Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1997)
March 19, 2021 2:46 PM - Subscribe

The making of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours in 1976 - 77.
posted by The corpse in the library (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Really this is an excuse to post this live version of The Chain, which is amazing.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:49 PM on March 19, 2021 [6 favorites]

Oh my god, please find the link because that clip has made my afternoon.
posted by h00py at 11:23 PM on March 19, 2021 [1 favorite]

Oh, sorry, h00py! I watched it on a DVD from the library. In the US one can rent it from Amazon but I don’t know about you foreign types. Many of the videos in this series are available on YouTube, I have been informed.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:54 AM on March 20, 2021

It's available for streaming on amazon prime (with random ads inserted at the oddest times). Just watched it last night- thanks for the recommendation!

The clearly contentious end of all their relationships, along with the (hinted at) cocaine and alcohol abuse made this a much more harrowing experience than I expected. It seems clear to me that Stevie Nicks in particular went through a horrific time, and it's amazing they are (or at least were) still playing music together for years after.
posted by jenkinsEar at 9:36 AM on March 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

Also, I was really impressed at the facility with the mixing boards that all of the engineers (and Buckingham, in one segment) demonstrated. They had amazing ability to step through the 48 channels playing back, and isolating the interesting sounds & sources. Old-school tape instead of lossless digital (with unlimited channels) seems so hard.
posted by jenkinsEar at 12:07 PM on March 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

In my imagination every member of the band was bi and as a result the album had to be three times as long to cover all the betrayal permutations.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 5:57 AM on March 21, 2021 [3 favorites]

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