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View Poll Results: Bella Donna: Side 1 or Side 2?
Side 1 8 33.33%
Side 2 16 66.67%
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:24 PM
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Default Bella Donna: Side 1 or Side 2?

Choose your favorite side

Side 1
1. "Bella Donna"
2. "Kind of Woman"
3. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
4. "Think About It"
5. "After the Glitter Fades"

Side 2
6. "Edge of Seventeen"
7. "How Still My Love"
8. "Leather and Lace"
9. "Outside the Rain"
10. "The Highwayman"

Was the original album blue?

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Old 04-18-2021, 12:15 AM
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no it was not blue vinyl
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Old 04-18-2021, 01:22 AM
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This one is impossible, as the old goat made the PERFECT album. Even a blind pig finds an acorn every once in a while...

I WANT to pick side one, but it's so close, that I can't.
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:23 PM
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I'll pick side two- Edge of Seventeen alone is worth the price of admission, easily her best solo song. The running order is superb, How Still My Love into Leather and Lace. Add Sleeping Angel in place of the Highwayman and it's pure perfection, not that I don't like Highwayman, but Sleeping Angel is a better song.
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:40 PM
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Both sides are great but I voted for side 2 because itís more atmospheric
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:52 PM
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Everything on side 2 beats its counterpart on side 1 for me; some be minuscule proportions.

Edge of Seventeen > Bella Donna
How Still My Love. > Kind of Women
Leather and Lace > Stop Dragging My Heart Around
Outside The Rain > Think About It
The Highwayman > After the Glitter Fades

Itís a clean sweep for me but both sides are great.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:44 AM
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Its tough...but side 1
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:28 PM
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Both sides feel equal. Each has its heights and its comparative filler. Both are strong. But I couldnít live without ďHow Still My Love,Ē so side 2 wins.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:11 PM
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And The Highwayman is one of my favorite songs on it, to you country haters!


With Don MF Felder from The Eagles on guitar!!!
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:29 PM
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Love the title track and really like Kind of Woman...and really never been a big fan of L&L.
Still, side 2 by the slimmest of margins for me (today). Tomorrow it very likely could tip the other way.
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Old 04-21-2021, 12:29 PM
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So hard, this album is fantastic.

Side 1. Bella Donna is perfection.
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I'm in the "perfect album" camp. I have to go with side 2 because of Edge the equal of any of her Fleetwood Mac songs IMO. I still remember hearing it on the radio for the first time as a teenager right before I went to go buy Bella Donna on the day it was released .Never before or since has a song so totally blown me away upon first listen.
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This is probably the hardest pick of all these album side polls because like many have said, this is a perfect album with no filler. The title track inspires me every time I hear it. Think About it is such an uplifting song (rare from Stevie). But I would probably have to go with Side 2. Edge of 17 is epic and How Still My Love and Outside the Rain are my all time favorites. The Highwayman is not a favorite but I love a story telling Stevie and the chorus is amazing. I also have imagery in my head with the song about long distance traveling and heartbreak. But for some reason, I should like the song more. Its pretty much an Eagles song and the lyrics are incredible. Written when Stevie was almost at her peak of writing in 1975. Its a deep song inspired by the Eagles on the road and specifically Don Henley as the inspiration.
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I voted side 1. But...

Though I adore the song Belladonna, I'm finding myself increasingly irritated by Waddy's guitar licks on this song. For so many years his little note-bend flourishes were so good on this song. They were one of the things that made it what it was. Recently though, I've started to find those little flourishes increasingly irritating.... I now hate them. Perhaps I'm being irrational. I can still appreciate this as a great song, nevertheless. I just hate that sound.
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I voted side 1. But...

Though I adore the song Belladonna, I'm finding myself increasingly irritated by Waddy's guitar licks on this song. For so many years his little note-bend flourishes were so good on this song. They were one of the things that made it what it was. Recently though, I've started to find those little flourishes increasingly irritating.... I now hate them. Perhaps I'm being irrational. I can still appreciate this as a great song, nevertheless. I just hate that sound.
Somewhat related - in the top ten thread in Chit Chat, I mentioned this David Nail guy, that I was ADDICTED to his first CD. I literally had it in my CD player for about 4 years without taking it out.


One bored day, after years of listening to it, I FINALLY bothered to read the liner notes. Guess who the guitar player was on it????







WADDY!!!! I sh*t you not! No wonder I became easily addicted to the album, it was a sound I've spent my life listening to!
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