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Macfan4life 04-16-2017 05:09 PM

Why
 
This song is so special it deserves its own thread. The beginning guitar is so solemn it fits the song perfectly. Its like someone being lonely picking up the guitar and playing. Then the keyboards start. The song is about a hurt sole and trying to go on. Its positive telling yourself the hurt you feel will melt away over time....the next day.
The way the music answers back to itself like an echo is so good. Its vintage 70's when keyboards could sound like strings and an orchestra.
In the end the chorus breaks you down. Its a total change from the first 2 verses which express optimism. The chorus is almost like alar ego coming out and you breaking down. Why don't you love me? Why don't you just be strong? The song takes a slightly different feel from the optimism of the first 2 verses.
I think its one of the Mac's best tunes ever. The music alone with the guitar and amazing drums are so freaking good. It fits the mood of the song perfectly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xJF-x9XJio

Dr.Brown 04-16-2017 07:24 PM

Agreed, on all points. Such a classic song, my all-time favorite from Christine. I really hope it ends up on the BuckVie Tour setlist.

24karatstevie 04-17-2017 10:13 AM

I love this song! Definitely one of my favorites by Christine. It's such a lush sounding song too, very mellow.

lennonfan 04-17-2017 05:32 PM

very moving and a personal fave for over 40 years

BLY 04-17-2017 08:44 PM

Why has always been one of my favorite tracks by Christine. I also really like the live version from the 1975 tour with Buckingham/Nicks adding their vocals to the end of the song.

FuzzyPlum 04-18-2017 04:00 PM

Why is a gentle epic of a song. On some days I cant stand the protracted opening to the song, on other days I feel its essential in building the anticipation. I love the 1975/76 versions of this song... but they aren't a patch on the original album version. I hope its played on the Buckingham McVie tour- I suspect its long consigned to history though.

jbrownsjr 04-19-2017 08:22 AM

I love this song so much. I love the Bob Welch era of it live. I am not crazy about the B/N version. Like Everywhere (the dance) I sometimes don't like their clumsy ahhhhhh, ahhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhh.

Where Welch/McVie had this natural blend on this track.

It's a beautiful piece.

HomerMcvie 04-25-2017 02:02 AM

It truly is one of their best songs ever. I wish the band felt about it the way that many of us do.

I'd give anything if they'd break it out for the Buck/Vie tour, but it won't happen.

michelej1 04-28-2017 09:40 PM

I remember on the old FMLegacy board, when we did a poll of all FM songs, Why ended up rated as #1 among all of them.

I think Thoughts on a Grey Day came in last.

Michele

aleuzzi 04-29-2017 09:57 AM

It's a very good song on paper (I have the sheet music) but the arrangement gives it that added umph. Love the production on this one. Weston's skills are very noticeable, not only in the slide intro but in the middle solo and the extended outro.

WatchChain 07-17-2017 10:36 PM

"Why" is one of the greatest Fleetwood Mac songs ever recorded. It's unfortunate that it hasn't made it into a live set list in 40 years. It's one of the Top 10 FM songs. Let's bring "Why" back for the 2018 Tour!!! I think it would sound GREAT with the backup singers.

Macfan4life 07-18-2017 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WatchChain (Post 1214018)
"Why" is one of the greatest Fleetwood Mac songs ever recorded. It's unfortunate that it hasn't made it into a live set list in 40 years. It's one of the Top 10 FM songs. Let's bring "Why" back for the 2018 Tour!!! I think it would sound GREAT with the backup singers.

Unfortunately that will NEVER happen. These big tours are about the hits. Most of the audience cant even handle a deep cut and storm out for beer and nachos.

jbrownsjr 07-20-2017 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michelej1 (Post 1208486)
I remember on the old FMLegacy board, when we did a poll of all FM songs, Why ended up rated as #1 among all of them.

I think Thoughts on a Grey Day came in last.

Michele

Awww, I love Thoughts On A Grey Day...

I remember Chili hated it.

michelej1 07-21-2017 10:00 AM

We need to know more about Mrs. Scarrot's life. Michele

WatchChain 07-28-2017 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Macfan4life (Post 1214025)
Unfortunately that will NEVER happen. These big tours are about the hits. Most of the audience cant even handle a deep cut and storm out for beer and nachos.

I couldn't agree more! Of the 17,000 people that fill these arenas for a greatest hits tour, I estimate that less than 1/2 these attendees have even heard a Fleetwood Mac deep cut (that's being liberal).

When "Storms", "Why", or "That's Enough For Me" are played in an arena filled with these morons, it's as if the air is being let out of a balloon. Yes, it's flat beer and stale nacho/imitation cheese time, kids! Oh, the irony!!

"Got my pretzel dog---back to my seat just in time to yell "Landslide!!!!" for the 10th time in 45 minutes".

Girl, may I be excused? I'm going home to pop a Xanax, pour a glass of wine, and watch "The Dance" DVD. It would be the same experience for a lot less money! :wavey::lol:


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