Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album (英語) ハードカバー – 2012/4/10
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Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks.
- Tells the fascinating, behind-the-music story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, written by the producer who saw it all happen
- Filled with new and surprising details, such as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's screaming match while recording "You Make Loving Fun," how the band coped with the pressures of increasing success, how the master tape nearly disintegrated, and the incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass
- Includes eighty black-and-white photographs
‘A compelling insider’s account that should ensure you never again listen to Rumours in quite the same way.’ (Q Magazine, February 2013)商品の説明をすべて表示する
The pictures in the book should have been larger -- lots of them but even a magnifying glass doesn't help much. I would have liked to read more about Stevie & Lindsey but that's another book I wish someone would write.
I like this book much more than Carol Ann Harris's story of her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham. From reading Caillat's book, it's clear that Harris came in at the very tail end of Rumours but she writes as if she was in the trenches with them all along.
SERIOUSLY? She wants to play tambourine so you assume she got laid? I'm exhausted reading about how Caillat keeps trying to sleep with the secretary. Get it together! Your book reads like a college freshman student who thinks about sex all day.
I was never a big fan of this era of Fleetwood Mac, but dig the importance of this landmark recording. Plus I'm a big fan of "behind the scenes" stuff, in particular the technical stuff that goes down as well as the gossip and personality stuff. There was a good amount of both, but the more I read the more I began to tire of Stiefel's fawning and excuse making for the behavior of his heros here. Even more grating was his smarmy stories of seduction as he desperately tries to woo various young, hot recording studio employees.
Still, this is great look into the extent of excess and waste that record companies were willing to give up in hopes of a hit album as well as some glimpses into the inner workings and technical things that went into creating the sound. But man..the $$ spent just to appease some coked out, drunk egotists (renting concert halls and recording equipment for just a few bars in a song!) and the incredible amount of time and tape used to get the final takes on these classic songs was an eye opener. None the less, if you can get past the often whininess of the author, you won't be disappointed in this peek into the creation of what some still consider a masterpiece.