Tango in the Night POLL (Fleetwood Mac)

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"4.4 Who is "Emmiline," in "Seven Wonders?" (Stevie Nicks)

This song was written by Sandy Stewart. Sandy's demo had the
lyrics "you held the line," but Stevie heard it as "Emmiline."
As to who or where Emmiline is, Stevie has been quoted as saying
that she made it up.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:00 (five years ago) link

for which she got "additional lyrics by" credit!

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:01 (five years ago) link

xp Stevie apparently turns misheard things into song lyrics all the time. Edge of Seventeen is from a conversation with Tom Petty's wife who, with a very thick southern drawl, had actually said "age of seventeen".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 3 February 2014 23:04 (five years ago) link

xp Hot Chip have also covered Everywhere. And Classixx do great work with Seven Wonders. Balearic innit?

What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:06 (five years ago) link

"Everywhere" is far and away my favorite on this, though Buckingham's solo live version of "Big Love" is great too. However, the album isn't that great. Mirage a lot more consistent.

Dominique, Monday, 3 February 2014 23:11 (five years ago) link

^^^ agree

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:14 (five years ago) link

kicking myself for not picking up a nice-looking LP of this one last week (came back to the store a couple days later but it was gone, alas). Haim alone is gonna cement it as the 2010s' essential Mac album.

col, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:11 (five years ago) link

I in 2014 or most other years would out in Tusk before Mirage or Tango, but Tango and Mirage are both awesome and the only reason I might not reach for either is that they are so fussy and trebly it hurts. Which on other days is a pair of good things! Love Buckingham's stuff.

At least a third of "Say You Will" is the Bucky solo show, too. I love how the band just can't do anything without him at this point, and he has to reluctantly sacrifice solo tracks to the Mac gods.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:11 (five years ago) link

Yeah, a lot of stuff (well some stuff) that was on the Gift of Screws bootleg wound up on Say You Will. I really wish "Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind" had...not that the solo LB version is weak in any way, but I might've liked to have heard it fleshed out even a little more by Fleetwood Mac.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:15 (five years ago) link

I love Say You Will. It's got some of Nicks' very best performances and songs.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:19 (five years ago) link

In the interview I linked Nicks insists the idea of letting Buck take over the song was intentional

ooh, which song alfred - I'm confused

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:11 (five years ago) link

"When I See You Again"

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:52 (five years ago) link

Ah, gotcha - thanks

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:54 (five years ago) link

Am I missing a bit? I don't think that song's mentioned in the piece you linked.

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:56 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

Then Play Long on the mysterious case of the disintegrating band: http://nobilliards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/fleetwood-mac-tango-in-night.html

agincourtgirl, Thursday, 27 November 2014 16:12 (four years ago) link

That's really great!

you fuck one chud... (stevie), Thursday, 27 November 2014 19:09 (four years ago) link

ooh

― föllakzoidberg (electricsound)

missionary

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 November 2014 19:48 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

This has, weirdly, developed into my favourite Fleetwood Mac record. Even 'Caroline' and 'You and I, Part II' have grown on me.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:34 (two years ago) link

9. "Welcome to the Room...Sara" (Nicks) – 3:37 7

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:53 (two years ago) link

How did seven wonders get no votes

monotony, Sunday, 1 January 2017 22:27 (two years ago) link

Was wondering that myself, the two mcvie masterpieces are impossible to deny, though

a but (brimstead), Sunday, 1 January 2017 22:54 (two years ago) link

Family Man sorta robbed here

Wimmels, Monday, 2 January 2017 02:13 (two years ago) link

"Isn't it Midnight" is an astonishingly brilliant song. Can't believe it got no love here.

beamish13, Monday, 2 January 2017 05:01 (two years ago) link

Yeah, the votes for Welcome To The Room are baffling. Probably Stevies worst song on a Fleetwood Mac album.
Undeniable as Christine's two mega hits are Ive probably listened to Caroline or the title track most by choice. Tango (the song) is just so fantastically overblown with those long held chorus notes and the I'm So Afraid pt 2 outro solo.

