Rhino Press Release: Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage Released as a Deluxe Box Set on July 29
Fleetwood Mac's streak of five consecutive multi-platinum albums began in the Seventies and continued in 1982 with Mirage, the follow-up to the band's 1979 double-album, Tusk. During the summer of 1982, Mirage topped the album chart and added to the band's already impressive canon of hits with "Hold Me," "Love In Store" and "Gypsy."
Following last year's deluxe edition of Tusk, Fleetwood Mac continues chronologically with the deluxe edition of MIRAGE. Available on July 29, this new edition expands on the original album with newly remastered sound, a selection of rare and unreleased recordings, as well as the stories and pictures behind the album. The deluxe set includes three CDs, a DVD, and an LP.
The new deluxe edition of MIRAGE includes a second disc that has 19 tracks dedicated entirely to outtakes and rarities. Among the unreleased gems are early versions of several album tracks - "Empire State" and "Book Of Love" - along with outtakes for songs that didn't make it to the album: "If You Were My Love" and "Smile At You." There is also an unreleased cover of the Fats Domino classic "Blue Monday," as well as the rare, extended mix for "Gypsy" that was used in the music video.
Exclusive to the deluxe edition of MIRAGE is a third disc that has more than a dozen live performances recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac's 1982 U.S. tour. Along with early hits - "You Make Loving Fun" and "The Chain" - the collection includes performances of MIRAGE standouts like "Love In Store," "Eyes Of The World" and "Gypsy."
The DVD-Audio disc contains both the 5.1 Surround and 24/96 Stereo Audio mixes of the original album. The set also includes a vinyl copy of MIRAGE.