In his review for Rolling Stone , Stephen Holden emphasized the experimental nature of the album, with comparisons to the Beatles' White Album : "Like The White Album , Tusk is less a collection of finished songs than a mosaic of pop-rock fragments by individual performers. Though the album sold four million copies worldwide, and earned a Grammy nomination in for its art design in the category "Best Album Package", the band's record label deemed the project a failure, laying the blame squarely with Buckingham considering the comparatively huge sales of Rumours and the album's unprecedented recording expense.
A 2-disc remastered version of the album was released in , featuring the entire, unedited version of the original album on the first disc and various demos, outtakes and alternative versions on the second disc. A 5-CD deluxe edition featuring many unreleased demos, live tracks and an Alternate Tusk was released on December 4, Another alternative version of Tusk was released on Record Store Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the Fleetwood Mac album. Fleetwood Mac. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when Warner Bros. The Brooklyn Rail. Los Angeles Times : A Retrieved 24 March Mental Floss. Retrieved 3 April Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years of Creative Chaos.
All Time Top Albums 3rd ed. Virgin Books. Retrieved 2 April Fleetwood Mac: The Definitive History. Given that just the one disc of Rumours took so much time to complete, he realized that a double would be far more expensive in terms of studio costs alone.
The answer, Mick proposed, was to buy their own studio Ultimate Classic Rock. Stevie Nicks Info. Retrieved 18 September Fleetwood Mac UK. He said it without equivocation. He was stressed. At one point, Buckingham insisted that the band rent out Dodgers Stadium, and arranged to have the piece U. Buried somewhere in there is a riff that could have sold a zillion cassingles, had this been Buckingham funneled all of his disorientation into these songs. Tusk is, more than anything else, a document of that feeling and that process—of bewilderment turning into ambition writ large.
What happens when a complicated, wounded person grows exhausted and unimpressed by the commercial medium he took to naturally, maybe even instinctively, but no longer believes is important or curative? Monday Morning 2. Warm Ways 3. Blue Letter 4. Rhiannon 5.
Over My Head 6. Say You Love Me 2. Landslide 3. World Turning 4. Sugar Daddy 5. Second Hand News 2. Dreams 3. Never Going Back Again 4.
Go Your Own Way 6. James Thomas: The Buckingham tracks clash with everyone else's so much that I think he should have had one of the discs to himself. Tusk ain't bad but you're kidding yourself if you say it's better than Rumours.
Adam Ranger: A great album, Would have been easy to make Rumours 2 and sell another few million. But they got a little bit more experimental. Tusk is just a great track built around a drum track, total earworm.
The rest of the album is sometimes jarring in its difference from Rumours , but should be applauded for that I think. Matthew Joseph Hughes: Tusk is the perfect example of a man rebelliously wanting to maintain his independence and individuality within a relationship. I think that was his conflict with Stevie, and with Fleetwood Mac. The album does well to expand upon the greatness of the white album and Rumours , with those classic FM songs, but also serves to distance Lindsey from the band, and perhaps open people's minds to a different sound.
I freaking love Lindsey's weird songs and manic guitar playing and love that the band even entertained the idea of releasing them. Rumours is great, but Tusk is a man skillfully cracking open the band, and himself, to reveal the insanity beneath the surface.
Their best albums sound like the perfect melange, like complete teamwork from the same mould. But listening to Tusk you hear two albums: one with perfect songs in the Mac tradition by Stevie and Christine, and one with nearly experimental songs by Lindsey.
Some of these are great but they don't fit to an album satisfying the fans of Rumours or the LP. Remember: You weren't able to skip the next song s in , you had to turn the LP, so it took a bit of patience to hear the whole, pretty different material. And concerning the selling success Tusk had two handicaps: 1 it was a expensive double LP 2 without any 1 singles. Last week, I admitted to hating Ozzy Osborne.
This week, hands up, I bloody love Lindsey Buckingham! Uli Hassinger: It's a great album, in no way worse than it's two predecessors. I especially like the more twisted songs of Buckingham. These songs spice the album up with faster rhythm. Without these breaks the album as a double album would be too boring and monotone.
Tusk is the best Pink Floyd track Pink Floyd didn't make. Overall there is not one bad song on it. The album is not so catchy as Rumours which explains that it couldn't catch up with the sales, but in my ears it's the better one of this two.
Jonathan Novajosky: That was, uh I'm not a huge Fleetwood Mac guy like a lot of others, but I still love Rumours and their other hits at least. I found Tusk to be baffling. Why are there twenty songs on here, six of which are under three minutes? It just comes across as very lazy and trying to force quantity over quality.