Dan.S., Monday, 2 January 2017 12:19 (two years ago) link

"Welcome to the Room...SARA!" reminds me of this all-time thread: A thread for Steve n.'s list of songs that his boss sings

brekekekexit collapse collapse (ledge), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 14:01 (two years ago) link

FRONTLINE BAYBY

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:23 (two years ago) link

All the songs that got 0 votes are incredible, IMO.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:11 (two years ago) link

I remember listening to Tango In The Night (the song) as an eleven year old and wondering if that was what heavy metal sounded like

There shouldn't be a thread for Dennis Perrin tweets (stevie), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:58 (two years ago) link

Also the version of I'm So Afraid on the sublime 1980 live LP

There shouldn't be a thread for Dennis Perrin tweets (stevie), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:59 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

yessssss

niels, Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:06 (two years ago) link

TAAAAANNNNGOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:07 (two years ago) link

hoping the remastering here is as revelatory as mirage's

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:09 (two years ago) link

Kind of a dick move to make the 12-Inches exclusive to the big box.

Still, YAY!

"I must believe that my charm was not in my ass." (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:21 (two years ago) link

At least I'LL have remastered versions of "Down Endless Streets" and Y&I Pt. 1.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:27 (two years ago) link

There seems to be a combined version of both parts of 'You & I', which I'm eager to hear.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:31 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...
three weeks pass...

hey Brad Nelson, nice review of the Tango re-ish.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22976-tango-in-the-night-deluxe-edition/

nomar, Monday, 13 March 2017 04:11 (two years ago) link

"Big Love" FTW. What a weird song. I've heard five interviews with Lindsey where he can't even describe the damn thing. The Pitchfork description of it as austere and detached gets closer. This is a man way removed from real life and emotions trying to reconnect from his mansion. Usually that kind of thing probably results in total crud but here it's fascinating.

yesca, Monday, 13 March 2017 06:32 (two years ago) link

I don't know if this has been linked elsewhere but I happened to watch it last night and it's amazing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBSWt0b4K8E

nate woolls, Monday, 13 March 2017 09:45 (two years ago) link

OOOH
AH

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 11:20 (two years ago) link

That Pitchfork review was excellent

Dysphagia Nutrition Solutions (stevie), Monday, 13 March 2017 12:13 (two years ago) link

yeah great stuff, Brad. beautiful writing

flopson, Monday, 13 March 2017 14:59 (two years ago) link

also ty for this great trivia

She howls her way through “Seven Wonders,” a song written mostly by Sandy Stewart. (Nicks receives credit because she misheard “All the way down you held the line” as “All the way down to Emmiline”; for Nicks—and I don’t disagree—sometimes accident and authorship are indistinguishable.)

flopson, Monday, 13 March 2017 15:08 (two years ago) link

Stevie mishears a lot of things. "Edge of Seventeen" exists because she misheard Tom Petty's wife say "age of seventeen."

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:12 (two years ago) link

lmao love u stevie

also thanks y'all

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:25 (two years ago) link

I love the idea that Nicks deserved a writing credit.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:26 (two years ago) link

Stevie mishears a lot of things. "Edge of Seventeen" exists because she misheard Tom Petty's wife say "age of seventeen."

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever),

cocaine in her ears iirc

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:27 (two years ago) link

cool stuff in the deluxe edition that got cut from the review

- the reconstituted "you and i" is awesome and had it ended tango it'd probably be my favorite fleetwood mac record even with the disintegrating stevie songs
- i've had the extended remixes for years but i still get really surprised when i hear a long lost stevie backing vocal woven into them, especially in "big love" and "family man" which i always thought of as (and which, afaik, are) solitary lindsey affairs

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 13 March 2017 17:04 (two years ago) link

or the TELL ME LIES. WHOA. SWEET LITTLE LIES. OH NO NO YOU CAN'T DISGUISE that suddenly appears as a mixing decision in the "Little Lies" 12-inch.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 17:05 (two years ago) link


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