July 25, 2012 – 11:02 am

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Nashville 1977 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN; May 21, 1977. Excellent soundboard.

This looks like a popular show and it’s thanks to nickslive who shared it on Dime in 2005. After seven years, it is still seeded today.

This is what nickslive noted:

This is a recent cassette transfer and the sound on it is outstanding. I think it’s the best sounding soundboard of the Rumours tour with Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie - and an upgrade from what I’ve previously heard of this recording. It’s a seemless recording meaning there are no cuts or edits between tracks. There is a very slight cut at the end of disc one, but it’s right at the end of Gold Dust Woman, no vocals are cut. There is also a slight cut in at the beginning of disc two, but again no vocals are sliced off. I have no info on who taped the show, but a big thanks to everyone responsible for getting this tape transferred - it’s a really great sounding show.

And this is Bob’s reaction in 2011 at lefsetz.com:

How can they be this good?

They’re not this good anymore. They’re doing it for the money. Stevie Nicks can’t hit the notes, Christine McVie doesn’t go on the road, Mick Fleetwood can still play but he’s devolved into caricature, but this is a recent phenomenon, the first reunion tour, when they had something to prove, before everybody was just in it for the cash, it sounded like this… still vital, more than that, life itself…

By the end of the “Rumours” tour it had become too much about twirling, but you can’t hear Stevie twist on this recording, that’s what’s great about music, it’s something you hear, not see. But it’s the immediacy that hooked me. There’s supposed to be a distance between 1977 and 2011. That’s thirty five years ago, the dark ages, pre the tech revolution. But listening to this CASSETTE is like encountering the Dead Sea Scrolls, it’s pure RELIGION!

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Disc 1
Track 101. Welcome (2.8MB)
Track 102. Say You Love Me (6.8MB)
Track 103. Monday Morning (5.3MB)
Track 104. Dreams (6.8MB)
Track 105. Oh Well (5.2MB)
Track 106. Rhiannon (12.8MB)
Track 107. Oh Daddy (7.7MB)
Track 108. Never Going Back Again (4.8MB)
Track 109. Landslide (6.2MB)
Track 110. Over My Head (5.7MB)
Track 111. Gold Dust Woman (10.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. You Make Loving Fun (7.0MB)
Track 202. I’m So Afraid (8.7MB)
Track 203. Go Your Own Way (7.1MB)
Track 204. World Turning (12.9MB)
Track 205. Blue Letter (10.9MB)
Track 206. Second Hand News (5.4MB)
Track 207. The Chain (12.5MB)
Track 208. Songbird (9.6MB)

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  1. 36 Responses to “FLEETWOOD MAC - NASHVILLE 1977”

  2. This is one of the absolute best live recordings you will EVER hear! It would be awesome to hear from anyone out there that was AT this show!

    Thank you, Big O!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Jul 25, 2012

  3. Not to hate on this hit machine, but the band devolved for me after “Kiln House” and became predictable pop-lite pablum after the advent of Buckingham-Nicks. Nicks voice, to me, is like the old saying ‘fingernails on a chalk board’. Give me the Peter Green band any day in any quality. One of the best live bands I ever saw!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jul 25, 2012

  4. hey russian assassin, i wasn’t at this particular mac show, but i saw them minus christine mcvie here in b’ham, al at bjcc arena in june 2003. they were good. be nice if bigo posted it. well you know i got a deal on a ticket on the street. $25 was better than $75.

    i was thinking of getting this, but i have two shows by them already. i like them, but i don’t listen to them all the time unlike zeppelin and or blue oyster cult.

    i’ve been getting some great molly hatchet shows and another new skynyrd show from asbury park convetion hall 7.13.77. it’s a good one but still not as good as cardiff, wales 11.4.75. it’s the best skynyrd show out there.

    hope you’re well.


    By Ed Saad on Jul 25, 2012

  5. Bob Lefsetz is all about hyperbole, but this is an exceptional show which captures the Mac at a pivotal point in their history, similar to when Led Zeppelin on their BBC collection played the then-new songs from IV. If you are interested in these, I’d gather them quickly. I’m surprised Warner/Reprise records has not chosen to release this exceptional set commercially.

    By Tony on Jul 25, 2012

  6. I saw this line-up/tour a few days later in toronto ontario canada on july 4 1977.

    The performers were loggins and messina, fleetwood mac and boz scaggs.
    I was mainly there to see Scaggs at the time who had a great r`n`b type big band, to me the Mac were not the band I grew up on and the version of Peter Greens Oh Well here sure proves that.
    This set sounds good but it doesn`t excite me the way the original lineup did.

    By sluggo on Jul 25, 2012

  7. Nick’s voice is as flat as a witch’s tit!

    By Unifaun on Jul 26, 2012

  8. I love the Bob Welch years too. Once Buckingham Nicks joined the band it became an extension of their first album (Buckingham Nicks). Just listen to it and tell me they didn’t change Fleetwood Mac into something else. This show is good though. Thanks for making it available!!!!

