This song provides a conciliatory view of the end of a relationship. Nicks wrote the song after reading the novel Triad by Mary Bartlet Leader, which is about a woman named Branwen, who is possessed by another woman named Rhiannon. She thought the name was so pretty that she wanted to write something about a girl named Rhiannon. Looking for a title track for an as yet unnamed album in , Mick Fleetwood suggested that the band take the rehearsal riff that Lindsey Buckingham used for sound-checks.
The song evolved into 'Tusk', the title track of the album, and reached the top 10 in both the UK and US. Written by Peter Green, this track is about a man who has everything he wants, apart from the companion he craves the most.
It is one of four songs written solely by Christine McVie on the album, and was later famously covered by Eva Cassidy. Written by Stevie Nicks, this track was intended for Rumours. However, Nicks later said that the song's exclusion from the album led to a growing tension within the band. The song describes Nicks's perspective on the ending of her romantic relationship with Lindsey Buckingham.
In , the song had a second life, when it was released as a single via the reunion album The Dance. During the filming of the reunion concert that reunited Nicks and Buckingham, 'Silver Springs' appeared on the set list. Written by Stevie Nicks in , the earliest demos were made for possible inclusion on her debut solo album Bella Donna. However, when Nicks' friend Robin Anderson died of leukemia, the song took on a new meaning and she held it over for Fleetwood Mac for their Mirage album.
Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. November Blues rock. Mike Vernon , Fleetwood Mac. The Original Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits Vintage Years Peter Green. The album was released on 15 November , by Warner Bros. It is different from the similarly titled release by the Peter Green incarnation of the band, and contains an entirely different track listing. The album in fact omits anything before including " Albatross ", one of the band's biggest hits.
The album has proven to be a major success since the time of its release. It peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard ,  and sold steadily over the years since its release, and has to date been certified 8x platinum for shipping eight million copies there. In the United Kingdom it reached number three upon release and has returned several times to the UK album chart  and has been certified triple platinum for shipping , copies there.
In both the US and the UK, the album has returned to the album charts as recently as The album contains two new tracks, " As Long as You Follow " which was released as a single to promote the album , and " No Questions Asked ". The track listing for the US release differs slightly from that of other territories. It includes the track " Over My Head " but omits the track " Seven Wonders " despite it being a top 20 hit in the US as well as the track " Oh Diane " which failed to chart there in , but was a top-ten hit in the UK.
A number of sources state that this album was the last to be commercially released as an 8-track tape by a major label. There is also a possibility that Journey's Greatest Hits album may have been the last commercially released 8-track, as there is debate on whether it was released on 15 November or 22 November One US reissue by WB as R1 , does not include tracks 7, 14 or 15, and the order of the tracks on the back side is completely different.
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