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 rest of the book bounces between utterly irrelevant stories about his dog. And random girls. Caillat tries very hard to give the impression that he was a ladykiller. It's a little pathetic. He ends up coming across as a huge nerd.
Calliat also has a tremendous, enormous ego and is more than happy to give the impression that he was a Svengali that created Rumours using the random cast offs from a bunch of drug addled, sociopathic misfits. Reading "Making Rumours" is to know that Ken Caillat was the single most critical component of that album's creation. Caillat was clearly important, but he seems a little delusional here.
Finally, the book reads as a bit of a hit piece on Lindsey Buckingham. The back story is that the author sold his publishing company on the premise that he could provide insider info and interviews with the principle players. Buckingham asked the rest of the band not to participate, which obviously made Caillat's life difficult. This, in addition to the fact that Fleetwood Mac hasn't used Caillat in many years, results in a common thread of bitterness that runs throughout the book - manifesting most acutely against Lindsey Buckingham. Again, a little pathetic.
A great book when it comes to technical info. Some dirt to read, if you are into gossip, but the whole thing leaves a bad taste in the mouth. I regret buying it.
The book was interesting and I did enjoy learning much that I didn’t know about both the band and the recording process, but at times things seemed to drag on a bit. Much of what happened in this biography felt very repetitive, and I often found myself setting it down to take a break from reading things that were very similar to something I had read not long before. This is not to say that the book was boring, but parts of it just didn’t hold my interest so much as other parts of the band’s story.
If you are a fan of either the album or Fleetwood Mac, I would recommend giving this book a chance. If you are not interested in them or their music, then chances are this book just won’t be your cup of tea.
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Making Rumours contains three interlaced strands: creating the album; the band and their interactions; and the author's personal life during that momentous year. The ratio is something like 50-15-35.
The most memoirish sections of the book (e.g., Caillat's romantic experiences) are the least compelling—sorry, Mr. C—but they're easily skimmed, and they do help give a sense of the '70s music scene. Caillat is a pleasant-enough narrator that the book is easy reading.
His portrait of the band is engaging, mostly because of how the relationships affected the music, but also because he does well at conveying the different personalities.
Best are the musical and technical specifics Caillat gives about creating the album. Choosing instruments, miking, layering vocals, assembling guitar solos, and much more: the process was elaborate, and Caillat goes into extensive and welcome detail. Any rock musician who admires Rumours would benefit from reading how it was achieved.
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.