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Dreams
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Stevie Nicks

    Year Written »
1976

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Date Performance 1977-00-00
Running Time 4:14
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Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Background Vocals), Christine McVie (Background Vocals), Richard Dashut (Produced By), Ken Caillat (Produced By), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
Comments(Alternate Mix)
Appears On
25 Years: The Chain (1992)
Fleetwood Mac
25 Years: The Chain Sampler (1992)
Fleetwood Mac
Selections From 25 Years: The Chain (1992)
Fleetwood Mac

    Lyrics »

Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat.. drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost...
And what you had...
And what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say... Women... they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean... you'll know

Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me
Who wants to wrap around your dreams and...
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness...
Like a heartbeat... drives you mad...
In the stillness of remembering what you had...
And what you lost...
And what you had...
And what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say... Women... they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean... you'll know

    Fan Interpretation »

Contributors to this interpretation included: Lauren Leichter, Stewy, Lisa (intro and endings), Gretchen, Thom, Silver Spgs, Darlene, Derik, Justine, Jill, EP, Carlene, Ava, and Gina.

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"Like a heartbeat drives you mad...." That heartbeat is the essence of the song "Dreams." It is a heartbeat that is reminiscent of a hopeful love that has been lost to a world of loneliness. It begins as a harmonious pounding, in turn followed by the haunting cry of a guitar. This heartbeat is not only a part of Stevie's beautifully written lyrics that surround the loneliness of lost love and the hope that envelops these feelings, but also in the music and arrangement of the song.

"Dreams" was Fleetwood Mac's only number one hit. Stevie's poetic lyrics are beautifully arranged to make this song a true gem in Fleetwood Mac's song writing history and is forever a memory of the reality of our own dreams.

"Dreams" is the painful story of love gone astray and is probably one of most poignant love songs ever written. It was created during the tumultuous recording sessions of the album, Rumours. There was a time during these sessions when there wasn't much for Stevie to do in the studio, so she found her way to a room in the back corners of the studio and wrote the lyrics to "Dreams."

Now here you go again you say you want your freedom.

Having to let go of something you care for dearly is not always easy. Setting someone you love free is even harder. For reasons best known to Stevie, it is believed she broke off her romantic relations with Lindsey Buckingham during the recording sessions of Rumours. Stevie and Lindsey had been living together for almost six years prior to their joining Fleetwood Mac and had not only committed to each other in love, but in their music too. After joining Fleetwood Mac, their musical world changed from that as a duo to becoming part of a group. The compromises and the strains of their new success must have caused inner turmoil within them both as their love started to unravel. Much of this turmoil can be seen in most of the songs they wrote on the album Rumours. Stevie has said in several interviews that she cooked for Lindsey and took care of him when they were a couple. In her mind, she was meeting his needs and it is likely that she felt he was not responding to hers at the time this song was written. Stevie senses Lindsey's need to be free, although we are not sure what this freedom suggests. Her use of the word "again" displays her anger towards the time he devoted to his music and the time she devoted to him.

Well who am I to keep you down.

Stevie will not stand in the way of Lindsey's freedom. She recognizes that staying together means a lot of sacrifices in their careers. She is saying that she doesn't have the right to ask him for that sacrifice if he's unhappy.

It's only right that you should play the way you feel it.

Lindsey should "play" what is in his heart. Lindsey plays music, Stevie does not. She uses the word "play" to compare the feelings of his heart to the playing of his music. He does play the way he feels it throughout this song, constantly answering her ethereal lyrics with the resounding echo of his guitar.

But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness like a heartbeat...drives you mad, in the stillness of remembering what you had...and what you lost...and what you had.

This verse signals her warning to him that when she is gone he will feel such impending loneliness that it will drive him mad. This loneliness was something both of them saw as the highest point of suffering. (This is also seen in the lyrics to "Go Your Own Way," "you can call it another lonely day.")

The repetitiveness of the line "what you had and what you lost" emphasizes the importance of what he will loose. It is this vicious cycle of having something and then letting it go that will leave him with such intense feelings of loneliness.

