The Dance

By: sonofabeach96

Sep 17 2015

Category: Uncategorized

10 Comments

Today’s musical trivia comes courtesy of Fleetwood Mac.  On September 17, 1997, they kicked off their reunion tour in support of the The Dance, a live album that was recorded in Burbank, CA for an MTV special in May of that year.  It featured the USC marching band on stage for “Tusk” and “Don’t Stop”.  The first show of The Dance tour took place at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT.  It’s just another in the long line of “reunion tours” that became the rage in the 90’s.  Of course, like most other bands’ that do the money grab, reunion tour, this-is-it thang, this was hardly their “final” tour.  They were back out on the road again in 2003-04, 2009, 2013, and, most recently, in 2014.  I would anticipate another tour once their new album is released.

The set list included 26 of their standards, with a heavy emphasis on songs from “Rumors”, the seminal record that catapulted them to stardom in the 70’s.  “Rumors” is still the 6th best-selling album of all time, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide.

“The Dance” was also the final album featuring Christine McVie, as she left the band in 1998.  However, she rejoined the group in 2014.

While “Rumors” is by far their most famous record, I’m a big fan of “Bare Trees” and “Tango In The Night”.  They’re a terrific band, and I was lucky enough to see them live in the late 70’s and again in the early 80’s.  They are currently working on a new album, but the rumor, pardon the pun, is that they’re waiting on Stevie Nicks to cut her parts.

In honor of this iconic band, my songs of the day are:

“Bare Trees”

“Seven Wonders”

“Gold Dust Woman”

“Big Love”

“Second Hand News”

and, of course,

“Tusk”

10 comments on “The Dance”

  1. Will listen them tomorrow 🙂 Thanks Sonny for sharing 🙂

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  2. Looovvveeee Fleetwood M!!!!

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  3. got to see Stevie Nicks….she was fabulous and I love Fleetwood Mac’s music….kat

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