Heroes Are Hard to Find

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Heroes Are Hard to Find
Fleetwood Mac - Heroes Are Hard to Find.jpg
Studio album by Fleetwood Mac
Released 13 September 1974
Recorded July 1974
Studio Angel City Sound, Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Length 39:26
Label Reprise
Producer Fleetwood Mac, Bob Hughes
Fleetwood Mac chronology
Mystery to Me
Heroes Are Hard to Find
Fleetwood Mac
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (positive) [2]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars [3]

Heroes Are Hard to Find is the ninth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 13 September 1974. This is the last album with Bob Welch, who left at the end of 1974, and was replaced by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. It was the first Fleetwood Mac studio album properly recorded in the US as well as the first to enter the Billboard top 40 albums chart. The title track was edited and issued as a single but it failed to chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heroes Are Hard to Find" Christine McVie 3:35
2. "Coming Home" Bob Welch 3:55
3. "Angel" Welch 3:55
4. "Bermuda Triangle" Welch 4:08
5. "Come a Little Bit Closer" C. McVie 4:48
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "She's Changing Me" Welch 2:58
2. "Bad Loser" C. McVie 3:25
3. "Silver Heels" Welch 3:26
4. "Prove Your Love" C. McVie 3:57
5. "Born Enchanter" Welch 2:54
6. "Safe Harbour" Welch 2:32


Fleetwood Mac
Additional musician
  • Fleetwood Mac – producers
  • Bob Hughes – engineer, producer
  • Doug Graves – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – remastering
  • Nick DeCaro – horn and string arrangement
  • Desmond Strobel – design


Without a successful single to support the album, it still managed to peak at number 34 on the Billboard Top 200 albums, which at the time was the highest Billboard placing for any Fleetwood Mac album. The album also peaked at number 5 on the Billboard FM Action chart.[4]

The album achieved moderate success in Canada, peaking at #46 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top 200 34
Canadian Albums Chart 46


  1. ^ Heroes Are Hard to Find at AllMusic
  2. ^ Barnes, Ken (October 24, 1974). "Fleetwood Mac Heroes Are Hard to Find > Album Review". Rolling Stone (172). Archived from the original on November 21, 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Fleetwood Mac". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. London: Fireside. pp. 302–304. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 22 February 2012.  Portions posted at "Fleetwood Mac > Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1974-09-28). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.