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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

Fleetwood Mac released the album Mirage in 1982. After such chart topping efforts as Rumors and Tusk, Mirage was a project of which a lot was expected. And it delivered. With hit singles like Hold Me, the album climbed up the Billboard 200 and went platinum. The line-up had never been tighter and had never sounded better. This was the Mac in all its glory.

Stevie Nicks, really coming into her own around the time of Mirage’s release, wrote and sang lead on the album’s second single. Gypsy is a tune that you just can’t stop listening to. After almost thirty years, it remains a radio hit and Mac fans all over the world sing along with Stevie to each word. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie give fine backing vocals as the song winds itself down.

The video is a treasure. Featuring Stevie in something of a fairy tale world, surrounded by the rest of the Mac, as well some adorable little girls at the end, she dances and sings her way through in sheer delight. Gypsy doesn’t lose its appeal as the years go by. It remains a masterpiece.


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