On Saturday night, Stevie performed a benefit show for St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, California. The special dinner and concert were held at the City…
Do people often ask about your songwriting process? They do. You know, they say, “Do you write about people? Do you write about love affairs?…
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I’m really starting to get sick of myself (to quote the great Matthew Sweet) and since there is a limited supply of band photos, we have made some changes. I have asked The Be to shoot or video some new content before I really do hate myself from having to look at me too much. So along with some Fleetwood Mac related content, you will see some new photos that in this instance were taken by Stacy in my front yard. It’s spring in the desert and the cacti are really giving up the flowers this year after a good shimmering spring rain. The natural beauty of the desert this time of the season always has me “Mystified” and I am honored to share some with you. The version of “Mystified” you are hearing is another early mixing board rough captured on cassette for home listening reference. A magical song to be sure and Christine at her finest in any version. A big thank you to Stacy Be for taking the pictures and putting together this piece for all of us to enjoy. Your spirit touches my heart…r
Some 40 plus years ago, Stevie, Lindsey, and myself would quite often get together with the Curtis Bros., either their house or ours, to play and write music. Most of the time as we would sit around, I would watch Lindsey, Rick and Michael Curtis, (Rick & Michael wrote “Blue Letter” on the first Mac album that included Stevie and Lindsey.) Stevie, and other various friends, play & jam together. Quite often, I would record those smoke filled jam sessions with a cassette player, and apparently, one or two of the cassettes have survived. I believe this to be Lindsey and Rick Curtis playing guitar together, working on a song idea, that we found on one of the cassettes. Never before heard by anyone but us for over forty years, we can now present this for your ears, a real treat and a melodic time machine…r
Happy 29 years of “Tango In The Night”
One of the gems that we uncovered in the many cassettes left in storage over the years is this early, unfinished rendition of “Tango In The Night”. I really like the raw nature of this version, the overly limited/compressed sound of the cassette tape, and in your face. We also thought to add some of our favorite pictures to go along with it. Most you have already seen, and perhaps a couple you haven’t. Make sure to stick your head in the middle of the speakers or head phones and crank it up! Enjoy.
A big thank you once again to Kevin Moran, who’s love of music and great patience has allowed for this to even happen. Your reshearch and time are greatly valued. If it was left up to me, I would have surely lost or discarded these old cassettes long ago. Also, I would like to thank Stacy B, for her hard work and dedication to Fleetwood Mac music. Without her, none of this happens, just that simple…….r
Actually this looks like a moment from the Putney house when we were living together in West Los Angeles. He has the “on the phone with the manager” look on his face judging by the psychical nature of his expression. If I had to guess what he was saying, “Oh no, not another interview. I need time to write the darn songs first.” Lol
Here is a photo that I have personally never seen before. It seems to be from the Judy Wong collection. I can only imagine what Stevie was telling me, but if it’s a secret, I’m still keeping it. Thanks for the use of this photo Landon…r
Photo Credit: Landon Annoni
Another little slice of Fleetwood Mac life headed for the archives of “The Penguin’s Tale” website. Most of the video quality is shit, but we put it up anyway after digitizing it, before it had completely deteriorated. The visuals are from the recording of “Tusk” and the sound is from a rehearsal April 9, 1978, apparently an early version of “Storms”….Enjoy….r
“Apparently John didn’t want to hear about Christine’s suggestion and was letting us know about it.” Lol…r
A serious moment in the studio as Lindsey and Stevie discuss a part in one of her songs on “Tango In The Night”. I’m guessing the cigarette was a Kool. She liked her Kools every now and again, and cool she was. But not always when it came to working on her songs, if they turned out below her expectations. This appears to be one such moment before it was finally worked out…r
To our friends in Australia, great memories, great country, great beer. The promoter, “Paul Dainty”, gave us these Aussie style hats and yes we did wear them for a moment. Here is a rare shot of Lindsey in a hat, off stage…r
Classic Fleetwood and an image from the id. “It’s a long story folks.” Lol. …r
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GOLD DUST STEVIE
It was probably a good thing, trying not to plagiarize Lindsey I’m sure wouldn’t appreciate it lol.
Well, he left Stevie for her best friend, I think that is one of the biggest reasons. I love their friendship, how they’re always doing stuff together. I think they’re much better as friends than lovers.
In celebration of Stevie dusting off her fabulous blue shawl again, here’s a photoset of the shawl through the years.
