January 21, 2023 – 6:43 am

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CHRISTINE McVIE R.I.P. 1943 - 2022

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie has died on November 30 at the age of 79, her family has said. A statement on Facebook said: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death.

“She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”

The British American rock band, founded in London in 1967, sold more than 100m records worldwide, making them one of the most successful groups ever. Their best-known songs include Dreams, Go Your Own Way and Everywhere.

The band paid tribute to the singer-songwriter McVie in a statement on Wednesday night following news of her death. “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure.”

The statement on Twitter continued: “She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.

“We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Despite its tumultuous history, Fleetwood Mac became one of the best-known rock bands of the 1970s and 80s, comprising Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, as well as Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

Nicks posted a handwritten note on Instagram to pay tribute. “A few hours ago I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975 had passed away,” she wrote. “I didn’t even know she was ill… until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London - but we were told to wait.”

Fleetwood wrote that McVie had “left us earthbound folks to listen with bated breath to the sounds of that ‘songbird’… reminding one and all that love is all around us to reach for and touch in this precious life that is gifted to us. Part of my heart has flown away today.”

McVie’s death comes two years after Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green died at the age of 73. - theguardian.com

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Wallingford 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Trod Nossel Studio, Wallingford, Connecticut; September 23, 1975. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to debuchinman for sharing the show at Dime.

debuchinman noted:

Combination of four different source recordings. This show has circulated widely but all versions I’ve heard have been incomplete - missing either the beginning or the end. And because most recordings are from rebroadcasts, they do not include the opening announcer from the original broadcast.

The content was rebroadcast in many forms, with and without some of the applause and spoken intros. In fact some spoken intros were re-recorded before rebroadcast to rework statements like “from our new album” when it wasn’t new anymore.

The quality is very good to excellent FM, with tape hiss and minor FM transmission noise in some spots but nothing too bothersome. The minor glitches that were previously in the song transitions have been cleaned up. Some major dropouts in “Oh Well” and Green Manalishi” now are spliced from one of the alternate sources, etc.

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Combination of 4 unknown lineage FM sources - 1 CD received in trade, 2 cassettes received in trade and a 4th source downloaded from Dime, sourced from the “Who’s The New Girl” bootleg CD.
Original broadcast: WPLR-FM, New Haven Connecticut.
Primary rebroadcast source: “Who’s The New Girl” bootleg.
Secondary rebroadcast source: from WXRT-FM Chicago, Illinois.
Cassette transfers: Nakamichi Dragon
Pro Tools (”nip and tuck” edits to combine sources, normalization, clicks and dropouts removed manually) > AIFF > xACT (Flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified)

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Track 01. Intro 0:23
Track 02. Get Like You Used to Be 3:59
Track 03. Station Man 6:02
Track 04. Spare Me a Little 4:52
Track 05. Rhiannon 6:39
Track 06. Why 4:06
Track 07. Landslide 3:44
Track 08. Over My Head 3:05
Track 09. I’m So Afraid 5:04
Track 10. Oh Well 3:07
Track 11. Green Manalishi 5:34
Track 12. World Turning 8:46
Track 13. Blue Letter 3:59
Track 14. Hypnotized 7:08
67 mins

Lindsay Buckingham - guitars, vocals
Stevie Nicks - vocals
Christine McVie - keyboards, vocals
John McVie - bass
Mick Fleetwood - drums

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  1. 7 Responses to “FLEETWOOD MAC - WALLINGFORD 1975 [UPGRADE]”

  2. Excellent stuff. Thanks Big O

    By Trevor Smith on Jan 21, 2023

  3. Thanks very much.

    By Brandon Denton on Jan 22, 2023

  4. sooooo goood. im jackin off

    By Θήο on Jan 22, 2023

  5. I can juggle 5 pricks at a time in my mouth and arse

    By Θήο on Jan 22, 2023

  6. Stop boasting Θήο

    By Nelson on Jan 22, 2023

  7. Rest In Peace mvp for oakland a’s 71 world series mvp

    By Nelson on Jan 22, 2023

  8. Great concert!!!
    Thank you Bigo team!!!

    By rochacrimson on Feb 12, 2023

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