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Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Title: Tusk {Deluxe Edition}
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 05:47:07
Recorded: 1978–79, The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California

Fleetwood Mac builds on its formidable legacy as one of rock's most legendary acts as they re-visit their most ambitious album with a deluxe edition of TUSK. Originally released in 1979, the Grammy® Award-nominated, double-album sold more than four million copies worldwide, climbed to #4 on the US album charts, and introduced fans to hits like "Sara," "Think About Me," and the title track.
TUSK (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."

More than any other Fleetwood Mac album, Tusk is born of a particular time and place -- it could only have been created in the aftermath of Rumours, which shattered sales records, which in turn gave the group a blank check for its next album. But if they were falling apart during the making of Rumours, they were officially broken and shattered during the making of Tusk, and that disconnect between bandmembers resulted in a sprawling, incoherent, and utterly brilliant 20-track double album. At the time of its release, it was a flop, never reaching the top of the charts and never spawning a true hit single, despite two well-received Top Ten hits. Coming after the monumental Rumours, this was a huge disappointment, but the truth of the matter is that Fleetwood Mac couldn't top that success no matter how hard they tried, so it was better for them to indulge themselves and come up with something as unique as Tusk. Lindsey Buckingham directed both Fleetwood Mac and Rumours, but he dominates here, composing nearly half the album, and giving Christine McVie's and Stevie Nicks' songs an ethereal, floating quality that turns them into welcome respites from the seriously twisted immersions into Buckingham's id. This is the ultimate cocaine album -- it's mellow for long stretches, and then bursts wide open in manic, frantic explosions, such as the mounting tension on "The Ledge" or the rampaging "That's Enough for Me," or the marching band-driven paranoia of the title track, all of which are relieved by smooth, reflective work from all three songwriters. While McVie and Nicks contribute some excellent songs, Buckingham owns this record with his nervous energy and obsessive production, winding up with a fussily detailed yet wildly messy record unlike any other. This is mainstream madness, crazier than Buckingham's idol Brian Wilson and weirder than any number of cult classics. Of course, that's why it bombed upon its original release, but Tusk is a bracing, weirdly affecting work that may not be as universal or immediate as Rumours, but is every bit as classic. As a piece of pop art, it's peerless. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Tracklist:
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
1 Over & Over 04:34
2 The Ledge 02:07
3 Think About Me 02:44
4 Save Me A Place 02:42
5 Sara 06:31
6 What Makes You Think You're The One 03:31
7 Storms 05:31
8 That's All For Everyone 03:03
9 Not That Funny 03:15
10 Sisters Of The Moon 04:44
11 Angel 04:54
12 That's Enough For Me 01:51
13 Brown Eyes 04:27
14 Never Make Me Cry 02:18
15 I Know I'm Not Wrong 03:02
16 Honey Hi 02:45
17 Beautiful Child 05:21
18 Walk A Thin Line 03:47
19 Tusk 03:38
20 Never Forget 03:39

Disc Two: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions
21 Think About Me (Single Remix) 02:46
22 That's All For Everyone (Remix) 02:52
23 Sisters Of The Moon (Remix) 04:43
24 Not That Funny (Single Remix) 03:13
25 Sara (Single Edit) 04:36
26 Walk A Thin Line (3-13-79 Song #3) 03:15
27 Honey Hi (10-18-78 Version) 03:48
28 Storms (11-30-78 Version) 05:14
29 Save Me A Place (10-10-78 2nd Version) 03:15
30 Never Make Me Cry (4-17-79 Version) 02:18
31 Out On The Road (12-19-78 Demo /That's Enough For Me) 02:44
32 I Know I'm Not Wrong (Demo - Lindsey's Song #1) 03:07
33 I Know I'm Not Wrong (10-10-78 Version) 03:18
34 I Know I'm Not Wrong (11-3-78 Version) 03:06
35 I Know I'm Not Wrong (4-25-79 Version) 02:23
36 I Know I'm Not Wrong (8-13-79 Version) 03:01
37 I Know I'm Not Wrong (1-23-79 Version) 03:02
38 Tusk (1-15-79 Demo) 05:07
39 Tusk "Stage Riff" (1-30-79 Demo) 03:05
40 Tusk (2-1-79 Outtake) 04:15
41 Tusk (1-23-79 Outtake Mix) 04:36
42 Tusk (6-4-79 USC Version) 03:53

Disc Three: The Alternate Tusk
43 Over & Over (4-2-79 Version) 04:40
44 The Ledge (3-13-79 Version) 02:07
45 Think About Me (2-18-79 Version) 02:46
46 Save Me A Place (10-18-78 Version) 03:04
47 Sara (3-10-79 Version) 08:48
48 What Makes You Think You're The One (2-24-79 Version) 03:29
49 Storms (6-2-79 Version) 05:33
50 That's All For Everyone (10-20-78 Version) 03:45
51 Not That Funny (5-19-79 Version) 03:26
52 Sisters Of The Moon (11-12-78 Version) 05:14
53 Angel (4-2-79 Version) 04:56
54 That's Enough For Me (9-29-78 Version) 01:53
55 Brown Eyes (with Lindsey & Peter Green) 05:08
56 Never Make Me Cry (2-8-79 Version) 02:15
57 I Know I'm Not Wrong (11-2-78 Version) 03:04
58 Honey Hi (10-11-78 Version) 03:09
59 Beautiful Child (10-9-78 Version) 05:41
60 Walk A Thin Line (4-6-79 Version) 03:22
61 Tusk (7-19-79 Version) 03:36
62 Never Forget (6-29-78 Version) 03:46

Disc Four: Tusk Tour Live I (Previously unreleased)
63 Intro (Live At Wembley, 6-26-80) 01:10
64 Say You Love Me (Live At Wembley, 6-26-80) 04:08
65 The Chain (Live At Wembley, 6-20-80) 07:57
66 Don't Stop (Live At Wembley, 6-27-80) 03:56
67 Dreams (Live At Wembley, 6-20-80) 04:14
68 Oh Well (Live At Wembley, 6-20-80) 03:34
69 Rhiannon (Live At Tucson, 8-28-80) 09:20
70 Over & Over (Live At St. Louis, 11-5-79) 05:13
71 That's Enough For Me (Live At Wembley, 6-21-1980) 02:38
72 Sara (Live At Tucson, 8-28-80) 08:17
73 Not That Funny (Live At St. Louis, 11-5-79) 04:05
74 Tusk (Live At St. Louis, 11-5-79) 05:31

Disc Five: Tusk Tour Live II (Previously unreleased)
75 Save Me A Place (Live At St. Louis, 11-5-79) 02:59
76 Landslide (Live At Omaha, 8-21-80) 04:42
77 What Makes You Think You're The One (Live At St. Louis, 11-5-79) 04:18
78 Angel (Live At St. Louis, 11-5-79) 05:14
79 You Make Loving Fun (Live At Wembley, 6-20-80) 04:38
80 I'm So Afraid (Live At Wembley, 6-20-80) 07:55
81 World Turning (Live At Wembley, 6-22-80) 12:30
82 Go Your Own Way (Live At Wembley, 6-22-80) 09:23
83 Sisters Of The Moon (Live At Wembley, 6-22-80) 07:51
84 Songbird (Live At Wembley, 6-27-80) 04:14


Personnel:
Lindsey Buckingham – guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion, vocals
Stevie Nicks – vocals
Christine McVie – keyboards, vocals
John McVie – bass guitar
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
Additional:
USC Trojan Marching Band – percussion, horns – appears on "Tusk"


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