Making Rumours

Making Rumours

The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

Book - 2012
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Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours , introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours --from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record ""You Make Loving Fun,"" ""Don't Stop,"" ""Go Your Own Way,"" ""The Chain,"" and other timeless tracks.

Tells the fascinating, behind-the-music story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours , written by the producer who saw it all happen Filled with new and surprising details, such as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's screaming match while recording ""You Make Loving Fun,"" how the band coped with the pressures of increasing success, how the master tape nearly disintegrated, and the incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass Includes eighty black-and-white photographs
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2012
ISBN: 9781118218082
Characteristics: xv, 362 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Stiefel, Steven


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Feb 05, 2013

It was a really enjoyable read. Fleetwood Mac has always fascinated me and Ken Caillat brings a technical view of the making of one of the most popular album of all time. Everything is there, the make ups, the break ups and most importandly, the music !

stephenbarden Dec 28, 2012

If you are a fan of Fleetwood Mac, you probably know most of the stories that have been told about the making of this seminal record. However, this book takes you behind the closed studio doors for a more detailed retelling.

If you have even a passing interest in music production or recording techniques, this is a must-read. Despite the (comparatively) vintage nature of some of the recording technology (Yes, they recorded to tape! No, there was no auto-tune! Editing was done with a razor blade!), there is still a lot of insight provided here.

My recommendation: Have the album on standby or immediately available so you can listen to the some of the musical or production elements that the author describes. It's highly revealing and intensely fascinating stuff.

4 out of 4 stars, for this reader.


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