1/15/2011

Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac 1975

Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Vinyl Album
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Vinyl Album
 Fleetwood Mac released its tenth album in July of 1975 and after a year on the charts reached number one on Billboards Album charts. This is the second album also titled Fleetwood Mac with the original released in 1968. 

John Mcvie is on the left holding the cane and sipping champagne and Mick Fleetwood, who is the tallest member of the band, is depicted as very short juggling the world with the band revolving.

Fleetwood Mac album back cover has a photo of the band inside a bathroom. Band members from left to right are, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, And John McVie.

At the bottom of the back cover: The song titles are listed in the first two rows, the band members in the third row, and the legal mumbo jumbo in the fourth row.

Side One: Monday Morning, Warm Ways, Blue Letter, Rhiannon, Over My head, Crystal.
Side Two: Say You Love Me, Landslide, World Turning, Sugar Daddy, I'm So Afraid.

The front side of the liner notes had the lyrics to each side. The biggest hit from the album was Rhiannon, sung by Stevie Nicks. The exact lyrics are below.

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her
She rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover..

All your life you've never seen
A woman - taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win...

She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark-
And when the sky is starless-

All your life you've never seen-
A woman - taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win...
Will you ever win..

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

She rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her
She rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover

All your life you've never seen
A woman - taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win
Will you ever win

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

Taken by
Taken by the sky (Repeat three times)

Dreams unwind
Loves a state of mind (Repeat three times)


Please not that the lyrics on the liner notes do not match up. Perhaps space was at a premium and the lyrics were condensed.

The back side of the liner notes contained the lyrics to the flip side of the album. Playful penguins were scattered on the page.

This album is a Warner Brothers Records, song selections published by Rockhopper Music, 1975.

This album propelled Fleetwood Mac to new heights of popularity. I remember in late 75 and 76 this album dominating the airwaves. It was also the time I got my drivers license and i couldn't wait to blast the 8-Track of Fleetwood Mac with the bass turned up high in my car.

Good times, good times,

Dreams unwind, love's a state of mind.



Fleetwood Mac Back Cover Art
Fleetwood Mac Back Cover Art

Fleetwood Mac Album Lyrics
Fleetwood Mac Lyrics

Album Lyrics




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8 comments:

  1. Orange You Glad1/16/2011 3:35 PM

    This is a great CD, every song was a keeper, a hit, love listening to this and the follow up, Rumors.

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  2. Great band. I had a thing for Stevie Nicks back in the day.

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  3. Nicks was hot, now, not so much. Music is great still today.

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  4. Yes, it is a good album, I remember playing Rhiannon with my base at full in my car. Good times....

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  5. She was hot, the wild gypsy type.

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  6. Agreed, music is still top notch.

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  7. It's actually reversed on the front cover (Mick is the one with the cane) :)

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