Rumours

~ Release group by Fleetwood Mac

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Rumours 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) BSK 3010 [none]
Rumours 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WB 56344
Rumours 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) P10233W, P-10233W, P-10233 W [none]
Rumours 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) BSK 3010 [none]
Rumours (textured sleeve) 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) K 56 344 [none]
Rumours 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) K 56344
Rumours Cassette 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Columbia House (direct-mailing distributor of club editions of releases) M5 3010 [none]
Rumours (Textured cover) 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) BSK 3010 [none]
Rumours Cassette 11 RCA Music Service (RCA's Music Club), Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) C 124025, M5-3010 [none]
Rumours 12" Vinyl 11 AMIGA 8 55 677 [none]
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 256 344, 3010-2 075990301024
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 03010-2, 256 344 075992731324
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 32XD-350 [none]
Rumours (made in West Germany) CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 03010-2, 256 344 075990301024
Rumours (01 matrix) CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 03010-2, 256 344 075990301024
Rumours (made in Japan) CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 3010-2 [none]
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 3010-2 075992731324
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) CD 3010 075992731324
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599-27313-2 075992731324
Rumours (Columbia House Club Release) CD 11 Columbia House (direct-mailing distributor of club editions of releases), Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) W2-3010 [none]
Rumours DVD-Audio 24 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 48083-9 093624808398
Rumours 2×CD 12 + 18 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 8122-73882-2 081227388225
Rumours 2×CD 12 + 18 Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) R2 73882 081227388225
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-13249 4943674085842
Rumours 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 5 Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 517787-1 093624979340
Rumours 12" Vinyl 11 Reprise Records 517786-1 093624979357
Rumours (96kHz/24bit) Digital Media 11 Rhino (reissue label) [none]
Rumours (Remastered) Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) 12 + 24 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-14171 4943674108947
Rumours (super deluxe) 4×CD 12 + 12 + 16 + 18 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 533806 081227968298
Rumours (deluxe) 3×Digital Media 12 + 12 + 16 Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 603497925759
Rumours Digital Media 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 603497925797
Rumours (35th anniversary edition) CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 8122796778 081227967789
Rumours (super deluxe) 5×Digital Media 12 + 12 + 16 + 10 + 1 Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 603497922963
Rumours (35th anniversary edition) 4×CD + DVD-Video + 12" Vinyl 12 + 12 + 16 + 18 + 6 + 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 8122-79682-9, R2-533806 081227968298
Rumours 3×CD 12 + 12 + 16 R2-532752 081227970949
Rumours (expanded edition) 3×CD 12 + 12 + 16 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 8122797094 081227970949
Rumours CD 11 9340650015032
Rumours (expanded edition) 3×CD 12 + 12 + 16 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 8122797094 9340650015049
Rumours (96kHz/24bit) 4×Digital Media 12 + 12 + 18 + 16 Rhino (reissue label) 603497920204
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599-27313-2 075992731324
Rumours CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 03010-2 075992731324
Rumours (with bilingual legal notice) CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) CD 3010 075992731324
Rumours (clear disc, manufactured in Germany) CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 03010-2, 256 344 075990301024

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Don't Stop
Dreams
Go Your Own Way / Silver Springs
covers: Rumours by Dougal Reed
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 26)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000193833 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/38722 [info]
Wikidata: Q695405 [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/Fleetwood-mac/Rumours [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/Fleetwood_Mac:Rumours_(1977) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/fleetwood_mac/rumours/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/44863 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/c6b6 [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/qjvr [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/r563 [info]

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Rumours by Fleetwood Mac has taken on a life of its own. Selling over 30 million copies world-wide, it has assiduously worked its way into so many households since its release in February 1977, that it's become part of the sonic furniture. It is as much a part of that year's landscape as Never Mind The Bollocks, I Feel Love or Saturday Night Fever and arguably the one least tainted by the passage of time.

It had been a tumultuous 1970s for Fleetwood Mac when they came to record this album on America's West Coast. After being left rudderless in the wake of founder Peter Green's departure, the core of drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and his keyboard-playing wife, Christine had finally found some form of stability and commercial success by adding the young singer-songwriting team of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. And then, after tasting triumph, it all fell apart, amidst affairs and acrimony. With every member of the band touched by some degree of relationship hell, they made a trouble-filled, cocaine-fuelled album . . . that sounded like a thousand angels kissing you sweetly on the forehead.

Buckingham emerges as top dog here; his swooping, ramshackle Second Hand News (with its euphoric chorus finally arriving two minutes into the song), Never Going Back Again and Go Your Own Way dominate the album. But it is far from a one-man show – Nicks' Dreams is a beautifully insistent, sweetly nagging understated plea to lost love, while Christine McVie's Don't Stop, Songbird and You Make Loving Fun typify proper, grown-up music.

Sonically, it's near perfect – there is little fuss, no mess and hardly any waste. If the age was about redundant excess, you are hard pushed to hear any of it on tunes like Don't Stop or especially Dreams, which both benefit from incredibly sparing instrumentation – there is so much left out, it makes the tunes somehow seem busier by memory.

It became one of biggest records of all time, providing an antidote to the era while remaining entirely in step with its times. It led the group to make its thoroughly crazy yet quite beautiful follow-up, Tusk in 1979, bereft of the editing and economy that makes Rumours so very special.