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July 27, 2016

Fleetwood Mac – Mirage (1982) – Lp

by Record Facts

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

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Artist:  Fleetwood Mac
Title:  Mirage
Year:  1982
Format:  LP
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  WB 56952

Mirage is the 13th studio album by Fleetwood Mac, released on June 18, 1982. Following a hiatus of over a year after the completion of the worldwide Tusk tour, the band temporarily relocated to Château d’Hérouville in France to record a new album. By this time Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had each commenced a solo career.

Mirage found the band venturing further into radio-friendly soft rock than it had in any of its previous incarnations. It stood in stark contrast to its highly experimental predecessor, 1979’s Tusk. Mirage yielded several hit singles: “Hold Me“, “Love in Store“, “Oh Diane” and “Can’t Go Back“.

The Stevie Nicks composition “Gypsy” was the second single from the album and was accompanied by a lengthy video, the highest-budget music video ever produced at the time, directed by Russell Mulcahy, and was the very first “World Premiere Video” on MTV in 1982. 

Of the other two compositions from Stevie Nicks on the album, “That’s Alright” dated back to the Buckingham/Nicks days of 1974, whilst “Straight Back” was written in the winter of 1981 and referred to her separation from (then) lover, producer Jimmy Iovine, and the huge wrench she experienced having to leave her newly established and highly successful solo career to re-join Fleetwood Mac for the 1982 project.


Side one
1.  Love in Store  (3:14)
2.  Can’t Go Back  (2:42)
3.  That’s Alright  (3:09)
4.  Book of Love  (3:21)
5.  Gypsy  (4:24)
6.  Only Over You  (4:08)

Side two
1.  Empire State  (2:51)
2.  Straight Back  (4:17)
3.  Hold Me  (3:44)
4.  Oh Diane  (2:33)
5.  Eyes of the World  (3:44)
6.  Wish You Were Here  (4:45)

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