Fleetwood Mac hit big with ‘Tango in the Night,’ then imploded! | Somethingelse Reviews

APRIL 14, 2015
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Like more than one Fleetwood Mac recording subsequent to Rumours, 1987’s Tango in the Night grew out of trampled solo project by Lindsey Buckingham — and the title track bears the most striking resemblance to his quirky individual efforts. They were always welcome asides, but perhaps no where more so than this project.

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The title track scuffed up a session that might have collapsed under the high-gloss pop sheen of hit tunes like Stevie Nicks’ “Seven Wonders” and Christine McVie’s “Little Lies.” Those two smash tunes (along with Lindsey Buckingham’s “Big Love” and Christine McVie’s “Everywhere”) helped make Tango in the Night the band’s second-biggest selling studio project ever — after, of course, Rumours.

Nicks’ “When I See Again,” with a smart assist from Buckingham, plumbs the dark emotions of a broken relationship once more. Tango in the Night is also notable for the tight songwriting bond between Buckingham and McVie; they co-wrote a trio of songs, including “Mystified.”

But something more ominous was already looming, both personally and professionally, for the drugged-out, worn-out Fleetwood Mac. Lindsey Buckingham, perhaps determined to actually have a solo career this time, walked out shortly before the band’s scheduled tour in support of Tango in the Night. Rick Vito and Billy Burnette were drafted to replace him for the subsequent Tango Tour through 1988. Continue reading

Stevie Nicks is still going her own way | Digital Journal

By EARL DITTMAN
Digital Journel

The longtime Fleetwood Mac vocalist opens up about the making of her new solo album, her past pregnancy with The Eagles’ Don Henley, what drove her into rehab, getting older and how she felt going through photos for her upcoming photography exhibition.

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Stevie Nicks readily admits she’s always been a driven woman. And, at the age of 66, she is showing no signs of slowing down. Nicks is about to hit the road with the original Rumours line-up of Fleetwood Mac — Lindsay Buckingham, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie (who left the band in 1998) — for the North American leg of their On With The Show Tour (which begins September 30 in Minneapolis).

Additionally, on October 7, while she’s busy belting out Mac classic such as “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” “Sara,” “Dreams” and “The Chain” for loyal Big Apple fans, Nicks will unveil her latest solo record, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault, a collection of lost songs she had written between the late ’60s and mid-’90s.

“When (John McVie) got cancer, we had to cancel our tour of Australia so I had some free time, and I thought, ‘Maybe I should make a record,'” she told Billboard about the origins of 24 Karat Gold. “All over the Internet, there are songs I wrote but never released, and people keep saying, “Why don’t you record these songs for real?” I’d never had time to do that. Now I had an empty, precious three months. Continue reading

ELLE Exclusive: Watch Stevie Nicks Perform Beloved Secret Track, “Lady”

SERGIO KLETNOY  | CULTURE NEWS | ELLE ONLINE

It’s a new song. Well, only sort of. “This is a song that has really stayed in my head all these years,” Stevie Nicks says of “Lady,” from her soon-to-be-released eighth studio album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault, out October 7.

“Sometimes I’ll find myself humming it, or whistling it, and this has been going on since I wrote it…in 1971.” According to Rolling Stone, “Lady” was so sacred to Nicks that she buried the demo deep inside her mother’s vintage trunk for decades. Adding to its lore: Not a single one of her Fleetwood Mac bandmates had previously heard the final cut of “Lady,” or any of the tracks off the forthcoming EP. “Each song is a lifetime,” Nicks says of the tracks, all of which were written between 1969 and 1995. “Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story. They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the brokenhearted, and the survivors.”

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Of course, her bandmates will soon have the chance to get acquainted with the new material: On September 30, they’ll hit the road together as the originalRumours five (Christine McVie included), for the first time in 16 years, as part of the highly anticipated “On With The Show” tour.

Here, we deliver an exclusive first look at “Lady.”

And in the exclusive footage below, Nicks opens up about writing the song while living with bandmate and lover Lindsey Buckingham at legendary producer Keith Olsen’s house shortly after the couple moved to Los Angeles. According to Nicks, the song, in its original form, was “pretty perfect.” So what’s changed? “It’s just like, you know, better piano playing,” she says, her fingers effortlessly dancing to the melody that’s had her heart for 45 years. Magic.