Rumours

~ Release group by Fleetwood Mac

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Rumours12" Vinyl11
  • US1977-02-04
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)BSK 3010[none]
Rumours12" Vinyl11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WB 56344
Rumours12" Vinyl11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)P-10233 W, P-10233W, P10233W[none]
Rumours12" Vinyl11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)BSK 3010[none]
Rumours (textured sleeve)12" Vinyl11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)K 56 344[none]
Rumours12" Vinyl11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)K 56344
Rumours (reel‐to‐reel, 7½ IPS, Dolby B)Reel-to-reel11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WST 3010-C[none]
RumoursCassette11
RCA Music Service (RCA's Music Club), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)C 124025, M5-3010[none]
Rumours (Textured cover)12" Vinyl11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)BSK 3010[none]
RumoursCassette11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Columbia House (direct-mailing distributor of club editions of releases)M5 3010[none]
Rumours12" Vinyl11
AMIGA8 55 677[none]
RumoursCD11
  • GB1984-04-24
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)256 344, 3010-2075990301024
RumoursCD11
  • GB1984-04-24
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)03010-2, 256 344075992731324
RumoursCD11
  • JP1985-10-25
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)32XD-350[none]
Rumours (made in West Germany)CD11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)03010-2, 256 344075990301024
Rumours (01 matrix)CD11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)03010-2, 256 344075990301024
Rumours (made in Japan)CD11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)3010-2[none]
RumoursCD11
  • US1987-07-07
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)3010-2075992731324
RumoursCD11
  • CA1990-10-25
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)CD 3010075992731324
RumoursCD11
  • XE1990-10-25
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)7599-27313-2075992731324
Rumours (Columbia House Club Release)CD11
Columbia House (direct-mailing distributor of club editions of releases), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)W2-3010[none]
RumoursDVD-Audio24
  • US2001-04-24
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)9 48083-9093624808398
Rumours2×CD12 + 18
  • XE2004-03-22
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)8122-73882-2081227388225
Rumours2×CD12 + 18
  • US2004-03-23
Reprise Records (genuine label, not for bootleg use), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)R2 73882081227388225
RumoursDigital Media11
Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)603497925797
RumoursSHM-CD11
  • JP2008-10-12
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WPCR-132494943674085842
Rumours2×12" Vinyl6 + 5
  • US2011-04-16
Reprise Records (genuine label, not for bootleg use), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)517787-1093624979340
Rumours12" Vinyl11
  • US2011-04-16
Reprise Records (genuine label, not for bootleg use)517786-1093624979357
Rumours12" Vinyl11
Reprise Records (genuine label, not for bootleg use)9362-49793-5093624979357
RumoursDigital Media11
HDtracks (high-res digital music store — this is NOT a record label!)[none]
Rumours (96kHz/24bit)Digital Media11
Rhino (reissue label)[none]
Rumours (Remastered)Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer)12 + 24
  • JP2012-09-14
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WPCR-141714943674108947
Rumours (super deluxe)4×CD12 + 12 + 16 + 18
  • US2013-01-25
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)533806081227968298
Rumours (deluxe)3×Digital Media12 + 12 + 16
  • US2013-01-25
Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)603497925759
RumoursDigital Media11
  • US2013-01-25
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)603497925797
Rumours (35th anniversary edition)CD11
  • XE2013-01-28
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)8122796778081227967789
Rumours (super deluxe)5×Digital Media12 + 12 + 16 + 10 + 1
  • US2013-01-28
Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)603497922963
Rumours (super deluxe)4×Digital Media12 + 12 + 16 + 18
Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)603497922987
Rumours (35th anniversary edition)4×CD + DVD-Video + 12" Vinyl12 + 12 + 16 + 18 + 6 + 11
  • XE2013-01-29
  • US2013-01-29
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)8122-79682-9, R2-533806081227968298
Rumours (expanded edition)3×CD12 + 12 + 16
  • US2013-01-29
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)8122797094081227970949
Rumours3×CD12 + 12 + 16
  • US2013-01-29
R2-532752081227970949
RumoursCD11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)81227967789340650015032
Rumours (expanded edition)3×CD12 + 12 + 16
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)81227970949340650015049
Rumours (96kHz/24bit)4×Digital Media12 + 12 + 18 + 16
Rhino (reissue label)603497920204
Rumours4×CD12 + 12 + 16 + 18
  • XE2019-10-25
Warner Music (global imprint of Warner Music Group, 'W' logo either with "Warner Music" or no text)603497850563, R2-599763603497850563
RumoursCD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)7599-27313-2075992731324
RumoursCD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)03010-2075992731324
Rumours (with bilingual legal notice)CD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)CD 3010075992731324
Rumours (Warner Records imprint with 1977 copyright)CD11Warner Records (2019–present; circle imprint with “Warner Records” next to it)8122796778081227967789
Rumours (clear disc, manufactured in Germany)CD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)03010-2, 256 344075990301024
Rumours (256 344 only on disc)CD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)256 344, 7599-27313-2075992731324
RumoursCD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)RRCD 16001491149722
RumoursCD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), RCA Direct Marketing, Inc.3010-2, D 124025[none]
Rumours (BMG Direct club release)CD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)3010-2, D 124025[none]
Rumours (No UPC; Matrix 1 3010-2 RE-2 SRC=04 M1 S17)CD11Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)3010-2[none]
(unknown)
RumoursSACD12
  • JP2011-09-14
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WPCR-141714943674108947

