2017 has at least one bright spot: the 40th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
To celebrate, DJs Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing are hosting what they describe as a “special birthday party.” Calling it a “Rumours Rave Show,” the first will take place in San Francisco, on the actual date, with the next happening in Los Angeles — and they’ve even got a London show lined up.
Roxanne Roll, in sending out the invitations for the shows, had some pondering to share on Rumours:
“Time alone is not the answer. Many an album has eaten itself in over-production and the weighted expectation of delivering after so much investment has fizzled many a spark. With the patient nurture of producers/engineers Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and not to mention Mick Fleetwood’s constant soldering of ‘The Chain’, Rumours was miraculously crafted without a hint of flab or facade. As a band they have an innate feel for a finished song which speaks to the higher power of a musician’s sense of intuition and ‘feel’. ‘I never did believe in the ways of magic, But I’m beginning to wonder why.’
We cannot better this album or its songs, instead we dive deeper inside its sounds, nestle in its hidden whispers and dance our way through the working parts. For you Rumours, we lovingly collage a home-made birthday card of remixes in appreciation.”
Want to hear more from Roxanne, on the history of the album, and its significance? Read more here.