Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac

Song#:  1170
Date:  09/04/1982
Debut:  69
Peak:  12
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  The Mac's return LP "Mirage" started off well with the #4 "Hold Me." This Stevie Nicks-driven second single started off well but stopped short of the Top 10. However, the song has remained a popular one in their catalog and it helped keep the LP in the Top 10 where it spent 18 weeks (including 5 weeks at #1).

ReduxReview:  Although I liked "Hold Me," this was the song that made me buy the album. It may be Stevie's sweetest sounding single. She sets such a relaxed and dreamy tone that you practically get lost in the nostalgia of it all. The band did some solid songs that I liked after this, but I'd go out on a limb to say this was their last truly great single. Don't hate me...just my opinion.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  Nicks wrote this song in 1979 and did demos the following year. It was considered for inclusion on her solo debut LP "Bella Donna," but was saved for "Mirage." Nicks has said that it is about when she became quickly famous and rich and she was reflecting back on a time when she and Lindsey Buckingham were very poor and how they just had a king mattress with vintage coverlets on the floor along with a lamp.


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