Rumours 40th Anniversary – Album Flashback
This week marks the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest albums of the 1970's with 4 hit singles it hit the top of the album charts and won the Grammy for best album.
Its hard to believe that it has been 40 years since the release of Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'
The first time I heard of this group was the song 'Over My Head' and 'Rhiannon' my cousin had the album and I remember hearing it a few times.
Then radio stations started playing 'Go Your Own Way' which was the first single from Rumours it hit the top ten.
'Dreams' was the only number one from the album, although in my opinion the whole album was great and I remember WAAL played many of the songs from Rumours.
"Don't Stop' hit number 3 and the Christine McVie penned "You Make Loving Fun' was the final single that also reached the top ten.
One of my favorite songs on the album was 'Songbird' which was recorded live in a concert hall with just McVie and her piano.
What makes this album so remarkable is the timing of its creation came when the band members were in conflict, relationships breaking up, infidelity within the group, and through it all this masterpiece was introduced to the world.
From the opening guitar work on 'Never Going Back Again' to 'Gold Dust Woman' this is a classic and the very best work from this group.
I had this album on vinyl, cassette tape and CD and today it is in my i tunes library.
When I listen to Rumours it brings back so many great memories, high school, my NAVY days and throughout my adulthood.
Check out the entire album with some outtakes that were not included in the original album.