaster and expansion reissue, originally scheduled for July is now moved to September. The new date of scheduled release for Mirage will be September 23. I’ve included the original May post with the only change being to the new release date.

While I’m not too much a late-era Fleetwood Mac fan, I respect what they have done. I even love a few songs (“Sara”BIG TIME, “Gypsy”, “Warm Ways”, “Little Lies”). My love lies in the Peter Green to Danny Kirwan/Bob Welsh years. But that’s me. I love that fans love Fleetwood Mac in any of their incarnations. And that’s good enough for me.

After the mega successes of their new-era band with Buckingham/Nicks “debut”, Rumours, and Tusk, the band released Mirage. It was issued in 1982. It was followed by another well-received classic, Tango In The Night much later (1987). For many, these albums are the quintessential Fleetwood Mac albums.

On September 23, WB and Rhino will revisit Mirage with a massive 3CD/1DVD-Audio/1LP Super Deluxe Edition package that features brand new remastering and a 5.1 remix. One of the CDs will contain a collection of bonus tracks that include demos, outtakes, alternate versions, and two unreleased tracks (“Blue Monday”, the extended “Gypsy” mix). The third CD will offer a selection of live performance tracks culled from their 1982 tour.

The DVD-Audio will provide the entire album in 5.1 Surround as well as 196 kHz/24-bit Stereo remixes of the entire album providing a high quality experience. The LP features the album’s twelve tracks remastered.

I’m betting that included booklet will be a stunning affair as well.

For those that simply refuse the whole pricey affair, there will be a 2CD Deluxe Edition with the collection of bonus tracks. And then, for those that just want the album remastered, there is a single CD edition. I expect that, in the future, the LP will be broken out and sold separately (fingers crossed).

Mirage – Fleetwood Mac

CD1: Original Album
01. Love In Store
02. Can’t Go Back
03. That’s Alright
04. Book Of Love
05. Gypsy
06. Only Over You
07. Empire State
08. Straight Back
09. Hold Me
10. Oh Diane
11. Eyes Of The World
12. Wish You Were Here

CD2: Bonus Tracks including Demos, Outtakes, Alternate Versions, and 2 Unreleased Tracks.
01. Love In Store (Early Version)
02. Suma’s Walk AKA Can’t Go Back (Outtake)
03. That’s Alright (Alternate Take)
04. Book Of Love (Early Version)
05. Gypsy (Early Version)
06. Only Over You (Alternate Version)
07. Empire State (Early Version)
08. If You Were My Love (Outtake)
09. Hold Me (Early Version)
10. Oh Diane (Early Version)
11. Smile At You (Outtake)
12. Goodbye Angel (Original Outtake)
13. Eyes Of The World (Alternate Early Version)
14. Wish You Were Here (Alternate Version)
15. Cool Water
16. Gypsy (Video Version)
17. Put A Candle In The Window (Run-Through)
18. Teen Beat (Outtake)
19. Blue Monday (Jam)

CD3: Live Performance Tracks from 1982 Tour
01. The Chain
02. Gypsy
03. Love In Store
04. Not That Funny
05. You Make Loving Fun
06. I’m So Afraid
07. Blue Letter
08. Rhiannon
09. Tusk
10. Eyes Of The World
11. Go Your Own Way
12. Sisters Of The Moon
13. Songbird

DVD-Audio:
01. 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD-Audio)

LP:
01. Love In Store
02. Can’t Go Back
03. That’s Alright
04. Book Of Love
05. Gypsy
06. Only Over You
07. Empire State
08. Straight Back
09. Hold Me
10. Oh Diane
11. Eyes Of The World
12. Wish You Were Here

 

Mirage by Fleetwood Mac To Be Massively Revisited With LOADS Of Good Things

Fleetwood Mac - MirageWhile I’m not too much a late-era Fleetwood Mac fan, I respect what they have done. I even love a few songs (“Sara”BIG TIME, “Gypsy”, “Warm Ways”, “Little Lies”). My love lies in the Peter Green to Danny Kirwan/Bob Welsh years. But that’s me. I love that fans love Fleetwood Mac in any of their incarnations. And that’s good enough for me.

