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Old 12-08-2018, 05:10 PM
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Default Which "Crystal" Is Better: FM or BN?

Which "Crystal" do you prefer, and why?
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:31 PM
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While I can appreciate both versions, I prefer the Fleetwood Mac version by far. It's so soothing and polished, the harmonies have better placement, the three blend so well together, and I think Lindsey does a better vocal. What seals the deal is the Christine's keyboards at the end. They are beautiful and that long outro adds a lot to the song.

However, The Buckingham Nicks version has its appeal. It has a more raw sound and feels more like a duet than the Fleetwood Mac version. It's really charming in a way that the other one is not.

I like BOTH versions more than Stevie's solo version. It's still good, but she could have pulled a better vocal, even at that age. Sheryl Crowe does a good job on the production and it has a good spin on the outro, but it was never going to beat the originals. I'd kill for a 70s version of Stevie singing the song though.
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:36 PM
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On one of the Penguin Q&A's someone asks Keith Olsen why Lindsey sangs it. "Lindsey's voice always had the right timbre for that song" was his answer. I wouldn't be surprised if they had tried it both ways and found Lindsey's vocal worked better. He's so multi-talented that we forget wha a great singer he is.

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Every version is very good. I prefer the Mac version. I actually like the 1998 version just as much.
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The Fleetwood Mac version by far. Christine and John took that to the next level.
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The Fleetwood Mac version easily for me.
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:26 PM
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The FM version. The harmonies are beautiful. The BN version is a little too rough around the edges.
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FM. John's bass line that mimics the build up and crashing of the waves, and Chris's layered synth lines....sublime.
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The FM version. What we've said over and over again, regarding FM, the sum is better than the parts, even two parts. "Crystal" is a beautiful song and I prefer it Mac style.
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Which "Crystal" do you prefer, and why?
FM. way fuller sound. nice rounded song.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:56 AM
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Christine and John make this my fav Fleetwood Mac song. It's just beautiful what they do to it.
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Christine and John make this my fav Fleetwood Mac song. It's just beautiful what they do to it.
Agreed. Truly beautiful song
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