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Old 06-14-2018, 09:16 AM
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I have been listening to this song a LOT lately and think it is the best song she wrote post 1994. I wish she would bring it back Live, either solo or with the new Mac! (she could do it INSTEAD of "Stand Back" for a change )

I can't decide which version is best....the one with Lindsey for the movie in 1996 or the 24K version. Both are incredible. Anyone else into this song a lot?

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Old 06-14-2018, 09:29 AM
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Yes! And my favorite version is actually the live version she did in 1996, shortly before rejoining Mac. It’s far different from any of the recorded versions. And she just seems so joyful singing it.

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Old 06-14-2018, 09:45 AM
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You might enjoy reading this thread since not many people post on this board anymore:

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My favourite version is the 24K Gold one and it's actually one of my favourites from the album, it's warm, mellow and intense.
It suits well her now contralto voice showcasing those low notes of her register that she seldom uses. On this track you can see that she's still a very good singer, she losed power with age but can have still a good range and above all she retains all her expressivity, she should just experiment more with low notes in songs that doesn't require much belting.
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I thought the 24K one was redundant since we have the one from Enchanted. They're very similar.

My fave is the one with Lindsey, although I do wish they'd kept the lines "In this game that you play with God / you've been warned to retreat."
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I prefer the version with Lindsey, on the "Twister" Soundtrack.
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The first version with Lindsey was easily the best. Each one after was a waste to me.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:25 PM
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I thought the 24K one was redundant since we have the one from Enchanted. They're very similar.

My fave is the one with Lindsey, although I do wish they'd kept the lines "In this game that you play with God / you've been warned to retreat."
I think the one on 24KG was a big “FU” to Lindsey Buckingham. She didn’t like the production of it. Sure, the one on Enchanted was nice. But the difference was not Big enough huh to warrant it taking up space on 24KG. The end vocals on the ‘96 version were ten times better. I also miss the Bridge they added to the song. It needed that bridge
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:34 PM
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My favorite version is the one with Lindsey. My least favorite is the one on 24 Karat; it's so bland and lacks passion in my opinion.
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The movie version is above and by far the best. Stevie's voice sounds amazing and it's very well produced (it also suits the movie quite well). But most of all is that EPIC ending.
The 24KG version was so unnecessary. She already included a solo 'natural' version on Enchanted. There's not even much of a difference between the two and her voice doesn't sound too great on that album if you ask me.
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I think the one on 24KG was a big “FU” to Lindsey Buckingham. She didn’t like the production of it. Sure, the one on Enchanted was nice. But the difference was not Big enough huh to warrant it taking up space on 24KG. The end vocals on the ‘96 version were ten times better. I also miss the Bridge they added to the song. It needed that bridge
It TOTALLY was a big FU. She thinks her demos are perfect the way they are. Lindsey puts "thousand of overdubs" on her songs. Sorry but the 24k version was BORING. The version with Lindsey was far superior and I love the ending.
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I love this song. I must have played it a thousand times when it came out. Probably wore out the cassette. I love the Lindsey version and have always wondered why she wanted to redo it so much. Her vocals at the end are fabulous! The 24K version is too bland.
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I think this a strong song for Stevie. My favorite version is the one featured on the Twisted Soundtrack. I think Stevie and Lindsey's back and forth caterwauling is reminiscent of the characters in the movie. I didn't like how the movie ended - a belt saved them, yet a belt can't keep my pants up but I digress...The outro is my favorite ever!
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I like the 24KG version best, the Enchanted version second, and the duo is my least favorite.
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I have been listening to this song a LOT lately and think it is the best song she wrote post 1994. I wish she would bring it back Live, either solo or with the new Mac! (she could do it INSTEAD of "Stand Back" for a change )

I can't decide which version is best....the one with Lindsey for the movie in 1996 or the 24K version. Both are incredible. Anyone else into this song a lot?
I like all of them, but my favorite remains the one with Lindsey. There was a review of this song on this website that remains my favorite about that song:

"A tardy (but hearty!) tribute to Twisted. *hand claps*

Posted by John B. on September 4, 1998 at 10:45:23:


I realize that I'm about two years late on this song, but I heard it for the first time about three months ago, and I love it so much for so many reasons--it's a great, great song, with brilliant lyrics, but knowing the history of the two singers adds such incredible depth and enjoyment--that I want to publicly rave about it.

So I'm gonna rave. Stevie wrote it, and deserves MASSIVE kudos for it.

This song is in overdrive from the opening note. The lead guitar, so great throughout--it's Lindsey, of course (thanks, Chili)--fades in on one extended note, and creates an effect like a tornado rapidly approaching. It gets louder and louder until it1s here! I don't know if that was the intention, but from the first time I heard it, that's how it felt.

