Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" performed by Albatross
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" performed by Albatross
Sweet Mate Music presents

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" performed by Albatross

with special guest Greg Brenton
Lyric's Underground (Maylands, WA)
Saturday, 12 June 2021 7:30 PM
33 days away
18 Plus
Rock
POP

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Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" performed by Albatross at Lyric's Underground (Maylands, WA) on Saturday, 12 June 2021
Don't miss a return visit from some of Perth's best musicians taking you through one history's greatest albums. This one sold out last time!

Sophie Foster - Vocals
Steve Hensby - Vocals and Guitar
Elysia Murphy - Vocals and Keys
Rick Webster - Guitar
Josh Dyson - Bass
Greg Brenton - Drums

Upon its release in 1977, Rumours, now reissued as a 4xCD/DVD/LP box set featuring live recordings, alternate mixes, and studio outtakes, became the fastest selling LP of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height. Its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon and also set a template for pop with a gleaming surface that has something complicated, desperate, and dark resonating underneath.
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours would never be just an album. Upon its release in 1977, it became the fastest-selling LP of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height, and its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon. The million-dollar record that took a year and untold grams to complete became a totem of 1970s excess, rock'n'roll at its most gloriously indulgent. It was also a bellwether of glimmering Californian possibility, the permissiveness and entitlement of the 70s done up in heavy harmonies. By the time it was made, the personal freedoms endowed by the social upheaval of the 60s had unspooled into unfettered hedonism.

As such, it plays like a reaping: a finely polished post-hippie fallout, unaware that the twilight hour of the free love era was fixing and there would be no going back.