Originally released on Fleetwood Mac’s 1995 studio album Time, the song was re-recorded adding thirty seconds of late Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green’s signature anthem Albatross to the end of the song, and set to a brand-new video.
“I hope the song conveys that life is about choice,” says Fleetwood. “God is everything, no matter what your belief system is. Being in love is God, no matter your creed. There’s a rejoicing at the end of the song when the narrator chooses the side of the light. The song is about all of us making that choice ourselves and the relief we feel when we are no longer caught in the middle.”
“This is something I wrote many years ago,” Fleetwood says, “and I want it to be nothing more than thought-provoking. I want people to see and hear what they will in it. My hope is that by sharing these thought-provoking moments in my world that I can somehow open the eyes of others to things in their world and to the existence we all share, which is more and more endangered with each passing day.”
The spoken-word poem at the centre of the song finds the narrator, Fleetwood, questioning his feelings and his thoughts, as he has found himself stuck between the dark and the light, a condition he regards as a living hell. The video that accompanies the song juxtaposes images from nature evoking light and dark, the best and worst elements of man’s impact on Earth and the legacy we are leaving for future generations.
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- Fleetwood Mac - Tusk - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2022 10:09)on May 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Tusk (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Never Make Me Cry. The vinyl remains EX issued in the flip-back picture sleeve K17468)
- Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 21-Apr-2022 15:14)on May 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Rumours (1981 UK issue of the classic 1977 11-track LP on the white/cream Warner Brothers label, housed in the smooth & glossy picture sleeve with fold-out illustrated lyric insert. The sleeve is Excellent with a bit of edge/shelf wear & the vinyl is Excellent & appears barely played K56344)
- Fleetwood Mac - Heroes Are Hard To Find - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 11-Apr-2022 08:58)on May 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Heroes Are Hard To Find (1970s UK issue of the 1974 11-track LP on the tan 'steamboat' label with Warner Bros 'W' logo at the end of the perimeter text, the last album to feature Bob Welch prior to his departure & the arrival of Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks, picture sleeve. The sleeve and vinyl show just light signs of wear or play K54026)
- Fleetwood Mac - Albatross - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2022 10:36)on May 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Albatross (Classic 1968 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Jigsaw Puzzle Blues, die-cut Blue Horizon company paper sleeve)
- Fleetwood Mac - Tusk - Silver Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $31.24, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2022 10:52)on May 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Tusk (2019 UK limited edition 20-track double LP issue of their 1979 twelfth studio album now pressed on 140 Gram Silver Vinyl, including the singles Tusk, Sara, Not That Funny and Think AboutMe, Housed in the wide-spined picture sleeve with printed inner. Apart from some tiny wear to the corners of the sleeve, this example remains in a 'near as new' conditon)