Fleetwood Mac 50-Year Compilation + New Book

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Rhino Records released a new 50-track Fleetwood Mac collection, titled 50 Years—Don’t Stop, on Nov. 16. The set is described in a Sept. 27 press release as “the first to explore the group’s entire career from its early days playing the blues, to its global success as one of the most-enduring and best-selling bands in rock history.” 50 Years—Don’t Stop is available as both a 50-track, 3-CD set and 5-LP vinyl set. A 20-track single CD version is also available.

The new compilation touches on every era in the band’s history and offers a deep dive into Fleetwood Mac’s expansive catalog by bringing together essential tracks released between 1968 and 2013. 50 Years—Don’t Stop also highlights the musicians who have recorded under the Fleetwood Mac banner over the years, including Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremey Spencer, John McVie, Danny Kirwan, Christine McVie, Bob Welch, Bob Weston, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Billy Burnette, Rick Vito, Dave Mason and Bekka Bramlett.

The collection also features rare photos from the band’s career along with new liner notes by veteran music writer David Wild.

The first disc revisits Fleetwood Mac’s early years as a blues-rock combo, a six-year period that began in 1968 with the band’s self-titled debut and ended in 1974 with its ninth studio album, Heroes Are Hard To Find. Many of the songs featured here were top 10 hits in the U.K., including “Man of the World,” “Oh Well-Pt. 1,” “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” and “Albatross.”

Related: When Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac

The second disc focuses on Fleetwood Mac’s most commercially successful period with music from a trio of multi-platinum releases—Fleetwood Mac (1975), Rumours (1977) and Tusk (1979)—plus the concert album Live (1980). Several of the band’s best known tracks come from these albums including “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” and “Dreams.”

The final disc explores songs the band released between 1982 and 2013, including major U.S. hits like, “Hold Me” (#4), “Gypsy” (#12), “Big Love” (#5), “Little Lies” (#4) and “Everywhere” (#14). Also featured are several rarities (“Paper Doll” and “As Long As You Follow”); a live version of “Silver Springs” from the multi-platinum concert album, The Dance (1997); and “Sad Angel” from the band’s most recent release, Extended Play (2013).

See the complete track listing below.

In addition to the Rhino 50th anniversary releases, 2019 will see the publication of a new book titled The Chain–50 Years of Fleetwood Mac. (The title is already available in the U.K.) Written by Peter Chrisp and published by Danann Books next April 2, the book is described as such: “Fifty years later, as they prepare for their gigantic farewell world tour throughout 2018, they remain one of the biggest bands of all time – a position they have held since 1977 when, with the help of John’s wife, Christine McVie, and two virtually unknown American musicians called Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, they released an LP titled Rumours that went on to become the world’s best-selling album. That, in itself, is a remarkable story. Now consider the highs and lows, the successes and failures, the personal turmoil, tragedy and heartbreak through which this band has journeyed over the last 50 years … and the story of Fleetwood Mac becomes one of pure drama. The greatest ever rock ‘n’ roll soap opera.”

Fleetwood Mac kicked off a North American tour in October that will travel through 50-plus cities, ending in Spring of 2019. The tour will feature the line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. Tickets can be purchased here and here.

Watch Fleetwood Mac’s official video for “Tusk”

50 Years—Don’t Stop 3-CD Track Listing

Disc One
“Shake Your Moneymaker”
“Black Magic Woman”
“Need Your Love So Bad”
“Albatross”
“Man Of The World”
“Oh Well – Pt. I”
“Rattlesnake Shake”
“The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)”
“Tell Me All The Things You Do”
“Station Man – Single Version
“Sands Of Time” – Single Version
“Spare Me A Little Of Your Love”
“Sentimental Lady” – Single Version
“Did You Ever Love Me”
“Emerald Eyes”
“Hypnotized”
“Heroes Are Hard To Find” – Single Version

Disc Two
“Monday Morning”
“Over My Head” – Single Version
“Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)” – Single Version
“Say You Love Me” – Single Version
“Landslide”
“Go Your Own Way”
“Dreams”
“Second Hand News”
“Don’t Stop”
“The Chain”
“You Make Loving Fun”
“Tusk”
“Sara” – Single Version
“Think About Me” – Single Version
“Fireflies” – Single Version
“Never Going Back Again” – Live

Listen to their cover of “For Your Love” (although we’ll admit we’re confused, as it’s not among the track listing)

Disc Three
“Hold Me”
“Gypsy”
“Love In Store”
“Oh Diane”
“Big Love”
“Seven Wonders”
“Little Lies”
“Everywhere”
“As Long As You Follow”
“Save Me” – Single Version
“Love Shines”
“Paper Doll”
“I Do” – Edit
“Silver Springs” – Live Edit
“Peacekeeper”
“Say You Will”
“Sad Angel”

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