Heroes Are Hard to Find
|Heroes Are Hard to Find|
|Studio album by Fleetwood Mac|
|Released||13 September 1974|
|Producer||Fleetwood Mac, Bob Hughes|
|Fleetwood Mac chronology|
|Rolling Stone||(positive) |
|Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Heroes Are Hard to Find is the ninth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 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.
|1.||"Heroes Are Hard to Find"||Christine McVie||3:35|
|2.||"Coming Home"||Bob Welch||3:55|
|5.||"Come a Little Bit Closer"||C. McVie||4:48|
|1.||"She's Changing Me"||Welch||2:58|
|2.||"Bad Loser"||C. McVie||3:25|
|4.||"Prove Your Love"||C. McVie||3:57|
- Bob Welch – guitar, vocals, vibraphone
- Christine McVie – keyboards, vocals, ARP String Ensemble
- John McVie – bass guitar
- Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
- Producers: Fleetwood Mac, Bob Hughes
- Engineers: Doug Graves, Bob Hughes
- Assistant engineer: Doug Graves
- Remastering: Lee Herschberg
- Horn arrangements: Nick DeCaro
- String arrangements: Nick DeCaro
- Design: Desmond Strobel
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.
The album achieved moderate success in Canada, peaking at #46 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
|U.S. Billboard Top 200||34|
|Canadian Albums Chart||46|
|United States (RIAA)||None||425,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Heroes Are Hard to Find at AllMusic
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