Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

Music recommendation: Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs

This song had a strange history. It was recorded and played live in 1976 and was to have appeared on Rumours, but was withdrawn for various reasons and placed on the b-side of Go Your Own Way.  The main reason was that, to maintain the quality on vinyl, there should be a limit on the running time and as the song was quite long, it had to be dropped.

The original version is a beautiful track and deserved to be more widely heard, but I do agree that it didn’t quite fit the Rumours production style. When the band toured in 1997 they resurrected the song and improved it in my opinion. This live version shows the strength of Stevie Nick’s voice and the skills of the live band.

If you like this song, check out the other recommendations I have made HERE.

The next recommendation will bring us bang up to date!

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This entry was posted on May 21, 2013 by in music and tagged , , , .

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