Making Rumours - Ken Caillat & Steve Stiefel

Making Rumours

By Ken Caillat & Steve Stiefel

  • Release Date: 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Music
Score: 4.5
From 54 Ratings


Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks.
Tells the fascinating, behind-the-music story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, written by the producer who saw it all happen Filled with new and surprising details, such as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's screaming match while recording "You Make Loving Fun," how the band coped with the pressures of increasing success, how the master tape nearly disintegrated, and the incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass Includes eighty black-and-white photographs


  • Highly Recommend

    By New Girl 0101813
    Like countless others, I have always loved Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album. This book gave a detailed account of the making of that amazing album. I appreciate that the writer provided an honest portrayal of himself and the others, even when it was less than flattering. It made me feel as though I was getting the real story, the whole truth. As you read this book, have your Rumours cd ready to play. As the writer discussed work on a song, I felt compelled to play the song, listening for the sounds he was describing.
  • Great story! A good read.

    By Ksuzc
    I am a casual Fleetwood Mac fan but more into the recording/producing process. The book was very entertaining and insightful. The book made me go back and listen closer to the album as I was reading. If you are into the band or the process of making an album- read the book.
  • Good Read

    By BosHoggins
    Very enjoyable and informative read. Nice getting the story from the engineer/producer's POV.