The outtake moves at a steadier pace than the version that appeared on the group’s 1987 album, opening with a gloomy bass synth and an acoustic guitar picking the lead melody that would become a sparkling keyboard riff on the final version. The stripped down take also features a thrilling performance from Stevie Nicks, who closes the song with an array of bubbly vocal runs and ad-libs.
The 30th anniversary edition of Tango In the Night arrives March 10th via Warner Bros. and will be available in three formats: A one-CD set, an expanded two-CD version with rare and unreleased recordings and a deluxe version featuring three CDs, a 180-gram LP and a DVD with music videos and a high-resolution version of the album. The deluxe edition will feature other previously unheard recordings, like an alternate version of “Mystified” and a demo of “Tango In the Night.”
Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are also prepping an album of duets tentatively titled Buckingham McVie. The set, which features contributions from John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, is expected to arrive in May. Last September, Fleetwood Mac reissued their 1982 album, Mirage.
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