Fleetwood Mac — Rhiannon
Album: Fleetwood Mac
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her?
Takes to the sky like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover?

All your life you've never seen
A woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?

She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark
And when the sky is starless

All your life you've never seen
A woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?
Will you ever win?

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

She rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover?

All your life you've never seen
A woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?
Will you ever win?

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

Taken by, taken by the sky
Taken by, taken by the sky
Taken by, taken by the sky

Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
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My first crush was Stevie when I saw this on "The Midnight Special".  Search for it, it is really fun version of this song.  
 SoundThinker wrote:
This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?

 
I actually feel bad for you, so much energy into such negative thinking, about a song.   Hope you hear something you like soon.  
 Jota wrote:
Buckingham and Nicks were poisonous personalities.

 And their self-titled album was venomous.


To me  7 - Quite Likeable
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In '75, they had so many reasons to be cheerful!
Buckingham and Nicks were poisonous personalities.
 Webfoot wrote:
Glad you figured out PSD.
So, the rest of the members of FM were victims of Nicks and Buckingham?!  I don't buy it. Band members change, bands change, instruments, styles and PEOPLE change. Some people like change and some don't. Some (like me) just think of it as different and appreciate each for what it is.  Your labeling things "commercial crap" or whatever is immaterial. We get it, you don't like it so get over it and move on.
 
Agreed.
The Oh So Tiresome "I knew them before they were popular" routine.
Whatever, dude. I can't think of another band in history that changed personnel as frequently as Fleetwood Mac.
So every single lineup was great until Buckingham/Nicks came along and "destroyed the band? Oh, Puh-leez.
 SoundThinker wrote:
This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?

 
Glad you figured out PSD.

So, the rest of the members of FM were victims of Nicks and Buckingham?!  I don't buy it. Band members change, bands change, instruments, styles and PEOPLE change. Some people like change and some don't. Some (like me) just think of it as different and appreciate each for what it is.  Your labeling things "commercial crap" or whatever is immaterial. We get it, you don't like it so get over it and move on. 
 SoundThinker wrote:
This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?

Also this is the first time I have ever "rated" a song. Barfo!
 


This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?
My favourite band of all time is Fleetwood Mac, but this ain't it. If Peter Green, Danny Kirwan or Jeremy Spencer aren't in the mix, it's not the real Mac. 
 Motolorax wrote:
My 5 year old daughter, Rhiannon, thinks this song was written for her. For that alone, I love it.
 
{#Jump}
My 5 year old daughter, Rhiannon, thinks this song was written for her. For that alone, I love it. 
 pfreet wrote:
If you've never seen the live version of this song from 1976, go see it now! The energy is amazing, totally different feel for this song. And Stevie Nicks is WOW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3w5fttedA

 
Wow. Thanks for posting. I saw them in '79 but I don't remember anything like this.
 pfreet wrote:
If you've never seen the live version of this song from 1976, go see it now! The energy is amazing, totally different feel for this song. And Stevie Nicks is WOW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3w5fttedA

 
Oh yeah, that's why I was in love with Stevie Nicks when I was 15.
When you intend to give this song a perfect 10, and then you find out you already did this.
Stevie Nicks at her absolute very best! 
No one made music like Fleetwood Mac. They didn't fit in a particular genre of rock. They imitated no one.
But most unusual, no one imitated them. I can't think of anyone else to put in the same category. 
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Of all the Fleetwood Mac songs to pick, you pick this overplayed everywhere one??? Seriously? There are so many more hidden gems in Fleetwood Mac's repertoir

 BillG wrote:

Yeah.  We play those, too. 

 
HaHa! Great music deserves to be played with great frequency! And don't ever stop playing great music, Bill!
If you've never seen the live version of this song from 1976, go see it now! The energy is amazing, totally different feel for this song. And Stevie Nicks is WOW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3w5fttedA
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Of all the Fleetwood Mac songs to pick, you pick this overplayed everywhere one??? Seriously? There are so many more hidden gems in Fleetwood Mac's repertoir

 
Yeah.  We play those, too. 
Like a breath of fresh air
You got me
Yeassssa
Of all the Fleetwood Mac songs to pick, you pick this overplayed everywhere one??? Seriously? There are so many more hidden gems in Fleetwood Mac's repertoir
Turned up the volume hearing the first 3 chords. I then realised I had to give this at least an 8.
 TerryS wrote:

You are forgetting the  lusty minstrels, busty barmaids and thrusty yodellers.

 
Are you saying I'm losing my memory?!

SALLY, BRING FORTH MY SWORD, A DUEL SHALL BE HELD!
What a beautiful song
 CaffeineSam wrote:

I remember that time when music was about role models.

It was a time called the Dark Ages.

It was music about a very singular role model.

And only monks played it.

 
You are forgetting the  lusty minstrels, busty barmaids and thrusty yodellers.
 MJdub wrote:
I never knew it until fairly recently, but apparently this snare sound is lusted after by a lot of drummers and recording engineers both.  I don't know if they pioneered this sound but I definitely notice it now and I've been occasionally noticing when people are trying to emulate it.  I like it a lot too — splat!

