SONG OF THE WEEK: Brown Eyes (Alternate Version)

Tusk is often lauded for being Fleetwood Mac’s most experimental album, but it certainly could have gone deeper into the sonic jungle if you listen to the alternate versions found on the deluxe version...

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Tusk

Fleetwood Mac’s beautiful and terrifically strange 1979 LP Tusk poses the question: What happens when love dissipates, and you have to find a new thing to believe in? What if that thing is work? Rating:...

Vinyl fans celebrate Record Store Day, Alternate Tusk

Saturday was Record Store Day and vinyl enthusiasts hit their favorite record stores in droves. To celebrate the ninth annual event, Metallica gave a special performance from the indie store Rasputin Music in...

Alternate Tusk to be issued on 180g black vinyl

Record Store Day offers the alternative version of Tusk from Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe box set as two LP set on 180 gram black vinyl. Limited to 5,000. The set will be released on April 16. Side 1 1. Over...

Bold, brash, excessive

Like 1979 original, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk reissue is bold, brash and excessive Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe reissue of Tusk is as brash and elaborate as the 1979 original, offering extended insights into...

Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Despite popular narratives, Tusk isn’t all druggy, unabashed excess. Instead, this new sets shows the record as a deeply self-conscious document, the sound of a band that didn’t rebel against...

Tusk expands

New box set expands, reveals Fleetwood Mac’s enigmatic opus When the five members of Fleetwood Mac reconvened in the studio in 1978 to record the follow-up to their massively successful/decade...

ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk, Deluxe & Expanded editions

Fleetwood Mac reissues Tusk with unreleased alternate takes and live renditions. (Editor’s note: The article was edited for grammar. The original published article can be accessed by clicking on the link...

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Vinyl fans celebrate Record Store Day, Alternate Tusk

Saturday was Record Store Day and vinyl enthusiasts hit their favorite record stores in droves. To celebrate the ninth annual event, Metallica gave a special performance from the indie store Rasputin Music in Berkeley, California. Elsewhere, Mumford...

Alternate Tusk to be issued on 180g black vinyl

Record Store Day offers the alternative version of Tusk from Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe box set as two LP set on 180 gram black vinyl. Limited to 5,000. The set will be released on April 16. Side 1 1. Over and Over 2. The Ledge 3. Think About Me 4...

Bold, brash, excessive

Like 1979 original, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk reissue is bold, brash and excessive Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe reissue of Tusk is as brash and elaborate as the 1979 original, offering extended insights into the development of 20 eclectic songs. In...

Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Despite popular narratives, Tusk isn’t all druggy, unabashed excess. Instead, this new sets shows the record as a deeply self-conscious document, the sound of a band that didn’t rebel against success so much as it misunderstood the...

Tusk expands

New box set expands, reveals Fleetwood Mac’s enigmatic opus When the five members of Fleetwood Mac reconvened in the studio in 1978 to record the follow-up to their massively successful/decade-defining/inescapable disc Rumours, it would have...

ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk, Deluxe & Expanded editions

Fleetwood Mac reissues Tusk with unreleased alternate takes and live renditions. (Editor’s note: The article was edited for grammar. The original published article can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.) Tusk...

REVIEW: Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Tusk (Deluxe Edition) Fleetwood Mac Rhino **** 1/2 (four-and-a-1/2 stars out of five) The Mac’s wild, punk-y follow-up to Rumours hits just as hard 36 years later, especially on this extras-packed reissue. While the music scenes of England...

CD REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Tusk

With the ‘Mac hangover still hanging thick in the southern air, it’s time for the lush reissue of 1979 epic Tusk. Once the most expensive album ever made, this was their indulgent response to Rumours, the album which cemented the...

The Return of Tusk

Fleetwood Mac’s exotic classic expands When Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk finally was unveiled to the masses back in 1979, it critically dropped like a white elephant. After releasing two of the best, almost flawless pop albums of the seventies —...

Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

After all of the mythologising — the most expensive rock album ever produced; a staggering commercial failure; a Lindsey Buckingham vanity project with the Fleetwood Mac name attached; what happens when too much money meets too much blow — Tusk...

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac (British GQ)

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac Everyone loves Rumours, but what about its follow-up? Tusk remains the greatest self-sabotage in rock’n’roll history, but this month’s reissue of the Mac’s elephantine monolith reveals a record that...

Tusk songs laid bare one by one

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood discuss the songs from Tusk in liner notes of the new Deluxe and Expanded editions of Fleetwood Mac‘s 1979 album Tusk. While fans have long speculated about the meaning of the songs, namely...

The genius of Tusk

Fleetwood Mac could have followed Rumours with more of the same — but they made this visionary masterpiece instead. Evidence exists proving Fleetwood Mac could have followed-up Rumours with something similar had the spirit moved them, instead of the...

ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk Deluxe

Had Fleetwood Mac played it safe after Rumours, they probably could have made another gajillion-selling album. Instead, they handed the reins to singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and allowed him to steer the follow-up to one of the 20th...

Fleetwood Mac create Tusk, 1979

Fleetwood Mac Create Tusk, 1979 After a huge world tour, Fleetwood Mac reconvened in an expensively customised Los Angeles studio to make the follow-up to the biggest-selling rock record of its time, Rumours. So how did they spend $1 million in the...

Tusk: The Deluxe and Expanded editions

Fleetwood Mac’s most notorious album gets the deluxe treatment on December 4 On December 4, Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 album Tusk will be reissued in deluxe and expanded editions. Spin CDs, a online music retailer based in the UK, first...

How Fleetwood Mac made a masterpiece that flopped

How do you release a double album that goes multi-platinum, breaks the Top 5, spawns multiple hit singles and spends months in the Top 40 while still being widely regarded as an artistic folly and a flop? Ask Fleetwood Mac. After all, that’s exactly...