Fleetwood MacThe Alternate Rumours

Label:Warner Records – R1 625137, Warner Records – 603497848300
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered
Style:Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock


A1Second Hand News (Alternate)
Written-ByLindsey Buckingham
A2Dreams (Alternate)
Written-ByStevie Nicks
A3Never Going Back Again (Acoustic Duet)
Written-ByLindsey Buckingham
A4Don't Stop (Alternate)
Written-ByChristine McVie
A5Go Your Own Way (Alternate)
Written-ByLindsey Buckingham
A6Songbird (Alternate)
Written-ByChristine McVie
B1The Chain (Demo)
Written ByLindsey Buckingham/Mick Fleetwood/Christine McVie/John McVie/Steve Nicks
B2You Make Loving Fun (Alternate)
Written-ByChristine McVie
B3I Don't Want To Know (Early Take)
Written-ByStevie Nicks
B4Oh Daddy (Alternate)
Written-ByChristine McVie
B5Gold Dust Woman (Early Take)
Written-ByStevie Nicks

Companies, etc.



Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release, part of the September 26th drops. Limited edition of 16,000 copies.

Both catalogue numbers appear on jacket spine, labels.

Hype sticker affixed to shrink with both catalogue numbers:
Features Alternate Version of the Classic Tracks
Including A2, A5, B1
Limited Edition of 16,000.

Also includes generic Record Store Day Exclusive hype sticker.

© 2020, ℗ 2004 & 2013 Warner Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company. Manufactured for & Marketed by Warner Music Group. Made in the E.U.

Recorded at Record Plant, Sausalito & Los Angeles, CA;
Wally Heider Recording, Hollywood, CA; Criteria Studios, Miami, FL; Davlen Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA.
A6 recorded at Zellerbach Auditorium/U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (3/3/76)

Mixed at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA

Remastered [...] at D2, Los Angeles, CA
Additional Mixing [...] at Timeless, North Hollywood, CA
Lacquers [...] at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Track durations printed on the labels are mostly incorrect, with the exception of:
A3 - Never Going Back Again (Acoustic Duet)
A6 - Songbird (Alternate) and
B1 - The Chain (Demo)
Corrected approximate durations are listed above.

Runouts are etched. In runouts, all Optimal plating symbols may be inverted (e.g., “⊥” vs. “T”) and/or mirrored (e.g., “1△” vs. “△↾”).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 03497 84830 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0603497848300
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): BJ91517-01 A1 TV R1-625137-A 0603497848300 CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): BJ91517-01 B1 R1-625137-B 0603497848300 CB VT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): BJ91517-01 -A1 R1-625137-A VV 0603497848300 CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): BJ91517-01 B1 VΛ R1-625137-B 0603497848300 CB

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Rumours Alternative Album (LP, Album, Unofficial Release, Pink)Not On Label (Fleetwood Mac)ALTRUM77Unknown
  • Blueceoil's avatar
    Really enjoying this. Found it new in a record store for a good price today. Delighted I snapped it up. Exactly as advertised: interesting, alternate takes. Of course they're not as polished as the ones that made the cut .... but that's what I want out of these alternate albums. Vinyl quality is good too, very quiet. Great mastering too .... great depth and separation. Happy customer here!
    • AnalogRx's avatar
      Sound quality isn’t anything special on most of the songs and the alternate versions I could take it or leave it. Maybe worth the RSD price but I wouldn’t pay much more than that. You can find all of these songs on Spotify and probably other places, so save your money and buy an excellent pressing of Rumours or their self titled album and stream this release.
      • DanaHolmes's avatar
        I finally opened my copy after sitting on it since it came out. Dead quiet pressing and sounds fantastic. But this "it has to be heavy vinyl shit" has got to stop! The damn LP is severely 'dished'. Flip it over and the center is sticking up off of the platter. STUPID! Record pressing plants need to slow down and give the vinyl time to cool down after they flatten the hot puck of molten goo. Thank God I have a Wayne's Audio stainless Periphery Ring and an HRS ADL Record Weight that sits on the vinyl and flattens it out. If I did not have a ring and weight I would seriously be done with vinyl these days. Pretty much every new slab of vinyl that I purchase is somehow warped, dished or the spindle hole is drilled slightly off-center. I am talking over the past 10 years now of this vinyl revival. But again, GREAT sounding LP!! Dana
        • like2opr8's avatar
          Dead quiet pressing. The duet on Never Going Back Again by Buckingham / Nicks is worth this album existing by itself
          • fiskars's avatar
            "Dreams (Alternate)" —> is this the "take 2" version...? Thanks.
            • Andrewslattery's avatar
              Edited one year ago
              Just picked this up at a record shop in Aus. Good lord this sounds good! Easily on par with Kevin Grays AAA cut of Rumors. This defintiely sounds AAA. These alt cuts aren't just rejected cuts, they're spectacular. A completely different way to listen to one of my favourite albums. The demo cut of The Chain is one of the best things I've ever heard! So good!
              • mikejsteeves's avatar
                I just got a copy of this (and yes, paid a bit more than I should have), and there's an obvious ripple or warble visible when playing, and you can hear it on many of the tracks. I'm not at all impressed by this, and there's no recourse. Impossible to replace reasonably at the moment. Does anyone else have this issue??
                • DanaHolmes's avatar
                  That one gooner is still asking $149.99 for this release. Ridiculous...
                  • Timathos420's avatar
                    This album would of been less expensive by now if it wasn’t for the viral video of the guy skateboarding singing Dreams. Now the albums back in the charts and people who slept on the original RSD drop want this and the original pressing ASAP
                    • DanaHolmes's avatar
                      Look at those hefty prices. Those copies are just sitting there unsold.



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