The "stillness" is very symbolic as it represents the possible feeling one has when they first awaken, possibly after dreaming. Their thoughts are very vivid and real and this is the stillness that makes them realize the reality of it all. Here, the reality, according to Stevie, is that Lindsey will wake up alone, not necessarily in the sense of rising, but in his senses awakening and he will see things more clearly (the stillness). (Did he "wake up alone with it all" as he wrote some 10 years later in "Big Love"?)

Thunder only happens when it's raining.

The thunder represents the turmoil in the relationship, while the rain represents the calm after the storm. It seems to be a statement of the duality of their relationship and how they relate to each other. Thunder and rain. These are very powerful lines. Here we see that rain and thunder go together, and often follow each other. You can't have one without the other (poetically speaking).

Players only love you when they're playing.
Stevie has said that the other four members of the band were "players" because they arranged and played music. She felt she was not needed me in the studio a lot of the time and they only wanted Lindsey since he was one of the players. "Players only love you when they're playing" but I love you all the time - is what the line could also read. Stevie may have felt isolated when they were working without her on arranging music and may have felt she had lost Lindsey at some point to his music.

Say... women... they will come and they will go...when the rain washes you clean... you'll know.
Here, Stevie has turned the song into something hopeful. She recognizes that after all is said and done, no matter who comes into their lives, they will always have that special bond. (See also the song "Silver Springs") Lindsey apparently seeked out other relationships after Stevie broke it off with him. While Stevie may have felt jealous, she also recognized that these other relationships were insignificant compared to their bond.

"When the rain washes you clean, you'll know" refers to the point in Lindsey's life where he is "cleansed" of all the entanglements that are clouding his relationship with Stevie. Stevie probably never saw their break up as the end, she was hopeful he would "know" what was right and they would be together.

Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions, I keep my visions to myself. It's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams and...have you any dreams you'd like to sell.

Stevie sees things clearly (crystal visions) and does not share these crystal visions. She may have been tortured by this relationship and had many nightmares about it because of her love for him and wished that she could have seen inside Lindsey's dreams to capture his feelings. If he could have sold them to her, she could have.

"Dreams" is an actual interpretation of Stevie's dreams. It's timeless. In this dream, she was sentencing Lindsey to a life of loneliness if that life did not include her. It is interesting to see the different viewpoints between Stevie and Lindsey on the ending of their relationship. From Stevie's hopeful feelings that surround "Dreams," to the feelings of disbelief over why the relationship has ended in Lindsey's "Go Your Own Way." Whatever the differences, one thing is the same, they both display strong feelings of hurt and anger. In a recent interview, Stevie stated that "Dreams" was hopeful, while "Go Your Own Way" was not.

Stevie has a way of teaching her listeners about the lessons of life based on her own experiences. Regardless if it was Stevie or Lindsey who really wanted their freedom, the one thing she seems to feel strongly about was the impending loneliness of it all. She likens that loneliness in a very soft and fragile place that stands still in time, where dreams seem to shatter.

(The interpretations to these lyrics were compiled through discussions on the message boards of the Penguin, The Ledge. It is entirely possible that the artists had something completely different in mind.)

    Tabs »
CHORDS USED:
Am    x02210
F     133211
G     320003
G6    32000x

intro:    F     G      F      G

F                         G
Now here you go again
F                                           G
You say you want your freedom
F                     G
Well who am I to keep you down?
F                    G                        F                               G
It\'s only right that you should play the way you feel it
       F                     G
But listen carefully to the sound
F                  G                  F                                     G
Of your loneliness, like a heartbeat drives you mad
                F                     G                             F
In the stillness of remembering what you had
G                          F
And what you lost
G                          F
And what you had 
G                          F
And what you lost


CHORUS:
G    Am                   G6                         Am           G6
Oh  thunder only happens when it\'s raining
Am                     G6                               Am          G6
Players only love you when they\'re playing
        Am                               G6                    Am       G6
Say, women, they will come and they will go
Am                            G6                         Am           G6
When the rain washes you clean you\'ll know
            Am
You\'ll know

