Fleetwood Mac Prep Massive 'Tusk' Reissue

5-CD deluxe edition features dozens of unreleased demos, live tracks and an 'Alternate Tusk'

Fleetwood Mac will revisit their 1979 LP 'Tusk' this December with a deluxe reissue that boasts dozens of unreleased alternate takes and live tracks Credit: Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Fleetwood Mac will revisit their 1979 epic Tusk this December with an ultra-deluxe reissue featuring dozens of unreleased alternate takes and live renditions of the album's tracks. In addition to the completely remastered original album and the demo recordings and single remixes that were previously included in the 2004 reissue, the new 5-CD/2-LP/1-DVD edition will also feature an "Alternate Tusk," a disc that reassembles the album's original track listing using different takes of each song.

The reissue also zeroes in on two tracks – "I Know I'm Not Wrong" and "Tusk" – to show how the album developed over the course of two years: In the former case, the song appears six times, first as Lindsey Buckingham's home demo, then its maturation over the course of five recording sessions stretched across a 10-month period. Five attempts at "Tusk" – from demo to the USC Marching Band – are also included. (A seventh version of "I Know I'm Not Wrong" and a sixth take on "Tusk" are similarly featured on the "Alternate Tusk" disc.)

On top of the largely unreleased "Alternate Tusk," the Tusk super deluxe reissue will boast two CDs' worth of unreleased live tracks culled from Fleetwood Mac's yearlong Tusk tour. The deluxe edition also includes a 2-LP of the original album as well as a DVD-audio of Tusk with a 5.1 surround mix. Rhino will release the 5-CD/2-LP/1-DVD edition – as well as a 3-CD reissue (minus the live CDs, vinyl and DVD) and a digital version – on December 4th. Pre-order now at Amazon.

Tusk (Deluxe Edition) Track List

Disc One: Original Album Remastered

1. "Over & Over"
2. "The Ledge"
3. "Think About Me"
4. "Save Me A Place"
5. "Sara"
6. "What Makes You Think You're The One"
7. "Storms"
8. "That's All For Everyone"
9. "Not That Funny"
10. "Sisters Of The Moon"
11. "Angel"
12. "That's Enough For Me"
13. "Brown Eyes"
14. "Never Make Me Cry"
15. "I Know I'm Not Wrong"
16. "Honey Hi"
17. "Beautiful Child"
18. "Walk A Thin Line"
19. "Tusk"
20. "Never Forget"

Disc Two: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions

1. "Think About Me" (Single Remix)
2. "That's All For Everyone" (Remix)
3. "Sisters Of The Moon" (Remix)
4. "Not That Funny" (Single Remix)
5. "Sara" (Single Edit)
6. "Walk A Thin Line" (Song #3 - 03/13/79)
7. "Honey Hi" (Alternate Version - 10/18/78)
8. "Storms" (Alternate Version - 11/30/78)
9. "Save Me A Place" * (2nd Version -10/10/78)
10. "Never Make Me Cry" (Version - 04/17/79)
11. "Out On The Road" (aka "That's Enough For Me" - Demo - 12/19/78) *
12. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" - Lindsey's Song #1 (Demo)
13. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" * (10/10/78 Version)
14. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" * (11/3/78 Version)
15. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" * (4/25/79 Version)
16. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" * (8/13/79 Version)
17. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" * (1/23/79 Version)
18. "Tusk" (Demo - 01/15/79) *
19. "Tusk" "Stage Riff" (Demo - 01/30/79)*
20. "Tusk" (Outtake Track - 02/01/79)*
21. "Tusk" (Outtake Mix - 01/23/79) *
22. "Tusk" (USC Version - 06/04/79) *

Disc Three: The Alternate Tusk

1. "Over & Over" (04/02/79) *
2. "The Ledge" (03/13/79)
3. "Think About Me" (02/18/79) *
4. "Save Me A Place" (10/18/78) *
5. "Sara" (03/10/79)
6. "What Makes You Think You're The One" (02/24/79) *
7. "Storms" (06/02/79) *
8. "That's All For Everyone" (10/20/78) *
9. "Not That Funny" (05/19/79) *
10. "Sisters Of The Moon" (11/12/78)
11. "Angel" (04/02/79) *
12. "That's Enough For Me" (09/29/78) *
13. "Brown Eyes" (with Lindsey & Peter Green, 09/20/78) *
14. "Never Make Me Cry" (02/08/79) *
15. "I Know I'm Not Wrong" (11/02/78) *
16. "Honey Hi" (10/11/78) *
17. "Beautiful Child" (10/09/78) *
18. "Walk A Thin Line" (04/06/79) *
19. "Tusk" (07/19/79) *
20. "Never Forget" (06/29/78) *

Disc Four: Tusk Tour Live I *

1. Intro (Wembley, 06/26/80)
2. "Say You Love Me"(Wembley, 06/26/80)
3. "The Chain" (Wembley, 06/20/80)
4. "Don't Stop" (Wembley, 06/27/80)
5. "Dreams" (Wembley, 06/20/80)
6. "Oh Well" (Wembley, 06/20/80)
7. "Rhiannon" (Tuscon, 08/28/80)
8. "Over And Over" (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
9. "That's Enough For Me" (Wembley, 06/21/80)
10. "Sara" (Tuscon, 08/28/80)
11. "Not That Funny" (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
12. "Tusk" (St. Louis, 11/05/79)

Disc Five: Tusk Tour Live II *

1. "Save Me A Place" (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
2. "Landslide" (Omaha, 08/21/80)
3. "What Makes You Think You're The One" (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. "Angel" (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
5. "You Make Loving Fun" (Wembley, 06/20/80)
6. "I'm So Afraid" (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
7. "World Turning" (Wembley, 06/22/80)
8. "Go Your Own Way" (Wembley, 06/22/80)
9. "Sisters Of The Moon" (Wembley, 06/22/80)
10. "Songbird" (Wembley, 06/27/80)

* Previously unreleased