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Fleetwood Mac — Landslide
Album: Fleetwood Mac
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Released: 1975
Length: 3:14
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I took my love and I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder, even children get older
And I'm getting older too

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder, even children get older
And I'm getting older too
Oh, I'm getting older too

Ah, take my love, take it down
Ah, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring you down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring you down
Oh, the landslide will bring you down
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 Segue wrote:
Is there a song more pathetic and lame ... ever? 

The first season of your life you're in are you?  That's okay.  You can feel this way if you like.  We all do.  You'll change.  We all do, too.  

Highlow
American Net'Zen

Is there a song more pathetic and lame ... ever?
IMHO the best of Fleetwood Mac was before Buckingham and Nicks joined. This song is one of the exceptions to that rule.
A 10 with a tear
What a great group!
Long Live                                                                                                                                      Radio Paradise
My rating is                                                                                                                          8 - Most Excellent 
 dc_zee wrote:

....and I was about 16 when the song spoke to me.  I thought I was 'getting older too'.  Ah, the eyes of youth!

 
Good one :)

On the other hand, getting a year older when you're 16 is a 6,25% increase. The same at age 50 is only 2% so there is some truth in it :)


 LizK wrote:

Stevie was 26 when she wrote this.

 
....and I was about 16 when the song spoke to me.  I thought I was 'getting older too'.  Ah, the eyes of youth!


The original and the best. How many times do I have to buy this album? Not that I mind ..
Beautiful! Puts me in a state of bliss.
Have the vinyl, cassette, and CD
Very beautiful, Stevie  {#Daisy}
I was listening to this CD in the car today and thinking "Damn, that's a beautiful song".
That "and I'm getting older too" line gets me every time.
great song
This song gains more meaning to me as I get older.  
Stellar song from that year! I'd built a Gaudi-like treehouse with killer views on 3 levels; this was forever on my little boom-box up there.
amazing first time i heard it and every time since
just one of those compositions that is simply that
a tone poem
a composition and ballad which has withstood time and will continue
Beautifully plaintive.
There's a special place in my heart for this one.
 Beastie wrote:

I always think of my Dad, who died recently, when I hear this song. It is so odd to hear she wrote it for hers. I guess it makes sense...

 
I miss my dad everyday. 
 Stratocaster wrote:
This has always been my favourite Mac song.  So gentle and sweet.  I saw an interview where she said she wrote it to her Father, and it's about growing up.

 
I always think of my Dad, who died recently, when I hear this song. It is so odd to hear she wrote it for hers. I guess it makes sense...
This one of my favorite songs. Ever.
This has always been my favourite Mac song.  So gentle and sweet.  I saw an interview where she said she wrote it to her Father, and it's about growing up.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Truly beautiful song, but wasn't Stevie Nicks like, 22 when she sang about "getting older?" Was life expectancy THAT much lower in the 70s?
 
No...but you could say she was livin' life in the fast lane back then...{#Motor}

Who knew she'd live so long.  But then again...we all think that way, eh? 
 coachc wrote:
Dixie Chicks version blows this out of the water.

 
WRONG!
Many great versions of this song out there...this is still my favorite. {#Daisy}
 Cynaera wrote:
Sometimes, after all the craziness and fear and dread the world throws my way, a song like this just gentles me.  I can close my eyes, almost feel the sun on my upturned face, and believe that things will be better tomorrow. {#Sunny}
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
 Cynaera wrote:
Sometimes, after all the craziness and fear and dread the world throws my way, a song like this just gentles me.  I can close my eyes, almost feel the sun on my upturned face, and believe that things will be better tomorrow. {#Sunny}

 

Believe and Love
This is one of the cases (there are many) where I fell in love with a song (Smashing Pumpkins) only to learn it was a cover...

I am hopelessly biased to the cover in this case...it gets a 10.   I give this a 9.  Probably no justice in that...so it goes....
  

beautiful song from a truly great album...
 
This would make a good Budweiser commercial song............

If you are a Stevie fan, no other version can compare.
This is the definitive performance.


Everyone in the dojo loves this song. 

can I give it a 2 and a 9?
 coachc wrote:
Dixie Chicks version blows this out of the water.
 
Really?  I think if you are going with a cover of this then it should really be Smashing Pumpkins 
 coachc wrote:
Dixie Chicks version blows this out of the water.
 
- not -
One of those songs that makes me stop whatever I'm doing and just sit and listen...
Dixie Chicks version blows this out of the water.
 Dyn0hub wrote:
TOO SLOW!
 
Funny, I've always thought it was just a little bit too fast. 
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Truly beautiful song, but wasn't Stevie Nicks like, 22 when she sang about "getting older?" Was life expectancy THAT much lower in the 70s?
 
Stevie was 26 when she wrote this.
one of my fav's by them since i was a little girl.
TOO SLOW!
We're all getting older all the time (even children). In fact, I'm now about 10 seconds older.

Sasha2001 wrote:
Truly beautiful song, but wasn't Stevie Nicks like, 22 when she sang about "getting older?" Was life expectancy THAT much lower in the 70s?
 


Timeless
Subtly brilliant.  
Truly beautiful song, but wasn't Stevie Nicks like, 22 when she sang about "getting older?" Was life expectancy THAT much lower in the 70s?
Not my favorite Mac song. Makes me sleepy.
Unquestionably my fav FM song
 helgigermany wrote:
Classical, beautiful, exellent!
 


I agree...  love this song...



