Stevie Nicks Trouble in Shangri-La (2001)

Sorcerer

I’m tired
I’m thirsty
I’m wild-eyed
In my misery

Timeless in your finery
It’s a high price
For your luxury

Sorcerer
Who is the master
A man and woman on a star stream
In the middle of a snow dream
Sorcerer
Show me the high life
Come over
Let me put you on ice

All around black ink darkness
And who found lady from the mountains
All around black ink darkness
And who found lady from the mountains
Lady from the mountains

I’m tired
I need you badly
I’m wild-eyed
In my misery

Timeless in your finery
It’s a high price
For your luxury

(Stevie Nicks) © 1972 ℗ Welsh Witch Music (BMI)

About the Song

Stevie Nicks wrote “Sorcerer” in the early 1970s, as she and Lindsey Buckingham navigated the Los Angeles music scene and business. Buckingham Nicks rehearsed the song, but did not include it on their debut album.

In 1983, Stevie rehearsed the song again for The Wild Heart sessions, recording a version that later surfaced on the deluxe edition of The Wild Heart (2016).

In 1984, Stevie gave the song to Marilyn Martin to record for the Streets of Fire motion picture soundtrack. Martin’s version, with Stevie on backup vocals, featured a piano-driven arrangement and alternate lyrics.

Stevie finally the recorded the song for Trouble in Shangri-La, staying true to the original guitar demo.

“Sheryl [Crow] challenged me to explore different areas of my voice,” Stevie recalls, noting the soulful falsetto that she reaches during the song’s initial verses. “It was fun to do, and it wound up working so well within the song’s arrangement.”

Sorcerer (Edit)

Sorcerer (Unreleased Version)

Sorcerer (Sheryl Crow Edit)

Released exclusively on the “Sorcerer” US Promo CD Single

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