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Mick Fleetwood: The Ancient Tympanist…

Mat Snow, Q, May 1990

... and he stoppeth one of three. With a cautionary tale about a troupe of travelling musicians who, seeking their fortunes, embarked upon a journey to a distant land. A tale about an Albatross, about success beyond dreams, about the ghostly spectre of dissipation and disaster that would haunt them in its wake. For this is the saga of Fleetwood Mac – "the rollercoaster that soared to very great heights", as Mick Fleetwood reminds Mat Snow.

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