 
Yes, we did, at least in my young engineering universe.  That was THE snare you wanted for rock.  It *was* new, at least to those who cared about such things and gave rise to the excess (of which I am still subject to) of taking forever to get a drum sound. Miking individual drums was not new, nor were good snare sounds, but Keith Olsen's was just epic in some way; we figured out that the midrange might have been pulled out at a specific frequency, or that was one theory.  Of course, that was not the whole story; a drum sound is complex and relies on drummers, drum heads, tuning, drum sets, mics, and on and on.  I've never analyzed why we wanted it, just took it as gospel, and it was the fad of the 70s (and long since), but you have me thinking now why it gave such pleasure to us and was the gold standard in those years.  If you couldn't approximate that sound, you felt as if your career was doomed.  I think the jazz crowd had a much easier and less naval-gazing time of it!  I guess a lot of it was following Alan Parsons' careful isolations, removing the room from the equation, and then adding an 'environment' back in.  Or something like that...but great topic!
I never knew it until fairly recently, but apparently this snare sound is lusted after by a lot of drummers and recording engineers both.  I don't know if they pioneered this sound but I definitely notice it now and I've been occasionally noticing when people are trying to emulate it.  I like it a lot too — splat!
Anybody hating on FM.....{#Naughty}
 kcar wrote:
Have to PSD this one. Massively overplayed. Even Pavlov's dog won't drool anymore.
 
{#Roflol}  Picturing Pavlov's dog smoking a cigarette and rolling his eyes; "Friggin' Fleetwood Mac again?!".
Mick's plodding drums aren't helping much either.
Have to PSD this one. Massively overplayed. Even Pavlov's dog won't drool anymore. 
 Fiji5555 wrote:

Yep the start of the downward spiral for the group. Lets write and play songs about cheating and loss and get divorced yet stay together and tour for years. Hardly a role model for anyone. got tired of their BS a long time ago. They used to be really good before all this crap. Pre Buckingham/Nicks that is.

 
Rock music has rarely been a good place to look for role models.
 Fiji5555 wrote:

Yep the start of the downward spiral for the group. Lets write and play songs about cheating and loss and get divorced yet stay together and tour for years. Hardly a role model for anyone. got tired of their BS a long time ago. They used to be really good before all this crap. Pre Buckingham/Nicks that is.

 
I remember that time when music was about role models.

It was a time called the Dark Ages.

It was music about a very singular role model.

And only monks played it.
 WonderLizard wrote:
The one that started it all—
 
Yep the start of the downward spiral for the group. Lets write and play songs about cheating and loss and get divorced yet stay together and tour for years. Hardly a role model for anyone. got tired of their BS a long time ago. They used to be really good before all this crap. Pre Buckingham/Nicks that is.
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}  

I remember rocking out to Fleetwood in my parents basement while lifting weights using Arnold's Guide to Bodybuilding. Thinking about it also reminds me of the Commodore 64 in the corner and online discussion bulletin boards (often dominated by Trekies). Sounds like an odd convergence, but totally ordinary in the mid-to-late 80s. And at the center of my musical world at the time (calling me out of the self-absorbing doldrums of teenage angst) was Stevie.
 
The one that started it all—for that version of the band. The first time I heard it, I was blow away. Blown completely away when I learned it was Fleetwood Mac.
it seems almost unfair to play stevie nicks so close to tori amos. but youve either got it or you dont.
 ShaunJ wrote:

I have that album around somewhere... It's a great record.

 

Agreed,,a lot of good song off that one
 bwanab wrote:


Upvote from me on Buckingham Nicks.

 
I have that album around somewhere... It's a great record.
 She didn't look like that
,,  treatment_bound wrote:
Yearbook Photo - stevie-nicks Photo

 


 junebaby65 wrote:
I was 12 years old and caught the Rumours tour in Cleveland, OH.  My fave line from the evening was when Stevie Nicks shouted, "Hello Cincinnati!"  lol

 

I was 14 when I caught the Rumours tour in Maryland,,,,, I just remember Stevie Nicks,,,,,,

 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
.... my church is going ape shit!!
 
Everybody in my homeless camp would like to live in your church...  we love this song...
I was 12 years old and caught the Rumours tour in Cleveland, OH.  My fave line from the evening was when Stevie Nicks shouted, "Hello Cincinnati!"  lol
I can't believe I'm admitting to this but I'm 52 years old and all this time I thought the song was called "Rhianna" {#Doh}
 randyblew wrote:
I may have said this before about a song or two, but there are a small number of songs (perhaps not THAT small, but small in relation to the total size of the playlist on RP) that, while they perhaps ARE way overplayed commercially in the world 'out there', are still wonderful, excellent tunes by great artists of one stripe or another. This (and many, many songs by Fleetwood Mac), to me, fall into this category. Additionally, I think that occasionally playing a song like this on RP actually serves to enhance a tune that might have been otherwise considered dull or ordinary, overplayed and milquetoast if heard on the freeway or while taking the kids to school on FM-schlock radio. If a song like Rhiannon had never made it big commercially, most of the 'tuned in' world would consider it an exceptional, wonderful song, the more special also for not being so over commercialized and exposed. The music is still great, and RP dusts it's music off like a little gem to show off, even the Hope Diamonds that everyone has seen. Just a thought.

 

Well said. I totally agree. most of this album falls into the "overplayed but still exceptional" genre.
 dickmahoon wrote:
Love that backbeat. And in a year they had the world at their feet.....

dM 
 

That's for sure. Rumours was soon to be all over the radio.