Mirage - Deluxe (Remaster) Fleetwood Mac

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Album-Release:
1982

HRA-Release:
26.09.2016

Label: Rhino Records

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: Pop Rock

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  • 1Love In Store03:15
  • 2Can't Go Back02:43
  • 3That's Alright03:10
  • 4Book of Love03:23
  • 5Gypsy04:27
  • 6Only Over You04:10
  • 7Empire State02:52
  • 8Straight Back04:12
  • 9Hold Me03:45
  • 10Oh Diane02:39
  • 11Eyes Of The World03:46
  • 12Wish You Were Here04:51
  • 13Love In Store (Early Version)03:38
  • 14Suma's Walk aka Can't Go Back (Outtake)02:15
  • 15That's Alright (Alternate Take)03:08
  • 16Book Of Love (Early Version)03:58
  • 17Gypsy (Early Version)05:34
  • 18Only Over You (Alternate Version)05:00
  • 19Empire State (Early Version)03:27
  • 20If You Were My Love (Outtake)05:44
  • 21Hold Me (Early Version)05:20
  • 22Oh Diane (Early Version)02:55
  • 23Smile At You (Outtake)04:54
  • 24Goodbye Angel (Original Outtake)03:13
  • 25Eyes of The World (Alternate Early Version)04:31
  • 26Straight Back04:18
  • 27Wish You Were Here (Alternate Version)05:00
  • 28Cool Water03:23
  • 29Gypsy (Video Version)04:51
  • 30Put a Candle In The Window (Run-Through)02:21
  • 31Teen Beat (Outtake)04:00
  • 32Blue Monday (Jam)01:32
  • 33The Chain06:58
  • 34Gypsy04:34
  • 35Love In Store (Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA October 21-22, 198203:15
  • 36Not That Funny09:01
  • 37You Make Loving Fun03:41
  • 38I'm So Afraid06:22
  • 39Blue Letter04:39
  • 40Rhiannon07:07
  • 41Tusk05:34
  • 42Eyes Of The World03:46
  • 43Go Your Own Way06:51
  • 44Sisters Of The Moon08:03
  • 45Songbird03:34
  • Total Runtime03:15:40

Info for Mirage - Deluxe (Remaster)

Fleetwood Mac’s streak of five consecutive multi-platinum albums began in the Seventies and continued in 1982 with „Mirage“, the follow-up to the band’s 1979 double-album, Tusk. During the summer of 1982, Mirage topped the album chart and added to the band’s already impressive canon of hits with “Hold Me,” “Love In Store” and “Gypsy.”

Following last year’s deluxe edition of Tusk, Fleetwood Mac continues chronologically with the deluxe edition of „Mirage“. This new edition expands on the original album with newly remastered sound, a selection of rare and unreleased recordings, as well as the stories and pictures behind the album.

In 1982 Fleetwood Mac topped the U.S. Album Chart for five weeks with „Mirage“. Along with instantly recognizable smash hits like “Hold Me” and “Gypsy,” „Mirage“ also features great album tracks like “Oh Diane,” a Top Ten hit in the UK, and “Straight Back,” a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Rock Chart.

The new deluxe editions of „Mirage“ includes 19 tracks dedicated entirely to outtakes and rarities. Among the unreleased gems are early versions of several album tracks – “Empire State” and “Book Of Love” – along with outtakes for songs that didn’t make it to the album: “If You Were My Love” and “Smile At You.” There is also an unreleased cover of the Fats Domino classic “Blue Monday,” as well as the rare, extended mix for “Gypsy” that was used in the music video.

Exclusive to the deluxe edition of „Mirage“ is a dozen live performances recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 U.S. tour. Along with early hits – “You Make Loving Fun” and “The Chain” – the collection includes performances of „Mirage“ standouts like “Love In Store,” “Eyes Of The World” and “Gypsy.”

Lindsey Buckingham, guitar, vocals, additional keyboards, lap harp
Stevie Nicks, vocals
Christine McVie, keyboards, vocals
John McVie, bass
Mick Fleetwood, drums, percussion
Additional musicians:
Ray Lindsey, additional guitar on 'Straight Back'

Recorded 1981–82 at Le Château in Hérouville, France; Larrabee Sound Studios and the Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Engineered by Richard Dashut and Ken Caillat
Mixed at George Massenburg Labs, West Los Angeles, California
Produced by Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat

