Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fleetwood Mac - 'Silver Springs'

"Time cast a spell on you / you won't forget me;  I know I could've loved you; but you would not let me."
The signature line from Fleetwood Mac's 'Silver Springs' encapsulates the legendary divide that developed between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.  The two had dated and performed together in the band for years, before breaking off the relationship.  They nevertheless remained band mates following the split.

Stevie penned 'Silver Springs,' and she intended it for inclusion on the band's seminal album, Rumours.  But, due to the varying tensions between she and Buckingham, the track didn't make the cut.  It was instead released as the B-Side to 'Go Your Own Way,' another song that memorialized the pain and hurt between the two.

'Silver Springs' starts off slow.  But at about the 2:30 mark, the single builds into one of the most memorable choruses performed by Fleetwood Mac.  Further, it showcases the delicate grace of Stevie Nicks' vocals.

Stream 'Silver Springs' by Fleetwood Mac below:

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