Fleetwood Mac announces ‘Don’t Stop’ 50th anniversary collection

Fleetwood Mac will celebrate a half century of music this fall with a new 50-song collection that is 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 will be available as both a 50 track, 3 CD set and 5 LP vinyl set on November 16th. A 20 track single CD version will also be available on the same day. Both versions will be available on digital download and streaming services as well.

The new compilation touches on every era in the band’s rich 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 talented 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 Ten hits in the U.K., including “Man Of The World,” “Oh Well – Pt. 1,” “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown),” and the No. 1 hit, “Albatross.”

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 acclaimed concert album Live (1980). Together they’ve sold millions of copies worldwide, with Rumours alone selling more than 40 million copies. Several of the band’s most beloved tracks come from these albums including “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” and the No. 1 single “Dreams.”

The final disc explores songs the band released between 1982 and 2013, including major U.S. hits like, “Hold Me” (No. 4), “Gypsy” (No. 12), “Big Love” (No. 5), “Little Lies” (No. 4), and “Everywhere” (No. 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).

Fleetwood Mac kicks off a North American tour in October that will travel through 50+ cities, ending in spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, 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.

3 CD | 5 LP

CD 1:

1. Shake Your Moneymaker
2. Black Magic Woman
3. Need Your Love So Bad
4. Albatross
5. Man Of The World
6. Oh Well – Pt. I
7. Rattlesnake Shake
8. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)
9. Tell Me All The Things You Do
10. Station Man – Single Version
11. Sands Of Time – Single Version
12. Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
13. Sentimental Lady – Single Version
14. Did You Ever Love Me
15. Emerald Eyes
16. Hypnotized
17. Heroes Are Hard To Find – Single Version

CD 2:

1. Monday Morning
2. Over My Head – Single Version
3. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) – Single Version
4. Say You Love Me – Single Version
5. Landslide
6. Go Your Own Way
7. Dreams
8. Second Hand News
9. Don’t Stop
10. The Chain
11. You Make Loving Fun
12. Tusk
13. Sara – Single Version
14. Think About Me – Single Version
15. Fireflies – Single Version
16. Never Going Back Again – Live

CD 3:

1. Hold Me
2. Gypsy
3. Love In Store
4. Oh Diane
5. Big Love
6. Seven Wonders
7. Little Lies
8. Everywhere
9. As Long As You Follow
10. Save Me – Single Version
11. Love Shines
12. Paper Doll
13. I Do – Edit
14. Silver Springs – Live-Edit
15. Peacekeeper
16. Say You Will
17. Sad Angel

Author: Buddy Iahn

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