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Old 05-06-2021, 12:07 PM
UnwindedDreams UnwindedDreams is offline
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It's sad we don't have a new Stevie album to discuss so we have to dive in to one from 20 years ago

I'm alone in not caring for Planets on TISL. Every other song I like but that one. It sounds too much like the TISL title track. I wish Shanks went less electronic with Planets.

Thrown Down demo and SYW are both great. I like we have two. One's for bopping and one's for grooving
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:33 PM
michelej1 michelej1 is offline
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It took me two years to appreciate the album, but then once I did I loved it. Initially, I found it monotonous and somewhat tuneless. It had no rhythm. No beat, certainly no hook. TFFT was the only song I found pleasing. But over time the mood and emotion resonated and I embraced almost the entire album.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:45 AM
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Yet again TISL is a shining example of a Stevie Nicks album that really suffers from multiple producers.

The opening sequence of that album I think is amazing. TISL, Candlebright, Sorcerer, and Planets of the Universe - that's 4 killer tracks in a row. That mix of acoustic and electronic production is a really nice combo within just those four tracks.

Every Day, Too Far From Texas, and I Miss you is where I really fall off the wagon. All of those reek of really bland adult contemporary radio tracks. I feel like I should be buying socks at Kmart when I hear those songs. I think removing those tracks would of resulted in a really solid 10 track album. The original version of My Heart is worlds better than any of those tracks. I'd go so far as to replace That Made Me Stronger with My Heart.

1. Trouble in Shangri-La
2. Candlebright
3. Sorcerer
4. Planets of the Universe
5. My Heart
6. Love Changes
7. Bombay Sapphires
8. It's Only Love
9. Fall From Grace
10. Love Is - the piano only version

IMO, thats a stronger album. I didn't include Thrown Down because I thought the TISL era version suffered from over production. I prefer the SYW version.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:01 PM
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Seems like Too Far From Texas isnít well liked here, but I enjoy it a lot. Nice to hear a duet between 2 women and their voices complement each other well. And itís always nice when Stevie goes country. TFFT is right up there with Planets of the Universe and Bombay Sapphires, another underrated song here. I was thrilled that Stevie sang all 3 of these songs live on tour.
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