Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with "Albatross"; and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, 1977's Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks' song "Dreams"), and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date, the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album of all time.

The band achieved more modest success between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch, during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s between the departure and return of Christine McVie.

Due to numerous lineup changes, the only original member present in the band is drummer Mick Fleetwood. Although band founder Green named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood and McVie) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts, as he initially decided to stay with Mayall. Keyboardist Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, has appeared on every album except the debut album, either as a member or as a session musician. She left the band in 1998 but returned in 2014.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 11
1968 Mr. Wonderful Fleetwood Mac 5
1969 The Biggest Thing Since Colossus Otis Spann with Fleetwood Mac 2
1969 Then Play On Fleetwood Mac 5 8
1970 Kiln House Fleetwood Mac 4 4
1971 Future Games Fleetwood Mac 4 5
1972 Bare Trees Fleetwood Mac 3 4
1973 Mystery to Me Fleetwood Mac 4
1973 Penguin Fleetwood Mac 4
1974 Heroes Are Hard to Find Fleetwood Mac 3
1975 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 4.4 16
1977 Rumours Fleetwood Mac 4.8 32
1979 Tusk Fleetwood Mac 4 12
1982 Mirage Fleetwood Mac 4 5
1987 Tango in the Night Fleetwood Mac 4.75 6
1990 Behind the Mask Fleetwood Mac 3 7
1995 Time Fleetwood Mac 3
2003 Say You Will Fleetwood Mac 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 The Pious Bird of Good Omen Fleetwood Mac 7
1969 English Rose Fleetwood Mac 5 4
1971 Greatest Hits Fleetwood Mac 3
1971 Black Magic Woman Fleetwood Mac 2
1971 The Original Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 7
1975 Vintage Years Fleetwood Mac 2
1976 2 Originals of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 1
1977 Albatross (Split compilation released in 1977) Fleetwood Mac and Christine Perfect 1
1978 Man of the World Fleetwood Mac 1
1987 The Collection Fleetwood Mac 5 2
1988 Greatest Hits Fleetwood Mac 4.25 5
1988 The Best of the Original Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 2
1988 The Early Years Fleetwood Mac 1
1990 Collection Gold Fleetwood Mac 2
1990 Looking Back On Fleetwood Mac 1
1990 The Hits of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 1
1991 The Blues Years Fleetwood Mac 1
1992 25 Years: The Chain Fleetwood Mac 4
1992 Selections From 25 Years: The Chain Fleetwood Mac 3
1993 The Blues Years Fleetwood Mac 1
1996 The Best of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 3
1997 The Blues Years Fleetwood Mac 1
1998 The Vaudeville Years: 1968 to 1970 Fleetwood Mac 1
1998 Albatross (1998 German compilation on Sony) Fleetwood Mac 1
1999 The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967–1969 Fleetwood Mac 2
2000 Alone With the Blues Peter Green & the original Fleetwood Mac 1
2000 The Best of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 1
2001 Show‐Biz Blues: 1968 to 1970, Volume 2 Fleetwood Mac 1
2002 Jumping at Shadows: The Blues Years Fleetwood Mac 1
2002 The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 8
2002 The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 4 1
2003 Green Shadows Fleetwood Mac 1

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