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Old 12-20-2018, 10:14 AM
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Default Can Someone Please Help Identify Songs?

Thanks.

I read the thread started by the video below (a compilation of vocal snippets), and need some help with some questions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=d8Pa0y1tXYc

Can anyone please identify:

1. the song from 11:11-11:19?
2. the song from 11:20-11:30?
3. the song from 12:12-12:23? (Gold Dust Woman?)

Many thanks.

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Old 12-20-2018, 12:09 PM
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1st one is Sisters of the Moon
I am pretty sure 2 & 3 are both Gold Dust Woman
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:34 AM
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Thank you.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:43 AM
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1st one is Sisters of the Moon
I am pretty sure 2 & 3 are both Gold Dust Woman
Listened to the audio and I concur with you Kak.
If she had bothered to read the description...
High Notes:
A4: Gold Dust Woman, Gypsy, The Highwayman, Silver Springs, Sisters of the Moon (demo)
B♭4: Gate and Garden, Leather and Lace, Love is Like a River, Mirror Mirror, Too Far from Texas
B4: The Chain, Desert Angel, Edge of Seventeen, Frozen Love, Seven Wonders
C5: Alice, Dreams, I Can't Wait, Rhiannon
C♯5: I Don't Want to Know, Second Hand News, Seven Wonders, Violet and Blue
D5: Nothing Ever Changes, Talk to Me
E♭5: Think About Me, Wild Heart
E5: Sisters of the Moon
F5: Gold Dust Woman (demo), Think About Me
F♯5: Gold Dust Woman
D6: Gold Dust Woman (live)
F6: Gold Dust Woman (live)
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:50 AM
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Default I Didn't See The Song Listing - Thanks For Pointing It Out

Thanks for pointing out the song listing with corresponding notes on "The Vocal Range Of Stevie Nicks." It's a big help, and was hidden on my screen (I missed the "Show More" button to bring it up – my apologies).

I am dividing the list of Stevie's falsetto performances into three sections: studio, live, and demos/home recordings. For whatever reason, she sings a lot more falsetto on demos than on other performances and recordings.

Here's what I've found: Going back to the '60's and Fritz, she doesn't sing a ton of falsetto, as she has a husky voice, but she does sing it regularly. As time goes on, and especially when she starts smoking (1977?), she starts to use it less and less (and increasingly just for backing vocals or on wordless "oohs"). On the 1975-76 performances of "Over My Head" she nails the falsetto perfectly, but on Japan 1977 she can't quite sustain it and her voice breaks halfway through.

In 1981 she pauses her singing as the background singers do the falsetto on "Dreams." Same in '82 with Lindsey and Christine doing the falsetto as Stevie pauses her singing. She discontinues falsetto altogether after 1982-83.

Around 1998 and "Sorcerer"–about a year after she quits smoking–she resumes using falsetto, but only on occasion and only in the studio, never live. Perhaps by then studio technology had advanced to the point where fixes can be made that could not have been made 15 years prior.

If anyone has an example that contradicts or adds to the above, please let me know.

I am still reviewing material, and when I'm done I will post three lists (live, studio, demo) of all the falsetto I've found. It won't be complete, as there are just too many demos to go through, but it will be extensive.

Finally, I'm not sure that the so-called "creepy wails" toward the end of "Gold Dust Woman" (Philly and NYC 1977, below) qualify as falsetto. They seem to be something of a different animal altogether (and regardless they are stunning performances well worth checking out).

What do you think?:

Philly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZV9wSjOsD8
NYC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clDt4eTP3aU

Many thanks to all who have helped me with this endeavor. As TheWildHeart67 suggested, it is turning out to be something of a thesis but, as he also suggested, it is indeed floating my boat.

Thanks again.

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Relistening to 24KG yesterday, I think she does a prolonged falsetto note at the 4:27 mark of “Belle Fleur,” as the song goes into its musical outro. It’s kind of an eerie tone, almost sounds like it could be a guitar or keyboard/maybe is?
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Relistening to 24KG yesterday, I think she does a prolonged falsetto note at the 4:27 mark of “Belle Fleur,” as the song goes into its musical outro. It’s kind of an eerie tone, almost sounds like it could be a guitar or keyboard/maybe is?
Thanks. Can't tell for sure whether it's a voice, but if it is I don't think it's hers.
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Around 1998 and "Sorcerer"–about a year after she quits smoking–she resumes using falsetto, but only on occasion and only in the studio, never live. Perhaps by then studio technology had advanced to the point where fixes can be made that could not have been made 15 years prior.
I think she still has the ability/range to sing falsetto but chooses to employ it only in the studio because she does not want to risk her voice cracking, or being injured, onstage. In the studio, you can redo a vocal as many times as you want to get it perfect, but live you only get one shot to hit that note. Also, now that she is a seasoned performer, I think she has made a point to tailor her studio recordings more toward her "safe" live performances to reduce expectations from the daring performances of years past.

That line in Sorcerer is so sexy though! I wish she used falsetto more often. I feel like the only time I currently hear it would be in the "ooh" at the very end of Moonlight live.
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