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Rhino Records sets Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Mirage’ for deluxe reissue

Following last year’s deluxe edition of Tusk, Fleetwood Mac continues chronologically with the deluxe edition of Mirage. Available on July 29th, this new edition expands on the original album with newly remastered sound, a selection of rare and unreleased recordings, as well as the stories and pictures behind the album.

The set will be available in a deluxe box set containing three CDs, a DVD-Audio disc and an LP featuring the original album remastered plus B-sides and rarities, live performances and a 5.1 surround sound mix on DVD. An expanded two CD set will be available containing the original album remastered plus a disc of B-sides and rarities. A single remastered version of the original album will also be available with digital counterparts.

In 1982 Fleetwood Mac topped the U.S. Album Chart for five weeks with Mirage. Along with instantly recognizable smash hits like “Hold Me” and “Gypsy,” Mirage also features great album tracks like “Oh Diane,” a Top Ten hit in the UK, and “Straight Back,” a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Rock Chart.

The new deluxe and expanded editions of Mirage both include a second disc that has 19 tracks dedicated entirely to outtakes and rarities. Among the unreleased gems are early versions of several album tracks – “Empire State” and “Book Of Love” – along with outtakes for songs that didn’t make it to the album: “If You Were My Love” and “Smile At You.” There is also an unreleased cover of the Fats Domino classic “Blue Monday,” as well as the rare, extended mix for “Gypsy” that was used in the music video.

Exclusive to the deluxe edition of Mirage is a third disc that has more than a dozen live performances recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 U.S. tour. Along with early hits – “You Make Loving Fun” and “The Chain” – the collection includes performances of Mirage standouts like “Love In Store,” “Eyes Of The World” and “Gypsy.”

The DVD-Audio disc contains both the 5.1 Surround and 24/96 Stereo Audio mixes of the original album. The set also includes a vinyl copy of the original album.

Fleetwood Mac’s streak of five consecutive multi-platinum albums began in the Seventies and continued in 1982 with Mirage, the follow-up to the band’s 1979 double-album, Tusk. During the summer of 1982, Mirage topped the album chart and added to the band’s already impressive canon of hits with “Hold Me,” “Love In Store” and “Gypsy.”

BOX SET | 2 CD | CD

Disc One: Original Album – 2016 Remaster

1. “Love In Store”
2. “Can’t Go Back”
3. “That’s Alright”
4. “Book Of Love”
5. “Gypsy”
6. “Only Over You”
7. “Empire State”
8. “Straight Back”
9. “Hold Me”
10. “Oh Diane”
11. “Eyes Of The World”
12. “Wish You Were Here”

Disc Two: B-Sides, Outtakes, Sessions

1. “Love In Store” (Early Version)*
2. “Suma’s Walk” AKA “Can’t Go Back” (Outtake)*
3. “That’s Alright” (Alternate Take)*
4. “Book Of Love” (Early Version)*
5. “Gypsy” (Early Version)*
6. “Only Over You” (Alternate Version)*
7. “Empire State” (Early Version)*
8. “If You Were My Love” (Outtake)*
9. “Hold Me” (Early Version)*
10. “Oh Diane” (Early Version)*
11. “Smile At You” (Outtake)*
12. “Goodbye Angel” (Original Outtake)*
13. “Eyes Of The World” (Alternate Early Version)*
14. “Wish You Were Here” (Alternate Version)*
15. “Cool Water”
16. “Gypsy” (Video Version)
17. “Put A Candle In The Window” (Run-Through)*
18. “Teen Beat” (Outtake)*
19. “Blue Monday” (Jam)*

*Previously Unissued

Disc Three: Mirage Live 1982

1. “The Chain”
2. “Gypsy”
3. “Love In Store”
4. “Not That Funny”
5. “You Make Loving Fun”
6. “I’m So Afraid”
7. “Blue Letter”
8. “Rhiannon”
9. “Tusk”
10. “Eyes Of The World”
11. “Go Your Own Way”
12. “Sisters Of The Moon”
13. “Songbird”

Disc Four: 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD)

 

Author: Buddy Iahn

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