    By Webwar on Jul 26, 2012

  9. The best Mac live I have is the Live in Boston, 1970, a great 30 song concert that jams, jams, jams (yes, I’m a Peter Green fan as well).

    But, I also enjoy the later lineup, and have the 1977 “Live in Paris” (some call it “À votre santé”), and I never get tired of listing to that show.

    I just downloaded this concert, and will listen to it tonight.

    Thank you for the post! Love this site!

    By Daniel on Jul 26, 2012

  10. daniel, those three Boston Tea Party discs[officially released for those who actually still buy , ahem ] are awesome, tough to find now but worth the hunt.
    there is another good one recorded by their then roadie and tape engineer, ‘Dinky’ Dawson called Live Shrine.

    By sluggo on Jul 26, 2012

  11. Thank you Big O Amigos. Not really a Fleetwood Mac fan, but shot them live in the early 80s for a newspaper. Some cuts from this will go really well as soundtrack for me grilling some mesquite-marinaded sirloins this weekend for a very special lady. Have a great one. James

    By James on Jul 26, 2012

  12. fmac went to hell when nicks joined however they seem to peek out with that glimmer of wonder when christine sings and nicks shuts up like on songbird.
    back in 02 someone had compiled a perfect list of every song christine had sang with fmac since she had joined sent this to me and i was going to make a set of cds of just her songs. and then a cd of all songs since nicks joined but without her voice on them. someone who knows fmac intensely and who could compile this list for me (or someone else) and i could try this again. this list was in a computer that crashed and ultimately got lost forever. id love to try this again.
    somewhere on a hard drive i have 50 official fmac albums. this includes all solo etc. its a collection that i created about 4-5 years ago i believe.
    my preference is 67-72. but i also like 73 and 74. i like some of the dave mason material too. the second i hear nicks i turn it off. i like lindsay a lot. sadly he tends to go with nicks a lot.
    the christine mcvie show from reseda ca 83 fm brdcst was a great show. mick fleetwood even shows up for a minute.
    incidentally…Jeremy Spencer will be releasing his album, ‘Bend in the Road’ on CD on August 28.

    By darth on Jul 27, 2012

  13. Has any band ever gone through such a metamorphosis as Fleetwood Mac ?

    I mean besides the Doobie Brothers ?

    By sluggo on Jul 27, 2012

  14. Genesis. How about Rod Stewart? Hard to believe this is the same guy who wrote “Every Picture Tells A Story”.

    By Mark E on Jul 27, 2012

  15. good call.

    By sluggo on Jul 27, 2012

  16. just a note those who have the financial resources to buy (seriousl,y free downloading is an addiction hard to kick). The Boston Tea Party CD’s are easily found on Amazon as separate items at a reasonable price, but part 3 is the harder to find item at a higher price. These are the 2008 re-releases and not the 2001 box set.

    By narrow dog on Jul 27, 2012

  17. narrow dog, I saw some at a pretty reasonable price on ebay`s buy it now.

    By sluggo on Jul 27, 2012

  18. Thanks for the directions sluggo, vol 3 is the hard one to find at a resonable price.

    By narrow dog on Jul 28, 2012

  19. I love the Buckingham/Nicks period best by far….just so BigO knows there’s plenty of us fans out here too. Thanks for such a wonderful show.

    By Dave on Jul 28, 2012

  20. just yesterday there were a few volume threes on ebay at decent prices looks like they got snatched up.

    By sluggo on Jul 28, 2012

  21. I’m getting this just for “I’m So Afraid” the greatest song Buckingham ever wrote. Period. This version pales a bit in comparison to the one on the official live album (1980), but is still a good jam. And yes, I’m scoring the 2003 Boston set just for the nine-minute version of this song.

    p.s. Ed, you are SO right about BÖC. They are a staple in my own MP3 players as well. Rock on, bro!

    By golgo hakase on Jul 28, 2012

  22. as for metamorphosis goes.. stones. floyd. their sounds changed massively with line up changes didnt it? genesis? journey once perry joined. first 3 albums then he joined. massive change. van halen with roth/hagar.
    the band yes from progrock to pop in 1980/84 or so. still sort of progressive kinda but not like the 70s era yes. im sure there are others but these are the first 6 that come to mind other than fmac.

    By darth on Jul 28, 2012

  23. jefferson airplane/starship is another i left off. ufo changed heavily from blues psychedelic to hardrock and kinda heavy metal with a small line up change. and it may not be that apparent to many people but i hear it with jethro tull. they started out with a blues sound and changed after the first album to a more progressive sound. then after a couple more albums it changed again just slightly and became more song oriented and listener friendly. more accessible to a wider audience i think. with tull its very hard for me to explain exactly what i mean. but theres a definite change in their sound from how they started out as their line up changed.

    By darth on Jul 28, 2012

  24. Guys, seriously, you want metamorphosis? The MASTERS of changing styles have to be Neil Young and David Bowie. ‘Nuff said.

