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View Poll Results: What album has the best track order?
Fleetwood Mac 1975 7 13.46%
Rumours 26 50.00%
Tusk 7 13.46%
Live 1 1.92%
Mirage 4 7.69%
Tango in the Night 4 7.69%
The Dance 2 3.85%
Say you will 1 1.92%
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:21 PM
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I think we have talked about good songs order but not in a poll. What is your favorite track order in an album, the best organized..

I'm including live albums but not greatest hits, all from the Rumours lineup except SYW
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:30 PM
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Rumours definitely, all the stories in the songs, they're all good but rumours just shines brighter.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:28 PM
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Rumours, in it's original format at least.

It's weird on CD because it goes from Songbird to The Chain and it feels kind of disconnected. But on vinyl where you have to flip to the other side, it totally works.
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Rumours, in it's original format at least.

It's weird on CD because it goes from Songbird to The Chain and it feels kind of disconnected. But on vinyl where you have to flip to the other side, it totally works.
This is perhaps the only thread I will ever vote for Rumours.

Interestingly enough....somewhere in the early 90's I had bought a double cassette with Rumours and FM (75) combined.
The track listing had IDWK and SHN reversed and I thought this was the original running order. It actually worked (if one was none the wiser) I think it still works, either way.
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Interestingly enough....somewhere in the early 90's I had bought a double cassette with Rumours and FM (75) combined.
The track listing had IDWK and SHN reversed and I thought this was the original running order. It actually worked (if one was none the wiser) I think it still works, either way.
I bought the combined cassette in 1988 but the track listing is correct. Weird to hear there was a release with a mistaken order.
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I bought the combined cassette in 1988 but the track listing is correct. Weird to hear there was a release with a mistaken order.
hmm, now that you mention it...it may not have been the dbl album I bought. But I know at some point I had a version with IDWK as the lead track.

will have to look to see if I still have it, fingers crossed it is a collector's item (but I doubt it)
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I am probably the only one in the world who thinks the Rumours sequencing isn't so great. I realize it was sequenced as an LP with 2 sides, and that's why it doesn't transfer to the digital age so well. That being said, Songbird being in the middle of the album (but on the end of an LP side) just crashes the momentum and puts me to sleep. It should have been the song to close out Rumours.

I adore the quirky tracking order of Tusk, but the stark transition from Sara to What Makes You Think You're The One just kills it for me. It's too violent, and crashes the dreamy revery Sara puts you into.

The White Album ('75) is perfectly sequenced. But the whole package is almost too perfect to the point of being middle of the road & dull. There's no grit.

Lindsey's material on Mirage is too subpar to make the cut.

Say You Will has a glut of material for it to win.

My ideal tracking order for the Rumours era goes to Tango. The flow is great, the energy is kept up, rockers are paired with the more contemplative songs flawlessly, and the album begins & ends perfectly. There is a continuity between the 3 songwriters that isn't really present on any of the other Rumours albums, yet each artist shines individually. When I go on road trips with friends, Tango is usually the only Mac album I bring along for the drive, and that's because it's sequenced so well.
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Rumours, in it's original format at least.

It's weird on CD because it goes from Songbird to The Chain and it feels kind of disconnected. But on vinyl where you have to flip to the other side, it totally works.
Totally agree. And if cds were around in 77 the sequencing would have been different.
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The sequence of tracks on Tusk is often disturbing, but then that was probably the point. You can listen to those first five tracks and get a pretty good idea of the range of the album. As much as I would have chosen a different opener, it was clever to begin with Over and Over--the apotheosis of California easy-listening pop--and then move to "The Ledge," which is just outright bizarre. "Think About Me," which follows, seems to synthesize the approaches to both of the previous songs--a poppy melody and vocal underpinned by crunching, rowdy guitars and spirited drum work.

Still, I would have loved to see the song "Tusk" open the record.
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Perhaps it's a generational thing, but I've never put much stock in album sequencing. For live shows/concerts, it's more important.
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