Digitally remastered


Fleetwood Mac
The Fleetwood Mac story is an episodic saga that spans more than 30 years. It is the saga of a British blues band formed in 1967 that became a California-based pop group in the mid-Seventies. In between came a period where Fleetwood Mac shuffled personnel and experimented with styles, all the while releasing solid albums that found a loyal core audience. Despite all the changes, two members have remained constant over the years: drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, whose surnames provided the group name Fleetwood Mac. Though most rock fans are familiar with the lineup that includes Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks-by far the longest-running edition of the band, responsible for the classic albums Fleetwood Mac and Rumours-the group possesses a rich and storied history that predates those epics. Earlier Fleetwood Mac lineups included guitarists Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan and Bob Welch. Fleetwood Mac when Green, Fleetwood and McVie, who were all expatriates from British bandleader John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, decided to form a band. McVie and Fleetwood had been playing with Mayall, a British blues legend, since 1963 and 1965, respectively, while Green replaced Eric Clapton (who exited to form Cream) in 1966. Initially a quartet, the original Fleetwood Mac also included guitarist Jeremy Spencer and then expanded with the addition of Danny Kirwan prior to their second album. Not surprisingly, the group’s first two U.K. albums-Fleetwood Mac (1967) and Mr. Wonderful (1967)-were heavily blues-oriented. “Black Magic Woman,” a Peter Green song from the latter album, later became a major hit for Santana. In 1969, Fleetwood Mac recorded at Chess studios with American blues musicians, including Willie Dixon and Otis Span; it was released as the two-volume Blues Jam in the U.K. and as Fleetwood Mac in Chicago in the U.S. By decade’s end, however, Fleetwood Mac had begun moving from traditional blues to a more progressive approach. Around this time, the group adopted its distinctive “penguin” logo, based on zoo-lover and amateur photographer McVie’s interest in the birds. There are arguably three “definitive” Fleetwood Mac lineups. One of them is the blues-oriented band of the late Sixties, which arrayed three guitarists (Green, Spencer and Kirwan) around the rhythm section of Fleetwood and McVie. They are best represented by 1969’s Then Play On, a milestone in progressive blues-rock. After Green’s exodus in mid-1970, the remaining members cut the more easygoing, rock and roll-oriented Kiln House. Early in 1971, a born-again Spencer abruptly left the band during a U.S. tour to join the Children of God. The second key configuration found Fleetwood, McVie and Kirwan joined by keyboardist Christine McVie (born Christine Perfect, she’d married bassist McVie) and guitarist Bob Welch, a Southern Californian who became the group’s first American member and a harbinger of new directions. This configuration produced a pair of ethereal pop masterpieces, Future Games (1971) and Bare Trees (1972). Kirwan, who was having personal problems, was asked to leave in August 1972. The remaining foursome, joined by new recruits Dave Walker (vocals) and Bob Weston, recorded Penguin (1973); sans Walker, they cut Mystery to Me (1974). Again reduced to a quartet with Weston’s departure, they released Heroes Are Hard to Find later that same year. Finally, the platinum edition of Fleetwood Mac came together in 1975 with the recruitment of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The San Francisco duo had previously cut an album together as Buckingham-Nicks. Drummer Fleetwood heard a tape of theirs at a studio he was auditioning, and the pair were drafted into the group without so much as a formal audition. This lineup proved far and away to be Fleetwood Mac’s most durable and successful. In addition to the most solid rhythm section in rock, this classic lineup contained strong vocalists and songwriters in Buckingham, Nicks and Christine McVie. Male and female points of view were offered with unusual candor on the watershed albums Fleetwood Mac (1975) and Rumours (1977). Fleetwood Mac introduced the revitalized group with such sparkling tracks as “Over My Head,” Fleetwood Mac’s first-ever Top Forty single; “Rhiannon,” which became Nicks’ signature song; “Say You Love Me,” which showed of the group’s three-part harmonies; and “Monday Morning,” the driving album opener and FM-radio favorite. Rumours was written and recorded as three long-term relationships-between Buckingham and Nicks, the married McVies, and Fleetwood and his wife-publicly unraveled. The album is a virtual document of romantic turmoil, and its timing reflected the interpersonal upheavals of the liberated Seventies. Resonating with a mass audience like no other album in rock history, Rumours yielded a bumper crop of songs with enduring appeal, among them the Top Ten hits “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun.” Fleetwood Mac toured for seven months behind Rumours and reigned as the most popular group in the world. Rumours has to date sold 18 million copies, making it the fifth best-selling album of all time. As a group, Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 70 million albums since its inception in 1967. Under the creative guidance of Lindsey Buckingham, whose skill as a producer and pop visionary became increasingly evident-Fleetwood Mac grew more emboldened with the double album Tusk, released in 1979. A more experimental album, Tusk didn’t match its predecessors sales, but it did earn two more Top Ten hits-"Sara" and “Tusk"-while extending the group’s longevity by forswearing formulas. Solo careers commenced during the three-year layoff that followed another extensive tour. Stevie Nicks, in particular, nurtured a career that rivaled Fleetwood Mac’s for popularity. Fleetwood Mac released two studio albums in the Eighties-Mirage (1982) and Tango in the Night (1987)-but its front-line members were increasingly drawn to their solo careers. Disinclined to tour, Buckingham announced he was leaving Fleetwood Mac shortly after Tango in the Night. He was replaced by guitarists Billy Burnette and Rick Vito, who appeared on the 1990 album Behind the Mask. Eventually, both Nicks and Christine McVie revealed they, too, would no longer tour with Fleetwood Mac. Nicks officially left the band a month after Fleetwood Mac regrouped to perform “Don’t Stop” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1993. The indefatigable core of Fleetwood and the McVies recruited guitarist Dave Mason and singer Bekka Bramlett, but the proverbial link in Fleetwood Mac’s chain had been broken one too many times and this lineup’s one album, Time (1995), fared poorly. Then, in 1997, Fleetwood Mac’s classic lineup set aside their differences for a reunion that marked the 30th anniversary of the original group’s founding and the 20th anniversary of Rumours’ release. A concert was filmed for an MTV special and saw release on video and audio formats as The Dance, which found the group revisiting old material and premiering new songs. A full-fledged reunion tour followed.

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