Yes! On Sept. 12, 1983 Tom joined Stevie onstage at the Radio Music Hall in New York, together they did SDMHA and the only live performance of “I Will Run To You”. Here are some pics from this show:
Yes apparently i was wrong and that part was on a different tape. I don’t have it but I hope someone will share it.
Hmm yeah that’s very possible, but we’ll see.
Yes, I don’t know if that means the high quality versions of the pics that recently surfaced or other unseen pics. I don’t care, I want them all!
I don’t know anything about ticket sales right now, yesterday’s venue looked packed based on pictures.
I’m sorry, I don’t know how to do that! I was already really proud of myself to link the video to the exact bit where she says it, but that’s pretty much the limit of my skills. Anyone else maybe? (This is the video with the Heart bit)
Wow I don’t think I ever heard this? I assumed it had to come from the limo tapes but it had been a while since I listened to those and I could’nt remember that part.Did anyone save this audio file?
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The song arrives in anticipation of the deluxe edition releases of her first two solo albums.
Stevie Nicks kicked off her highly anticipated 24 Karat Gold Tour earlier this week, on Oct. 25. The ever-intriguing powerhouse performer boasts seven successful solo studio albums – surely enough material to craft a compelling setlist – though Nicks decided the more music, the better. As a result, she is releasing deluxe editions of her first two albums: 1981’s Bella Donna and 1983’s The Wild Heart.
While the pair will arrive on Nov. 4, today (Oct. 27) Nicks is premiering a previously unreleased session version of “Wild Heart” exclusively with Billboard. The sweeping song arrived as the third single off the 2x platinum The Wild Heart and was made famous from a video in which Nicks sings along to an early demo of the song while having her makeup applied for a Rolling Stone photo shoot.
This newly arrived version evokes much of that same raw energy. “I’ve had so much fun reliving the making of Bella Donna and The Wild Heart while working on the liner notes and listening to all of the alternate versions and demo takes,” Nicks said in the press release. “The liner notes are so much more than liner notes. They are like a little novel. I tried to make whoever reads this feel like they were there. I think…I succeeded…."
Bella Donna will include unreleased versions of her hits "Edge of Seventeen” and “Leather and Lace” along with other rarities off various soundtracks such as “Blue Lamp” from Heavy Metal and “Sleeping Angel” off Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Additionally, recordings from a 1981 concert will be included on the album as well.
As for The Wild Heart, hits such as “Stand Back” – which will also have a B-side – and “Nightbird” are revitalized, as is the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ collaborative track “I Will Run To You.” More so, a handful of previously unreleased versions (in addition to “Wild Heart”) will further fill out the album. Until the deluxe editions of each album arrive, give the newly surfaced version of “Wild Heart” a listen below.
‘Burning from the middle
Just like a candle…“
Moonlight, 24 Karat Gold Tour, Phoenix, AZ.
Stevie Nicks presents the ‘Legend Award’ to “Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers” during Radio Music Awards, October 27, 2003.
During her speech, Stevie cited Tom as her “greatest musical influence”.
HQ copy: X
Stevie’s closing remarks after rocking Phoenix with her ‘24 Karat Gold Tour’ last Tuesday!
“Don’t watch the news, it’s depressing.”
The Dance Tour
“Stevie Nicks is set to release deluxe editions of her first two solo albums Bella Donna and The Wild Heart.
Alongside newly remastered audio, the sets contain live and unreleased tracks and rarities. Both will be available from November 4 on Rhino.
Last week, we shared Nicks’ previously unreleased demo of “Bella Donna“. This week, we’re delighted to preview another of those unreleased tracks: the ‘session’ version of “Wild Heart“.”
Hey! I’m sorry it took me so long to reply… Stevie’s solo tour has just started, as you probably know, and I’ve done nothing with my spare time other than sit here and look at pictures and watch the same videos obsessively. I’ll post something for you by Sunday though. 🙂
Have a magical day, too! ♥
Alright, thank you, your mother has great taste! I understand the second anon is telling us the original requester was in fact correct when asking for pictures of her opal rings.
To think that I have a friend who is crazy about minerals and I know close to nothing… 😀
Thanks to both of you.
Thank you, anon, that’s very interesting. I have to say I really admire how constant Stevie is, even when it comes to jewelry. 🙂
Oh my friend, I have no idea how these things work. Stevie has a very successful tour ahead of her based on what we saw last night, and I’m sure she has audiences waiting for her in more cities and states, but I don’t know what else is involved in decisions like this. Not to mention she may have other plans, maybe studio plans with Fleetwood Mac. So I’m sorry but I am clueless. 😀
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