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Don't Stop
Dreams
Go Your Own Way / Silver Springs
covers:Rumours by Dougal Reed
part of:Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 7) (order: 7)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 16) (order: 16)
Grammy Award: Album of the Year nominees (number: 1978 winner) (order: 20)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 26) (order: 26)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 78) (order: 78)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/38722 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Fleetwood-mac/Rumours [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/c6b6 [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/qjvr [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/r563 [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/44863 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/fleetwood_mac/rumours/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000193833 [info]
Wikidata:Q695405 [info]

CritiqueBrainz Reviews

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Rumours will never die. Many years from now, when physical formats are forgotten and music is delivered directly into the brain via some sort of digital syringe, it'll be there: re-released for the umpteenth time, complete with a full holographic performance, drummer Mick Fleetwood's eyes bulging like ping-pong balls.

They're hypnotising here. Staring from the back cover of this triple-disc repackaging marking the album's 35th anniversary (and released a year too late for it), the founding father figure dominates their line-up, even beside Lindsey Buckingham's impressive 'fro. Arguably it was the drummer who guided the band through Rumours' troubled gestation, as relationships frayed and failed around him.

But the background of Rumours is well documented, and its songs have been heard the world over. Forty million copies sold - a figure that few present-day acts can dream of matching (although Adele's 21, with 25 million sales and counting, could be a contender). So what does this release have to offer over past, high-profile reissues?

Disc 2 is filled with12 previously unreleased live tracks, recorded at shows in Oklahoma, Tennessee and South Carolina during 1977. It's a well-sequenced affair that gels into a most enjoyable "as live" set. The crowd is never too intrusive but always present; interaction between band members is crisply captured; and Rumours' standouts are present and correct.

Amongst these tracks are three stowaways from Fleetwood Mac's pre-Rumours commercial high, 1975's eponymous album. Rhiannon is Stevie Nicks' most notable moment in the spotlight, a song that will forever sparkle. It's as effective over almost eight minutes here as it is on its sub-four single edit.

Go Your Own Way's B side, Silver Springs, is, as on earlier reissues, added to the original Rumours tracklist.

Disc 3 contains "More from the Recording Sessions", selections that didn't feature on 2004's double-disc remaster. Included are several early takes, with vocal annotations included - "Keep it going to the B-flat," instructs Buckingham, between lines, on Oh Daddy.

Nicks sings beautifully on the lyrically bitter Planets of the Universe, which she released solo in 2001. And a slow, skeletal demo of The Chain is far removed indeed from the Formula-One-famous album version, its tremendous outro yet to take shape.

With its extra content engineered to appeal to collectors and casual fans alike, this is a justified addition to the many Rumours already making the rounds.