Rumours [Expanded]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In the spring of 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued as remastered expanded editions Fleetwood Mac's first three albums with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Rumours is not only given an 18-track bonus disc, but the B-side "Silver Springs" is added to the original album, between "Songbird" and "The Chain" -- which may be a controversial move for some since it upsets the original running order even though it was added to the previously released DVD Audio version of the record, albeit in a different place on the album, but that whole release scrambles the track listing on the second side, anyway. Nevertheless, it's very nice to have the original "Silver ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In the spring of 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued as remastered expanded editions Fleetwood Mac's first three albums with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Rumours is not only given an 18-track bonus disc, but the B-side "Silver Springs" is added to the original album, between "Songbird" and "The Chain" -- which may be a controversial move for some since it upsets the original running order even though it was added to the previously released DVD Audio version of the record, albeit in a different place on the album, but that whole release scrambles the track listing on the second side, anyway. Nevertheless, it's very nice to have the original "Silver Springs" on CD, and the bonus disc is quite impressive, even though it isn't necessarily the kind of disc that will get played all that frequently. The biggest discovery are the previously unreleased songs -- two by Stevie Nicks, the very good official outtake "Think About It" co-written with Roy Bittan and the demo of "Planets of the Universe," and sketches by Christine McVie "Butter Cookie Keep Me There" and Lindsey Buckingham "Doesn't Anything Last"; while only "Think About It" was in any shape to make the final record, they're all interesting listens. Apart from the two jams that conclude the album one a snippet, the other kind of lengthy and appropriately given "The Blues" as its subtitle, the rest of the album consists of alternate takes and demos of nearly every song on the album, with "Gold Dust Woman" and "Never Going Back Again" appearing twice the latter is once given its original title, "Brushes". These are dubbed as "roughs" on the back cover and that's what they are -- the songs are essentially in place, just not polished. Hence, it's easier to listen to than really rough demos, but there aren't any real revelations either -- just enough differences to make this a fascinating bonus disc for fans, particularly since the clearing-house nature of this bonus disc suggests there's nothing Rumours-related left in the vaults. While it may not be a disc that's played regularly, it's an excellent bonus disc that makes this overall package a superb reissue. [The Reprise Expanded Edition nearly quadruples the track list.]
Rolling Stone - Bud Scoppa
Every song hit home, from smashes such as "Don't Stop" to the angst anthem "The Chain."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227388225
  • Catalog Number: 73882
  • Sales rank: 23,166

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Second Hand News (2:56)
  2. 2 Dreams (4:17)
  3. 3 Never Going Back Again (2:14)
  4. 4 Don't Stop (3:13)
  5. 5 Go Your Own Way (3:43)
  6. 6 Songbird (3:20)
  7. 7 Silver Springs (4:48)
  8. 8 The Chain (4:30)
  9. 9 You Make Loving Fun (3:36)
  10. 10 I Don't Want to Know (3:16)
  11. 11 Oh Daddy (3:56)
  12. 12 Gold Dust Woman (4:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Second Hand News (2:47)
  2. 2 Dreams (4:21)
  3. 3 Brushes (Never Going Back Again) (2:50)
  4. 4 Don't Stop (3:33)
  5. 5 Go Your Own Way (3:06)
  6. 6 Songbird (3:11)
  7. 7 Silver Springs (6:07)
  8. 8 You Make Loving Fun (4:56)
  9. 9 Gold Dust Woman #1 (5:02)
  10. 10 Oh Daddy (3:58)
  11. 11 Think About It (2:55)
  12. 12 Never Going Back Again (1:56)
  13. 13 Planets of the Universe (3:18)
  14. 14 Butter Cookie (Keep Me There) (2:11)
  15. 15 Gold Dust Woman (5:01)
  16. 16 Doesn't Anything Last (1:10)
  17. 17 Mic the Screecher (0:59)
  18. 18 For Duster (The Blues) (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fleetwood Mac Primary Artist, Group
Peter Green Indexed Contributor
Lindsey Buckingham Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Stevie Nicks Vocals, Group Member
Mick Fleetwood Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Christine McVie Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
John McVie Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Adrian Belew Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Fleetwood Mac Producer, Reissue Producer, Concept
Stevie Nicks Composer
Jesse Winchester Composer
Mick Fleetwood Composer
Christine McVie Composer
John McVie Composer
Roy Bittan Composer
Ken Caillat Producer, Engineer
Richard Dashut Producer, Engineer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Jeff Jacobs Contributor
David McLees Reissue Producer
Gary Peterson Reissue Producer
Herbert Worthington III Concept
Dave DiMartino Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The world's best album gets even better

    The definitive album of a generation takes on a whole new life with this expanded edition. These songs, already classics themselves, are given new meaning with the alternate, unedited versions. Building upon the rhythm section of drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, Lindsey Buckinghams's spastic guitar playing, Christine McVie's effervescent and earthy keyboarding, and Stevie Nicks's sultry witchy woman lyrics stand testament to an earlier time. The adversity under which this album was made makes it all the more enjoyable and the nerve upon which it struck will probably never be struck again. So, sit back, space out, and enjoy the legacy that can only be "Rumours".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dreams/Go Your Own Way

    I also like this expanded album of Rumours because it shows and tells everything about the quintet. I also enjoyed the 2nd disc because I think the roughs and outakes still sound good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Awesome Fivesome At Their Best

    Breaking up might be hard to do, but it makes for some good music, too. "Rumours" showcases why Fleetwood Mac is the world's best band. The powerhouse rhythm section of drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, the quirkiness of Lindsey Buckingham, who plays guitar like a man possessed, the elegant musical stylings and graceful keyboard/piano playing of Christine McVie, and the etherealness of Stevie Nicks, the gypsy rock goddess, are all evident on this album. No album has provoked such a response since "Rumours" and chances are there will never be another album recorded that is this powerful. For all those that have endured the slings and arrows of a broken relationship, this album is definitely something that you can relate to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phenominal

    As THE single most outstanding group of the 1970's, Fleetwood Mac encased a powerhouse of talent, musical gifts, and not least of all, emotional turmoil. Their 1976 Rumours collection was their lives laid bare and placed on record for the world to see. Rumuors is THE CD of a decade, and possibly, the "perfect" CD ... bar none. In this "expanded" edition, we hear the beginnings to some of the best music ever made. In the demo disc, we hear the guitar talent of Lindsey Buckingham shine with energetic lustor. The mystically charged vocals of Stevie Nicks are stunning, and the energy in her demos is as powerful as in the finished product, maybe more so. Christine McVie's voice is as smooth as honey on a warm Summer evening, and I have yet to find a sweeter voice that speaks with such clarity of emotion. If one CD should be in any collection, Rumuors is it.

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