(now go back to alternating b/t the G  &  F chords like the 1st verse)

2nd Verse:

Now here I go again 
I see you crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It\'s only me who wants to wrap around you dreams and,
Have you any dreams you\'d like to sell
Dreams of loneliness like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
Ooh and what you lost

repeat chorus twice:

You\'ll know
You will know

    Other Performances »
Performance #1:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Rumours (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1997-06-00
Running Time 4:39
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Brett Tuggle (Keyboards), Brett Tuggle (Guitars), Brett Tuggle (Background Vocals), Neale Heywood (Guitar), Neale Heywood (Background Vocals), Lenny Castro (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Mindy Stein (Background Vocals)
Appears On
The Dance (1997)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1997-06-00
Running Time 4:39
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Brett Tuggle (Keyboards), Brett Tuggle (Guitars), Brett Tuggle (Background Vocals), Neale Heywood (Guitar), Neale Heywood (Background Vocals), Lenny Castro (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Mindy Stein (Background Vocals)
Appears On
The Dance (1997)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1977-04-14
Running Time 4:18
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live at Paris sound check on the "Rumours" tour
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac Live (1980)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Greatest Hits (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1977-08-25
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Keyboards), John McVie (Bass), Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at the Aladdin Theatre Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada
Appears On
Sin City (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #8:
Date Performance 1984-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
Appears On
Dreamer (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #9:
Date Performance 1991-11-11
Running Time 4:54
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 #10:
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 #11:
Date Performance 1993-00-00
Running Time 4:54
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Hollywood, CA
Appears On
Livespace (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #12:
Date Performance 1998-00-00
Performers Curt Mitchell (Guitar)
Appears On
Guitar Method In The Style Of Fleetwood Mac; Learn The Guitar Style Of Lindsey Buckingham (1998)
Curt Mitchell
Performance #13:
Date Performance 1986-06-21
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at Poplar Creek, Chicago
Appears On
Cloaks And Daggers (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #14:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Best Selection (0000)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #15:
Date Performance 1998-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Andrea (Jane) Corr (Vocals), Andrea (Jane) Corr (Tin Whistle), Caroline (Georgina) Corr (Vocoder), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Violin), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Vocoder)
Commentsby The Corrs
Appears On
The Female Touch (1998)
Various Artists
Performance #16:
Date Performance 1997-00-00
Running Time 3:40
Performers Nic Johnston (Acoustic Guitar)
Appears On
A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac: An Acoustic Portrait On Guitar (1997)
Nic Johnston
Performance #17:
Date Performance 1987-12-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Billy Burnette (Guitar), Rick Vito (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Christine McVie (Vocals), Billy Burnette (Vocals), Rick Vito (Vocals), (Is(s)aac) As(s)ante (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Backup Singer), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Backup Singer), Elis(e)cia Wright (Backup Singer), Dan Garfield (Additional Keyboards), Dan Garfield (Programming)
CommentsRecorded live at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA 12/12/87 & 12/13/87
Appears On
Tango In The Night (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #18:
Date Performance 1998-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Andrea (Jane) Corr (Vocals), Andrea (Jane) Corr (Tin Whistle), Caroline (Georgina) Corr (Vocoder), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Violin), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Vocoder)
Commentsby The Corrs
Appears On
Legacy: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (1998)
Various Artists
Performance #19:
Date Performance 1997-00-00
Running Time 5:47
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Christine McVie (Keyboards), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
Appears On
Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #20:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Acoustic Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Stereo Electric Guitar), Christine McVie (Vocals), Christine McVie (Fender Rhodes Piano (3 Parts)), Christine McVie (Hammond B-3 Organ), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mick Fleetwood (Congas), Mick Fleetwood (Toms)
Appears On
