Fleetwood Mac to release deluxe reissue of ‘Tusk’

Box set due for release December 4

Fleetwood Mac are to release a lush reissue of their 1979 double album ‘Tusk’.

The forthcoming deluxe edition will be spread across five CDs, two LPs and one DVD, and will include remastered music, an alternate version of the complete album featuring session outtakes – most of which have never been released – as well as a number of demos and remixes.

As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, live recordings recorded in London, St Louis and Tuscon are also included, as well as a booklet with liner notes and new interviews. The set is due out December 4.

Fleetwood Mac’s reunited ‘Tusk’-era lineup – Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks – are currently on tour. The group headlined the Isle Of Wight Festival earlier this year.

2016 has also seen two pensioners in Plymouth threatened with an ASBO by their local council after neighbours complained that they were playing Fleetwood Mac songs too loudly. Plymouth County Council have said they won’t take further action against Robert and Christine Fox, both 68, unless the complaints continue.

“I was annoyed that a neighbour of mine felt the need to report me and not come to me about it,” said Mr Fox, a retired lorry driver also known to blast Roy Orbison. “Apparently, I’m unapproachable. I’m so upset by all of this. We’ve never done anything wrong all our lives and now we’ve got all this to deal with.”