Tusk

Performers Fleetwood Mac

Warner Bros. | March 23, 2004 | Compact Disc

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In the spring of 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued as remastered expanded editions Fleetwood Mac's first three albums with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Tusk restores "Sara" to its original running length (on the previous CD edition, it was offered in a truncated single edit in order to fit the whole album on one disc), and is given a bonus disc with 21 tracks, which is longer than the original double album. Of these, two are previously released single versions of "Think About Me" and "Sisters of the Moon," and of the remaining 19 tracks, only two are previously unheard songs -- and both of those are covers, of Jorge Calderon's "Kiss and Run" and the Beach Boys' "Farmer's Daughter" (the former is a rough studio jam, the latter is polished and very good). The rest of the bonus disc contains demos, alternate takes, and working versions of songs from Tusk. Unlike the Rumours bonus disc, where the alternate takes often sounded like unpolished versions of the final takes, these are often really rough takes, which makes them more interesting listens. What's particularly fascinating is to hear several of Buckingham's songs develop from these demo and alternates to the finished versions on the album. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" is singled out with no less than three versions, and it's compelling listening to hear it grow and mutate from each take. Given that it consists of almost nothing but demos and alternates, the bonus disc is more for the historical record than for listening for enjoyment, but it does offer considerably valuable insight into the creation of the great, unwieldy album that is Tusk, which is what makes this one of the finest expanded reissues of a classic record yet released. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 23, 2004

Genre: General

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1979

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 081227388324

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Tusk

Tusk

Performers Fleetwood Mac

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 23, 2004

Genre: General

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1979

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 081227388324


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Over & Over --
2.Ledge, The --
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 --
0.DISC 2: BONUS MATERIAL: DEMOS, ROUGHS & OUTTAKES: --
1.One More Time (Over & Over) --
2.Can't Walk Out Of Here (The Ledge) --
3.Think About Me --
4.Sara --
5.Lindsey's Song #1 (I Know I'm Not Wrong) --
6.Storms --
7.Lindsey's Song #2 (That's All For Everyone) --
8.Sisters Of The Moon --
9.Out On The Road (That's Enough For Me) --
10.Brown Eyes --
11.Never Make Me Cry --
12.Song #1 (I Know I'm Not Wrong) --
13.Honey Hi --
14.Beautiful Child --
15.Song #3 (Walk A Thin Line) --
16.Come On Baby (Never Forget) --
17.Song #1 (I Know I'm Not Wrong) - (alternate) --
18.Kiss And Run --
19.Farmer's Daughter --
20.Think About Me - (single version) --
21.Sister Of The Moon - (single version) --

Editorial Notes

In the spring of 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued as remastered expanded editions Fleetwood Mac's first three albums with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Tusk restores "Sara" to its original running length (on the previous CD edition, it was offered in a truncated single edit in order to fit the whole album on one disc), and is given a bonus disc with 21 tracks, which is longer than the original double album. Of these, two are previously released single versions of "Think About Me" and "Sisters of the Moon," and of the remaining 19 tracks, only two are previously unheard songs -- and both of those are covers, of Jorge Calderon's "Kiss and Run" and the Beach Boys' "Farmer's Daughter" (the former is a rough studio jam, the latter is polished and very good). The rest of the bonus disc contains demos, alternate takes, and working versions of songs from Tusk. Unlike the Rumours bonus disc, where the alternate takes often sounded like unpolished versions of the final takes, these are often really rough takes, which makes them more interesting listens. What's particularly fascinating is to hear several of Buckingham's songs develop from these demo and alternates to the finished versions on the album. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" is singled out with no less than three versions, and it's compelling listening to hear it grow and mutate from each take. Given that it consists of almost nothing but demos and alternates, the bonus disc is more for the historical record than for listening for enjoyment, but it does offer considerably valuable insight into the creation of the great, unwieldy album that is Tusk, which is what makes this one of the finest expanded reissues of a classic record yet released. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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