Showing posts with label Rhiannon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rhiannon. Show all posts

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Old Grey Whistle Test 40 with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham & Mick Fleetwood

Old Grey Whistle Test 40

Bob Harris celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Old Grey Whistle Test. Remembering each series with archive recordings, plus new interviews and exclusively recorded sessions.

Series 1 - Episode 6:
Episode aired last night September 28, 2011 on BBC Radio 2.  

Mick Fleetwood & Lindsey Buckingham appear in this weeks episode via old 1976 interview footage that was recorded about a year and a half after Lindsey and Stevie joined the band & during rehearsals in 1976 prior to an upcoming tour. With Rhiannon on the charts at the time, Mick and Lindsey talk about finishing up the recording of Rumours, how the album compares to the white Fleetwood Mac album that was released the year before and how Lindsey and Stevie joined the band.

Stevie Nicks is then interviewed, which was recorded when she was in the UK in June.  She comments on the video footage of Mick and Lindsey being interviewed in 1976 and on the Rhiannon video that was filmed during the rehearsals that day...  Stevie describes how innocent the guys look and that those were the men she fell in love with, that innocence... Then she proceeds to annalyse the 1976 Rhiannon video footage and it's lasting legacy.

Overall this section of the show is about 8 minutes long.  Listen again on the BBC Radio 2 website.  If you don't want to listen to the full hour long show, the Fleetwood Mac section starts at about the 51:30 mark.

Monday, September 26, 2011

NEW VIDEO! Fleetwood Mac "Rhiannon" Live Australia, 1977 Never Before Seen Stevie Nicks footage

Fleetwood Mac "Rhiannon" Live in Australia 
November, 1977

Fleetwood Mac performing live in Australia on the Rumours tour, November, 1977.  Another magnificent unseen piece of Mac history revealed for the first time!!  It's so great to see footage like this after all these years so well preserved...  With multiple camera angles & close ups it doesn't get much better then this if you are a Mac fan... This is raw and real as it happened!  The stage lighting back in the day wasn't all that bright so the video does suffer from being a little dark, but it does brighten up in various places through out especially on the close-ups... 

Once again, a big thanks to the youtube uploader for sharing this 34 year old footage!... Yes! 34 years. Hard to believe, makes you wonder what else is floating around out there!

In case you missed them, the other videos from this night... 
Oh Well | Go Your Own Way

Up next will be a Christine McVie tune.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

#idol Recap of Haley Singing Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac a Stevie Nicks Penned Song

[From Wednesday's American Idol Show]

Haley Reinhart sings “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac on American Idol 2011.


Fleetwood Mac came back big on Glee a couple of weeks ago and last night Stevie Nicks was on Dancing With The Stars. Tonight, American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart channeled her inner Stevie Nicks as she performed “Rhiannon” live. Jimmy Iovine chose the song for Haley and despite it being a little windy on the Idol stage; Haley Reinhart did the song justice. Can she win American Idol Season 10?

By Brian Mansfield,

Watching Haley audition, I'm more convinced than ever that she's improved as much as any top-three contestant I've ever seen. The voice was there from the beginning, but she has learned how to use it better and how to present herself.

Haley says remembering the words will be a challenge as she sings Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon. "From the minute I met you, I felt you should sing a Stevie Nicks song," he says. Haley's a Stevie Nicks fan, via her mother.

Haley gets smoke and dramatic black-and-white lighting for Rhiannon, which begins with only piano accompaniment before kicking into a more Mac-like arrangement for the second verse, at which point a wind machine kicks up underneath her, blowing her hair and her dress every which way. More than Scotty or Lauren, Haley knows how present a song, and the show's producers are giving her every opportunity to show off that skill. Good performance, great TV.

For me, Round Two goes to Haley, too, though Scotty came close.

And, at this point, even the awkward banter with the judges is playing to her favor.

"You're in a zone right now," Randy says. "You're just having a good time right now. ... I would grow my hair out if I could have the whole wind thing."

"You remind me of why I fell in love with Stevie Nicks to begin with," says Steven.

"It was a really beautiful moment," Jennifer says, "and you looked really beautiful on camera. ... It was a nice contrast to what you did earlier."

From the judges, Round Two is a mixed result: Steven goes for Lauren Alaina, while Jennifer and Randy (and Jimmy) go for Scotty.

"It's going to be an interesting finish," says Ryan, pointing out that Neil Sedaka is sitting next to Jimmy.