After the tornado arrives, the Real Storm arrives in the person of Stevie, in a clear, beautiful voice, with some of her best, most searing, perceptive, reflective lyrics ever. OUTSTANDING LYRICS. Now, I haven't heard much of her solo stuff, but what makes these lyrics extra-brilliant is the layers of meaning she wrings from them. I cannot praise enough her ability to somehow tie together the physical nature of a tornado with the 3Twister2 lead character's psyche, and then link all of that--BRILLIANTLY--to Lindsey, and to their relationship.

Of course, this may all exist in my mind, but I don't think so. It's too perfect to be otherwise.

So on with the story.

The first line is a harbinger of things to come. She sets the table with "You think you hear demons" which is, to me, a blatant reference to Lindsey, who has repeatedly used this word to describe the psychological turmoil in which he and others have found themselves. Of course, it's also (primarily, to the viewing audience) about the lead character in 3Twister,2 who's a storm chaser, I believe. (I haven't seen the movie, but I've gleaned as much from the reviews.) She immediately nails him to the wall with the POWERFUL "I think YOU are the demon." She isn't going to let him (the character or Lindsey) off the hook so easily; she's going to make them take responsibility for their behavior, for their obsession.

When Lindsey joins her for "The sun goes down," it's pure magic, and harkens back to 3Buckingham Nicks.2 When they sing "Winds lift you up to God," the imagery soars. One suddenly understands why somebody would want to chase a tornado: the thrill, the exhilaration. GREAT lyric.

Then it's Lindsey's turn. He sings "You fall to your knees/Embrace the storm," and when he sings "storm," his voice softens in that massively appealing I'm-closing-my-eyes-as-I-sing-this way that he possesses. The delivery of this word is the perfect counterpoint to the word itself.

The lyrics reach cruising altitude at "You wear your passion and your anger/You don't let go." She MUST have been thinking of him when she wrote that, and I wonder what it was like for him to sing them. That's punctuated by "You like to be twisted," her awesome description of the whole psychology of the tornado, the character, Lindsey and their relationship.

I suppose I should mention that, lyrics aside, the song has a great melody. The music's fabulous, with a delicious country twang. I LOVE THIS SONG!

The piece de resistance, however, is just around the corner.

After the "You like to be twisted/By the storm/You like to be shaken/By the wind2 lyrics, there's an instrumental break that's musically pleasing and absolutely pregnant with anticipation for the next lyric. If you've heard the song, you know what I'm talking about. They sing, and then the break comes, and stays about a half-second longer than you think, and it1s one of those breaks that tell you something1s coming, and you're waiting for the payoff.

I cannot say enough about the next part of the song. It1s a single line, and it blows me away. As someone who's read in-depth (in too much depth) about their relationship--I have no doubt whatsoever that they recognize their relationship was not meant to last, couldn't last, that they can't live together, they're polar opposites, that it was practically a fluke that they were together so long, that physically they were together six years but every indication is that they were emotionally separated LONG before that, but since it was an early and long-standing relationship, there is something special there that cannot be denied and will never go away, as it is for many of us with our first true loves--and taking into account what she was trying to accomplish by tying it in to the lead character's obsession (he has his tornadoes, Lindsey had his guitar), and the fact a person (the lead character1s wife, Stevie herself) can never really have all of somebody like that, it's beyond perfection when they sing, to each other, the melodically beautiful, lyrically wrenching, oh-so-nostalgic "I know, you know, watching you go is like dying/It's like dying."

God. It doesn't get any better than that. If you haven1t heard the song, get it for that line alone. You can almost see them gazing into each other's eyes as they sing that, knowing that there's a flame somewhere deep inside that refuses to extinguish itself. It's the most beautiful moment of the song, and one of their best moments together ever. Maybe THE best.

Speaking as herself, and as the lead character's wife, she later continues with the lyrics of resignation: "You'd rather be wrapped up in the arms of a storm."

Stevie was at the top of her game when she wrote this song. It1s just an amazing piece of work.

The fade-out is awesome, with Stevie reaching down from the heavens as she counters each line with a thundering echo (they sing "The sun goes down," and Stevie bellows, "THE SUN GOOOOES DOWN).

And then the storm ends. Stevie has taught us something about our natures, has revealed to Lindsey and the lead character something about theirs, and then she passes to the next town.

What a song. Makes me long for Buckingham Nicks II. When these two get together, it may not be a storm, but you really feel the power.

I'm tired just thinking about it.

Thanks, Stevie. Awesome."
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