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04/11/2021 03:02 PM 

say goodbye [cs]

december 30th, 2013 - during the last show on both fleetwood mac's 'on with the show' tour
and the last show of the year for the band, lindsey buckingham dedicated the song
'say goodbye' to his ex-girlfriend stevie nicks -- and then she sang backup vocals during
the song. the next morning on a vegas radio show, stevie was asked why she broke down
crying on stage and was unable to finish the song.





"i - uh - that's only happened twice in my career. the first one was back in 97 during
'the dance' tour, and for reasons very similar to why it happened last night. i won't
and i can't go into too many details simply because some things should always remain
private, but it's obvious most of his [lindsey's] songs are about me and our past relationship,
as most of mine are, and it's obvious say goodbye was one of them. it felt like there was a
shift persay with last night's performance of the song and that's all I'm gonna say about it;
i got the message he wanted to deliver with that dedication last night."

 

04/11/2021 01:09 PM 

Stand Back Re-Release - Social Media Post.

from the desk of stevie nicks
 
via twitter - @stevienicks: you yelled and I finally decided to listen.


I've spent the better part of this pandemic locked in my house itching to be on stage, itching to record, and itching to just get out there and enjoy life again. So many of my friends have joked about this and I've pushed to the back burner because the song is how f***ing old? But the more I hear it being played again, the more I see people making things talking about standing back, on shirts, on masks, I figured why not? So, with that being said, I used the fact that I have a studio in my house to my advantage and remastered a song. I was going to wait, but the more it's sitting here done the more I'm itching to release it, so I'm just doing it. With that being said, on Amazon Prime, Apple Music, and Spotify the remaster of the cult classic. Remember, especially during times like this - STAND BACK

Blessed be, stay safe, and I promise I'll see you guys again soon.

Stevie

04/10/2021 11:18 PM 

ending a war. [cs]

july 17th, 2009 - stevie nicks and lindsey buckingham record 'solder's angel"
for her album 'in your dreams', a camera crew caught the making of the song for her
documentary also entitled 'in your dreams' 





"i go to walter reed hospital frequently to visit our wounded solders, and the first time
i went in there i went with no issues or problems, and when i left i was a changed woman
i was a grieving mother, a sister, a friend and i knew i needed to do something to give back
to these men and women so i do what i do best - i wrote a song. when i decided i wanted it 
on this album i needed someone who's guitar playing matched my emotions with singing 
it, so i called lindsey. it's nice, after all these years, him and i can be in the same room 
working on music and not be at each other's throats. he's truly my best friend, and i feel
like him and i working on this together was like a new beginning for lindsey and i. in an
way, it was like it ended a long war."

04/08/2021 11:52 PM 

i'll be with you one day [cs]

march 11th, 2003; while recording the documentary "destiny rules" which showcased
fleetwood mac [minus christine mcvie] working on their first studio album since 1987's
'tango in the night' entitled 'say you will', lindsey buckingham and stevie nicks were
recorded working on and recording a song that stevie had written in the 1970s entitled
'goodbye baby'







in a deleted scene from the documentary, the producers asked nicks while she finally
decided to release the song, as well as what was the importance of only having buckingham on
the song instead of the rest of the band. "the song when i had originally written it had a different
meaning to me than it does now, and it's something that women who have been through the same situations
know that they aren't alone. as far as having lindsey being the only person on the song, as well
as him being the only one in the studio when i was recording it? it needed to be that way,
for both of us to release some of the hurt and grief -- it needed to be us two and just us
two. people have guessed what the song has been about over the years, and i've never
confirmed or denied anyone's thought process on the song, just know it's probably
the hardest song 
i've ever had to record, and I'm sure lindsey feels the same way.

04/08/2021 06:04 PM 

tusk. [cs]

"Tusk" San Jose; 2003 - "whenever we're together we can still act like we're teenagers
because, at the end of the day, we still look at each other and see these two kids who
were sleeping on a mattress on the floor in their apartment and recorded their first
album in the basement of a coffee shop. we see these two kids whose debut duo album
is now a cult classic and we see these two kids who joined fleetwood mac with nothing
in their pocket and a dream on their mind just to blow even their wildest fantasies
out of the water - and always had each other to depend on throughout it all. we dance
on stage because it's become our home, it's become our own personal velvet underground"
-stevie nicks



 

04/07/2021 07:59 PM 

beauty on my songs. [cs]

june 3rd, 1997 - fleetwood mac 'the dance' rehearsal interview. done two months before the mtv special. 

