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Tusk

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Over & Over
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The Ledge
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Think About Me
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Save Me A Place
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Sara
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What Makes You Think You're The One
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Storms
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That's All For Everyone
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Not That Funny
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Sisters Of The Moon
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Angel
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That's Enough For Me
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Brown Eyes
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Never Make Me Cry
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I Know I'm Not Wrong
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Honey Hi
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Beautiful Child
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Walk A Thin Line
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Tusk
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Never Forget
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Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 72:14

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Barry Walters

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Award-winning critic Barry Walters is a longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, and many other publications. His interview with Prince a...more »

09.12.11
A radical, anti-categorical album that defined their discordance in musical terms
1979 | Label: Warner Bros.

Whereas ’77′s Rumours captured the reconfigured Buckingham/Nicks-era band cohering even tighter while personally unraveling, ’79′s Tusk defined the quintet’s discordance in musical terms. Christine McVie’s opening “Over & Over” couldn’t be more serene, but Lindsey Buckingham’s demo-quality “The Ledge” is rattled and rough, the sound of chart-topping smoothies thwarting expectations by embracing a New Wave eager to dethrone them. Featuring 20 songs across two vinyl discs, Tusk was created much like the Beatles’ similarly eclectic… read more »

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Decades later it only gets better

sylvania99

To paraphase Mozart when told that the public didn't like the taste of one of his operas: \"let them chew on it awhile.\" Tusk stands up well. \"Storms\" is an absolute gem. Rumor has it that Peter Green came in to play with Lindsey on that one. Teriffic album.

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Vintage Mac

karo43

My favorite Stevie song is on this album-Beautiful Child-awesome song thats not that popular but still brings tears to my eyes. I have this album when it came out when I was 12 years old and still love it!!! One of the best bands ever!!!

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transcends time

Dizzydi

If you are a true Fleetwood Mac fan then i don't need to tell you "THIS IS THE BEST COMPILATION FROM FLEETWOOD MAC EVER!" Every member of the band shines on this truly unique album; from the songwriting to the music. This album seriously is a study in itself of each member (individually) and the group truly working together in the studio. Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham never sounded better. Mick Fleetwood's Heart beat keeps time and shines through especially in the title song...and we even hear from John Macvey (a rare delight...and of course Christine Macvey never sounded better and her piano pieces are to be admired. Lindsay's spectacular guitar playing is out of this world. I could go on and on and "Over and Over" but you really must hear it for yourself. Since i was a teenager i loved Fleetwood Mac...after this album came out I was dizzzzzy with joy from what i had heard...definetaly my favorite album of all time to this day

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That's Not Enough For Me

Tabbycat

Tusk cost a million dollars to record (in 1979 money!) and it sounds like it was put to tape in a wet cardboard box 50 feet underground. It's the first signal to the crazyness going on - Lindsay's songs are downright unhinged. Christine both balances and compliments Lindsay's songs with her grace and style. Stevie floats by once and a while and mutters a spell under her breath. Works as all great 70's double albums do - the songs are more powerful when taken together than apart, and this is an album you will listen to for years and still hear new things. New crazy things.

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Masterpiece

ChicagoJam

Fleetwood Mac's finest, Tusk is a quixotic collection of songs that don't always wrap up neatly. It's open-ended quality turned so many away after the soaring success of Rumors and hysteric anticipation of it's follow-up. But to those who explore the velvety depths a sonic wonder waits. Lindsey gets giddy as he explores crazytown on The Ledge and Not That Funny and the sublime Brown Eyes is Christine at her finest. Perhaps emusic editors are too hip to notice the layers of texture and grace that comprise this masterpiece. Why else isn't it a pick?

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It's really grown on me

pixelologist

When it came out originally I recall being very disappointed. But as the years have gone by and the shadow of its predecessor has receded somewhat, I've come to appreciate it - or, more properly, parts of it - a lot more. I still prefer Rumours - it's headier and more concise - but the highs of Tusk measure up much better than I'd originally perceived. As far as this particular version is concerned, I wish that it included the original, full-length album version of Sara rather than the edited-for-single-release version found here. Other than that, though, I now consider Tusk a must-have for the collection of any Fleetwood Mac fan.

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