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Rooms On Fire
    Authors »
Stevie Nicks, Rick/Richard Nowels

    Year Written »
1989

    This Performance »
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Running Time 4:30
Performers Geoff Dugmore (Drums), Vail Johnson (Bass), Jaime West-Oram (Guitars), Rick/Richard Nowels (Guitars), Rupert Hine (Keyboards), Stevie Nicks (Percussion), Rupert Hine (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Backing Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Backing Vocals), Rupert Hine (Produced By), Rupert Hine (Arranged By), Rick/Richard Nowels (Acoustic Guitar), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Stephen W. Taylor/Tayler (Mixed By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 16 Peak Dates: Jul 1, 1989 Weeks On Charts: 14 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 16 Peak Dates: May 27, 1989 Weeks On Charts: 5
Appears On
Enchanted (1998)
Stevie Nicks
The Female Touch 2 (1999)
Various Artists
The Other Side Of The Mirror (1989)
Stevie Nicks
Selections From The Enchanted Works Of Stevie Nicks (1998)
Stevie Nicks
Wild Angels (2000)
Various Artists
Off The Record (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Up Close (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks: The Other Side Of The Mirror (1989)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The Best Of Stevie Nicks: Timespace (1991)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Whole Lotta Trouble/Beauty And The Beast/Rooms On Fire (1989)
Stevie Nicks
The Divine Stevie Nicks (2000)
Stevie Nicks

    Lyrics »

Somewhere out in the back of your mind (Somewhere)
Comes your real life and the life that you know
It seems like it was the creation of some of those same old things
It seemed to be the only thing left out in the light
She had trusted many...
But been unfamiliar with...
Almost everyone but you

Well maybe I'm just thinking that the rooms are all on fire
Everytime that you walk in the room
Well there is magic all around you, if I do say so myself...
I have known this much longer than I've known you

She had trusted many...
And then there would be someone who would enter into her presence
That she could sense for miles...
She dreamed of her wanton luxury
And she laughed and she cried...and she tried to taunt him
And he hated to be separated...
From that picture...No...

Well maybe I'm just thinking that the rooms are all on fire
Everytime that you walk in the room
Ooh, well there is magic all around you, if I do say so myself...
Well I have known this much longer than I've known you

Long nets of white cloud my memory...
Long nets of white cloud my memory...
Ooh...there is magic...all around you...
Everytime you walk in the room...

Well maybe I'm just thinking that the rooms are all on fire
Everytime that you walk in the room
Well there is magic all around you, if I do say so myself...
Well I have known this much longer than I've known you...

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    Other Performances »
Performance #1:
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Running Time 4:39
Performers Chris Lord-Alge (Remixed By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Percussion), Geoff Dugmore (Drums), Vail Johnson (Bass), Jaime West-Oram (Guitar), Rick/Richard Nowels (Guitar), Rick/Richard Nowels (Acoustic Guitar), Rupert Hine (Keyboards), Rupert Hine (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Rupert Hine (Produced By), Stephen W. Taylor/Tayler (Recorded By)
Comments(Remix)
Appears On
Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks (1991)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #2:
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 #3:
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Running Time 7:09
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Austin, TX
Appears On
Livespace (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1994-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Rick Vito (Guitar)
CommentsRecorded in Los Angeles
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1995)
Stevie Nicks
Welcome To My World (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Houston during the Other Side Of The Mirror Tour.
Appears On
Live In Houston (0000)
Stevie Nicks
Superstar Concert Series (1990)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Running Time 4:20
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Percussion), Geoff Dugmore (Drums), Vail Johnson (Bass), Jaime West-Oram (Guitars), Rick/Richard Nowels (Guitars), Rupert Hine (Keyboards), Rupert Hine (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Backing Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Backing Vocals), Rupert Hine (Produced By), Rupert Hine (Arranged By), Rick/Richard Nowels (Acoustic Guitar), Stephen W. Taylor/Tayler (Mixed By)
Comments(Remix)
Appears On
Rooms On Fire/Alice (1989)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Running Time 9:00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Percussion), Geoff Dugmore (Drums), Vail Johnson (Bass), Jaime West-Oram (Guitars), Rick/Richard Nowels (Guitars), Rupert Hine (Keyboards), Rupert Hine (Percussion), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Backing Vocals), Sharon Celani (Backing Vocals), Rupert Hine (Produced By)
Comments(Extended Remix)
Appears On
Rooms On Fire/Alice/Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You (1989)
Stevie Nicks

    Comments »

(C) 1989 Published by Welsh Witch Music (BMI) administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Future Furniture Music. All rights on behalf of Future Furniture Music (ASCAP) Controlled by Colgems-EMI Music Inc./Warner Chappell Music Ltd. Stevie Nicks: "Written for Rupert Hine. Inspired by Rupert Hine. The night I met Rupert Hine was a dangerous one. He was different from anyone else I had ever known...He was older, and he was smarter, and we both knew it. I hired him to do the album before we even started talking about music. It seemed that we had made a spiritual agreement to do a magic album...in a fabulous Dutch castle, at the top of the mountain. We recorded it in the formal dining room...where, upon the walls hung all these very old and expensive pieces of art...looking at us....we were never alone. It always seemed to me that whenever Rupert walked into one of these old, dark castle rooms, that the rooms were on fire. There was a connection between us that everyone around us instantly picked up on, and everyone was very careful to respect our space...our 'TIMESPACE,' so we all lived at the castle for about four-and-a-half months. I went home with him to England to mix the album at his studio...he left in December. I joined him there in London in January. We left immediately for his studio, Farmyard Studios, somewhere outside London. It was like being in a cottage in Wales. it was a little spooky...the atmosphere was like nothing I had ever experienced. Then something happened to him that simply made it impossible for us to ever be together again. I left him there...the rooms were still burning, but the fire had been stolen from us. It wasn't over love, in fact...it had nothing to do with love. It was just a bad situation. I came back to Los Angeles, a very changed woman. And now, long nets of white...cloud my memory...Now I remember the rooms, the music, and how truly magic the whole thing was... 'Alright, said Alice, I'm going back... To the other side of the mirror.' 'What price love... What price glory....'"

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5/5.05/5.05/5.05/5.05/5.0
A vivid, vivacious, surreal journey if I do say so myself
Review written by Anonymous, December 16th, 2006

Maybe the Rooms aren't on fire, every time you walk in the room but Stevie Nicks' shines in an ebullent performance, backed by an innovative arrangement that has a unique feel to it. The composition uses unorthodox pacing and instrumentation, which ebbs and flows and blends in and out with Nicks' unique and intense voice to give you the sense that you are on a vivid, surreal journey that takes you a thousand miles away. "There IS Magic all around us if I do say so myself," every time YOU listen to this song!

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2010-09-24