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Old 12-21-2003, 09:26 PM
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Talking Favorite Vocals

After the riot that was caused over on the Rumours board over some rather bland vocals, why don't we talk about our favorites. Here are mine:

Every song from Tusk!
Straight Back
That's Alright
Silver Springs (The Dance)
Everybody Finds Out
Trouble In Shangri-La (not only a fab vocal, but one of her best lyrically!!!)
Fall From Grace
Love Is
Long Way To Go
Edge of Seventeen
Nothing Ever Changes
Sable On Blonde
Goodbye Baby
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:36 PM
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I think she sounds great on "Touched by an Angel"...her voice has that perfect vibrato...
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:39 PM
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I think she sounds great on "Touched by an Angel"...her voice has that perfect vibrato...
That's a good one, too. I think she rocked on If You Ever Did Believe, also. At first I thought Sheryl Crow was singing the high background parts, but when I saw the video, it was Stevie.
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:46 PM
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You know what I'm going to say Dissention, don't you

Not Make Believe <-- sexayy vocals. I swear that song was seriously sped up. If those are the results they should do it more often!!
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Old 12-21-2003, 10:01 PM
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You know what I'm going to say Dissention, don't you
Let me take a WILD guess...

Could it be...



Not that!!!! Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Repent!!!!
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Old 12-21-2003, 10:53 PM
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My alltime favorite vocal from Stevie is on Beautiful Child.

Apart from that:

Landslide
Silver Springs (77 & 97)
Rock A Little
Garbo
At Last
Gate & Garden
Storms
Doing The Best That I Can
Insider
Rose Garden
If You Ever Did Believe
Nightbird
Midnight Wind
Goodbye Baby
Seven Wonders
Silent Night
Destiny
Running Through The Garden
Sorcerer
Leather & Lace (demo versions)
Twisted (soundtrack version)

My friends are usually surprised to learn that Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) & Rhiannon (The Dance) are even sung by the same person, given how much Stevie's voice has matured. I like the whole spectrum for different reasons... in the early days it was pure & beautiful; in the early/mid 80s she had the smoke-and-whisky thing going on (like in I Sing For The Things-- I think it's gorgeous, but I know a lot of people hate that), and now her voice has a depth and warmth to it that is very heavy, very comforting.
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Old 12-21-2003, 11:01 PM
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I Can't Wait
Rock A Little
Running Through The Garden
Smile At You
Talk To Me
Nightbird
Leather And Lace
Storms
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Old 12-21-2003, 11:13 PM
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Rhiannon (FM Live 1980, Live At The House Of Blues,1994)
Sisters Of The Moon (Mirage Video 1982)
Mistaken Love
China Doll
Nothing Ever Changes
Stand Back (Solid Gold performance, Red Rocks Performance)
Fall From Grace
Landslide (FM Live 1980)
Silver Springs (The Dance)
Gold Dust Woman
Straight Back (Mirage Tour Rehearsal)
Smile At You (Mirage outtake)
Angel
Beautiful Child (Say You Will Tour 5/7/03)
Gypsy (Acoustic version, Arizona Heart Institute Benefit 2000)
Violet & Blue
Sorcerer (Buckingham Nicks demo)
How Still My Love (Rock A Little Tour)
Sleeping Angel
Planets Of The Universe (piano demo)
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Garbo!!!
Kind of Woman
Nightbird
Nothing Ever Changes
Sable on Blond
Wild Heart
The Highwayman
Blue Lamp
Bella Donna
Whenever I Call You Friend
No Spoken Word
Rock a Little
I Can't Wait
Running through the Garden
At Last
Touched by an Angel
Somebody Stand by Me
Landslide
Goodbye Baby

Two Honorable Mentions:
Talk to Me is such a hard song to sing, but she did great.
I love the way she sings the word "passion" in the red rose line in Gate and Garden.

