Win Big: a Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” Give-Away

Dave Grohl’s documentary on fabled California recording studio Sound City has been garnering a lot of attention lately. One of the classic albums that can trace some of its history to Sound City is Fleetwood Mac’s classic Rumours.

Fleetwood MacRumours remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It is perhaps not a surprise when one considers the classic hits that it contains, including “Don’t Stop,” “Dreams” and “You Make Loving Fun.” Heck, even “Silver Springs,” a b-side from the sessions, became a hit 20 years later.

To celebrate the album’s 35th anniversary, Rhino Records is releasing a special expanded edition of Rumours. In addition to the legendary album (plus the “Silver Springs b-side), the set includes a collection of live tracks from the subsequent tour and a host of outtakes from the recording sessions.

I, for one, love to see and hear how the music evolves from the original demos to the final release. In this way, this collection doesn’t disappoint. Listening to the demo of The Chain – just vocals and acoustic guitar – is chilling. One can hear Buckingham comment, “that was nice” at the end of an early romp through “Go Your Own Way.”

Want to listen for yourself? You can, of course, purchase a copy. Or you can win one here. We’re giving away a copy of the 3-cd expanded release, including the original album plus a disc of live tracks and a disc with selections from the recording sessions.

To win, post a comment with your favorite Fleetwood Mac song or lyric. A winner will be selected at random when the contest ends on Thursday, 28 February 2013 at midnight ET.**

**By participating in Twangville contests you agree to allow Twangville to post the winner’s name and city on our web site. We pass along the winning addresses to the record company or appropriate party for fulfillment. Twangville will not use your address for any other reason. Contest open to US and Canadian residents.

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  • Jack Ripple

    My favorite Fleetwood Mac song is ‘Go Your own Way’ – such a great song!

  • dalern63

    You Make Loving Fun is the best song ever!!!

  • Andrea Dyche

    I’m having a hard time picking just one song — it really depends on the day — but today I’ll go with “Never Going Back Again.”

  • Randall Paske

    I think I have to go with “Go Your Own Way,” too.

  • David Bryan


  • John Whitehead

    Tusk, and when Mr. Berger leads the USC marching band out I go crazy.

  • Carrie Shaheen

    My favorite is Rhiannon!!!!! I loved that song sooooooooooooooo much I named my daughter after that track!!!!!!

  • MCoven

    Time casts a spell on you, but you won’t forget me
    I know I could have loved you, but you would not let me
    I’ll follow you down til’ the sound of my voice will haunt you
    You’ll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you– when Stevie sings this I’m gutted, every time.

  • TN

    “back and forth lies unfurl, in the eyes the eyes of the world”-Eyes of the World

  • DPR

    So much material from which to choose. I will go with:

    Gold Dust Woman:

    “Rock on–ancient queen
    Follow those who pale
    In your shadow

    Rulers make bad lovers
    You better put your kingdom up for sale”

    Sweet Girl:

    “I chose to dance across the stages of the world
    Everyone said I’d never learn
    I still hear your words
    Well, I waited all my life for you
    I watched you fly across the world in a golden ball
    Many of the cities, I never saw at all

    Sometimes I think I was always on-call
    Sometimes even I am allowed to fall
    He says, come down here for a minute…Sweet Girl…”

    Silver Springs

    “You could be my silver spring….
    Blue-green..colors flashin’
    I would be your only dream…..
    Your shinin’ autumn….ocean crashin’….”

    As Honorable Mention, would have been intrigued to see what Fleetwood Mac would have done with two songs that Stevie Nicks released solo: “After The Glitter Fades” and “The Highwayman”.

  • Peter Church

    Go your own way

  • jason fiske

    Landslide is my favorite

  • Camille Eiseman

    Tusk, Second Hand News or Oh Daddy….

  • TWM

    Rumours is timeless and an Americana classic – mixing elements of rock, country, and pop. Hard choice, but I’ll go with the b-side track off of that album, ‘Silver Spring’

  • Johnny Saskatunes

    Players only love you when they’re playin’

  • kim

    The Chain (damn your love/damn your lies :)

  • Tom Osborne

    Twangville congratulates Randy Hergott of Saskatoon SK, Canada, the winner of our Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” give-away.