Live (Fleetwood Mac album)

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Live
Live album by Fleetwood Mac
Released December 8, 1980
Recorded 1977-80
Genre Rock
Length 90:00
Language English
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Fleetwood Mac
Ken Caillat
Richard Dashut
Fleetwood Mac chronology
Tusk
(1979)
Live
(1980)
Mirage
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]

Live is a double live album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1980. It was the first live album from the then-current line-up of the band, and the next would be The Dance from 1997. The album was certified gold (500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA in November 1981.[3]

Of particular note are three new songs — Christine McVie's "One More Night", Stevie Nicks' "Fireflies", and a well-harmonized backstage rendition of the Beach Boys' "The Farmer's Daughter". The latter two were released as singles, but only "Fireflies" charted. "Don't Let Me Down Again" is a song from the Buckingham Nicks album. Also notable are two Lindsey Buckingham guitar showcases. The first, "I'm So Afraid", was popular as a concert finale during this period. The second was Buckingham's take on former Mac guitarist Peter Green's signature number, "Oh Well" (originally a 1969 single release).

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Monday Morning" (Buckingham) – recorded at Tokyo – 3:51
  2. "Say You Love Me" (McVie) – recorded at Wichita – 4:18
  3. "Dreams" (Nicks) – recorded at Paris sound check – 4:18
  4. "Oh Well" (Green) – recorded at St. Louis – 3:23
  5. "Over & Over" (McVie) – recorded at Oklahoma City – 5:01

Side two[edit]

  1. "Sara" (Nicks) – recorded at St. Louis – 7:23
  2. "Not That Funny" (Buckingham) – recorded at Cleveland – 9:04
  3. "Never Going Back Again" (Buckingham) – recorded at Tucson – 4:13
  4. "Landslide" (Nicks) – recorded at London – 4:33

Side three[edit]

  1. "Fireflies" (Nicks) – recorded at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for crew and friends – 4:37
  2. "Over My Head" (McVie) – recorded at Kansas City – 3:27
  3. "Rhiannon" (Nicks) – recorded at London – 7:43
  4. "Don't Let Me Down Again" (Buckingham) – recorded at Passaic – 3:57
  5. "One More Night" (McVie) – recorded at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for crew and friends – 3:43

Side four[edit]

  1. "Go Your Own Way" (Buckingham) – recorded at Cleveland – 5:44
  2. "Don't Stop" (McVie) – recorded at Paris sound check – 4:05
  3. "I'm So Afraid" (Buckingham) – recorded at Cleveland – 8:28
  4. "The Farmer's Daughter" (Wilson, Love) – recorded at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for crew and friends – 2:25

Credits[edit]

Fleetwood Mac

Additional personnel

  • Ray Lindsey – additional guitar on "Go Your Own Way"
  • Tony Toadaro – additional percussion
  • Jeffery Sova – additional keyboards

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat, Fleetwood Mac
  • Live recording: Ken Caillat, Biff Dawes
  • Mix-Down Engineers: Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut
  • Live engineering: Trip Khalaf, Richard Dashut
  • Studio Recording Assistants: Carla Frederick, Rich Feldman, David (Dominguez) Ahlert
  • Mastering: Ken Perry
  • Art direction & design: Larry Vigon
  • Cover photography: Chris Callis
  • Collage photography: Sam Emerson, Chris Callis, Sharon Weisz
  • Mixed at: George Massenburg Studios
  • Digitally mixed and mastered by: Soundstream Inc.
  • Mastered by: Ken Perry
  • Disc cutting by: Capitol Records West Coast and Bob Ludwig, Master Disc East Coast

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 US Billboard 14
1980 UK Album Chart 31

Singles[edit]

Peak Date Single Chart Position Weeks
February 28, 1981 "Fireflies" Billboard Hot 100 60 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live (Fleetwood Mac album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Music critic
  3. ^ a b "American album certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Live". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac Live". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Fleetwood Mac Live in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go