After the mega successes of their new-era band with Buckingham/Nicks “debut”, Rumours, and Tusk, the band released Mirage. It was issued in 1982. It was followed by another well-received classic, Tango In The Night much later (1987). For many, these albums are the quintessential Fleetwood Mac albums.

On July 29, WB and Rhino will revisit Mirage with a massive 3CD/1DVD-Audio/1LP Super Deluxe Edition package that features brand new remastering and a 5.1 remix. One of the CDs will contain a collection of bonus tracks that include demos, outtakes, alternate versions, and two unreleased tracks (“Blue Monday”, the extended “Gypsy” mix). The third CD will offer a selection of live performance tracks culled from their 1982 tour.

The DVD-Audio will provide the entire album in 5.1 Surround as well as 196 kHz/24-bit Stereo remixes of the entire album providing a high quality experience. The LP features the album’s twelve tracks remastered.

I’m betting that included booklet will be a stunning affair as well.

For those that simply refuse the whole pricey affair, there will be a 2CD Deluxe Edition with the collection of bonus tracks. And then, for those that just want the album remastered, there is a single CD edition. I expect that, in the future, the LP will be broken out and sold separately (fingers crossed).

Mirage – Fleetwood Mac

CD1: Original Album
01. Love In Store
02. Can’t Go Back
03. That’s Alright
04. Book Of Love
05. Gypsy
06. Only Over You
07. Empire State
08. Straight Back
09. Hold Me
10. Oh Diane
11. Eyes Of The World
12. Wish You Were Here

CD2: Bonus Tracks including Demos, Outtakes, Alternate Versions, and 2 Unreleased Tracks.
01. Love In Store (Early Version)
02. Suma’s Walk AKA Can’t Go Back (Outtake)
03. That’s Alright (Alternate Take)
04. Book Of Love (Early Version)
05. Gypsy (Early Version)
06. Only Over You (Alternate Version)
07. Empire State (Early Version)
08. If You Were My Love (Outtake)
09. Hold Me (Early Version)
10. Oh Diane (Early Version)
11. Smile At You (Outtake)
12. Goodbye Angel (Original Outtake)
13. Eyes Of The World (Alternate Early Version)
14. Wish You Were Here (Alternate Version)
15. Cool Water
16. Gypsy (Video Version)
17. Put A Candle In The Window (Run-Through)
18. Teen Beat (Outtake)
19. Blue Monday (Jam)

CD3: Live Performance Tracks from 1982 Tour
01. The Chain
02. Gypsy
03. Love In Store
04. Not That Funny
05. You Make Loving Fun
06. I’m So Afraid
07. Blue Letter
08. Rhiannon
09. Tusk
10. Eyes Of The World
11. Go Your Own Way
12. Sisters Of The Moon
13. Songbird

DVD-Audio:
01. 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD-Audio)

LP:
01. Love In Store
02. Can’t Go Back
03. That’s Alright
04. Book Of Love
05. Gypsy
06. Only Over You
07. Empire State
08. Straight Back
09. Hold Me
10. Oh Diane
11. Eyes Of The World
12. Wish You Were Here

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 02/16/2016

Friday Music has a few Deluxe Editions planned for classic albums by important albums, released on several dates. They are as follows:

  • Moments (1971) – Boz Scaggs: This album will feature new remastering with an expanding of the original with bonus tracks that include a 45RPM Mono mixes of “We Were Always Sweethearts”, and “Near You”, as well as live performance cuts of “I Feel So Good”, and “Hollywood Blues” This reissues on March 4 on CD.
  • Exiles (1987) – Dan Fogelberg: This album is being remastered with no bonus track inclusions. Still, a nice album to have. It is the firstfruit of an upcoming collection of Dan Fogelberg remastering reissues. Personally, I’m exited for Nether Lands. Exiles is planned for June 24 on CD.
  • Other Roads (1988) – Boz Scaggs: This album will be remastered and expanded with “You’ll Never Know”, “Soul To Soul”, and a Pettibone 45 remix of “Cool Running”. This reissues on April 29 on CD.

