Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie: ‘We’ve got seven tracks for a new album’

Band recently reissued 1982 album 'Mirage'

Fleetwood Mac‘s Christine McVie has confirmed the band are working on a new album.

Though the band toured extensively through 2014 and 2015, with McVie returning to the fold for the first time in a decade and a half, they have not released a studio album since 2003’s ‘Say You Will’.

The singer said the band have already recorded a batch of songs and they are hoping to work on more in the future.

“We cut seven songs in the studio already for the start of a brand-new studio album, which we did probably nearer two years ago,” she said. “We shelved that temporarily and then went on the road and did the tour. And now, actually, I think we’re going back in, in October to try to finish it off. Stevie (Nicks) hasn’t participated yet, but hope springs eternal. She’s going on a solo tour at the moment.”

She also said that the band have plenty of material to choose from.

“Lindsey (Buckingham) and I, we have plenty of songs,” McVie told Rolling Stone. “There are tons more in the bag that we have yet to record. And they’re fantastic. So we’re going to carry on and try to finish the record. And then maybe if Stevie doesn’t want to be part of that then we can go out and just do some smaller concerts.”

When asked if they would consider playing without Nicks, she added: “As a four-piece, yeah. With a view of doing a huge world tour after that, with Stevie.”

Nicks recently shared her thoughts on the possibility of Fleetwood Mac heading back into the recording studio which at the time, seemed uncertain.

“Is it possible that Fleetwood Mac might do another record? I can never tell you yes or no, because I don’t know. I honestly don’t know,” she added. “It’s like, do you want to take a chance of going in and setting up in a room for like a year [to record an album] and having a bunch of arguing people? And then not wanting to go on tour because you just spent a year arguing?”

They recently reissued their 1982 album ‘Mirage’. The deluxe remastered version of the LP includes a three-CD and DVD set with a disc of B-sides, titled ‘Outtakes And Sessions’ as well as a live collection culled from two nights at the LA Forum in October 1982 on the ‘Mirage’ tour. The package is completed by a vinyl copy of the album and a DVD in 5.1 surround sound, as well as a booklet with extensive liner notes and photos from the era.
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