Fleetwood Mac releases first set of music since 2003

A four-track EP is available exclusively in iTunes

Topics: Fleetwood Mac, Music, iTunes, EP, stevie nicks,

Fleetwood Mac releases first set of music since 2003 Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac (Credit: Dana Nalbandian / Shutterstock.com)

Without announcement, Fleetwood Mac yesterday released its first new music in a decade, available exclusively through iTunes.

The Guardian reports:

The release, simply titled Extended Play, comprises a quartet of tunes: three originals by Lindsey Buckingham and one by Stevie Nicks, written in 1973 when the pair were still the duo Buckingham Nicks. This is hardly a set of sexagenarians’ basement tapes: Without You – not be confused with the Danny Kirwan-written Mac song of the same name – and Sad Angel are as shiny as Rumours, and even the lonely piano ballad, It Takes Time, has a dramatic synths/strings coda.

Buckingham revealed plans for the EP at a gig in Philadelphia earlier this month – the band have been performing some of the new songs on their current tour. “It’s the best stuff we’ve done in a long time,” he said, promising that the record would be out “in a few days”. It took a few weeks, instead, but within hours of appearing on iTunes, Extended Play had appeared in the digital shop’s top 10 chart, though it has since dropped.

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Prachi Gupta
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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