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Fleetwood Mac Releasing Deluxe Edition Of ‘Mirage’

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Coming on July 29th is the deluxe and expanded version of Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 chart-topping Mirage collection. The album, which was released on June 18th, 1982, was the group’s first studio set of the decade and topped the album charts for five straight weeks. Mirage, which was released in the wake of Stevie Nicks’ 1981 solo breakthrough, Bella Donna, was pushed by constant airplay of its first two singles and videos — Christine McVie’s “Hold Me” and Nicks’ “Gypsy.” A third song from the set, McVie’s opening track “Love In Store” stalled at Number 22. In Britain, Lindsey Buckingham’s neo-rockabilly track, “Oh Diane” was released as a single and scored the band its only Top 10 hit off the album there, when it peaked at Number Nine.

The newly expanded version of Mirage, features the remastered original 1982 album, a second disc of 19 alternate versions and outtakes, along with a third disc featuring highlights from the band’s brief U.S. tour in support of the album.

Lindsey Buckingham told us that in terms of his songs, he considers himself to be more of a record maker than a conventional songwriter: “I do not necessarily consider myself to never a ‘writer’ in the sense that say, Burt Bacharach is a writer, where he sits down at a piano and comes up with a complete melody and Hal David comes up with a complete set of lyrics — and that’s it — y’know, the song stands on its own. But my whole. . . the way that I look at myself is that I am not a writer in that sense. I am a stylist.”
“Blue Monday”

Disc Three: Mirage Live 1982:
“The Chain”
“Love In Store”
“Not That Funny”
“You Make Loving Fun”
“I’m So Afraid”
“Blue Letter”
“Eyes Of The World”
“Go Your Own Way”
“Sisters Of The Moon”

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