Category - Tusk (1979)

Fleetwood Mac, Tusk, deluxe edition

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Tusk

Fleetwood Mac’s beautiful and terrifically strange 1979 LP Tusk poses the question: What happens when love dissipates, and you have to find a new thing to believe in? What if that thing is work? Rating: 9.2/10 The...

Tusk Deluxe Edition

Bold, brash, excessive

Like 1979 original, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk reissue is bold, brash and excessive Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe reissue of Tusk is as brash and elaborate as the 1979 original, offering extended insights into the...

Fleetwood Mac

Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Despite popular narratives, Tusk isn’t all druggy, unabashed excess. Instead, this new sets shows the record as a deeply self-conscious document, the sound of a band that didn’t rebel against success so much...

Fleetwood Mac

Tusk expands

New box set expands, reveals Fleetwood Mac’s enigmatic opus When the five members of Fleetwood Mac reconvened in the studio in 1978 to record the follow-up to their massively successful/decade-defining/inescapable...

Tusk Deluxe Edition

REVIEW: Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Tusk (Deluxe Edition) Fleetwood Mac Rhino **** 1/2 (four-and-a-1/2 stars out of five) The Mac’s wild, punk-y follow-up to Rumours hits just as hard 36 years later, especially on this extras-packed reissue. While...

Fleetwood Mac press photo

CD REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Tusk

With the ‘Mac hangover still hanging thick in the southern air, it’s time for the lush reissue of 1979 epic Tusk. Once the most expensive album ever made, this was their indulgent response to Rumours, the...

Tusk Deluxe Edition

The Return of Tusk

Fleetwood Mac’s exotic classic expands When Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk finally was unveiled to the masses back in 1979, it critically dropped like a white elephant. After releasing two of the best, almost flawless...

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

After all of the mythologising — the most expensive rock album ever produced; a staggering commercial failure; a Lindsey Buckingham vanity project with the Fleetwood Mac name attached; what happens when too much money...

Fleetwood Mac Tusk cropped album cover

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac (British GQ)

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac Everyone loves Rumours, but what about its follow-up? Tusk remains the greatest self-sabotage in rock’n’roll history, but this month’s reissue of the Mac’s elephantine...

Fleetwood Mac Tusk cropped album cover

The genius of Tusk

Fleetwood Mac could have followed Rumours with more of the same — but they made this visionary masterpiece instead. Evidence exists proving Fleetwood Mac could have followed-up Rumours with something similar had the...

Fleetwood Mac

ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk Deluxe

Had Fleetwood Mac played it safe after Rumours, they probably could have made another gajillion-selling album. Instead, they handed the reins to singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and allowed him to steer the...

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac create Tusk, 1979

Fleetwood Mac Create Tusk, 1979 After a huge world tour, Fleetwood Mac reconvened in an expensively customised Los Angeles studio to make the follow-up to the biggest-selling rock record of its time, Rumours. So how did...

Tusk Deluxe Edition

Tusk: The Deluxe and Expanded editions

Fleetwood Mac’s most notorious album gets the deluxe treatment on December 4 On December 4, Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 album Tusk will be reissued in deluxe and expanded editions. Spin CDs, a online music retailer...

Letter of Recommendation: Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk

There is a species of spider that hunts by releasing chemicals that imitate the sex pheromones of moths. When its prey arrives, high on fantasies of romance, the spider hits it with a sticky blob of web, then devours it...

Fleetwood Mac Tusk cropped album cover

ALBUM REVIEW: Tusk

More than any other Fleetwood Mac album, Tusk is born of a particular time and place — it could only have been created in the aftermath of Rumours, which shattered sales records, which in turn gave the group a blank...

VINTAGE VIDEO: ‘Sisters of the Moon’

“Sisters of the Moon” from Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 concert at the Los Angeles Forum is an essential performance by most longtime fans’ standards. “Intense silence” as she walks onto the stage, Stevie channels the spookier...

Fleetwood Mac Tusk press photo

Woman drops suit against Fleetwood Mac

Carol Hinton claimed the rock band used her poem without permission. A woman who brought suit against the rock group Fleetwood Mac for using the lyrics of her poem in the hit song ‘Sara’ has agreed to drop...

Fleetwood Mac: Can’t go home again

OF COURSE, Fleetwood Mac is the American Dream. The band’s success story is the stuff of which the mythology of modern day America is made: Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, down on their luck in the Oulde...

Fleetwood Mac Tusk cropped album cover

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner Brothers)

Tusk, a long time in the making, is by and large a good four-sided pop record. It's no untarnished masterpiece, of course, but a highly adventurous gamble for much of its playing time, and certainly not just another...