Classic Albums - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours details
|Studio:||EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Classic Albums, Music Legends|
Classic Albums - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
|Run time:||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Oct 2001|
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Get It While It's HotBy Ness from Scotland , 13 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A Must for any Fleetwood Mac Fan, and excellent portral of the Band at their best, with the added advantage of being able to skip the documentary parts on the second viewing. If you like Fleetwood Mac, then this classic album is well worth seeing on DVD.
Mike Fleetwood , Stevie Nicks and the rest of the Band are candid through their interviews, and you get to see a real supergroup at work :)
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If you are even a remote fan - watch this.By ricoh (137 reviews) from Calne , 18 Sep 2013Awesome album, which i bought at the time it came out. It was only recently that i realised the songs were about the personal relationships in the band which were all falling to bits at the time of recording and writing. A fascinating insight, and some great music. Some great clips of the individuals singing the songs, and it maybe a different key, but no less brilliant.
The Greatest Band Ever get the Beeb TreatmentBy JBrock (1 review) , 08 Aug 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideBrilliant documentary about a fantastic album.
Great interviews and overall wonderfully insightful into the recording process.
Worth watching alone for Christine's version of songbird.
Classic album gets the in-depth treatment it deservesBy Northernsky (318 reviews) from Halifax , 02 Feb 2008The Classic album series has given viewers some remarkable insights into the process of the making of some wonderful albums ..and some not so wonderful albums come to that. But thats a purely subjective thing. What is under no cloud of doubt what so ever is Rumours is one of the great soft/rock-pop albums and that the recording of the album was carried out under truly extraordinary circumstances.
Fleetwood were at that time made up of two couples .Christine and John Mcvie were married while Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks werent but might as well have been. Mick Fleetwood was married but not to someone else in that group ..youll have noticed the numbers dont add up for that to be a possibility .While the group were recording Rumours both couples were undergoing highly painful splits. Christie Mcvie was having an affair with the groups lighting director which made things even more awkward. Buckingham and Nicks were still on speaking terms though much of the time that involved arguing. Fleetwood meanwhile wasnt exempt from the emotional turmoil as he found out his wife was having an affair with his best mate. Cramped together in a small recording studio in Sausalito San Francisco there was no escape from each other and its no surprise that the individual takes on their disintegrating relationships informed the material on the album. Christine McVie later remarked that they were all writing about each other, hence the title of the album.
This DVD exhaustively puts all this on record -which of course the band did too literally- and also gives fascinating insights into the recording process and the make up of individual songs , something this series always does really well and is arguably its most absorbing facet. For instance Songbird had to be recorded in one take but the acoustics in the studio werent up to the job so they had to re-locate to a local theatre where the auditory requirements were up to spec.
All the band contribute with Mick Fleetwood providing the dry humourus take on events. Lindsey Buckingham manages the special trick of appearing slightly spaced out yet articulate and lucid at the same time. Listening to them sing some of the songs nowadays (Or rather ten years ago) they have to sing in different keys .Stevie Nicks has lost the gliding honeyed tones and Buckingham can only offer a slightly strained croak . The song dropped from the album due to the then time constraints of vinyl was Stevie Nicks Silver Spring and it is given an airing . Its a nice song but not the rapturous affair the producers and engineers make it out to be. Its now included on CD versions of the album. The fact The Chain is actually two songs merged together is interesting- and something The Beatles did with A Day In The Life.
Rumours is not only a tremendous timeless album but the inception and development of the album is one of music historys most compelling . Its often said that truly great art
Comes from suffering and anyone of the totalitarian position that great art only comes from suffering has a convincing exhibit for the defence with Rumours and this DVD. The reviewer who considers this a rip-off claerly is,nt familiar with the concept of the classic album series.
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Classic MacBy a customer from Cheltenham, England , 15 Aug 2007Very enjoyable & gave a good insight to not only the band but the musicianship invloved in producing this classic album. Excellent interviews with all the band members offering their opinions too
greatBy a customer from uk , 02 Sep 2005fab insight to how they make these great albums. worth a watch