It was 35 years ago today (April 13th, 1987) that Fleetwood Mac released their first new studio set in five years, Tango In The Night. The album peaked at Number Seven and spent a whopping seven months in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 album chart.
Tango In The Night, which is the band's second biggest selling album — following 1977's Rumours — and spawned four hit singles “Little Lies” (#4), “Big Love” (#5), “Everywhere” (#14), and “Seven Wonders” (#19). The album, which topped the charts in the UK, has since sold over seven million copies worldwide.
Lindsey Buckingham recalled that during the time of Tango In The Night, the creative process was literally the opposite way around for him and the band: “The Tango In The Night album has tracks on it that were the beginnings of my third solo record. And I started that, and the group sort of moved in and said, 'Hey, we gotta do this.' So, the song 'Big Love' switched gears and got into the group thing. There was more than one time when I was tempted to sort of go out and leave the group — but it's like anything else; you have to check your own impulses and make sure that you're really doing the right thing and you're ready for it.”