 

04/07/2021 07:58 PM 

I Miss You

 
 
 
January 30th, 2001
"As I sit here in the hotel room overlooking the Eifel Tower and the city of Paris I realize I'm here to let me miss you and I love you SO much.  I miss you, my love

Stevie’s eyes scan the letter that was written to her almost four years ago, the letter that inspired this song, the letter that inspired her to make a phone call after three years of silence following the events of “The Dance”. A phone call to the man she wants to hate wants to lothe, wants to never have anything to do with until the end of her career, and honestly her life, but the way he could bring out the emotions that she had when she was writing the song through the guitar was something that couldn’t be matched. A call that she couldn’t dare make herself, her producer Danny ended up doing so because she just couldn’t bear to hear the sound of his voice without wanting to curl up into a ball. The letter she has read a million times between when it was written and this moment when she’s sitting in the sound booth of a studio in Hawaii resting in her hands as her eyes scanned over the paper. Her eyes kept going down to focus on six words, the six words she wrote this entire song around, did he put them down knowing that’s exactly what she’d do? After all, even though they had never written a song together, he knew better than anyone how she’d go into writing a song, and how to inspire her to take a simple line and make a song around it.

”Yo, Stevie, are you ready?”

Being snapped out of her thoughts by Danny practically yelling into the microphone that echoed in the sound booth, Stevie slowly nodded her head before placing the letter down on the music stand beside the lyrics to the song she was recording. Letting her fingers run over the faded ink on the paper from the letter, her mind briefly pictured him sitting on a balcony overlooking the Efile Tower in Paris writing the letter, her mind remembering the night they said goodbye so well, the tears Stevie shed as she begged him to come home with her. The softness in his voice as he tried to explain why he couldn’t go back to Phoenix with her, the way he was so gentle with her emotions as he hugged her until she was able to calm down enough to where she could see straight her bloodshot eyes. The way she ran through the streets of the city of love with her bags in her hand, the rain bouncing off everything while she felt like the sky was crying the same way she was no longer able to.

Looking at Danny as he played some guitar recording Waddy had did to fill in so she could record the lyrics until he arrived to do the guitar parts of the song, Stevie would take a deep breath as her chocolate brown orbs would shift from the letter to the right to looks at the lyrics of the song. ”When I think about you, I think about how much I miss you when you're not around. When I think about you I think about how much I can't wait to hear the sound of your laughter. Time and distance never matter” Stevie took the few seconds between the first verse and the chorus to take a silent but deep breath, closing her eyes for a few moments to keep her composure under control. It wasn’t the first time she had recorded a song that meant a lot to her, a song she wrote on sheer emotion and could feel the same emotion that she felt the night she had the pen hit the paper. But, this time it felt different, this time it was built around six words, six words that played throughout her mind so many times in the four years since she randomly received the letter in the mail. The six words that played in her head during a tour that would change her life, a tour that gave her the highest she had ever felt in her life before kicking everything out from underneath her and she had hit rock bottom all over again. The same six words that echoed in her mind whenever she wanted to throw in the towel, whenever she wanted to do a line of cocaine and hope it was the last thing she ever did, whenever she wanted to get another bottle of Klonopin and not care what happens to her. The same six words that have gotten her through the worst times of the last four years are also the six words that had once given her hope.