Boz Scaggs - Moments

Dan Fogelberg - Exiles

Boz Scaggs - Other Roads

Barsuk Records will release the next Nada Surf album on March 4. The new album is being called You Know Who You Are. This album will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are

Fire Records will release a 4LP Box with classic Pere Ubu titles on March 18. The titles include New Picnic Time (1979), The Art of Walking (1980), Song Of The Bailing Man (1982), and a bonus LP. The Box, called Architecture Of Language 1979-1982, will add in a poster and a card with download rights to the tracks.

Pere Ubu Architecture Of Language 1979-1982

Napalm Records have the newest by Otep on the calendar for April 15. The new album is called Generation Doom and will be issued on CD, Deluxe CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The LP will include a download card for digital files.

Otep Generation Doom

Yep Roc Records will release new Grant-Lee Phillips music with The Narrows, planned for March 18 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Grant-Lee Phillips - The Narrows

End Of The Century, the 1980 album by Ramones, Rocket To Russia (1977), Subterranean Jungle (1983), Too Tough To Die (1984), and Leave Home (1977) are on the calendar as new remastered sets (although as imports from the UK). They’re scheduled for April 1.

Ramones Leave Home

Ramones Rocket To Russia

Ramones - End Of The Century

Origins, Volume 1 by KISS alumnus, Ace Frehley is planned on April 15. It is a collection of tracks with notable collaborations that include Paul Stanley (yes, Paul Stanley), Lita Ford, John 5, Slash, and others. It follows up Ace Frehley’s successful Space Invader from 2014.

Ace Frehley Origins Volume 1

Rhino will release a 3LP vinyl set of the 1979/1980 concert tour of Fleetwood Mac as they supported Tusk. In fact, the 3LP gatefold jacket has Tusk cover art. This set, called In Concert, is planned for release on March 4. It will offer 22 performance tracks:

LP1:
Side A
01 Intro (Wembley, 6/26/80)
02 Say You Love Me (Wembley, 6/26/80)
03 The Chain (Wembley, 6/20/80)
04 Don’t Stop (Wembley, 6/27/80)
05 Dreams (Wembley, 6/20/80)
Side B
01 Oh Well (Wembley, 6/20/80)
02 Rhiannon (Tucson, 8/28/80)
03 Over & Over (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 That’s Enough For Me (Wembley, 6/21/80)

LP2:
Side A
01 Sara (Tucson, 8/28/80)
02 Not That Funny (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Tusk (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 Save Me A Place (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
Side B
01 Landslide (Omaha, 8/21/80)
02 What Makes You Think You’re The One (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Angel (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 You Make Loving Fun (Wembley, 6/20/80)

LP3:
Side A
01 I’m So Afraid (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
02 World Turning (Wembley, 6/22/80)
Side B
01 Go Your Own Way (Wembley, 6/22/80)
02 Sisters Of The Moon (Wembley, 6/22/80)
03 Songbird (Wembley, 6/27/80)

Fleetwood Mac Live 3LP

Dualtone Records plan the new – and anticipated – release by The Lumineers for April 8. The new album is called Cleopatra, and will be released widely on CD, DD, Deluxe CD (with four bonus tracks), and vinyl LP.

The Lumineers - Cleopatra

Ben Harper and the long awaited reunion with The Innocent Criminals will result in a new album currently scheduled for April 8 via Stax Records. The new album, called Call It What It Is will feature eleven classic Ben Harper songs.

Ben Harper Call It What It Is

Steamhammer/SPV will release an eleven track collection of previously recorded tracks by Lita Ford that sat in vaults. The collection is called Time Capsule and will be released to fans on April 15.

