Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. It was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. Largely recorded in California in 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their eponymous 1975 album, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started.
About Rumours (album) in brief
Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. It was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. Largely recorded in California in 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their eponymous 1975 album, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The members partied and used cocaine for much of the recording sessions, and its completion was delayed by its mixing process, but was finished by the end of 1976. Rumours was an instant commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide within just a month of its release. It won Album of the Year at the 1978 Grammy Awards. It has sold over 45 million copies globally, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. In 2020, Rumour was rated the seventh greatest album of alltime in Rolling Stone’s list of the \”500 Greatest Albums of All Time\”. It has been certified 20× platinum in the US, and has received Diamond certifications in several countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia. In 2003, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2018, it has been selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, being deemed \”culturally, historically, or artistically significant\” by the Library of Congress. The album’s music featured a pop rock and soft rock sound characterized by accented rhythms and electric keyboards such as the Fender Rhodes or Hammond B3 organ.
All of the songs on Rumours reached the US top 10, and all of them were released as singles, all of which reached the U.S. top 10. The record’s biggest hit single, \”Rhiannon\”, gave the band extensive radio exposure. At the time, FleetwoodMac’s line-up consisted of guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood, keyboard player and vocalists Christine McVie, bass guitarist John McVies, and vocalIST Stevie Nicks. The group formed a company called Seedy Management to represent the band’s interests. Despite false reports, the band did not change its lineup before recording for a new album began in February 1976. Fleetwood has noted the \”tremendous emotional sacrifices made by everyone to work on a new record. In February 1976, Fleet Wood Mac convened at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, with engineers Richard Caill at and Richard Cailat. The new album was recorded with the intention of making \”a pop album\”, with a lower emphasis on the emphasis on lower emphasis. The songs \”Go Your Own Way\”, \”Dreams\”, \”Don’t Stop\”, and \”You Make Loving Fun\” were released in the UK and the US. In 2004, Rumours was remastered and reissued with the addition of \”Silver Springs\”, which had been excluded from the original due to tension within the band, and a bonus CD of outtakes.