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Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman (1977)

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Bad relationships + lot of drugs = Gold Dust Woman. But aside of all the symbolism, this was a song rich in confidence. Listen to the depth, the complications and Stevie Nicks’ vocals. Reputedly recorded at 4 a.m. after a long day of trying to get it right, the finished article would fittingly serve as the last track on Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

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Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (1977)

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Is this really the first song I’ve featured off the Fleetwood Mac’s off-the-chart success Rumours? Unsurprisingly, it is one of Stevie Nicks’ showpiece sounds ‘Dreams’. This time she takes aim at her strained relationship with Lindsey Buckingham; what they’d had and what they’d lost. Classic. The sound of 1977.

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Fleetwood Mac – Landslide (1975)

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In 1975, Stevie Nicks’ currency went stratospheric with her vocal performances on ‘Rhiannon’ and ‘Landslide’, which both featured on Fleetwood Mac’s second eponymous album. On joining the band with Lindsey Buckingham in 1975, Nicks penned and sang the bittersweet ‘Landslide’. The band were reborn and would dominate the airwaves for the next few years.

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Beach House – Lover of Mine (2010)

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Beach House again

This week I will revel in some of my favourite acts from the last few years. ‘Lover Of Mine’ is off Beach House’s superlative 2010 album Teen Dream. Victoria Legrand’s vocals recall the haunting sound of Stevie Nicks, all languid and lovelorn. But with the recurring circus-like yamaha organ,’Lover Of Mine’ makes for the dream poppiest track on of the album. Have a great week.

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Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy (1982)

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Stevie Nicks wrote ‘Gypsy’ to include it on her 1980 album Bella Donna. Apparently, the album didn’t have room and she offered it up for Fleetwood Mac’s long player Mirage. By this time, her friend Robin Anderson was dying of leukemia and the song became a tribute. But I do not intend to play the sympathy card with this one; this is pure guilty pleasure for this blogger, and it is no coincidence that I choose to offset it this week with a number of more credible alt rock and hip hop tracks. With Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, this is soft rock par excellence. Don’t tell my friends.

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Fleetwood Mac – Sara (1979)

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A bit like ELO and Supertramp, the voice of Stevie Nicks is the sound of my childhood. It evokes vivid memories. And I think I am wearing dungarees in each and everyone. Have a great weekend.

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