Lita Ford Time Capsule

Rhino Records will reissue three Captain Beefheart titles on vinyl LP scheduling for April 22. The three titles include The Spotlight Kid (1972), Lick My Decals Off Baby (1970), and Clear Spot (1972).

Capt Beefheart Lick My Decals Off Baby

And finally, an import goodie is Play, the 1999 classic by Moby, will reissue on vinyl LP on May 13. It is a bit pricey eve for high grade classic vinyl. But just in case you’re interested…!

Moby Play

 

 

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac Gets Massive Update For December

Tusk 3CD Deluxe FMYou may have an opinion of Tusk, the 1979 2LP set by Fleetwood Mac. Clearly, it was a step away from the usual fare provided by this particular lineup. But for me, it contained one of my favorite FM songs of this lineup. “Sara” performed well on the charts in all radio markets. On the LP, it clocked in a over six minutes. It endured an edit for radio that trimmed it to twenty seconds shy of five minutes. The title song was a favorite of others although it was considered highly experimental.

On December 4, Rhino and Warner Music will deliver to fans of the band a remastered and incredibly expanded Tusk. It will contain a treasure box filled with what is an alternate version of the album complete with session outtakes, demos, remixes, single edits, and more. So, there’s plenty to be excited about for everyone.

There will be a standard single CD issue, a 3CD Deluxe Edition, possibly a 2LP Edition (not currently listed), and a Super Deluxe Edition that will offer 5CDs, 2LPs, and a DVD-Audio disc containing a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album.

The booklets for these sets, (Box for the Super Deluxe, digipaks for the other two) will contain new photos, liner notes, and interviews with the band for this edition.

Fleetwood Mac Tusk Super Deluxe Edition

Enjoy it, Fleetwood Mac fans!

Track Listing – Tusk – Fleetwood Mac
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
“Over & Over”,“The Ledge”,“Think About Me”,“Save Me A Place”,“Sara”,“What Makes You Think You’re The One”,“Storms”,“That’s All For Everyone”,“Not That Funny”, “Sisters Of The Moon”, “Angel”, “That’s Enough For Me”, “Brown Eyes”, “Never Make Me Cry”, “I Know I’m Not Wrong”, “Honey Hi”, “Beautiful Child”, “Walk A Thin Line”, “Tusk” and “Never Forget”.

Tusk (Expanded 3CD Digi-pack)
This EXPANDED EDITION features 3 CDs including the remastered original album, an alternate version of the complete album made up of session outtakes, most of which have never been released, as well as an additional selection of singles, demos and remixes, including an outtake of “Think About Me,” an early version of “That’s Enough For Me” called “Out On The Road,” plus several incarnations of “I Know I’m Not Wrong.

”TUSK is also available as a 1 disc and 5 disc deluxe version.

Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
“Over & Over”,“The Ledge”,“Think About Me”,“Save Me A Place”,“Sara”,“What Makes You Think You’re The One”,“Storms”,“That’s All For Everyone”,“Not That Funny”, “Sisters Of The Moon”, “Angel”, “That’s Enough For Me”, “Brown Eyes”, “Never Make Me Cry”, “I Know I’m Not Wrong”, “Honey Hi”, “Beautiful Child”, “Walk A Thin Line”, “Tusk” and “Never Forget”.

Disc Two: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions
“Think About Me” – Single Version
“That’s All For Everyone” – Remix
“Sisters Of The Moon” – Remix
“Not That Funny” – Remix
“Sara” – Single Version
“Walk A Thin Line” – Song #3
“Honey Hi” – Alternate Version
“Storms” – Alternate Version
“Save Me A Place” *
“Never Make Me Cry”
“Out On The Road” (aka “That’s Enough For Me”) – Alternate Version *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” – Lindsey’s Song #1 (Demo)
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Tusk” – Demo *
“Tusk” – “Stage Riff” (Demo) *
“Tusk” Outtake Track *
“Tusk” Outtake Mix *
“Tusk” – USC Version