Rumours (DVD Audio) (2001)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #21:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
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Fleetwood Mac
Mellow Rock Hits Of The '70s: Summer Breeze (1997)
Various Artists
Only Rock 'N Roll, #1 Radio Hits - 20 Pop Hits: 1975-1979 (1995)
Various Artists
Sounds Of The Seventies: 1977 (1990)
Various Artists
Performance #22:
Date Performance 1998-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Andrea (Jane) Corr (Vocals), Andrea (Jane) Corr (Tin Whistle), Caroline (Georgina) Corr (Vocoder), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Violin), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Vocoder)
Commentsby The Corrs
Appears On
Stevie Nicks: The Enchanted Tour (1998)
Various Artists
Performance #23:
Date Performance 2003-09-00
Running Time 4:28
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Jana Anderson (Background Vocals), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Neale Heywood (Guitar), Taku(ya) Hirano (Percussion), Steve Rinkoff/Rinkov (Drums), Carlos Rios (Guitar), Brett Tuggle (Keyboards), Mike Dean (Keyboard), Mark Needham (Music Mixed By)
Appears On
Live In Boston (2004)
Fleetwood Mac
Live In Boston (2004)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #24:
Date Performance 1987-12-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Billy Burnette (Guitar), Rick Vito (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Christine McVie (Vocals), Billy Burnette (Vocals), Rick Vito (Vocals), (Is(s)aac) As(s)ante (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Backup Singer), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Backup Singer), Elis(e)cia Wright (Backup Singer), Dan Garfield (Additional Keyboards), Dan Garfield (Programming)
CommentsRecorded live at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA 12/12/87 & 12/13/87
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1997)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #25:
Date Performance 1997-10-00
Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Irvine, California.
Appears On
Dancing Again (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #26:
Date Performance 1986-06-21
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at Poplar Creek, Chicago
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #27:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
In The Studio (1992)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #28:
Date Performance 1990-00-00
Performers Billy Burnette (Guitar), Rick Vito (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live at Maine Road, Manchester, England.
Appears On
Next Stop: Main(e) Road (1991)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #29:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Up Close (1990)
Fleetwood Mac
Masters Of Rock (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Rock Stars (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Startrak Profiles (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #30:
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 #31:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Up Close (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #32:
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 #33:
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
Performance #34:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Off The Record (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #35:
Date Performance 1989-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Houston during the Other Side Of The Mirror Tour.
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1990)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #36:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Up Close (1989)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #37:
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1984)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #38:
Date Performance 1981-07-27
Running Time 4:52
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Roy Bittan (Piano), Sharon Celani (Back-Up Vocals), Bob Glaub (Bass), (Ms.) Bobbye Hall (Percussion), Russ(ell) Kunkel (Drums), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Back-Up Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Keyboards), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Synthesizer), Waddy (Robert) Wachtel (Guitar), Jimmy Iovine (Music Produced By)
Appears On
In Concert (1983)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #39:
Date Performance 1986-08-20
Running Time 4:32
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 #40:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
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Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1978)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Fleetwood Mac: Deluxe Anthology (0000)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The Best Of Fleetwood Mac (1982)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Fleetwood Mac: Anthology Of Classics (1989)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits (1989)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Performance #41:
Date Performance 1997-06-00
Running Time 4:39
