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Talk To Me
    Authors »
Chas (Charles) Sandford

    Year Written »
1983

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I can see we're thinkin' bout the same things
And I can see your expression when the phone rings
We both know there's something happening here
Well, there's no sense in dancing round the subject
A wound gets worse when it's treated with neglect
Don't turn around there's nothing here to fear

You can talk to me
Talk to me
You can talk to me
You can set your secrets free, baby

Dusty words lying under carpets
Seldom heard well must you keep your secrets
Locked inside hidden safe from view
Well, is it all that hard
Is it all that tough
Well, I've shown you all my cards now isn't that enough
You can hide your hurt
But, there's something you can do

You can talk to me
Talk to me...talk to me
I can set your secrets free, baby
La, la, la, la...

Though we lay face to face and cheek to cheek
Our voices stray from the common ground where they
could meet
The walls run high, to veil a swelling tear
Oh, let the walls burn down, set your secrets free
You can break their bounds, cause you're safe with me
You can lose your doubt, cause you'll find no danger
not here

You can talk to me
Talk to me
You can talk to me
You can set your secrets free, baby

Oh, I can see you running...I can see you running
I can see you running all the way back home
I can see your expression when the phone rings
And I can see that you're thinkin' bout the same things
Is it all that hard
Is it all that tough
Well, you've taken all there is now baby
Isn't that enough
Well, I can see you runnin'...I can see you runnin'
All the way back

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    Performances »
Performance #1:
Date Performance 1985-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 6 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 12 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Bass Guitar), Barney Wilens (Saxophone), Greg Phillinganes (Tympani), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Maria Vidal (Background Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Engineer), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Produced By), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mixed By), Gabe Veltri (Vocal Overdubs Engineer), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Don Smith (Mixed By), Shelly Yakus (Mixed By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Drum Machine), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mirage Synthesizer)
CommentsRecorded at Super Bear Studios, Nice, France. Vocals recorded at Studio 55. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 4 Peak Dates: Jan 25, 1986 & Feb 1, 1986 Weeks On Charts: 17 Maria Vidal is not listed for her background vocals contribution in the Timespace notes though it appears to be the same version/mix
Appears On
Enchanted (1998)
Stevie Nicks
Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks (1991)
Stevie Nicks
Rock A Little (1985)
Stevie Nicks
An Enchanted Hour With Stevie Nicks (1998)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1991-11-11
Running Time 5:03
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Los Angeles on the Timespace tour.
Appears On
Live In Los Angeles (Pretty Mac Goes Metal) (1991)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1994-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Rick Vito (Guitar)
CommentsRecorded in Los Angeles
Appears On
Street Blue Angel (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1993-00-00
Running Time 5:03
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Hollywood, CA
Appears On
Livespace (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1993-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live at The Whiskey.
Appears On
Live At The Whiskey (1993)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1986-06-21
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at Poplar Creek, Chicago
Appears On
Cloaks And Daggers (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1985-00-00
Running Time 4:08
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
Comments(Early Version) by Stevie Nicks (P) 1986 Modern Records, Inc. Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.
Appears On
Only Rock 'N Roll, #1 Radio Hits - 20 Original Pop Hits: 1985-1989 (1996)
Various Artists
Sounds Of The Eighties: 1986 (1995)
Various Artists
Performance #8:
Date Performance 1994-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Rick Vito (Guitar)
CommentsRecorded in Los Angeles
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1995)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #9:
Date Performance 1985-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 6 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 12 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Bass Guitar), Barney Wilens (Saxophone), Greg Phillinganes (Tympani), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Maria Vidal (Background Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Engineer), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Produced By), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mixed By), Gabe Veltri (Vocal Overdubs Engineer), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Don Smith (Mixed By), Shelly Yakus (Mixed By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Drum Machine), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mirage Synthesizer)
CommentsRecorded at Super Bear Studios, Nice, France. Vocals recorded at Studio 55. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 4 Peak Dates: Jan 25, 1986 & Feb 1, 1986 Weeks On Charts: 17 Maria Vidal is not listed for her background vocals contribution in the Timespace notes though it appears to be the same version/mix
Appears On
Off The Record (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Up Close (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #10:
Date Performance 1994-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Rick Vito (Guitar)
CommentsRecorded in Los Angeles
Appears On
Welcome To My World (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #11:
Date Performance 1985-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 6 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 12 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Bass Guitar), Barney Wilens (Saxophone), Greg Phillinganes (Tympani), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Maria Vidal (Background Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Engineer), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Produced By), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mixed By), Gabe Veltri (Vocal Overdubs Engineer), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Don Smith (Mixed By), Shelly Yakus (Mixed By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Drum Machine), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mirage Synthesizer)
CommentsRecorded at Super Bear Studios, Nice, France. Vocals recorded at Studio 55. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 4 Peak Dates: Jan 25, 1986 & Feb 1, 1986 Weeks On Charts: 17 Maria Vidal is not listed for her background vocals contribution in the Timespace notes though it appears to be the same version/mix
Appears On
Off The Record (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Up Close (1989)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #12:
Date Performance 1986-08-20
Running Time 3:58
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Waddy (Robert) Wachtel (Guitar), Jennifer Condos (Bass), Bobby/Robert A. Martin (Keyboards), Bobby/Robert A. Martin (Horns), Bobby/Robert A. Martin (Vocals), Jai (Jay) Winding (Keyboards), (Ms.) Bobbye Hall (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Elis(e)cia Wright (Background Vocals), Rick Marotta (Drums)
Appears On
Live At Red Rocks (1987)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #13:
Date Performance 1985-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 6 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Electric 12 String Guitars), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Bass Guitar), Barney Wilens (Saxophone), Greg Phillinganes (Tympani), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Maria Vidal (Background Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Engineer), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Produced By), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mixed By), Gabe Veltri (Vocal Overdubs Engineer), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Don Smith (Mixed By), Shelly Yakus (Mixed By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Drum Machine), Chas (Charles) Sandford (Mirage Synthesizer)
CommentsRecorded at Super Bear Studios, Nice, France. Vocals recorded at Studio 55. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 4 Peak Dates: Jan 25, 1986 & Feb 1, 1986 Weeks On Charts: 17 Maria Vidal is not listed for her background vocals contribution in the Timespace notes though it appears to be the same version/mix
Appears On
I Can't Wait (1986)
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks: Rock A Little (1986)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The Best Of Stevie Nicks: Timespace (1991)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Talk To Me/One More Big Time Rock And Roll Star (1986)
Stevie Nicks
Talk To Me/I Can't Wait (1986)
Stevie Nicks
Talk To Me/Talk To Me (1985)
Stevie Nicks
Talk To Me/One More Big Time Rock And Roll Star/Imperial Hotel (1986)
Stevie Nicks

    Comments »

(C) 1983 Pub. WB Music Corp. ASCAP/Fallwater Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. Stevie Nicks: "Inspired by Jim Keltner, Chas Sanford, and Jimmy Iovine. This was a hard song to sing, but I had loved 'Missing You' (co-written by Chas with John Waite), and I loved the words to 'Talk To Me.' It took a long time to finish it though, because I couldn't quite get the right feeling on it...until one night, Jim Keltner came in to do some drum overdubs; and then he stayed to be an audience...to push me a little, to make me get a great vocal. So I had someone to sing to, and I got the vocal...I put some tambourine on it, and it was finished, forevermore. That was one of my unforgettable moments. I'll not soon...forget it."

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2010-09-24