Fleetwood Mac preps ‘Tusk’ deluxe, expanded reissues for Dec 4th

Fleetwood Mac is preparing to reissue Tusk in a variety of formats via Warner Bros. Records on December 4th. Originally released as a double album in 1979, the Grammy-winning Tusk will get the Deluxe Edition treatment featuring 5 CDs, 2 LPs and 1 DVD-Audio disc that includes a complete alternative version of the album along with unreleased session recordings, singles, demos and remixes. The set also features 22 unreleased live tracks, a 5.1 surround sound mix and original album on vinyl. A 3 CD Expanded Editionsingle CD edition of the remastered album and digital versions will also be available.

The announcement comes as the band – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks – continues it’s acclaimed, sold out “On With The Show” world tour. Concerts are scheduled this month in Australia and New Zealand with tickets on sale now.

To follow the historic, global success of 1977’s Grammy-Award winning Rumours, Fleetwood Mac chose to take a more experimental approach on Tusk. The most famous example has to be the unexpected and beloved inclusion of the University of Southern California’s marching band on the title track.

Tusk (Deluxe Edition) delves deep into the vaults with five CDs including the remastered original album, an alternate version of the complete album made up of session outtakes, most of which have never been released, as well as an additional selection of singles, demos and remixes, including an outtake of “Think About Me,” an early version of “That’s Enough For Me” called “Out On The Road,” plus several incarnations of “I Know I’m Not Wrong.”

Also included are two discs loaded with 22 unreleased performances from the band’s 1979 Tusk tour with selections from concerts in London, Tucson, and St. Louis. It includes live versions of album tracks like “Sara, “Over And Over” and “Save Me A Place,” as well as favorites like “Landslide,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Rhiannon,” “Don’t Stop” and “Go Your Own Way.”

Rounding out the Deluxe Edition is a 5.1 surround mix of Tusk on DVD-Audio and vinyl of the original album on 2 LPs. The collection comes housed in an elegant box reminiscent of the acclaimed Rumours Deluxe Edition with a booklet that has extended liner notes that feature new interviews with all the band members.

Tusk (Deluxe Edition) (5 CD/2 LP/1 DVD-A)

Disc 1: Original Album Remastered

1. “Over & Over”
2. “The Ledge”
3. “Think About Me”
4. “Save Me A Place”
5. “Sara”
6. “What Makes You Think You’re The One”
7. “Storms”
8. “That’s All For Everyone”
9. “Not That Funny”
10. “Sisters Of The Moon”
11. “Angel”
12. “That’s Enough For Me”
13. “Brown Eyes”
14. “Never Make Me Cry”
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong”
16. “Honey Hi”
17. “Beautiful Child”
18. “Walk A Thin Line”
19. “Tusk”
20. “Never Forget”

Disc 2: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions

1. “Think About Me” (Single Remix)
2. “That’s All For Everyone” (Remix)
3. “Sisters Of The Moon” (Remix)
4. “Not That Funny” (Single Remix)
5. “Sara” (Single Edit)
6. “Walk A Thin Line” (Song #3 – 03/13/79)
7. “Honey Hi” (Alternate Version – 10/18/78)
8. “Storms” (Alternate Version – 11/30/78)
9. “Save Me A Place” * (2nd Version -10/10/78)
10. “Never Make Me Cry” (Version – 04/17/79)
11. “Out On The Road” (aka “That’s Enough For Me” – Demo – 12/19/78) *
12. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” – Lindsey’s Song #1 (Demo)
13. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (10/10/78 Version)
14. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (11/3/78 Version)
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (4/25/79 Version)
16. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (8/13/79 Version)
17. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (1/23/79 Version)
18. “Tusk” (Demo – 01/15/79) *
19. “Tusk” “Stage Riff” (Demo – 01/30/79)*
20. “Tusk” (Outtake Track – 02/01/79)*
21. “Tusk” (Outtake Mix – 01/23/79) *
22. “Tusk” (USC Version – 06/04/79) *

Disc 3: The Alternate Tusk

1. “Over & Over” (04/02/79) *
2. “The Ledge” (03/13/79)
3. “Think About Me” (02/18/79) *
4. “Save Me A Place” (10/18/78) *
5. “Sara” (03/10/79)
6. “What Makes You Think You’re The One” (02/24/79) *
7. “Storms” (06/02/79) *
8. “That’s All For Everyone” (10/20/78) *
9. “Not That Funny” (05/19/79) *
10. “Sisters Of The Moon” (11/12/78) 11. “Angel” (04/02/79) *
12. “That’s Enough For Me” (09/29/78) *
13. “Brown Eyes” (with Lindsey & Peter Green, 09/20/78) *
14. “Never Make Me Cry” (02/08/79) *
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” (11/02/78) *
16. “Honey Hi” (10/11/78) *
17. “Beautiful Child” (10/09/78) *
18. “Walk A Thin Line” (04/06/79) *
19. “Tusk” (07/19/79) *
20. “Never Forget” (06/29/78) *

