Anyone heard the BluRay music release? £15 from amazon only £5 remastered Cd in HMV -worth the premium?
For new converts to the band, the original FM headed by Peter Green with hits Albatros and Man of the World - saw them live @1971. Agree with the above, Fleetwood and Mcvie one of the best bass/drum combos ever IMHO. Formula 1 fans will be familiar with the excerpt from the Chain.
There are several verions on Amazon, it seems the 35th Ann. one is not worth buying, not sure which is the best edition maybe worth doing some research? No have not heard the BDA yet.
I've never heard the album but will give it a go on YouTube.
I have picked up on so many artists through threads like these (especially the 'what are you listening to' thread.
Why not join Spotify.
I used to have a membership but didn't find it had the tunes I was looking for. Besides, at the moment I just play CDs with a view to adding vinyl and streaming in the future.
Has quite a wide coverage, there are a few big ones missing like the Beatles and Led Zepp. Have added Pink Floyd and Eagles recently. You can still use it free for 10 hours a month, good for checking stuff before buying.
I will sign up today and have a look.
I also find a lot of new music on YouTube.
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Of course they were a blues band in Peter Green's day and "The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" is an interesting CD with the classic "Black Magic Woman" the standout track (for me). (For nerds they were called Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac in those days and only became Fleetwood Mac when Peter green left them in I think 1970) Peter Green is touring again now after his long, largely drug induced, illness. I can recommend "The Robert Johnson Songbook", Peter Green with Nigel Watson, if you like blues. Excellent recording of very simply played acoustic blues. The voice has all the years of pain and struggle in it now and as I listen to it I can close my eyes and see Peter in front of me.
PS I like "Rumours" too.
Amazon were selling it for £2.99 on vinyl a while back.
Unfortunately everyone that ordered received a CD in the post instead.
Ive found the USA Warner version, emailed the seller to see if its the Hoffman/Gray USA re-mastered version
Reprise/Warner 517787-1 is the badger.
Yep i have found a copy £49.99 - ordered!
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Why ? cos its a pile of s****e . Only kidding ,nice one Steve now you need some boxer liners ready for the first spin.
Best CD editions anyone?
Good question. My own copy is 7599-27313-2 which I bought in the 90s. While it sounds good in isolation, some of the tracks from it also appear on the 2002 'Very Best Of' album (8122-73635-2) and the SQ is much better, even though a trade-off is that it's mastered louder.
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Although I'm not a Fleetwood Mac fan per se, think Rumours would be good to have in the collection. Can anyone recommend a good quality sounding CD?
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Mine is 8122-73882-2 which is the 2004 remastering and comes with a bonus CD of "out-takes". I played it this afternoon and you are right it is very loud but sounds very good.
I think I have a very early CD, however I think the UK CD of Tango in the Night is a very good sounding CD
It seems Rumours is rather complicated even the same numbers have different editions which sound different, it seems the early Target Made in W. Germany ones are pretty good, the later ones which I have are not so good, mine is the 7599-03010-2 but WB 256 344 and Manufactured in Germay by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf, there is also a Polydor version.
Have read, due to numerous re-releases, that SQ of 'Rumours' CDs varies quite considerably. Would buy the vinyl but the Naim whams my Pro-ject, so rather spend £10 or so on a cd as opposed £20-£30 on a record.
Does my head in. Not just with Rumours, but generally. Even in the 80s, it couldn't have been beyond the capability of mankind to produce one definitive A-D conversion from the original analogue master, then distribute it either electronically or physically to pressing-plants and partner-labels, and have everyone press CDs of the same album from fundamentally the same digital master
But no. You got situations where pressing-plants/partner-labels/subsidiaries produced CDs from their own analogue masters, God knows how many generations older than the true master. So the quality varied, sometimes wildly, and it's not easy trying to find out which pressing comes from the earliest-generation of mastertape. It's no wonder that specialist labels like MFSL sprouted up, who at least claim to press their CDs and LPs from the earliest-available master.
Thanks for the tips - will check them out. Hadn't realised that Black Magic Woman was a FM song - it's my favoutite track on Santana's Abraxus. Might give The Rumours BluRay a punt, GRRR sounds very good in places despite frustrating menu and set up. Been chasing my tail with digital since my foolish early adoption in 1984. Oh for my vinyl collection back. A few of those original albums would pay for a very tasty hifi
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