Launch Music News, August 21, 2002

(8/21/02, 6 p.m. ET) -- A new greatest hits collection from Fleetwood Mac is coming October 15 from Reprise Records. The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac is a two-CD set that features 36 songs from the band's latter-day lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie.

None of the songs on the album date from before the band's 1975 self-titled set, which was the first with the newly-added Buckingham-Nicks tag team. In fact, 21 of the 36 tracks come from the 1975 to 1979 period, which saw the release of the Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, and Tusk albums. It also includes two songs that have only appeared on the 1988 Greatest Hits collection ("As Long As You Follow" and "No Questions Asked"), as well as the Buckingham solo hit "Go Insane," recorded live at the 1997 Fleetwood Mac reunion shows that made up The Dance.

Another point of interest for collectors is the inclusion of the rare studio version of "Silver Springs." A fan favorite, it was originally available only on the B-side of the 1977 single "Go Your Own Way," and later on the out-of-print boxed set The Chain. (A live version of it from the album The Dance became a minor hit in 1997.)

The band is also working on a new studio album, its first since 1995's Time, which is expected early next year.

The tracklisting for The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac includes:

Disc One: "Go Your Own Way," "Dreams," "You Make Loving Fun," "Rhiannon," "Monday Morning," "Silver Springs," "Say You Love Me," "Second Hand News," "Over My Head," "Sara," "Never Going Back Again," "Love In Store," "Landslide," "Songbird," "What Makes You Think You're The One," "Storms," "Go Insane" (live), and "Tusk."

Disc Two: "Don't Stop," "The Chain," "Little Lies," "Gypsy," "Think About Me," "Gold Dust Woman," "World Turning," "Hold Me," "Seven Wonders," "Everywhere," "Family Man," "Sisters Of The Moon," "As Long As You Follow," "No Questions Asked," "Skies The Limit," "Paper Doll," "I'm So Afraid" (Live), and "Big Love" (live).

-- Bruce Simon, New York

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