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  • Original Release Date: February 1, 1977
  • Release Date: February 1, 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1977 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 39:46
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  • ASIN: B00123NC8G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

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By John Williamson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 26, 2012
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Can remember buying my first copy of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours as an LP in 1977 after hearing "Dreams" on the radio three or four times in one morning. Written by Stevie Nicks, it became the only U.S. number one hit for the group, and even today, so many years later, it remains one of their best known songs. That first LP went it's own way years later, but was replaced with a CD copy. That one still surfaces in my untidy collection now and then, but when I saw the MP3 version here, it was an instant no brainer to grab it.

That classic classic disc was the number-one album on the charts for over 30 weeks, and Rolling Stone named "Rumours" as the 25th greatest album of all time. Today it ranks as the 10th best-selling album ever, with more than 40 million copies sold to date, and it features four top 10 singles. "Rumors" won the 1977 best album Grammy, and even 35 years later, it today remains remains the band's most successful effort, and ready to be shared with yet another generation.

These are the album tracks on the MP3 version here:

1. Second Hand News (LP Version); 2:53
2. Dreams (LP Version); 4:13
3. Never Going Back Again (LP Version); 2:15
4. Don't Stop (LP Version); 3:13
5. Go Your Own Way (LP Version); 3:35
6. Songbird (LP Version); 3:23
7. The Chain (LP Version); 4:31
8. You Make Loving Fun (LP Version); 3:29
9. I Don't Want To Know (LP Version); 3:15
10. Oh Daddy (LP Version); 3:57
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"Rumours" probably forever ruined the old tried and true maxim "no dating in the band!" Anyone fed that line today can simply respond, "yeah, that so didn't work for Fleetwood Mac." Arguably, dating, not to mention other things, in the band likely gave Fleetwood Mac an ineffable edge to help them attain unimaginable heights of popular music. An unanswerable question lingers as to how the album would have turned out had the band's relationships not gone sour. No one will ever know, of course. And that's very much OK. Because regardless of the emotional miasma, drama, drugs and whatever else went on, the late 1970s line up of the then nearly 10 year old Fleetwood Mac released a hugely acclaimed, and not often disputed, classic rock/pop album.

No doubt the "real" rumors in the press and subsequent documentaries detailing the band members' intimacies and the undoubtedly uncomfortable situation surrounding the recording of the album have contributed to this album's staying power. Everyone likes a good drama, after all, especially from a distance. This may have led to the creation of a new recording industy marketing strategy: take a collection of great songs, add interpersonal drama and a mega-hit will result. Struggling band managers may have started complaining "Hey! Why is no one dating in this band?!? Come on! Start kissing!" The trick, of course, remains writing a collection of great songs. And without the unquestionably great songs the drama behind the classic "Rumours" (spelled in the British manner for obvious reasons) probably wouldn't hold anyone's interest for too long. Many may have come to this album titillated by the drama or mesmerized by the sales figures and ended up staying for a direct emotional connection to the music.
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I don't know if I love this album because it takes me back to my childhood one summer when we played this non-stop on a camping trip (On an 8-track no less), or if it's just that good. I can listen to the songs over and over again and not tire of them. I think each song stands on its own and showcases the talent of each member of Fleetwood Mac. I think Christine McVie's voice is just beautiful and her performance of "Songbird" is one of the highlights of this album for me.

If you want good, solid songs for listening anytime and in any mood, this album is for you.
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This is one of the best albums that I have. I enjoyed the netflick review of the band and what they went through to get this recorded. Over the years I have purchased several of the songs as singles on different formats but this was the easiest...
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I hadn't heard this album in several years. I purchased this Mp3 and listened to it in its entirety, and I can tell you it is as good today as it was when it was released. It definantly has stood the test of time! A MUST own for any Classic Rock fan or if your just a fan of music in general. IMHO, if you only purchase one Fleetwood Mac album, make sure it's this one. You won't be disappointed!!!
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Anyone who likes any Fleetwood Mac tunes and doesn't have Rumours needs to at least listen to this album. This has some of my favorite FM tunes and the sound quality is great. I got it on sale but it's worth full price.
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I feel that Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is one of the finest albums of all time, but I've started to lose track of how many different formats and reissues I've bought of it over the years...Between literally wearing out the album back in the day, and then getting it on cassette, CD, DVD-Audio (PHENOMENAL!), and the "Expanded" edition that came out on some previous anniversary, I really had no intention of buying this particular "packaging". However, while browsing Amazon's MP3 store I realized that "disc 2" offered something pretty new. This is a collection of live FM recordings, primarily (but not exclusively) of songs that appeared on Rumours, many of them recorded back when that album was new. I opted to download those songs only (since discs 1 and 3 seem to be nearly identical to the "expanded edition" CD I already have), so my review only pertains to the "live tracks" portion of the set. I am very impressed with this live collection: the musicianship is (of course) outstanding, the recording quality excellent, and the performances seem so fresh. Really, really enjoying this, and cannot wait to see one of my all-time bands when they hit the stage in Philly next month!
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