    By golgo hakase on Jul 28, 2012

  25. 707 morphed into 3 different bands, members and sound.

    The Kinks.

    Pink Floyd.

    By 4yrsnojob on Jul 28, 2012

  26. did the kinks sound change much from their beginnings to their later period? i mean i guess they were more poppy from 63-69 (im guessing on that latter year there) but then i still hear that pop sound without much difference in 73 74 75 76 77 80 84 etc. i dont see it ever changing. every now and then they have a song with a tongue in cheek message but still pop ditties. i always liked them but i think im one of the few (or many) who possibly didnt understand them. i got floyd and airplane but i cant help but think that there was a secret that kinks fans knew that i didnt. is there? share it with me. or is it really just fun pop songs?

    btw.. i mentioned floyd right after the stones. so there! never heard of 707.

    By darth on Jul 28, 2012

  27. golgo you are correct but that is a different thread, I was referring to bands that became something other than what they were through personnel changes.
    the most enduring artists recognize the need for change. btw ,you forgot Dylan.

    By sluggo on Jul 28, 2012

  28. darth, the two remaining molecules of my brain cells are bouncing against each other, so I’ll just try to explain best I can for now. In the 60’s they did a lot of the beatlesque sound, driving guitar or pop stuff, with simple lyrics (All day, and all of the night, You really got me now, etc. Then the writing got really verbose and the music got slower and a lot softer. It happened on an album with a funny/weird title. It turned me off and I lost interest in them. I think it turned the guitar bro off too.

    By 4yrsnojob on Jul 28, 2012

  29. darth, 707 fits with what sluggo was talkin about with that other thread, “bands that became something other than what they were through personnel changes”. A friend of mine was the lead singer in the first version of 707. They were originally with Capitol and ended up with Capricorn Records. They were from the late 70’s to about 81-82. Their first hit single was “I Could Be Good for You”. You can see a bunch of TV appearances on YouTube, mainly doing that song. The second version was about 81-85 or so, and didn’t have many hits. The third version was 86 and on and featured a female singer. For real fun, search for Megaforce. It was the name of their album, single and..action/adventure movie! It was about 1987 I think. The stars had tricked out motorcycles that could fire small missiles from the front, and rockets in the rear that one character supposedly is able to jump into the air chasing a jet plane…and caught it. Ha ha! That band was doing metal then!

    By 4yrsnojob on Jul 28, 2012

  30. Oh, forgot to mention that the first 707 band toured with KISS! Gene Simmons is still friends with the lead singer, and wanted to have him sing a couple songs with KISS in mid-August. However, my friend just had kidney cancer surgery and is still recovering at home. KISS is working on a DVD release of their world tour that 707 joined them on, and for the first time, 707 will also be included. Each song will be from a different concert from the tour, but will end up being the entire set list. I think it will be out by end of this year or early next year.

    By 4yrsnojob on Jul 28, 2012

  31. except for the years in question i woulda thought the name 707 was a play on the acronym for LOL but upside down. if the band came into existence say in the mid to late 80s for the first time id say clearly thats what they intended and just turned it upside down. i was very familiar with kiss and bands they had opening for them for most tours til about 78. then again in 80-86. i dont know how i missed this band. im totally unaware of them.
    thanks for telling me who they were. still doesnt sound like i missed anything important.

    so if i get what youre saying in so far as the kinks go.. they changed not in a way not that differently than the beatles did really. their music got kinda heavier but the beatles got more interesting and we can separate it into two batches the way they did with the red and blue period 62-66 and 67-70. wasnt that nice of them to do that for us? personally i prefer the blue period.
    the who and stones and beatles got to me where as the kinks didnt i guess. im a little younger than u. it took a bit but i prefer floyd and the moodies and the nice and the yardbirds and so on. the stuff from just a couple of years later i guess.
    but give me fmac and mayall and cream and airplane and the dead and tuna and nearly anyone who played woodstock and jimi and gosh.. keep in mind that my collection spans approx 3200 bands and artists. my fave era is 66-73 and if i extend it a little it will go later not earlier. thanks for writing to me.

    hey bigo - how about an amon duul II or ashra temple or a neu! or anything german electronic from 75-81 other than the 2-3 items u have given us please. mike oldfield did the opening ceremony and was a huge hilite yesterday how about something from him that isnt tubular. lol.

    By darth on Jul 29, 2012

  32. speaking of David Bowie, what is he doing these days.It is as though he dropped from the face of the earth.

    By sluggo on Jul 29, 2012

  33. Bowie is unofficially retired.

    By narrow dog on Jul 30, 2012


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Jul 31, 2012

  35. many people have said that he has either retired or is in semi-retirement. since a heart attack on stage in 2004 he has had quite a scare from it and so he took it easy but since then he hasnt recorded any new music since the ‘reality’ tour and now he just works in his office in new york and spends most of his time playing music with his daughter lexi and being with his wife iman. hes also working on putting out a book entitled object thats likely to come out next year.

    By darth on Jul 31, 2012

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