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Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Brett Tuggle (Keyboards), Brett Tuggle (Guitars), Brett Tuggle (Background Vocals), Neale Heywood (Guitar), Neale Heywood (Background Vocals), Lenny Castro (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Mindy Stein (Background Vocals)
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance (Piano/Vocal/Chords) (1998)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Performance #42:
Date Performance 1976-00-00
Running Time 4:14
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Guitars), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Synthesizers), Christine McVie (Vocals), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Richard Dashut (Produced With), Ken Caillat (Produced With), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Stevie Nicks (Produced By), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), Christine McVie (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Jun 18, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 19 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 24 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1977 Weeks on Charts: 9
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac: Guitar Anthology Series (1998)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The New Best Of Fleetwood Mac For Guitar (1998)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The Best Of Stevie Nicks (1984)
Hal Leonard
Dreams/Never Going Back Again (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
Dreams/Songbird (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
Dreams/Go Your Own Way (1980)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #43:
Date Performance 1977-04-14
Running Time 4:18
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Performers Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar), Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Christine McVie (Vocals), Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live at Paris sound check on the "Rumours" tour
Appears On
The Farmer's Daughter/Dreams (1981)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #44:
Date Performance 1978-00-00
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac Songbook (1978)
Dancers Image
Performance #45:
Date Performance 1995-00-00
Running Time 4:26
Performers Scott Riebling (Producer)
Commentsby Letters To Cleo
Appears On
Spirit of '73: Rock For Choice (1995)
Various Artists
Performance #46:
Date Performance 1985-00-00
Running Time 4:55
Performers Melba Moore (Hill) (Vocals), Melba Moore (Hill) (Background Vocals)
Appears On
Read My Lips (1985)
Melba Moore (Hill)
Performance #47:
Date Performance 1998-06-09
Running Time 3:50
Performers Steve Gadd (Drums), Pino Palladino (Bass), Andrea (Jane) Corr (Vocals), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Violin), Caroline (Georgina) Corr (Percussion), Jim/James Corr (Guitar), Jim/James Corr (Keyboards)
Commentsby The Corrs
Appears On
Pavarotti & Friends: For The Children Of Liberia (1998)
Luciano Pavarotti
Performance #48:
Date Performance 1996-00-00
Running Time 6:52
Performers Phil Dane (Vocals), Phil Dane (Producer), Phil Dane (Remixing), Phil Dane (Remastering), Phil Dane (Vocal Producer), Paul Oakenfold (Producer), Paul Oakenfold (Remixing), Paul Oakenfold (Mixing), Paul Oakenfold (Remastering), Steve Osborne (Producer), Steve Osborne (Remixing), Steve Osborne (Mixing), Steve Osborne (Remastering)
Comments(Perfecto Club Mix) by Wild Colour
Appears On
Perfection: Perfecto Compilation (1996)
Various Artists
Performance #49:
Date Performance 2005-00-00
Running Time 4:39
Performers Dubfire (Ali Shirazinia) (Produced By), Dubfire (Ali Shirazinia) (Recorded By), Sharam (Tayebi) (Produced By), Sharam (Tayebi) (Recorded By), Deep Dish (Engineered By), Deep Dish (Mixed By), Dubfire (Ali Shirazinia) (Engineered By), Dubfire (Ali Shirazinia) (Mixed By), Sharam (Tayebi) (Engineered By), Sharam (Tayebi) (Mixed By), Dubfire (Ali Shirazinia) (Programming By), Sharam (Tayebi) (Programming By), Matt Nordstrom (Engineered By), Matt Nordstrom (Mixed By), Matt Nordstrom (Vocals Engineered By), Ed Cherney/Chernay (Vocals Engineered By), Jared Nugent (Vocals Engineered By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Background Vocals By), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals By), Steve Real (Background Vocals By)
Comments(Featuring Stevie Nicks) (appears courtesy of Reprise Records) Engineered & Mixed in Georgetown, Washington DC and in Do Mix Studios Montreal, Canada. Vocals Engineered at The Village Recorders (LA). ISRC US-371-05-70108
Appears On
George Is On (2005)
Deep Dish
Performance #50:
Date Performance 1998-03-17
Running Time 5:21
Performers Andrea (Jane) Corr (Lead Vocals), Andrea (Jane) Corr (Tin Whistle), Caroline (Georgina) Corr (Drums), Caroline (Georgina) Corr (Bodhran), Caroline (Georgina) Corr (Vocals), Jim/James Corr (Keyboards), Jim/James Corr (Guitar), Jim/James Corr (Vocals), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Violin), Sharon (Helga) Corr (Vocals), Keith Duffy (Bass), Conor Brady (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
Appears On
Live At The Royal Albert Hall (1998)
The Corrs
Dreams Live At The Albert Hall (1999)
The Corrs

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Lyrics contributed by Jeff Kenney and Marty Adelson. Interpretation prepared by Lauren Leichter. Tabs prepared by Mende Joveske.