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Beauty And The Beast
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Stevie Nicks

    Year Written »
1983

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Date Performance 1983-00-00
Running Time 6:05
Performers Roy Bittan (Piano), Gene Bianco (Harp), Carol(yn) Brooks (Additional Background Vocals By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals), Jesse Levine (Violas), Theodore Israel (Violas), Julien Barber (Violas), Harry Zaratzian (Violas), Jesse Levy (Cello), Seymour Barab (Cello), Frederick Zlotkin (Cello), Jon Abramowitz (Cello), Marvin Morgenstern (Violins), John Pintavalle (Violins), Regis Eandiorio (Violins), Peter Dimitriades (Violins), Matthew Raimondi (Violins), Raymond Kunicki (Violins), Ruth Waterman (Violins), Herbert Sorkin (Violins), Max Ellen (Violins), Harry Glickman (Violins), Paul Winter (Violins), Harry Cykman (Violins), Lewis Eley (Violins), Paul Gershman (Violins), John Beal (Bass), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Paul Buckmaster (Strings Conducted By), Kenneth Whitfield (Strings Arranged By), Paul Buckmaster (Strings Arranged By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals), Shelly Yakus (Engineered By), Shelly Yakus (Mixed By), Greg Edward(s) (Mixed By)
CommentsRecorded at A&R Recording, N.Y. Mixed at The Hit Factory, N.Y. Greg Edward(s) is not listed in the Timespace notes for his mixing work on this track though it appears to be the same version/mix
Appears On
Enchanted (1998)
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Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks (1991)
Stevie Nicks
The Wild Heart (1983)
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks: The Wild Heart (1983)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The Best Of Stevie Nicks: Timespace (1991)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.

    Lyrics »

You're not a stranger to me
And you are something to see
You don't even know how to please
You say alot...but you're unaware how to leave

My darling lives in a world that is not mine
An old child misunderstood...out of time
Timeless is the creature who is wise
And timeless is the prisoner in disguise

Oh who is the beauty...who the beast
Would you die of grieving when I leave
Two children too blind to see
I would fall in your shadow...I believe

My love is a man who's not been tamed
Oh...my love lives in a world of false pleasure and pain
We come from different worlds...we are the same (my love)
I never doubted your beauty...I've changed
I never doubted your beauty...I've changed

Changed...who is the beauty
Where is my beast (my love)
There is no beauty
Without my beast (my love)

Who is the beauty
Who...(my love)
Ahhh...
Oh...la bete...la bete

Where is my beast
La bete...la bete
Where is my beast

My beauty...my beauty
My beautiful...beautiful...beautiful
Beautiful beast

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Date Performance 1984-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
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Performance #2:
Date Performance 1986-06-21
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at Poplar Creek, Chicago
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Performance #3:
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Houston during the Other Side Of The Mirror Tour.
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Performance #4:
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
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Performance #5:
Date Performance 1986-08-20
Running Time 6:20
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Bobby/Robert A. Martin (Keyboards), Jai (Jay) Winding (Keyboards), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Elis(e)cia Wright (Background Vocals), Shelly Yakus (Mixed By), Bobby/Robert A. Martin (Horns), Bobby/Robert A. Martin (Vocals)
CommentsAlthough Mick Fleetwood is seen in clips of the video portion of this performance from the Live At Red Rocks VHS/DVD, he doesn't appear to be playing on the audio of this performance.
Appears On
Live At Red Rocks (1987)
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    Comments »

(C) 1983 Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd./Welsh Witch Music, (BMI)/Sweet Talk Music/Three Hearts Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Stevie Nicks: "Written for Mick Fleetwood. Inspired by Jean Cocteau and his early French film about the Beauty and the Beast Dedicated to Vincent and Katherine... We recorded this live in New York, with Roy Bittan playing grand piano, and Paul Buckmaster doing the strings and conducting the orchestra, and me and the background singers, all at the same time. It was like we had gone back in time; we all wore long black dresses, and served champagne, and recorded it all in one room... When it was over, I walked out with this elderly gentleman who played violin...and the generation gap ceased to exist. I also remember Mick and I years later at the Red Rocks 'Rock A Little' video. He had come by himself to play, and he stayed there with me all night (in the rain) to do close-ups...everyone else had left. Who is the beauty, and who is the beast? Which one of you? Have you ever really been able to answer that? I have, it took a long time, but I did finally...find the answer."

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2010-09-24