ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR - AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
LATEST TOUR GALLERIES
STEVIE NICKS WEB
THE PENGUIN’S TALE
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
Sure! I’ll post a set with some favourites tomorrow.
We don’t know for sure that letter was written to Lindsey, the Hard Rock Cafe claims it is but they’re honestly extremely messy with their labelling of memorabilia, so I really couldn’t tell what that letter is about. HRC gets their personal items from auctions at Christie’s, Julien’s, etcI think probably Ebay and sometimes items are donated by the artists.
Yeah Stevie’s timeline is fuzzy as usual. She usually claims she ended it right before Rock A Little was released when she drove all the way to him to tell him that (which inspired the song “Long Way To Go”). They have been photographed together since then so I guess she forgave him for those comments.
True, but I think this person was asking about an official concert video. What they should do is release a video with unseen (concert) footage from the 70′s and 80′s because there must be a ton still in vaults etc and I need it.
Thank you anon! In my wildest imagination Stevie is prepairing a European tour in smaller venues. I always post and share any great pic I find, there’s nothing I keep to myself. But I do have a folder of small (or low quality) pics that I’ve come across and I’m always on the lookout for an upgrade, replacing a tiny pic with a nice and large one is a very satisfying feeling. So I’ll use this opportunity to share some of these these pics and hope that anyone can make my day by sharing an upgrade.
I agree, it makes no sense to me either. I honestly think CAH’s claims don’t mean that much, her perception of whatever was going on with Lindsey and Stevie was clouded by her love for him.
I don’t think Stevie was the same after Robin died and the fiasco that was her marriage, also that spiralled into more drug abuse so there’s definitely truth to those statements. When she got addicted to klonopin that changed her even more and it became obvious to the fans that she wasn’t the same person anymore. It took untill The Dance before she was back to her old self again, she rehabbed from klonopin a few years earlier but it left her overweight and the reviews for her Street Angel album and tour were pretty harsh, she felt insecure and didn’t believe she could write songs anymore. She gained her confidence back with the succes from The Dance and the renewed interest in her music, which led to the release of the Enchanted box-set.
I’m just a fan and not affiliated with the band so this is just speculation, but I don’t think there will be a concert video anytime soon.
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Stevie Nicks, 1976
“There was a timbre that happened when the two voices would join that was unique and it was… you never heard that before. And I don’t think you’ve heard it since. Those two voices sing like that and sound like that for a reason. They were meant to sing together.” - Keith Olsen
Hey anon, there are quite a few here. Let me know if you’re looking for something else. 🙂
- Stevie Nicks, 1975
- Stevie Nicks
This is the most adorable thing!
Stevie with Margi Kent and Mary Torrey
Fleetwood Mac Live, Birmingham, AL - August 28, 1978
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