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Old 04-02-2012, 12:04 PM
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Heart Her most underrated song

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/christine+mcvie

It's got to be ''Come A Little Bit Closer'' , sounding so good on that tumblr player.
Damn they need to remaster all the pre-Rumours stuff NOW
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:59 PM
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:20 PM
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Prove Your Love.

I had Rowan make me an 8 minute loop of the ahh ahh's in the intro because I love it that much...
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:35 PM
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Prove Your Love.

I had Rowan make me an 8 minute loop of the ahh ahh's in the intro because I love it that much...
My sister and I share a wall, and she's ready to vomit every time she hears those ahh ahhs. I had that song on constant repeat for months! Possibly my favorite Chris of all.
Still, I think it's often thought of as a standout from Heroes, no?

I'm casting my vote for the criminally underrated "Love in Store." What a perfect opener! Perfectly snappy, with lovely harmonies. I start every workout with it; it just puts me in the best mood.

Honorable mentions: "Bad Loser," "Honey Hi," "Isn't it Midnight"
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:54 PM
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^^ I think I w0uld join your sister in prodding the wall with a broomstick! Of all of Chris's wonderful songs, that's the one song of hers that makes my skin crawl. It's like an acid trip gone wrong...

My absolute favorite is "Ask Anybody." It has to be about Dennis Wilson. "...they say that I should walk out, but that's not what I want... somehow, some way he'll change and we'll try it all over again... without all the pain..." Such sad, hopeful but delusional words. Poor Chris . She manages to capture an elegiac mood that is uplifting in an odd way. The Steve Winwood solo always gets me.

"Morning Rain" is my go-to feelgood song. So simple, but so rocking. "There's no use being dissatisfied... you'll never know until you try."
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:50 PM
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^^ I think I w0uld join your sister in prodding the wall with a broomstick! Of all of Chris's wonderful songs, that's the one song of hers that makes my skin crawl. It's like an acid trip gone wrong...

My absolute favorite is "Ask Anybody." It has to be about Dennis Wilson. "...they say that I should walk out, but that's not what I want... somehow, some way he'll change and we'll try it all over again... without all the pain..." Such sad, hopeful but delusional words. Poor Chris . She manages to capture an elegiac mood that is uplifting in an odd way. The Steve Winwood solo always gets me.

"Morning Rain" is my go-to feelgood song. So simple, but so rocking. "There's no use being dissatisfied... you'll never know until you try."


Sometimes, Edward, I cannot believe we're friends!

"Ask Anybody" doesn't do much for me, but then, I really haven't given Christine McVie much of a shot. I should get around to that one...

I've been listening to Christine Perfect a bunch lately, and I might add "When You Say" to my list. Maybe it's just because it sounds so different from the rest of that album, but I absolutely consider it the standout track. Danny Kirwan did a wonderful job with that one.
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I've been listening to Christine Perfect a bunch lately, and I might add "When You Say" to my list. Maybe it's just because it sounds so different from the rest of that album, but I absolutely consider it the standout track. Danny Kirwan did a wonderful job with that one.
I am making hissing and spitting noises in the general direction of that song. To quote Ollivander, "No, no definitely not." The violins are out of tune, it's morbid and just ick. Erased from my memory, iPod and the needle is swiftly drawn right over the top of it on the vinyl. It is, as a song, as her hair is to those crimpers.
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I'd say Honey Hi, which is my absolute favorite Christine song.
I'm not sure about Honey Hi being THAT underrated though, i saw it got some love over the last few months, on the Rumours forum polls...which is quite nice .
I also don't get the hate for Sugar Daddy which is musically amazing. Classic FM.
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The Challenge, Brown Eyes, Honey Hi, As long as you follow, Sugar Daddy
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Spare Me a Little of Your Love. though I understand it is considered a classic it's just not as well known as the post 1975 hits.
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"Never Make Me Cry" - Took me a bit to warm to the song, but now I love it.
"Calumny"
"Honey Hi"
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The song Prove Your Love is a lost gem; it's just classic Christine.I love it. I think it's one of her most well-written songs. It delves a little deeper.

I want to be inside your heart
That's the place, the place for me
But I can understand it won't be easy
You've got to prove, prove your love to me
You've got to prove, prove your love to me

I can't say it aint easy to let you heart run wild
So if you want to please me, then don't act like a child
But I can understand it won't be easy
You've got to prove, prove your love to me
You've got to prove, prove your love to me

It doesn't matter if your far away
Or right here by my side
That's the way that I feel about it
We can't let the whole thing slide

So if you can't see me right where you are
Then why don't you send for me, baby, by the nearest star
But it won't be easy
And you've got to prove, prove your love to me
You've got to prove, prove your love to me
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Spare Me a Little of Your Love. though I understand it is considered a classic it's just not as well known as the post 1975 hits.
That's one of my favorite Christine and Pre-Rumous era songs. In general most of her Pre-BN songs are underrated and tragically ignored.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:58 PM
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Spare Me a Little of Your Love. though I understand it is considered a classic it's just not as well known as the post 1975 hits.
Must be something in the screen names, Bombay, coz I love this one too!!
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I'd say Honey Hi, which is my absolute favorite Christine song.
I'm not sure about Honey Hi being THAT underrated though, i saw it got some love over the last few months, on the Rumours forum polls...which is quite nice .
I also don't get the hate for Sugar Daddy which is musically amazing. Classic FM.
All of this is spot on.

Come a Little Bit Closer and (especially) Prove Your Love are excellent but in need of more effective arranging. She sang so well on those! But her vocals are somewhat washed out by thick strings, etc... Come would be SO much better simply stripped down, perhaps to just an acoustic guitar. And Prove Your Love could benefit from a slightly more uptempo arrangement.

IMO, her best performance on Heroes is Bad Loser.
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