Album of the Day
The first concert collection from the line-up that took the musical world by storm, Fleetwood Mac's LIVE is everything you hoped it would be and more. The double-disc set was primarily recorded during the TUSK tour and though the quintet had little to prove at that point, they play as though their lives depend on it across these 18 tracks; Mick Fleetwood's energetic drumming and Lindsey Buckingham's fiery guitar solos deserve special mention. There are new songs (“One More Night,” “Fireflies”), rarely performed numbers (“Oh Well,” Beach Boys cover “The Farmer's Daughter”) and of course all the big hits, a couple of them in revelatory extended versions. The gold-certified LIVE was released 40 years ago today, and shows that the Mac's high standards in the studio also carried over to the stage.