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Mirage (album)

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Mirage
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Album by Fleetwood Mac
Released June, 1982
Recorded ???
Genre Rock
Length 42 min 52 sec
Record label Reprise
Producers Lindsey Buckingham,
Ken Caillat,
Richard Dashut,
Fleetwood Mac
Professional reviews
AMG 3/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47D1ED847A47E20E0B11A40DEB561F61A8F1AACD83E284541D1B43844C30E79EC40A6D8B1E8B800E203E3FE2EBB5B09CCC8EE56F890673C3789E7AC623E2E2B7B&uid=SUB040410162349&sql=10:gud7yl6jxpnb~T1)
Fleetwood Mac Chronology
Tusk
(1979)
Mirage
(1982)
Tango in the Night
(1987)

Mirage is an 1982 album by Fleetwood Mac, sometimes thought to be an attempt to follow up on the success of 1977's Rumours.

Mirage saw the band abandoning the experimental direction of Tusk in favour of familiar ground. Christine McVie's honey-smooth multi-layered harmonies open the album with "Love In Store" and reach their peak on the dreamy "Only Over You"; Stevie Nicks had more mystical moments with the Top 10 smash "Gypsy" and the country-tinged "That's All Right"; even Lindsey Buckingham seemed to have trouble gaining creative ground, with a 1960s pastiche in the shape of "Oh Diane", while "Eyes of The World" borrowed the central riff from Pachelbel's "Canon". On the upside, "Book Of Love" contains some wonderful gospelly notes and "Straight Back" captures the archetypal early 80s sound.

The album reached number one in the UK.

Track listing

  1. "Love in Store" (McVie) - 3:14
  2. "Can't Go Back" - 2:42
  3. "That's Alright" - 3:09
  4. "Book of Love" - 3:21
  5. "Gypsy" (Nicks) - 4:24
  6. "Only over You" (McVie) - 4:08
  7. "Empire State " - 2:51
  8. "Straight Back" - 4:17
  9. "Hold Me" (McVie, Patton) - 3:44
  10. "Oh Diane" (Buckingham, Dashut) - 2:33
  11. "Eyes of the World" (Buckingham) - 3:44
  12. "Wish You Were Here" - 4:45

Personnel

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1982 Pop Albums 1

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Gypsy" Adult Contemporary 9
1982 "Gypsy" Mainstream Rock 4
1982 "Gypsy" Pop Singles 12
1982 "Hold Me" Adult Contemporary 7
1982 "Hold Me" Mainstream Rock 3
1982 "Hold Me" Pop Singles 4
1982 "Straight Back" Mainstream Rock 36
1983 "Love in Store" Adult Contemporary 11
1983 "Love In Store" Pop Singles 22
1983 "Oh Diane" Adult Contemporary 35
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