Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
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Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
Despite having extra large shoes to fill as the follow-up to the group's landmark 1977 release Rumours and an unprecedented $1 million recording budget, Fleetwood Mac's ambitious and experimental 1979 double album Tusk further showcases the songwriting prowess and musical direction of Lindsey Buckingham and their chart dominance with the title track and "Sara."
Drawing comparisons to the Beatles White Album for its artistic scope and sprawling nature, the wonderfully eclectic and drug induced Tusk may not have been as commercially viable as Rumours, which not many albums are, but it stands as a brave and uncompromising statement from a band with one of the most intriguing interpersonal dynamics of all-time.
And as Priya Elan of NME aptly notes, "The subversion of what was expected after 'Rumours' and the creative space it created also gave the band (and primarily Buckingham) reason to continue making music in Fleetwood Mac for the next decade."
1. Over & Over
2. The Ledge
3. Think About Me
4. Save Me a Place
6. What Makes You Think You're the One
8. That's All for Everyone
9. Not That Funny
10. Sisters of the Moon
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