"Well, I miss you now, I have so many questions. About love and about pain about strained relationships. about fame as only he could explain it to me. Seems like yesterday I think about how much I wish that you were here with me now. The invisible girl that was my name, she walks in and walks out. And I'm sorry now, I'm sorry now. Well, I miss you now, I have so many questions. About love and about pain, about strained relationships, about fame as only he could explain it to me. Tell me again" the brief pause before she had to record another verse let her fingertips once again dance across the faded ink of the letter, her red nails playing special focus to the six words that inspired the song, the six words that have gotten her through so much in the last four years - and he has absolutely no idea. ”Paris to Rome, London to Paris…” Stevie’s eyes briefly shifted up to look into the studio as she kept singing the lyrics, her eyes focused on someone who wasn’t there when she started recording the song a few minutes ago. His guitar case was in his hand as there was the slightest smile on the right side of his face, that smile that still makes her heart melt as it did many moons ago. Her eyes got lost in his icy blues like they had so many times before. "Always goodbye, I nearly couldn't bear it. Her heart settles down she's back on that staircase on the way up to her place. Well I miss you now I have so many questions about love and about pain, about strained relationships, about fame as only he could explain it to me"

Before Danny could even turn off the pre-recorded guitar Stevie had already ripped the headphones off her head and tossing them onto the chair she had been sitting in, rushing towards the door to the studio as she swung it open. Looking at him in the room instead of through a glass window made tears form in her eyes, the woman biting her bottom lip slightly as she slowly walked over to him. Suddenly the almost four years apart and the reason why she couldn’t speak to him didn’t matter at the moment, the reason he up and chose another woman didn’t matter because she had someone call to fly here to help with a song and he came like he always does when Stevie calls. Lifting her hand up, she gently places it on his right cheek as her thumb runs over his cheekbone, the room seemed silent, it seemed as if no one else was there but the two of them. ”Lindsey…”  

”Stephanie..”

Stevie saw him sit the guitar case down before opening his arms for her to walk into, her arms wrapping around his waist as her head rested on the left side of his chest as she had done for so many years while her eyes slowly closed. Feeling his arms around her was a bittersweet feeling, her mind remembering that night in Paris as he held her while the rain slammed against the window of his hotel. Feeling her fingers gripping his shirt, Stevie opened her eyes and rolled them up to see him looking down at her with that smile that’s gotten her so many times over the years. And, at the moment, the heartache he caused her almost four years ago didn’t matter, the complications of their romance were out the window, and at the moment it felt like it was just him and her -- how it was always supposed to be.

— Paris to Rome, London to Paris —
 

04/06/2021 11:54 PM 

landslide.

january 12th, 1998: a mere two months after the infamous 'the dance' tour, fleetwood mac 
would once again come together as a band to get inducted into the rock and roll hall of
fame in columbus, ohio. as a band, fleetwood mac performed the song 'say you love me'
but it was the duo of lindsey buckingham and stevie nicks who stole the show with their
two performances. one was 'big love', a song written by buckingham that nicks did backup
vocals on. the other was a song written by stevie nicks about lindsey buckingham and
is probably one of fleetwood mac's most known songs -- especially considering it was
 only released as a stand alone single around the same time, a live version of the song
recorded from 'the dance' tour 23 years after it showed up on a fleetwood mac record.
the song? landslide.







Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too
Oh, I'm getting older too
Oh, take my love, take it down
Oh, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down, oh oh
The landslide will bring it down

04/06/2021 11:52 PM 

silver springs

august 12th, 1997; 'the dance' fleetwood mac reunion special. first time the band had did a full
concert together since the 'tango in the night' tour, only the second time the band had shared a
stage together in the 90s and the first time the song 'silver springs' was performed live in over
twenty years since the infamous 'rumours' tour. the fans often consider this the best performance of
this song and it was stevie nicks' way of showing the world she had kicked the drugs, kicked the 
klonopin and came back better than ever - it also led to fleetwood mac's infamous 'the dance' tour






Time casts a spell on you, but you won't forget me
I know I could have loved you, but you would not let me
I'll follow you down til' the sound of my voice will haunt you
You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you
I'll follow you down til' the sound of my voice will haunt you
 Was I just a fool?
You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you
Was I just a fool?
I'll follow you down til' the sound of my voice will haunt you
Give me just a chance
You'll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you
You could be my silver springs
My blue-green colors flashin'

04/06/2021 11:50 PM 

no one will understand.




 
    No one understands this love and no one ever will.  'Til his dying day not even he himself can change this; She loves him still

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