Fleetwood Mac, Rumors, Warner Brothers BSK-3010, 1977
The good news about some landmark albums is that they sell in the millions and people get tired of them. True, you don’t really find Beatles albums in decent shape in bargain bins, but what became the best selling album of all time not long after it’s release is fairly easy to find. I may have overpaid for it at $4.
It is the classic album of the 70s. The hits are great, the non hits are great, they looked great, they sang great, they played great, so it deserved to sell in the millions. And it deserves a spot in every record collection. Thankfully for us bargain record shoppers, original owners like Mr/Mrs. Mitseff don’t always agree and toss out their once loved albums.
This decent copy even came with it’s original photo and lyric insert. These are always highly prized plusses to look for, and this one is in great shape. They’re rare because the are separate from the record and inner sleeve, and people usually either lost them or tacked them on a wall as a small poster.
The non-lyric side has a fun picture collage of the band doing everything you’d expect from a 70s rock band on tour. People are smoking funny looking cigarettes with abandon, there are some really big eyed smiling faces, and the candid photos often contain cans and bottles in the corners. The decent condition of this insert made me ok with a $4 splurge.
Unlike most 70s bands, Fleetwood Mac didn’t usually record a 11:37 version of, say, Dreams that the record company would edit down for the single. That’s both good, because what you hear in the album is what you know from 39 years of radio play, and bad because there’s no learning anything new from the album that you didn’t already know from the 45.
Cost $4, $953 Remainng