Live (Fleetwood Mac album)

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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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]
MusicHound 2.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[4]

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.[5]

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


Fleetwood Mac

Additional personnel

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


  • 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



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


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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Live (Fleetwood Mac album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Music critic
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (2nd ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 434. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
  4. ^ "Fleetwood Mac: Album Guide". Archived from the original on November 1, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac Live". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Fleetwood Mac Live in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search