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Old 04-22-2019, 07:01 AM
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1, Bob Welch version
2. Tusk Version
3. Alt Version
4. Bella Donna (this version is horrible IMO) ruins the song.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:19 PM
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I thought this was going to be between Bob and Stevie's songs lol. I love both, but I give the edge to Bob. In terms of Stevie's versions, I choose the St. Louis version. I think the video made me love it so much because the band seems like they are having a great time. I also enjoy the interaction between Lindsey and Stevie and her little dance towards the end.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:22 AM
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Is The Wild Heart Tour version bad?
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:37 AM
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I like the production on the Tusk original, but the sultry vocal on the alternate is sublime and really fits the song nicely. Overall though, I love the "that girl, that girl was me on the live version. Gives me goosebumps when she pushed her voice to that sexy as hell growl and it works beautifully on Angel.

I don't really care for Bob Welch's Angel, I find it kind of boring when placed next to Hypnotized or Future Games.
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:16 AM
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I thought this was going to be between Bob and Stevie's songs lol. I love both, but I give the edge to Bob. In terms of Stevie's versions, I choose the St. Louis version. I think the video made me love it so much because the band seems like they are having a great time. I also enjoy the interaction between Lindsey and Stevie and her little dance towards the end.
Great version! I love the ST Louis version.
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:42 PM
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I don't really care for Bob Welch's Angel, I find it kind of boring when placed next to Hypnotized or Future Games.
HAHTF studio version can get a little tedious but the Sausalito soundboard version is incredible--as is the Hempsted version, both from the HAHTF tour. In fact, both of Bob's Heroes' songs (Bermuda Triangle and Angel) are WAYYYYY better live. The band is cooking on them.

I love the St. Louis version of Angel, a rousing, pumping version. The three singers are all a touch below their notes in the best possible way (I do not mean this ironically) and the energy is incredible.
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:35 AM
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I wonder why, given how popular this song is, it was performed so little?
About 150 times according to “setlist”
And never, by the band, after 1980..
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:30 AM
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HAHTF studio version can get a little tedious but the Sausalito soundboard version is incredible--as is the Hempsted version, both from the HAHTF tour. In fact, both of Bob's Heroes' songs (Bermuda Triangle and Angel) are WAYYYYY better live. The band is cooking on them.

I love the St. Louis version of Angel, a rousing, pumping version. The three singers are all a touch below their notes in the best possible way (I do not mean this ironically) and the energy is incredible.
It's funny how Christine's piano helps these songs come alive. She's so good!
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I wonder why, given how popular this song is, it was performed so little?
About 150 times according to “setlist”
And never, by the band, after 1980..
I think I've seen speculation around here that one of the reasons that "Angel" hasn't been resurrected during the post-Dance era is because it's difficult to sing. I don't know if there's any truth to that, but I could see it being true.

It's become one of my favorites too, and I wish I could have heard it prior to the events of 2018.
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Have you guys heard Angel from other stops on the 1979–80 tour, like Los Angeles or Mobile? The St. Louis performance isn't the only good one. It was a long tour with plenty of great Angel performances.

I've wondered, too, why no performance of it by Fleetwood Mac since 1980. I really have no clue. But the electronic keyboard Chris used onstage (the Yamaha CP30) was such an essential layer in the track — with a sort of squawky jazz-guitar attack — that its absence (she ditched the board after her 1984 solo tour) may account for the band's decision not to resurrect.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:06 PM
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Have you guys heard Angel from other stops on the 1979–80 tour, like Los Angeles or Mobile? The St. Louis performance isn't the only good one. It was a long tour with plenty of great Angel performances.

I've wondered, too, why no performance of it by Fleetwood Mac since 1980. I really have no clue. But the electronic keyboard Chris used onstage (the Yamaha CP30) was such an essential layer in the track — with a sort of squawky jazz-guitar attack — that its absence (she ditched the board after her 1984 solo tour) may account for the band's decision not to resurrect.
Well gosh, now I'll have to research my old CD's and cassette tape bootlegs.

....to the attic I go!!
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:40 PM
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It's funny how Christine's piano helps these songs come alive. She's so good!
And Bob's voice is warmer, less nasal in the live performances.
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Have you guys heard Angel from other stops on the 1979–80 tour, like Los Angeles or Mobile? The St. Louis performance isn't the only good one. It was a long tour with plenty of great Angel performances.

I've wondered, too, why no performance of it by Fleetwood Mac since 1980. I really have no clue. But the electronic keyboard Chris used onstage (the Yamaha CP30) was such an essential layer in the track — with a sort of squawky jazz-guitar attack — that its absence (she ditched the board after her 1984 solo tour) may account for the band's decision not to resurrect.
I loved her playing on that song, simple yet self-assured, even jaunty.
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And Bob's voice is warmer, less nasal in the live performances.

I do love his voice on most of these live versions. Although, his album voice is great on the FM albums.
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I do love his voice on most of these live versions. Although, his album voice is great on the FM albums.
Particularly on the first four. Something about his delivery on Heroes doesn’t sound right—I blame the engineering.
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