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10 February 2021

Fleetwood Mac ‘Live’ Gets A Super Deluxe Reissue

Fleetwood Mac ‘Live’ Gets A Super Deluxe Reissue
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Fleetwood Mac have announced that their 1980 record, Live will be reissued as a super deluxe version on 9th April.

Recorded mostly during the world tour for Tusk, Fleetwood Mac Live delivered a double-album’s worth of exhilarating performances that included massive hits such as Dreams and Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon, and Don’t Stop. The majority of the original album was recorded live between 1979 and 1980, save for a few exceptions: Don’t Let Me Down Again, was recorded in 1975 during the tour for Fleetwood Mac; Dreams and Don’t Stop are from the band’s soundcheck in Paris; while Fireflies, One More Night, and a cover of The Beach Boys’ Farmer’s Daughter were all recorded in California during a special show for the band’s crew, family, and friends.

The new edition gives their live debut a much-deserved encore with a new 3CD/2LP collection that features a remastered version of the original release on both 180g vinyl and CD, plus more than an hour of unreleased live music recorded between 1977 and 1982 on the third CD. The set also includes a bonus 7″ single featuring previously unreleased demos for Fireflies and One More Night.

This Super Deluxe Edition is presented in a 12×12 rigid slipcase and comes with a booklet filled with rare photos, a full itinerary for the Tusk Tour, plus a history of the live album by writer David Wild. He writes: “Then and now, Fleetwood Mac Live artfully marks a fascinating time period for a group that, in one form or another, has been on the global stage for more than half a century… It’s a wildly entertaining rock ’n’ roll circus in full swing under a big tent of the band’s own creation as they leave audiences dazzled in locales from Paris, France, to Passaic, New Jersey.”

An unreleased live performance of The Chain recorded in Cleveland in 1980 is available today on all digital download and streaming services. You can listen to it now by clicking here.

Fleetwood Mac Live: Super Deluxe Edition is available from April 9 for £74.99/$99.98. You can pre-order it from the Dig! store here.