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Old 11-29-2019, 10:58 PM
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Damn, this a masterpiece! Remember when it was this good?!
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:30 AM
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Damn, this a masterpiece! Remember when it was this good?!
Yes, Stevie at the height of her FM greatness! I love this version and the one on the 1980 live album!

Seems like she was creating a visual character around this song - the red cloak, her hair up in a pompadour.

When 'Sara' was finally brought back into the FM set in the new millennium, she dressed up in the same way at some shows, but it just didn't work. The red cloak made her look big, and her piled-up straightened hair didn't look like it did back then.

'Sara' on the 2008 'The Soundstage Sessions' version is just awful. Her voice is flat and with no nuances.
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:18 PM
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Yes, Stevie at the height of her FM greatness! I love this version and the one on the 1980 live album!

Seems like she was creating a visual character around this song - the red cloak, her hair up in a pompadour.

When 'Sara' was finally brought back into the FM set in the new millennium, she dressed up in the same way at some shows, but it just didn't work. The red cloak made her look big, and her piled-up straightened hair didn't look like it did back then.

'Sara' on the 2008 'The Soundstage Sessions' version is just awful. Her voice is flat and with no nuances.
Agreed about the soundstage performance. In fact the whole show was dull and leaden.
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:57 PM
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I always thought Stevie looks wasted in this video. I know they were all wasted during this time but her eyes are so glassy. IMHO not many flattery pictures of the band during this era but I always thought Stevie looked horrible in this video.
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:31 PM
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Just love:

- Lindsey's guitar finger-picking throughout the song. More obvious on the 1980 Live album (some overdubbing in the studio afterwards?)

- Stevie's "All I ever wanted was to knowwwwwwwwwwwwww..." at the end
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- Lindsey's guitar finger-picking throughout the song. More obvious on the 1980 Live album (some overdubbing in the studio afterwards?)
I'm almost positive that MOST of the "1980 Live" guitar is overdubs.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:08 AM
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'Sara' on the 2008 'The Soundstage Sessions' version is just awful. Her voice is flat and with no nuances.
Didn’t the Soundstage producer beg her to do the song, even though she would have preferred not to?
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:21 AM
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Didn’t the Soundstage producer beg her to do the song, even though she would have preferred not to?
Yes she introduces the song by saying she usually reserves it for FM performances only, but the producer specifically asked her to do it for the Soundstage show.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:11 PM
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When 'Sara' was finally brought back into the FM set in the new millennium, she dressed up in the same way at some shows, but it just didn't work. The red cloak made her look big, and her piled-up straightened hair didn't look like it did back then.
Yeah, her butt was a lot bigger by then! The youthful beauty of the original Sara was long gone and the same take of that just became a wasted parody. Even her parading over to Lindsey's mic to sing the last few lines of the song was a little too cliché for me. We all appreciate a little nostalgia, BUTT....
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:44 AM
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Yeah, her butt was a lot bigger by then! The youthful beauty of the original Sara was long gone and the same take of that just became a wasted parody. Even her parading over to Lindsey's mic to sing the last few lines of the song was a little too cliché for me. We all appreciate a little nostalgia, BUTT....
I agree with how much of a band effort it is. You have Christine doing the intro on a tack piano. The rhythm section soars on this song. Stevie really shines.

I hate when she tries to parody herself. It's usually a big fail. Her attempts on the piano is always a horrible thing, too.
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