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Tusk [CD]

Fleetwood Mac Audio CD
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While most bands undergo a number of changes over the course of their careers, few groups experienced such radical stylistic changes as Fleetwood Mac. Initially conceived as a hard-edged British blues combo in the late '60s, the band gradually evolved into a polished pop/rock act over the course of a decade. Throughout all of their incarnations, the only consistent members of Fleetwood Mac ... Read more in Amazon's Fleetwood Mac Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Aug 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros Records
  • ASIN: B000002KKC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,253 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Over & Over 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Ledge 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Think About Me 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Save Me A Place 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sara (Edit Version) 4:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. What Makes You Think You're The One 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Storms 5:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. That's All For Everyone 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Not That Funny 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sisters Of The Moon 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Angel 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. That's Enough For Me 1:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Brown Eyes 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Never Make Me Cry 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Know I'm Not Wrong 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Honey Hi 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Beautiful Child 5:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Walk A Thin Line 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Tusk 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Never Forget 3:330.99  Buy MP3 

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A liner portrait of the big Mac, then coming off the commercial bonanza of Rumours, shows them looking anxiously at guitarist, singer, songwriter, and de facto auteur Lindsey Buckingham, a moment given weight by the sprawling ambitions behind this 1979 double album. Buckingham's superb sense of pop craft had catapulted the once blues-based rockers into multiplatinum ubiquity, and he responded not with a safe return to form but with an invitation for his songwriting partners to chase their respective muses. Comparisons to the Beatles' White Album abounded and remain apt: Stevie Nicks twirls dreamily through extended variations on her crystal visions, Christine McVie turns in a reliably fine set of sunny pop-rock cruisers and tender ballads, and Mick Fleetwood and John McVie sustain their reputation as one of rock's most powerful yet deft rhythm sections. Buckingham provides the wild cards, in largely self-recorded plunges into his own skittish psyche, culminating in the massive title song, beefed up by the University of Southern California's marching band, but more cannily in dreamy music-box exercises ("That's All for Everyone") and sudden bursts of gonzo, fuzz-toned rock ("That's Enough for Me"). Better than its detractors thought upon release, Tusk was a brave platinum "failure" that actually charts where subsequent Mac and Buckingham projects would go. --Sam Sutherland

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as great (if not greater) than Rumours 14 Jan 2011
By JamesN
Format:Audio CD
Every critic will tell you that Mcvie, Nicks and Buckingham were at their writing peak during the Rumours album. However, I would definitely disagree. The songs on this album are some of the finest ever written in Mac history.

Although it came under scrutiny in 1979 for being over-preduced and too experimental, it is nothing compared to the wacky and disturbingly wierd albums on the market today. Despite this fact, the experimental tracks are all those of Buckinghams, which I consider to be fantastic, particularly 'The Ledge', 'Walk a thin Line' and 'I Know I'm Not Wrong'. Also, besides 'Sisters of the Moon', Brown Eyes and possibly Angel, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie's efforts on this album could have been cut on the Rumours album... they follow the same west-coast feel.

