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Fleetwood Mac was a triumph from the beginning—their first album was the UK’s bestselling album of 1968. After some low points—when founder Peter Green left, some fans felt that the band continuing was sacrilege—Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined, and the band’s 1977 album Rumours became one of history's immortals, a true classic that remained in the charts for years and public affection forever. This was due not least to the fact that its songs dripped with heartbreak and recrimination of absolute authenticity: they chronicled the rupture of relationships among the band’s then-unusual mixed-sex line-up. In the press, the ethereal Californian Stevie Nicks, the tormented rocker Lindsey Buckingham, the dignified English rose Christine McVie, the blunt-speaking John McVie, and the loquacious Mick Fleetwood have all regularly been astoundingly candid. This collection of interviews across the entirety of Fleetwood Mac’s career features articles from such celebrated publications as Crawdaddy, New Musical Express, Circus, Creem, Mojo, Goldmine, Classic Rock, Blender, and Elle, as well as interviews that have never previously appeared in print. In it, readers will learn the Fleetwood Mac story from the band members’ own mouths, and experience it contemporaneously rather than through hindsight. Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac examines the group's long, tortured journey: their initial joyous rise, the tragedy of Green's mental deterioration, their struggle to find a new voice with transitory members, the emotionally troubled but commercially triumphant years of the Rumours line-up, the successive departures of Buckingham, Nicks, and Christine McVie and their respective returns, and the ensemble's glide into the twin statuses of senior citizens and Heritage Artists.
Number of Pages: 431
Genre: Music, Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: Musicians in Their Own Words
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Street Date: July 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-2763