There were a number of people who thought this was their first album… Fleetwood…
Written by megarock on July 11, 2018
There were a number of people who thought this was their first album…
Fleetwood Mac released their tenth LP which was simply titled “Fleetwood Mac” on July 11, 1975. It was the band’s second self-titled album; the first was their 1968 album. Among Fleetwood Mac fans, the album is often referred to as the White Album. This is the first Fleetwood Mac album to feature Lindsey Buckingham as guitarist and Stevie Nicks as vocalist. They were brought in to replace Bob Welch who had left the band in late 1974.
The album reached number one on the Billboard 200 over a year after entering the chart, spent 37 weeks within the top 10, and more than fifteen months within the top 40. It launched three top twenty singles: “Over My Head”, “Rhiannon” and “Say You Love Me”, the last two falling just short of the top ten, both at No. 11. In 1986, it was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA representing shipments of five million units in the United States.
We know that the majority of our friends were familiar with Mac way before this LP came out. But as happens many times, when a group finally gets major top 40 airplay, there are those who think it is the bands first album.
Two questions: 1. Are you one of those who hadn’t heard of the band prior to this record? and B. Did you like the new sound of the band that started here or do you prefer older material?
Happy 43rd Birthday to the 2nd self-titled FM album “Fleetwood Mac”!!!