|Format:||2 x LP 45RPM|
Cover: NM (M-)
Record: NM (M-)
|Genre:||Pop , Rock U|
Very smart clean double 45rpm album housed in a gatefold cover.
Rumoursis the eleventh studio album by the British-AmericanrockbandFleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band withKen CaillatandRichard Dashutand was released on 4 February 1977 byWarner Bros. Records. The record reached the top of both the United StatesBillboardchartand theUnited Kingdom Albums Chart. The songs "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams", "Don't Stop", and "You Make Loving Fun" were released assingles.Rumoursis Fleetwood Mac's most successful release; along with winning theGrammy Award for Album of the Yearin 1978, the record has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of thebest-selling albums of all time.Rumourshas received diamond certifications in several countries, including the US, Canada, and Australia.
The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of the 1975 recordFleetwood Mac, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. TheRumoursstudio sessions were marked by hedonistic behaviour and interpersonal strife between Fleetwood Mac members; these experiences shaped the album's lyrics. Influenced by pop music, the record's tracks were recorded using a combination of acoustic and electric instruments. Themixingprocess delayed the completion ofRumours, but was finished by the end of 1976. Following the album's release in 1977, Fleetwood Mac undertook worldwide promotional tours.
Rumoursgarnered widespread critical acclaim. Praise centred on its production quality andharmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists. The record has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres. Often considered Fleetwood Mac's best release, it has featured in several publications' lists of the best albums of the 1970s and the best albums of all time. In 2004,Rumourswasremasteredand reissued with the addition of an extra track and a bonus CD ofouttakesfrom the recording sessions. A three-CD reissue of the album was released by Warner Brothers on 29 January 2013. The set included outtakes of songs and concert tracks the band played while on tour in 1977.