Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album (Paperback)

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Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album (Paperback)

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Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Grammy for Album of the Year. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the 25th greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation.

Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story, from endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks.

Tells the fascinating story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, written by the producer who saw it all happen:

  • Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's screaming match while recording "You Make Loving Fun."
  • The band's struggles with increasing success,
  • How the album almost never happened when the master tape nearly disintegrated
  • The incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass.
  • Includes eighty black-and-white photographs.

In 1977, Fleetwood Mac's members were guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, vocalist Stevie Nicks, drummer Mick Fleetwood, vocalist Christine McVie, and bass guitarist John McVie.

Making Rumours shows how Fleetwood Mac created one of the greatest albums of all time, amidst heartbreak, divorce, addiction, and betrayal.


Ken Caillat coproduced Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 album, Rumours, for which he won the Grammy for Album of the Year. He also produced the group's Tusk, Mirage, and Live albums, as well as their box set, The Chain. He has worked on albums with everyone from George Carlin, engineering his epochal Class Clown, to the London Symphony Orchestra. He is the father of Grammy-winning singer Colbie Caillat, and he produced her number one album, Breakthrough.Steven Stiefel has written several books, including contributions to two by LL Cool J. He also works as a magazine writer and editor. His fiction has appeared in the Georgia Review and McSweeney's.

Product Details ISBN: 9781683365907
ISBN-10: 1683365909
Publisher: Trade Paper Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 384
Language: English