The best..no the BEST classic rock album of all time. Ok, maybe not the best but so good it hurts me to think about it….Ok, not hurts but really makes me want to listen to it again. (And sing along)
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours is one of the all-time top albums and the biggest selling pop album to date. Released in 1977 the album explores the inner turmoil of the band as couples Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks split and bassist John McVie and his keyboardist/singer wife Christine McVie filed for divorce. From ‘Second Hand News’ to Christine McVie’s ‘Oh Daddy’ this album has something for everyone. This was Fleetwood Mac’s eleventh album and the one that would make the British band a household name in North America.
I had the good fortune to hold seats in the tenth row last time Fleetwood Mac played an Edmonton concert and they were amazing. Stevie Nicks has her following of lace glove wearing groupies against the stage arms waving in the air fueling another generation of Karaoke singers believing they can sound exactly like Stevie..NOT! Drummer Mick Fleetwood with a thundering solo puts the younger generation to shame, while Stevie belts out lyrics sounding like the old days.
This is one band I’d like to tell ‘Don’t Stop’