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Frozen Love
Rhiannon (1976 'Rosebud' performance)
Landslide (1998 Letterman appearance, w/Lindsey)
Dreams (#1: 1980 'Live' version, #2: 1987 'Tango' concert video)
Gold Dust Woman (1997 'The Dance')
Silver Springs
Sara
Sisters Of The Moon (1982 'Mirage' concert video)
Beautiful Child (then & now)
Bella Donna
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Edge Of Seventeen (1998 'Storytellers' version)
How Still My Love
Outside The Rain (#1: 'Red Rocks' version, #2: 1994 House of Blues radio show version)
Sleeping Angel
Gypsy
Wild Heart
Gate & Garden (the song's not a favorite of mine necessarily, but the vocal is terrific)
Nightbird
Stand Back (1983 Oakland, CA. version... as heard on the 'Dreamer' boot)
Sable On Blond
Beauty And The Beast
Violet And Blue
Rock A Little
I Sing For The Things
Talk To Me
The Nightmare (12" maxi-single version)
If I Were You
Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You
BATTLE OF THE DRAGON
Seven Wonders
When I See You Again (is anyone really surprised to see this on my list? )
Silent Night
No Questions Asked
Whole Lotta Trouble
Ghosts
Fire Burning
Cry Wolf
Juliet
Doing The Best That I Can
I Still Miss Someone
Real Tears
Freedom
Love Is Dangerous
Sometimes It's A Bitch
Love's A Hard Game To Play
Paper Doll
Blue Denim
Greta
Destiny
Listen To The Rain
Unconditional Love
Maybe Love
Kick It
Jane
God's Garden
Somebody Stand By Me
Twisted
Free Fallin'
Sweet Girl (demo version from 'Enchanted')
If You Ever Did Believe
Crystal
Trouble In Shangri-La
Candlebright
Sorcerer
Planets Of The Universe
I Miss You
It's Only Love
Love Changes
Bombay Sapphires
Fall From Grace
Love Is
Touched By An Angel
Thrown Down
Illumé
Smile At You
Running Through The Garden
Everybody Finds Out
Destiny Rules
Not Make Believe
Goodbye Baby


Well, you asked!
Consider yourselves lucky I didn't also list all of my favorite backing vocals!
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Seven Wonders
Destiny
It's Only Love
Sorry I left these off my list!

- Jake

(p.s. I thought I was the only one who preferred Enchanted's Sweet Girl to The Dance's.)
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Waaaay too many to list, so here's my top 10 (for today at least...)

Outside the Rain
If Anyone Falls
No Spoken Word
Rooms on Fire
Maybe Love...
Trouble in Shangri-La
Gold Dust Woman
Storms
Straight Back
Everybody Finds Out
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Hmmm... In no particular order...

Thrown Down
Straight Back
Landslide (The Dance)
Rhiannon (Rosebud)
Long Distance Winner
Races Are Run
EFO
Angel
Kind of Woman
Beautiful Child
Sara
Not Make Believe (You're not the only one who loves the vocal on this one, Joe )
POTU
SOTM (Mirage)
Whenever I Call You Friend (even though I hate Kenny Loggins)
Long Way to Go
No Spoken Word

There are many more, believe me.
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Old 12-22-2003, 05:47 PM
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My friends are usually surprised to learn that Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) & Rhiannon (The Dance) are even sung by the same person, given how much Stevie's voice has matured. I like the whole spectrum for different reasons... in the early days it was pure & beautiful; in the early/mid 80s she had the smoke-and-whisky thing going on (like in I Sing For The Things-- I think it's gorgeous, but I know a lot of people hate that), and now her voice has a depth and warmth to it that is very heavy, very comforting.
I so agree, Tiff! You just described the way her voice has changed perfectly!

My faves:

Beautiful Child (live - every one I've heard is just incredible))
B&tB
Doing the Best That I Can
At Last (the chills I get from this song - wow!)
TISL
It's Only Love
Sorcerer (old demo w/ LB where they're screaming at the end)
Rhiannon (Rosebud)
Insider
Bella Donna
Frozen Love
Somebody Stand By Me
Angel
Silver Springs (the Dance)
Stand Back (SYW Tour)
Eo17 (White Wing Dove Tour)


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Hmmm-way too many too list but the first few that come to mind:

SARA-beautiful perfect vocal with the slight echoey effect-sums up all that was perfect with the sound of the Mac at that time

Whenever I Call You Friend- a very spirited vocal, reaching and sustaining high notes (and sounding very natural at it too!) that I don't think she had done before or since. Also incredible clarity in her vocal and just the right amount of Eartha Kitt growling in parts.

Wild Heart-I think it was the RS review for The Wild Heart where they said (about the title song) something like "her voice is not a perfect instrument technically but when she cranks it up she can wail with the best of the blues mamas" and belt it out she does, a la Janis, in parts of that "epic" song. Gawd I remember playing that song so loud on the big clunky headphones in high school and just thinking how incredible and INTENSE it was. Still is!

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