Each song on this album is a masterpiece; it may take a few listens to get into it, but I'm certain once you do, you will appreciate how multi-layered it is. From Buckingham's Clash inspired 'Not that funny', to Nicks's tear jerkinglly beautiful ballad 'Storms'- there is something for everyone on here- it's a rock classic and a masterpiece: a must have for any music fan
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album of all time 8 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD
An absolutely startlingly brilliant record. If you tend to go for 'alternative bands', then I can do nothing but recommend this masterpiece. And if you've pigeon-holed Fleetwood Mac as an OK but MOR rock/pop band then you seriously need to pick this one up. It's so strong, and so avant garde, that I suspect you may need to re-evaluate that assumption. It has a texture and unpredictability like nothing else I have ever heard. And if you're anything like me, you'll find yourself buying the rest of their records in the hope you'll find more of the same (which you never quite will, though its spirit occasionaly rises where you least expect it) !!!!
REM, The Smashing Pumpkins, DJ Shadow, and The Strokes to name a few have listed this record as an influence. Camper Van Beethoven actually covered the whole album. You don't get a better and more varied recommendation than that.
This is Fleetwood Mac with the gloss torn back and their hearts on their sleeves. This is what happens when you can no longer write sunny pop songs. This is what happens when the corporate slave turns against the corporate machine. It's just amazing and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars buy the double this has edits on it 2 Oct 2012
By Mr. R. G. Prizeman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Tusk was Fleetwood mac's answer to Punk or should I say Lyndsey Buckingham's answer to not doing Rumours part 2. Although not as successful as Rumours, Tusk has some great highlights including the title track. However Be warned of the single disc version with a single edit of Sara. When this was originally issued record companies felt it better to edit tracks or omit tracks so that a double album would fit on one disc. This was all rectified with the re-mastered double set, with the full version of sara restored. The second disc has demos and out takes and is quite interesting as well.So don't fall in the trap I really think this should be deleted as it has now been replaced with the complete version of the album.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer magic 20 Sep 2005
By Clarey
Format:Audio CD
I first came across Fleetwood Mac in the 70's with the release of "Rumours" and fell in love there and then. I expected to be disappointed with "Tusk"; after all you can never quite re-experience the feeling of first love, right? But I was surprised back then and I'm surprised still, because "Tusk" is a fantastic example of why Fleetwood Mac are have the longevity they've had - they can cover so many moods, styles and sounds on just one album. I bought this cd because I've kept the original vinyl double album, long after my hi-fi has given up, and have relied on a home taped version of the album all these years, to hear my favourite songs in the world. Hearing them again, so perfectly reproduced and re-presented in new ways with the out-takes and remixes this album contains, has been an utter joy. The ethereal harmonies provided by Buckingham and McVie on the 2 best songs on the album - Beautiful Child and Storms - offsetting the earthy-yet-ethereal voice of Stevie Nicks, had passed me by on the original album. How sound quality and reproduction have improved! This is a great album - for baby-boomers like me, updating their vinyl music collection into cd format, and for anyone who's only ever heard the million-selling "Rumours" and wondered whether The Mac could do it again...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelled to up the star count 5 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
I urge you to ignore the reviewer who gives this album 3 stars. This problem with this album is because it is so long (20 tracks) it is bound to contain something the listener does not like so much. However, if you take the 'best' 11 tracks from Tusk (starting with all of Nicks's), they compare at least as well as the 11 from Rumours, if not better. Trust me: it is an incredible album with some stunning songs.
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49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've said it before & I'll say it again:"Rhino do the best reissues." This two-disc take on Fleetwood Mac's Tusk is far superior to the prior-budget price version, which edited the sublime joy that was Sara. The first disc takes in the original Tusk double-album & adds a single-mix of Sisters of the Moon; while the second disc takes in earlier versions/alternate takes/outtakes relating to the recording of Tusk and is worth buying for these stunning curios. This is even better than that deluxe reissue of The Velvet Underground's Loaded & chance to reassess a great, great album...
Tusk was famously the follow-up to the bestselling Rumours (1977) and along with Fleetwood Mac (1975) is the centrepiece of their career (stuff like Mirage & Tango in the Night were distinctly underwhelming). This was the era when Lindsay Buckingham became the mainman, while Christine McVie & Stevie Nicks were more than equal. Tusk is better than Rumours as (i) it's a double-album, the three-songwriters having much to offer (ii) it was recorded in relationship-turmoil, everyone likes a car crash. See: The Visitors, Low, Blemish, Music for a New Society (iii) Camper Van Beethoven recorded the whole album in tribute to it (iv) DJ Shadow sampled Brown Eyes on one of his early recordings (v) the band insisted on a ping-pong table in the studio, the Beastie Boys followed suit on their Tusk: 1989's Paul's Boutique (vi) it's not overplayed/overfamiliar like Rumours (vii) it's quite insane in parts (viii) because it is...
The cocaine-Californian thing has been done wonderfully by others- Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, The Eagles' Hotel California ,Gene Clark, Steve Stills- this does feel like a band living on the edge, in their own world where they can have anything they want.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rumour has it
I've been disappointed before by double albums that have followed on from an earlier classic album, Yes' Topographic Oceans & Genesis' Lamb lies down on Broadway' spring to mind... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Peter Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Fathers Day
this gift went down really well, unfortunatly we already had a copy, so have since passed it on to a friend
Published 1 month ago by Rachael Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars TUSK
Found I didn't have it. Wanted it. Bought it. Listened to it. Yep. Right album. I can think of no more to say.
Published 1 month ago by Hannington Flair
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I love this album. It is fresh and upbeat, and if you like Fleetwood Mac, this is one to buy!
Published 2 months ago by Ellie
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Just okay, took several listens to get used to it, I was expecting more... It's not 'Rumours'. It arrived quickly.
Published 4 months ago by Derek
5.0 out of 5 stars What an amazing album
Where do I start? I have borrowed my friend's vinyl album collection (86 albums that have been stuck in her loft for ages) and boy are there some gems in it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andy The Vinyl Addict
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not play on computers
This album has some form of copy protection, which prevents it playing on a computer. Fine if you have a CD player, but I don't. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MR HUGO A CASS
3.0 out of 5 stars content review
Had this on vinyl over 20 years ago. I love all the Stev
ie Nicks tracks, don't think much of the rest. At this price its worth having.
Published 7 months ago by Graham in Birmingham
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