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Old 07-29-2020, 02:06 PM
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Stevie's voice was in its peak form 1980-1982. Most anything from those years is a golden vocal. But here are a few that stand out IMHO.

Sleeping Angel
Gypsy - the bridge is not only Fleetwood Mac's best bridge but one of the best vocal bridges of any song ever. It builds and builds and she sings with such passion
Sable of Blonde
Leather and Lace - she has such range on this song
Nothing Ever Changes - she is practically yelling but still sounds great
That's Alright - God she is so good here
Midnight Wind is definitely golden

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Gate and Garden - I hate the song (always did) but I see why they included it on the album. Roy's piano and her singing. She does the full range hitting so high and delicate yet when the chorus kicks in, its vintage Stevie. I wish I liked this song more but I dont like it but I do appreciate her awesome vocal. I believe that is why it was picked over other gems she had at the time. Her singing with Roy's playing does make a tremendous piece.
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Great point on Gate and Garden MacMan- It is definitely her best solo album vocal- just so pure, amazing and wonderful- too bad she didn't spend just a bit more time on the lyrics- they just crash and burn after the passion goes to the red rose, awesome and then too much repeating of do I love you, well I always did- how about some of the lost lyrics of the chain demo? Maybe they could have fit the song somehow?
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Great point on Gate and Garden MacMan- It is definitely her best solo album vocal- just so pure, amazing and wonderful- too bad she didn't spend just a bit more time on the lyrics- they just crash and burn after the passion goes to the red rose, awesome and then too much repeating of do I love you, well I always did- how about some of the lost lyrics of the chain demo? Maybe they could have fit the song somehow?
Can't agree more. A terrific vocal. However, waaaay too many "it's" and "well."
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Damn, there are quite a few. When she was good, she was really good!

Angel live from the documentary vid
Whenever I Call You Friend with Kenny L.
The Bella Donna studio recording vocals.
John Stewart - Midnight Wind
Bob Welch - Devil Wind. small part, but powerful. "After the devil wind stops blowin', wake up and find your heart's been broken".
Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You from Storytellers.
Sara from Tusk lp
Stand Back performance on SNL
Beautiful Child live in Boston
How Still My Love Live in Chicago
Stand Back Us Festival
Pretty much all of Bella Donna
Outtake of Sable on Blonde on deluxe lp
Alternate version(s) of Rock A Little
Recorded and rocking versions of Rhiannon

That's off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more I'm forgetting.

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Can't agree more. A terrific vocal. However, waaaay too many "it's" and "well."
What's the matter, baby, What's the matter, baby, What's the matter, baby, baby, baby with a few too many "it's" and "well's"?
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Audio only. A shame cause the video rocks!
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Awwww, tugging at my heart strings. Excellent Stevie vocal.
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Here is where I get off this train when cokey vocal RAL songs start to get added or fairly recent live tracks. No way. You may like the performance but no way is her voice the same as it was 40 years ago. We are talking vocals and not performances. I thought she did a great job with her 24K Gold tour but as good as the performances were, vocals not that great.
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One absolute gem I forgot that is definitely a top vocal is the live Landslide from the White Album box set. She just soars vocally and the difference between the modern day live Landslides and that performance is night and day, although I give her credit for how she uses what is left of her once incredible voice.
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As far as live performances go, her first solo concert tour 1981 she was game on. She was vocal perfection on every song. The next tour she started to get a little raspy and lost concentration on her craft.
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If I wanted to try to prove to a non-fan that Stevie at her prime was a terrific vocalist... I would start with:

Silver Springs,
Beautiful Child,
Edge of Seventeen,
Sable on Blonde.
Throw in Rhiannon as well surely.
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Here is where I get off this train when cokey vocal RAL songs start to get added or fairly recent live tracks. No way. You may like the performance but no way is her voice the same as it was 40 years ago. We are talking vocals and not performances. I thought she did a great job with her 24K Gold tour but as good as the performances were, vocals not that great.

We're talking favorite vocals. Not her vocal range. At least I am. It's how she uses her voice and executes the song to stir emotions in me.
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We're talking favorite vocals. Not her vocal range. At least I am. It's how she uses her voice and executes the song to stir emotions in me.
I agree but her voice fell flat around 1997. Besides her range going so did any power and execution of that voice. Street Angel was the last year of the raspy yet good voice and it was on its last legs then. IMHO there all the best vocals (not necessarily range) happened from 1980-1983 (prior to the Wild Heart tour). She had it all...range, power, execution and emotion. Its hard to convey emotion when singing so flat.
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