After a 42-year wait, Fleetwood Mac’s former Billboard 200 No. 1 album Rumours returns to the top 10 this week-
The album, released in 1977, is basking in the glow of sales and streaming increases spurred on by publicity generated from a viral TikTok video set to the album’s song “Dreams.(Billboard)
”Rumours earned 33,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 15 – up 15%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 23,000 comprise SEA units (up 15%, equating to 30.6 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs, including “Dreams”), a little under 7,000 are in album sales (up 15%) and 4,000 are in TEA units (up 13%).
One of the last concert of the band was a celebration gig held in UK last February, just before the Covid 19 Pandemia. The once-in-a-lifetime celebration was captured at The London Palladium on February 25th 2020, and features a spectacular line-up of musical greats curated by Mick Fleetwood, including Neil Finn (Crowded House), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Zak Starkey, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Pete Townshend (The Who), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac), and Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones).
“It was just a lot of fun,” he continued. “Stevie (Nicks) one day wrote this song down the hall at the Record Plant. Came bursting through the doors of the control room and said, ‘You guys won’t believe what I just wrote: I wrote “Dreams,” it’s amazing.
“We said, let’s hear it. She starts playing her three chords. Lindsey (Buckingham) starts playing his guitar. Mick (Fleetwood) starts playing whatever he can beat on. John (McVie) starts playing his bass. This song is just 10 minutes old.
“If Stevie and Lindsey were fighting, I would say to them, ‘OK, why don’t you guys go outside and we’ll work with Christine who’s not currently fighting with John,’” Caillat said.
“The first time I found out about the band breaking up we were doing this song, and Stevie and Lindsey were sitting on stools singing backups,” he said. “All of a sudden, I hear her saying, ‘You bastard, you cheated on me.’
“I say, ‘Play,’ and they come right on: “You… you make lovin’ fun,’” Caillat said, playing just that part of the track. “In the middle of that, they broke into a fight.”
Caillat won the Grammy for best engineering of a non-classical album for “Rumours,” and he anticipated he might have a shot at another for the sessions that he and most of the band considered as “Rumours II” until Buckingham exerted his control over the album that ended up “Tusk.” To read the full article click here