Disc 4: Tusk Tour Live I

1. Intro (Wembley, 06/26/80)
2. “Say You Love Me”(Wembley, 06/26/80)
3. “The Chain” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
4. “Don’t Stop” (Wembley, 06/27/80)
5. “Dreams” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
6. “Oh Well” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
7. “Rhiannon” (Tuscon, 08/28/80)
8. “Over And Over” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
9. “That’s Enough For Me” (Wembley, 06/21/80)
10. “Sara” (Tuscon, 08/28/80)
11. “Not That Funny” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
12. “Tusk” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)

Disc 5: Tusk Tour Live II

1. “Save Me A Place” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
2. “Landslide” (Omaha, 08/21/80)
3. “What Makes You Think You’re The One” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. “Angel” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
5. “You Make Loving Fun” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
6. “I’m So Afraid” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
7. “World Turning” (Wembley, 06/22/80)
8. “Go Your Own Way” (Wembley, 06/22/80)
9. “Sisters Of The Moon” (Wembley, 06/22/80)
10. “Songbird” (Wembley, 06/27/80)

All live tracks previously unreleased

Tusk: Deluxe Edition 3 CD

Disc 1: Original Album Remastered

1. “Over & Over”
2. “The Ledge”
3. “Think About Me”
4. “Save Me A Place”
5. “Sara”
6. “What Makes You Think You’re The One”
7. “Storms”
8. “That’s All For Everyone”
9. “Not That Funny”
10. “Sisters Of The Moon”
11. “Angel”
12. “That’s Enough For Me”
13. “Brown Eyes”
14. “Never Make Me Cry”
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong”
16. “Honey Hi”
17. “Beautiful Child”
18. “Walk A Thin Line”
19. “Tusk”
20. “Never Forget”

Disc 2: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions

1. “Think About Me” (Single Remix)
2. “That’s All For Everyone” (Remix)
3. “Sisters Of The Moon” (Remix)
4. “Not That Funny” (Single Remix)
5. “Sara” (Single Edit)
6. “Walk A Thin Line” (Song #3 – 03/13/79)
7. “Honey Hi” (Alternate Version – 10/18/78)
8. “Storms” (Alternate Version – 11/30/78)
9. “Save Me A Place” * (2nd Version -10/10/78)
10. “Never Make Me Cry” (Version – 04/17/79)
11. “Out On The Road” (aka “That’s Enough For Me” – Demo – 12/19/78) *
12. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” – Lindsey’s Song #1 (Demo)
13. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (10/10/78 Version)
14. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (11/3/78 Version)
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (4/25/79 Version)
16. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (8/13/79 Version)
17. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” * (1/23/79 Version)
18. “Tusk” (Demo – 01/15/79) *
19. “Tusk” “Stage Riff” (Demo – 01/30/79)*
20. “Tusk” (Outtake Track – 02/01/79)*
21. “Tusk” (Outtake Mix – 01/23/79) *
22. “Tusk” (USC Version – 06/04/79) *

Disc 3: The Alternate Tusk

1. “Over & Over” (04/02/79) *
2. “The Ledge” (03/13/79)
3. “Think About Me” (02/18/79) *
4. “Save Me A Place” (10/18/78) *
5. “Sara” (03/10/79)
6. “What Makes You Think You’re The One” (02/24/79) *
7. “Storms” (06/02/79) *
8. “That’s All For Everyone” (10/20/78) *
9. “Not That Funny” (05/19/79) *
10. “Sisters Of The Moon” (11/12/78)
11. “Angel” (04/02/79) *
12. “That’s Enough For Me” (09/29/78) *
13. “Brown Eyes” (with Lindsey & Peter Green, 09/20/78) *
14. “Never Make Me Cry” (02/08/79) *
15. “I Know I’m Not Wrong” (11/02/78) *
16. “Honey Hi” (10/11/78) *
17. “Beautiful Child” (10/09/78) *
18. “Walk A Thin Line” (04/06/79) *
19. “Tusk” (07/19/79) *
20. “Never Forget” (06/29/78) *

*Denotes previously unreleased

Author: Buddy Iahn

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