Disc Three: The Alternate Tusk
“Over & Over”*
“The Ledge”
“Think About Me”
*Save Me A Place” *
“Sara”
“What Makes You Think You’re The One” *
“Storms” *
“That’s All For Everyone” *
“Not That Funny” *
“Sisters Of The Moon”
“Angel” *
“That’s Enough For Me” *
“Brown Eyes” *
“Never Make Me Cry” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Honey Hi” *
“Beautiful Child” *
“Walk A Thin Line” *
“Tusk” *
“Never Forget” *

* Previously Unreleased

Tusk (Deluxe Edition 5CD/1DVD-A/2 Vinyl
This DELUXE EDITION delves deep into the vaults with five CDs including the remastered original album, an alternate version of the complete album made up of session outtakes, most of which have never been released, as well as an additional selection of singles, demos and remixes, including an outtake of “Think About Me,” an early version of “That’s Enough For Me” called “Out On The Road,” plus several incarnations of “I Know I’m Not Wrong.”

Also included are two discs loaded with 22 unreleased performances from the band’s 1979 Tusk tour with selections from concerts in London, Tucson, and St. Louis. It includes live versions of album tracks like “Sara, “Over And Over” and “Save Me A Place,” as well as favorites like “Landslide,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Rhiannon,” “Don’t Stop” and “Go Your Own Way.”

Completing the Deluxe Edition is a 5.1 surround mix of Tusk on DVD-Audio and vinyl of the original album on 2-LPs.

The collection comes housed in an elegant box reminiscent of the acclaimed Rumours Deluxe Edition with a booklet that has extended liner notes that feature new interviews with all the band members.

TUSK is also available as a 1 disc and 3 disc version.

Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
“Over & Over”,“The Ledge”,“Think About Me”,“Save Me A Place”,“Sara”,“What Makes You Think You’re The One”,“Storms”,“That’s All For Everyone”,“Not That Funny”, “Sisters Of The Moon”, “Angel”, “That’s Enough For Me”, “Brown Eyes”, “Never Make Me Cry”, “I Know I’m Not Wrong”, “Honey Hi”, “Beautiful Child”, “Walk A Thin Line”, “Tusk” and “Never Forget”.

Disc Two: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions
“Think About Me” – Single Version
“That’s All For Everyone” – Remix
“Sisters Of The Moon” – Remix
“Not That Funny” – Remix
“Sara” – Single Version
“Walk A Thin Line” – Song #3
“Honey Hi” – Alternate Version
“Storms” – Alternate Version
“Save Me A Place” *
“Never Make Me Cry”
“Out On The Road” (aka “That’s Enough For Me”) – Alternate Version *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” – Lindsey’s Song #1 (Demo)
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Tusk” – Demo *
“Tusk” – “Stage Riff” (Demo) *
“Tusk” Outtake Track *
“Tusk” Outtake Mix *
“Tusk” – USC Version

Disc Three: The Alternate Tusk
“Over & Over”*
“The Ledge”
“Think About Me”
*Save Me A Place” *
“Sara”
“What Makes You Think You’re The One” *
“Storms” *
“That’s All For Everyone” *
“Not That Funny” *
“Sisters Of The Moon”
“Angel” *
“That’s Enough For Me” *
“Brown Eyes” *
“Never Make Me Cry” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Honey Hi” *
“Beautiful Child” *
“Walk A Thin Line” *
“Tusk” *
“Never Forget” *

Disc Four: Tusk Tour Live 1
Intro *
“Say You Love Me” *
“The Chain” *
“Don’t Stop” *
“Dreams” *
“Oh Well” *
“Rhiannon” *
“Over And Over” *
“That’s Enough For Me” *
“Sara” *
“Not That Funny” *
“Tusk” *

Disc Five: Tusk Tour Live 2
“Save Me A Place” *
“Landslide” *
“What Makes You Think You’re The One” *
“Angel” *
“You Make Loving Fun” *
“I’m So Afraid” *
“World Turning” *
“Go Your Own Way” *
“Sisters Of The Moon” *

* Previously Unreleased