Showing posts with label Covers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Covers. Show all posts

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Refried Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks

Brandi Carlile covers "The Chain"
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Sweetheart 2014, a collection of indelible, handpicked covers from a remarkable group of modern musical dreamers who artfully grapple, in one way or another, with that most vexing of subject to ever befall mankind, L.O.V.E. Sweetheart 2014 is an adventurous Valentine’s Day collection featuring Jim James, Vampire Weekend, Fiona Apple, Phosphorescent, Brandi Carlile, Beck, The Head and the Heart, Ben Harper, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Valerie June, Blake Mills, Bahamas and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Sweetheart 2014 (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) will be available on CD exclusively at Starbucks and all digital outlets beginning February 4th, 2014. Sound clips available (including Brandi Carlile's cover of "The Chain") at the Sweetheart website.

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs cover "Trouble"
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs tackle the 80's in volume 3 of their cover albums series. Lindsey Buckingham's "Trouble" is included on this one with Susanna taking the lead.  Sounds great and close to the original. Check out the sample at Amazon and get the album if you like.  Also available at iTunes.

You may recall that on Volume 2 back in 2009 Matthew and Susanna covered Fleetwood Mac's "Second Hand News".

Res - Refried Mac
Soul singer RES and producer Tim Spiker rework Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks classics: Rhiannon, Dreams, The Chain, Little Lies and Edge of Seventeen on this 5 track EP that was released late last year.

Res has a beautiful voice and really takes these four Fleetwood Mac tracks, plus one solo Stevie Nicks track to a different place injecting a funky vibe, a lush chorus (Rhiannon) and infectious beats (Edge of Seventeen and The Chain) that harkens back to early '90's Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I especially love the stripped down reinterpretation of Dreams driven by a what sounds like a ticking clock and a finger popping bass line. 

Refried Mac is available at iTunes and Amazon


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Caitlin Rose covers Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks Track "That's Alright"

Add Nashville's Caitlin Rose to the ever-expanding list of American artists finding more welcoming arms -- and critical acclaim -- across the pond in the U.K. and Europe. While her new album Own Side Now draws stellar four-star reviews in London ("more than lives up to expectations...lovely stuff" -- Q, "major star alert" -- The Guardian) and gets an opening slot on the current Deer Tick U.K. tour, we wait patiently for a U.S release. Young singer/songwriters with a twang and an appreciation for alternative and traditional country styles (and who don't fit into the Nashville star-maker machinery) too often get neglected or pigeonholed. It's a shame, too. The fine, promising Own Side Now deserves greater exposure -- even in her own backyard.

Rose's debut has the classic rural tones of a Patsy Cline but this is a distinctively contemporary album in both lyrical depth and brash defiance of any particular one-note style. There are country/pop elements of Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt along with a version of the Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks song "That's Alright".


Find more artists like Caitlin Rose at Myspace Music

Friday, August 20, 2010


TAKING DAWN cover FLEETWOOD MAC's classic "The Chain"
Not bad... The musics not to my taste, but I can appreciate a good cover...

Stevie could take some tips from the guys near the end of the song where they're 
all thrashing their hair around... Could be interesting ;)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The teenage daughter of rock legend STING dropped by The Sun in the UK for a Biz Session, playing new single "Self Machine" and a cover of FLEETWOOD MAC's "The Chain"
But the singer - who performs under the name I BLAME COCO - admits she might need to toughen up to compete in the strong female-heavy UK music market.

After showing off her stunning set of pipes in the three-song acoustic set, Coco, who wore a feather in her hair, told me: "The female music world is very strong at the moment.

Watch Coco perform "The Chain" by clicking the photo below, it will take you to The Sun website for the video player and you can watch the rest of her session...  She's got a bit of her Dad in her voice.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Even though the Eagles/Fleetwood Mac Stadium Tour ended up not happening this time around, the Dixie Chicks brought the band to the masses anyway covering "Landslide" last night (June 8th) during the opening night Eagles/Dixie Chicks show in Toronto at the Rogers Centre. This shouldn't be a surprise considering "Landslide" is their biggest crossover hit from their 2002 release HOME - reaching #2 on Billboards Country singles chart, #1 on the AC chart, #7 on Billboards Hot 100 singles chart and #2 on Billboards Hot AC chart.

Full Review - Toronto Sun

"Landslide" is also included on the newly released "Playlist - The Very Best of Dixie Chicks" released June 1st.


Tuesday, June 08, 2010


3 shows into their current MOJO Tour - and once again, as was the case on their last tour - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are covering Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well".  The song fits the bluesy theme of MOJO and the setlist on tour leans heavily on tracks from MOJO - with 5 or 6 songs from the album making it into the show. 

