50 Songs, 3 Hours 6 Minutes


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fmfanuk ,

Career-defining set from Fleetwood Mac that spans their 50-year existence

This career-spanning collection from Fleetwood Mac has been released as a single CD, three-CD set, 5-LP vinyl set, digital download and streaming edition and is a fine collection of songs that make up the career of Fleetwood Mac from the blues era of the late 60s, to the transition period of the early 70s, the later adult orientated rock era of the late 70s and 80s, to the final set of songs that make up the swansong of the band’s recording output. Each album is represented on this set, including one song from the 2013’s ‘Extended Play‘ release.

The set is chronological in sequence and most tracks have been remastered for this collection and sound extremely nice and bright. The highlighted of this set for me is the single mix of ‘Fireflies’ and the first-ever physical release of ‘Sad Angel’ from the 2013 ‘Extended Play‘ release, whereas most other tracks have been made available in remastered form on recent deluxe editions of Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk, Mirage and Tango In The Night, special mention should be made for the early to mid 70s songs that have also been remastered and should appeal to casual observers of the band who would not be familiar with these tracks.

The general packaging of this set is disappointing, there are some brief notes about the band from acclaimed music journalist ‘David Wild’ and rudimentary track info, but no lyrics, song notes or pictures of the band are included, I do have to wonder with the recent change in Fleetwood Mac personal that clearance for some images was being withheld, this is a huge oversight and miss for a career retrospective collection.

However minor criticisms put aside this collection is a nice set of remastered songs that allow the listener to immerse themselves in the changing world of Fleetwood Mac over the last fifty years, if you do not already have the semi-recent greatest hits collections The Very Best of Fleetwood or 25 Years: The Chain this is a fine addition to your music collection and even if you do, the early remastered tracks from the band’s career are a nice edition with this set.

impalila ,

Fleetwood mac 50yrs don’t stop

Fantastic album can’t stop listening to it

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