Fleetwood Mac fans can add a new item to their holiday season shopping list. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will release an expanded version of their experimental 1979 studio album Tusk, which will hit shelves on Dec. 4 via Warner.
According to an article posted Oct. 25 at Ultimate Classic Rock, the sprawling deluxe edition will contain five CDs, two LPs plus a DVD. The set features the original double album remastered, a version of the album featuring alternative takes of each track (many never before heard), as well as singles, demos and remixes. There are also two bonus discs, which feature live performances of Tusk, recorded during Mac’s 1979 tour in support of the album along with a 5.1 surround mix on DVD-audio, a two-disc vinyl set, and a booklet with liner notes and new interviews.
For fans with on a tighter budget, the reissue will also be available in a three CD expanded edition, which includes the remastered album, alt-session disc and demos. A one CD standard edition featuring the remastered original will also be available.
Following on the heels of Fleetwood Mac’s smash 1977 studio album Rumours, Tusk performed more modestly than its massively successful predecessor, spawning two hit singles “Sara” and the title-track, as well as earning a Grammy nomination. Though selling move than four million copies worldwide, the album was viewed as commercial disappointment compared to Rumours, which sold in excess of 40 million units and went on to become one of the biggest selling records of all time.
The reunited classic line up of Fleetwood Mac are currently in middle of a world tour, which will keep the band busy until the end of November. Currently touring Australia and New Zealand, the On With The Show Tour will make its next stop on Oct. 30 on Perth, Australia,, at Domain Stadium. For all the latest information on Fleetwood Mac, click here.