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I admit I don't have a clue what these guys were up to with regards to releasing this album (is it a full cover of the original Fleetwood Mac album?) but shouldn't this page be about the Fleetwood Mac release, with mention of Camper Van Beethoven, whoever they are, releasing... whatever it is they released? nknight 17:13 Dec 31, 2002 (UTC)

I'd say it should be about the original.. Fleetwood Mac was first. If anything, this artist could get a mention at the bottom of the FM tusk article - or maybe as part of the article itself. -Jazz77

Done. Something about it seems a bit off, though. Perhaps I shouldn't try rewriting articles so soon after waking up :). nknight 06:46 Jan 1, 2003 (UTC)

Move?[edit]

Camper van Beethoven released an album by this same name several years ago. I move that this article be moved to reflect the difference. --ZekeMacNeil 17:59, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Moved to where, exactly? And why? Their release is just a cover of the original, and is mentioned at the bottom of the page. -- nknight 05:08, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

As much as I enjoy the flowing prose that currently graces the article, someone (with knowledge of the album) should rewrite so it's a little more objective.ProfessorFokker 07:00, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Bonus tracks of reissue[edit]

Would it not be of good taste to include information on bonus material of remaster? It makes good sense if we want to give information on the songs of band.

Drug use[edit]

Anyone think it would be worth mentioning Lindsey's well-known cocaine use during the time this album was recorded? I think it might be worth mentioning, since it definately influenced his erratic and fast-paced songwriting style on the album. Thoughts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tprayx (talkcontribs) 20:14, 28 September 2007 (UTC)


Moving un-cited trivia section here[edit]

I've moved the trivia section here. Trivia sections are discouraged, but can be permitted (Wikipedia:Trivia sections).

However, more importantly, nothing in this section is cited, which is not permitted (WP:VERIFY).
Please add good cites for everything in this section before returning it to the article.

- Tusk Trivia -

Mick Fleetwood has revealed in his autobiography that the album and title track are named after his penis. When Stevie Nicks was told of the decision to call the album 'Tusk', she was reportedly 'horrified'. Nicks had enjoyed a brief love affair with Fleetwood during the making of the album.

The unusual title track, "Tusk", featuring the University of Southern California's Spirit of Troy marching band, proved to be a big hit, reaching both the US and UK Top 10. It started life as a jam between Buckingham and Fleetwood on the Rumours tour as part of the soundcheck. The accompanying promotional film shot at Dodger Stadium was often played as a fill-in segment by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV channels during the 1980s (the single had enjoyed its highest international chart placing in Australia, peaking at #3 in the singles charts).re

The project had apparently made some record executives nervous, not only for its million-dollar production budget, but the label had expected a similar formula to that which had made Rumours so successful. The luxurious packaging and product that resulted did top the UK album charts on 10 November 1979 and reached #4 in the US, and although a commercial success, the album failed to reach the heights of Rumours. Warner Bros attributed this to the record being "over produced" by Buckingham, making it less commercially viable.[citation needed] However, Fleetwood himself stated that matters were not helped by a major US radio station playing all 20 of the tracks in their entirety just prior to the album's release, thus allowing for home taping.[citation needed]

A VHS cassette was released by Warner Bros. in 1980 featuring rare studio outtakes from the Tusk sessions and concert footage from the Tusk tour. Never released on DVD to date, copies of the tape now command very high prices on ebay.

A remastered and expanded version of the album (featuring 41 tracks) was released on a double CD in 2004. The first disc is the complete 20-track album (with the full length version of "Sara", which had been edited for the original CD release of the album due to running time constraints on earlier compact discs). The second disc features a collection of demo tracks, alternative cuts and other rarities from the Tusk sessions, including the 9-minute 'cleaning lady' demo of "Sara".

In 1986, the group Camper Van Beethoven re-recorded Tusk in its entirety, publicly releasing the project in 2002.

-- Writtenonsand (talk) 20:06, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Useful material?[edit]

Removed from Compact disc and may be useful here --Kvng (talk) 02:51, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Another example is the original late-1980s Warner Bros. Records reissue of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk album, which replaced the long album version of "Sara" with the shorter single version. Enough complaints were lodged to eventually convince Warner Bros. to remaster the album in the mid-1990s with the original contents intact.[1]

Recent Vinyl Only Releases of Live Tracks and Alternate Tusk[edit]

How should the recent release of 'In Concert' on vinyl that was taken from the recent deluxe release be handled on this page and within the wider Fleetwood Mac discography, same for the up and coming Alternate Tusk vinyl edition that will be released on Record Store Day 2016? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fmfanuk (talkcontribs) 14:39, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

We'll probably mention it near the end of the lead section. Since "Dragonfly" charted with the help of Record Store day, I'm sure 'Tusk' we'll find similar success too. Dobbyelf62 (talk) 02:19, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

UK Year End Chart[edit]

Tusk was the [[1]] Best Selling Album of 1979 in the UK (Coachtripfan (talk) 13:31, 27 September 2016 (UTC))

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  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Tusk [Expanded] Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-21.