If you are interested in hearing the new album, their first in 8 years, being released on June 15th, you can stream the full album at ESPN MUSIC.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Indie group Mates Of State's covers album "Crushes The Covers Mixtape" will be released this summer.  Included is a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Second Hand News".  Hit the link to listen to the first track released from the cd "Laura".  Looking forward to hearing their cover.  By the sound of their two voices together they'll likely do the song justice.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stacy's "Silver Springs" - Stevie Nicks cover

This is really nice!!!

Eisley’s Stacy DuPree performs a stunning version of the Stevie Nicks classic “Silver Spring”.

"Get mp3 of Stacy DuPree's "Silver Springs" - Stevie Nicks cover here:"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


"Walk a Thin Line" (Fleetwood Mac Cover) (Download)

Bradfod Cox of Atlas Sound covers Fleetwood Mac’s “Walk a Thin Line,” which originally appeared on the notorious Tusk album. Cox’s affecting rendition of Lindsey Buckingham’s song is more guitar oriented than his prior solo outing, but still contains a melancholy undertow that makes it instantly recognizable as an Atlas Sound track.

"Walk a Thin Line" can be downloaded here (deerhuntertheband)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Fiddle player and vocalist Sara Watkins, formerly of the Grammy Award-winning group Nickel Creek with her brother Sean Watkins and mandolin player Chris Thile cover Lindsey Buckingham's "Steal Your Heart Away" live on Mountain Stage.

Steal Your Heart Away appears on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 release "Say You Will". This is quite different from the Fleetwood Mac version, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Lindsey Buckingham appears on Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoff's take on Fleetwood Mac's Second Hand News a remake from their songs of the 70's CD "Under the Covers Vol 2"

You can listen to the track at the Sid and Susie Myspace page

Mentions of Stevie and Lindsey from a recent Magnet Magazine Interview with Matthew and Susanna:

MAGNET: Why did you move to L.A. from New York, Matthew?
Sweet: I came out here to record Altered Beast with Richard Dashut, and Dashut severely turned me on to L.A. He was like this magic leprechaun that showed me all the groovy, classic L.A. factors. He took me to all the different areas. He showed me the old clubs on Sunset Strip and took me by where Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and him rented a house together (when Dashut produced Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk). And Stevie would go down to Ben Franks on Sunset Boulevard and work all day, and they would sit at the house and smoke pot. He turned me on to the California dream sort of thing.

Any feedback from the original artists on your Under The Covers sets?
I know Mike Nesmith liked “Different Drum” from the first one. Who else? I’m sure the Raspberries will be thrilled (with “Go All The Way”). We met them when they played out here about a year ago. It would have been great to have had Wally Bryson and Eric Carmen play on that. We did get one of the original guys to play on the Fleetwood Mac song and the Yes song, and that was really fun. We got Lindsey Buckingham to play on “Second Hand News” and Steve Howe from Yes to play on “I’ve Seen All Good People.” He played a Portuguese 12-string and the crazy electric lead.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



Details are leaking out regarding Whitney Houstons upcoming cd release on September 1, 2009. Apparently Whitney recorded the Stevie Nicks song "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You" for a possible inclusion on the upcoming release... Someone on Twitter that goes by the name of: Sholoongo Sweet heard 17 potential tracks for the disc and the no. 1 song on the cd she heard was "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You".

First off... I can't even imagine what Whitney would sound like on this... Second, I want to hear her sing it!! And personally, I think she should include it!! Whitney has an extraordinary voice and Stevie's song is so beautiful, a perfect fit!

The sad news is that Sholoongo Sweet is also reporting that two cover tracks Whitney recorded, may not make the final cut - one of them being the Stevie cover...

A full interview on how Whitney's new cd sounds can be found here... The quote in the interview regarding Stevie's song is:

Derek Sheldon (DS): Ok, first question you have heard the new CD by Whitney how much did you hear and how many tracks were there?

Sholoongo Sweet(SS):I heard about 17 songs on the version of the CD that I heard in May. I did not see "song titles" or "credits." The number 1 song is written by Stevie Nicks called "Has Anybody Ever Written Anything For You" ---ballad cover, but my date said it may not make the CD. (For the record I love this song made famous by Stevie Nicks-DS)

Monday, June 22, 2009


EDDI READER: It's been twenty years since Scottish songstress Eddi Reader burst onto the British charts with the band Fairground Attraction and the spry, folksy hit "Perfect" - a song that won a Brit Award for Best Single. With her first solo album five years later, Reader picked up another Brit for Best Female Singer and she hasn't looked back since, recording seven albums of memorable folk/pop melodies and her own distinctively lighter-than-air vocals.

Her latest, Love Is The Way, continues the winning ways spanning traditional U.K. folk and contemporary acoustic pop with thirteen songs that include a reworking of Fleetwood Mac's "Never Going Back", a rare Brian Wilson tune ("Sweet Mountain of Love") and, as usual, some wonderful songs written by and with long-standing collaborator Boo Hewerdine. Amazon (for samples)