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Tusk (Deluxe) Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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|2. Can't Walk Out Of Here (The Ledge) (Previously Unissued)|
|3. Think About Me (Previously Unissued)|
|4. Sara (Previously Unissued)|
|5. Lindsey's Song #1 (I Know I'm Not Wrong) (Previously Unissued)|
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A liner portrait of the big Mac, then coming off the commercial bonanza of Rumours, shows them looking anxiously at guitarist, singer, songwriter, and de facto auteur Lindsey Buckingham, a moment given weight by the sprawling ambitions behind this 1979 double album. Buckingham's superb sense of pop craft had catapulted the once blues-based rockers into multiplatinum ubiquity, and he responded not with a safe return to form but with an invitation for his songwriting partners to chase their respective muses. Comparisons to the Beatles' White Album abounded and remain apt: Stevie Nicks twirls dreamily through extended variations on her crystal visions, Christine McVie turns in a reliably fine set of sunny pop-rock cruisers and tender ballads, and Mick Fleetwood and John McVie sustain their reputation as one of rock's most powerful yet deft rhythm sections. Buckingham provides the wild cards, in largely self-recorded plunges into his own skittish psyche, culminating in the massive title song, beefed up by the University of Southern California's marching band, but more cannily in dreamy music-box exercises ("That's All for Everyone") and sudden bursts of gonzo, fuzz-toned rock ("That's Enough for Me"). Better than its detractors thought upon release, Tusk was a brave platinum "failure" that actually charts where subsequent Mac and Buckingham projects would go. --Sam Sutherland --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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However, I must warn prospective purchasers (like me) who bought for the vinyl - initially promising with heavy 200 gm but oh it sucks the big one - if you listen first to the CD and then the vinyl, it sounds as if someone put a veil over the vinyl - muffled and there is no stereo separation, it sounds as if it is in mono, something has gone very wrong here. My first lp labels were switched for Sides 1 and 2. I couldn't finish listening to Side 1. I put on my old vinyl from release for comparison, and this sounded no better (if slightly worse, less immediacy to the soundstage). I am keenly interested if i got lemon vinyl or whether others have similar findings. Now i have a high end system - Acoustic Research LP1, Project Xtension 10 and Magneplanar 3.7 speakers but oh a disaster and far far away from an audiophile pressing. So disappointing.
Going back to my original thoughts on the album, I was a bit confused as well. The very personal nature of "Rumours" seemed to be gone, and the sounds were disjointed. It was the sound of a band in the first stages of fracture, and it was hard to swallow, because what had made "Rumours" so special was that the breakups of the band members' personal relationships unified their musical resolve. Almost three years had passed since "Rumours", and you could literally hear the three songwriters going in their own directions, and I swear I can hear remorse in the rhythm section, who could only watch as the band started its slow descent.
As time has gone by, though, I cherish "Tusk". To me, what makes it special is that the three songwriters were indeed their own people - in some ways, it's three solo albums intermingled. Buckingham was the adventurous one for sure, with first single "Tusk", "The Ledge", "What Makes You Think You're The One" and "Not That Funny" leading the way. Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie were somewhat less adventurous than Buckingham, but you can see their styles evolving. McVie was a pop princess, as evidenced from her past hits, but she put herself into Buckingham's production style, notably on "Think About Me".Read more ›
On "Tusk", Buckingham's unpredictable songs were mostly rhythmic numbers that were heavily influenced by bands such as Talking Heads; the title track, "Not that funny", "I know I'm not wrong" and "The ledge" were as different from Fleetwood Mac's usual songs as they could get, while more melodic numbers such as "Walk a thin line", "Save me a place" and "That's all for everyone" provided a soothing counter-effect. Still, for all the talk regarding the creative risks taken by Buckingham on his songs, one must admit that Christine McVie also provided songs that were just as different from what she usually wrote.Read more ›
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Well, it's Tusk and it's expanded and it's in a fantastic box. How could I not give it five stars?Published 5 months ago by Daniel Blais
Wasn't what I expected at all not happy. Also, I was extremely disappointed I had to pay for shipping, and to Canada. Will not order from Amazon.ca again if that is the policy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D.C.