Set for release on Friday (November 26th) is Fleetwood Mac’s latest Record Store Day release — Alternate Live. The newly compiled 14-track double LP features tracks pulled from the Fleetwood Mac Live “Super Deluxe” release — including four tunes from the 1977 Rumours tour, seven songs from the Tusk tour, along with three from the band’s 1982 Mirage tour.
Christine McVie told us that the members of Fleetwood Mac are connected by a bond that transcends time and distance: [“I just think that there’s an inextricable chemistry between the five of us, which will never go away, because that just is what it is, y’know, until we’re 90 it’ll be there. No matter how far we go apart in our different spheres of music, when we get together, it’s just something that, y’know, sparks fly.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . y’know sparks fly)
Mick Fleetwood — the sole member of the group to have played in all its configurations — told us that being on the road is second nature to bands like Fleetwood Mac once they get into their groove: [“Once you’re a road dog, you’re a road dog. Elton John, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen — God knows, they don’t need the money, but they’re out there touring. Your whole adult life has been doing this, and once you get back into it for any length of time, I think the theory is that you actually really enjoy it and you say, ‘Well, there’s another stretch of someone wants to book the band.'”] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . book the band)