Reprise Records – 093624979357 (2022) US
The undisputed crown-jewel of the Fleetwood Mac catalog, Rumours has been certified an incredible nineteen times platinum and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. A rare effort that transcends genre, generations, and the personnel that created it, Rumours is quite possibly the definitive album of the '70s and unquestionably, one of the most vital rock LPs ever made. With classic rock staples galore such as "Dreams," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "You Make Loving Fun," "The Chain," and "Gold Dust Woman," Rumours reads like a greatest hits package. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and Co. simply make magic on every track. And while celebrated as one of the best break-up releases to enter the public realm, Rumours succeeds primarily because of the impeccable songwriting and passioned playing.