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Old 08-01-2020, 08:50 PM
jwd jwd is offline
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Originally Posted by Macfan4life View Post
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.

I don't think she was singing flatly in any of the songs I listed as MY favorite Stevie vocals. Even in her heyday she had moments of fragility and weakness from overuse or not taking care of herself. When she sang Landslide on the Live album, her voice sounded wrecked and as if she could barely make it through the song. Yet I found that to be an inspiring vocal. The vulnerability in her voice led to the poignancy of the song. We all have different likes and dislikes. There is not set standard for what makes it anyone's favorite or best vocal. These are all individual opinions. And I'm sticking to mine.
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It's very difficult to pick favorites but I guess I'd say:

1. Trouble In Shangri-La (killer chorus)
2. Italian Summer (love the ending)
3. Silver Springs from 'The Dance' ("never get away", classic moment)
4. Rooms On Fire ("that she could sense for miles!")
5. Moonlight (all of it)
6. Everybody Loves You (both bridges are amazing)
7. Dreams
8. The Chain
9. Magnet & Steel (she makes that backing vocal chorus)
10. Beautiful Child (the sustained notes at the end in particular)
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