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Do you own Fleetwood Mac - Rumours?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by elgecko, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Part 7 in my "Do you own [insert album]?" series :p


    Rumours, released in 1977. Fleetwood Mac's eleventh and arguably greatest album. Generally accepted as the sixth best selling album of all time. Another treasure trove of classic rock radio fodder.

    I do not nor have I ever owned Rumours. I have a couple of loose mp3s but never bought the whole album. I like/love a bunch songs off the album...Stevie Nicks takes me to my happy place. However, I always felt that I could just turn on classic rock radio to hear them...they're played that much. I'm now listening to the whole album on Spotify and giving it the attention it deserves.

    Rumours skews into the soft rock/pop categories. I suspect it'll be in the lower end of TB ownership. Higher than Thriller and The Eagles: Their Greatest Hits but lower than Dark Side...I'll guess somewhere around 65%.
  2. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    I dont own any music anymore, just use ipod and computer to find what i want. So i always vote on past ownership.
    This album was in my library, but always found that i passed over the trendy radio hits because like you said it was overplayed on radio.
  3. I don't own it at the moment but I did own the LP back in the late 70's. IMO it is in the top 10 of greatest all around rock albums.
  4. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    But of course!
  5. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I own the CD. I didn't buy it when it was released (especially since just turning on the radio at that time would result in hearing at least one song from the album within a few minutes), but bought it at some point when I saw it on sale in the record shop.
  6. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I do own 'Rumors,' although it is a bit random: I loaded up on classic rock vinyl at the end of the eighties when CDs rendered records momentarily "worthless." Thus I got a couple of cartons of LPs for a nickel a piece. 'Rumors' was included in that lot, which also included a couple of double albums, like "Exile on Main Street," which went for a premium ten cents. I also picked up Fleetwood Mac's double LP "Tusk" for a dime in that lot, and I much prefer it to 'Rumors,' if only for the fact that radio has not played it into the ground.
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  7. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I do not own it. I do own some of the early Peter Green stuff though. I was never of fan of anything Fleetwood Mac did during the 1970s and 80s.
  8. Pearly Gator

    Pearly Gator

    Dec 10, 2005
    Do not have it on seedy. I have it on vinyl and cassette tape though.
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Yup, perfect pop. FWIW Christine McVie is rejoining Fleetwood Mac.
  10. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    WI, USA
    Hells yah. I learned to play bass primarily by learning John McVie bass lines by ear. I own almost every FM studio (only missing the two between TANGO IN THE NIGHT and SAY YOU WILL). Great stuff.
  11. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    WI, USA
    I hadn't heard that, very cool. I hope John McVie gets better soon. :(
  12. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    When the rainbow shaves you clean, you'll know. You will know.
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  14. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Ahh my top secret favorite album. Shhhh... Don't tell anyone!

    Actually, I can't stand "Don't Stop Thinkin' about Tomorrow" and "You Make Lovin' Fun" but I absolutely love everything else on the record. Yes, I own it on vinyl. I bought it back when I was pretty much just collecting punk records.
  15. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    No, but my mother did when I was growing up.
  16. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    One of my favorite albums of all time. Every track is a gem. Buckingham's guitar sense one the album is amazing.
  17. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Have it on vinyl....
  18. I used to own it on vinyl back in the 70s, but now I have it in MP3 format.
  19. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    when the rain washes you clean you'll know.
  20. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    No. I never had to own it myself to get regular and heavy doses of pretty much every song on it, between friends who owned it and its steady airplay on classic rock radio. But it is a masterpiece.