 
It's finger-pickin' good, Lindsey.
Classical, beautiful, exellent!
Drones on and on...I just never felt this one.
1 2

Definitely a track I never, ever need nor want to hear again. 
 hcaudill wrote:
Can I say something heretical? I like the Dixie Chicks cover better. 
 
Hey!!  Me too!! 
 anotherlistener wrote:
Unlike certain bands, example: Genesis, the Mac, at least to my ears, made good music throughout their various incarnations.  I started listening to them at the Kirwin and Welch stage and progressed backwards to the older blues driven Mac while at the same time moving to the Pop rock of the Buckingham/Nicks era.  I don't have a favorite, it's all good.
 
I agree wholeheartedly!  And many of their albums, this included, are worth their weight in gold!


 hcaudill wrote:
Can I say something heretical? I like the Dixie Chicks cover better. 
 
I'll second that.  But I can't ignore that the D Chicks' version sounds fresh to me, while this one still has faint echos of its exhaustive airplay decades ago.  If I heard both versions anew at roughly the same time, this softer, subtler version may get the nod.  Without question though, the cover made me listen to the song with new ears and made me realize just how good it was.  Leo Kottke's version of 'World Turning' did the same, though In that case I definitely prefer Leo's version.
 unclehud wrote:
I vary rarely post a negative comment, but here comes one now ...

I cannot stand the "newer" version of Fleetwood Mac.  Most of my buddies listened to them because girls listened to them and Stevie Nicks was hot.  I missed the melodies and rythms with the Bob Welch-Christine McVie lineup, and still do.

Bashing Rumours and this album successfully is like swimming upstream in a flooding river.
 
Bill has asked me to ask you....."to never ever post a negative comment"
Got it!
Good!

 hcaudill wrote:
Can I say something heretical? I like the Dixie Chicks cover better. 
 
yup, me too. I actually checked to see who this was - thought it sounded a bit "off" because I'm so used to the Dixie Chicks version!
 
quite simply beautiful

One of my favorites...  Stevie's voice really shines in this one.


Can I say something heretical? I like the Dixie Chicks cover better. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
One of the best efforts from the Buckingham-Nicks incarnation of FM. Love that acoustic guitar.
 
Yuppers.

Sometimes, after all the craziness and fear and dread the world throws my way, a song like this just gentles me.  I can close my eyes, almost feel the sun on my upturned face, and believe that things will be better tomorrow. {#Sunny}
Blah give me something off bare trees or Mytery to me
One of the few Fleetwood Mac songs I find listenable.
One of the best efforts from the Buckingham-Nicks incarnation of FM. Love that acoustic guitar.
Come on, Bill—some of us have 10K things to do to get ready for Thanksgiving. Can't you pick up the pace?
yes, yes and more yes.
A touching and timeless little ditty.
 bbHappy wrote:

Yeah, I know what you mean. This song always makes me want to put a bullet in my brain, but in a good way. 
 

{#Lol}
Nice song, very nice voice she has!!
 dyharenas wrote:


You speak with wisdom...this track always makes me arch my back...in a good way
 
Yeah, I know what you mean. This song always makes me want to put a bullet in my brain, but in a good way. 
 romeotuma wrote:


love it...

 
 

Ditto....


love it...

 
 anotherlistener wrote:
Unlike certain bands, example: Genesis, the Mac, at least to my ears, made good music throughout their various incarnations.  I started listening to them at the Kirwin and Welch stage and progressed backwards to the older blues driven Mac while at the same time moving to the Pop rock of the Buckingham/Nicks era.  I don't have a favorite, it's all good.
 

You speak with wisdom...this track always makes me arch my back...in a good way


fantastic...  love it...


Unlike certain bands, example: Genesis, the Mac, at least to my ears, made good music throughout their various incarnations.  I started listening to them at the Kirwin and Welch stage and progressed backwards to the older blues driven Mac while at the same time moving to the Pop rock of the Buckingham/Nicks era.  I don't have a favorite, it's all good.
 unclehud wrote:
I vary rarely post a negative comment, but here comes one now ...

I cannot stand the "newer" version of Fleetwood Mac.  Most of my buddies listened to them because girls listened to them and Stevie Nicks was hot.  I missed the melodies and rythms with the Bob Welch-Christine McVie lineup, and still do.

Bashing Rumours and this album successfully is like swimming upstream in a flooding river.
 
I'll see your criticism and up you one, 'cause I started losing interest when Welch came in.  Penguin was forgettable; Mystery to Me was pretty good.  Then it all started going bland and pop-ish, and I just stopped listening, basically.

 unclehud wrote:
I vary rarely post a negative comment, but here comes one now ...

I cannot stand the "newer" version of Fleetwood Mac.  Most of my buddies listened to them because girls listened to them and Stevie Nicks was hot.  I missed the melodies and rythms with the Bob Welch-Christine McVie lineup, and still do.

Bashing Rumours and this album successfully is like swimming upstream in a flooding river.
 

Go for it.  I think that every iteration of Mac had its merits, but yer entitled to your view.

I vary rarely post a negative comment, but here comes one now ...

I cannot stand the "newer" version of Fleetwood Mac.  Most of my buddies listened to them because girls listened to them and Stevie Nicks was hot.  I missed the melodies and rythms with the Bob Welch-Christine McVie lineup, and still do.

Bashing Rumours and this album successfully is like swimming upstream in a flooding river.
Simply awful! 


absolutely wonderful song...


This song grows more meaning to me as I grow older.  I hate to admit that I'm getting older, though.


This song, and this whole album, are awesome...

 hunthunthunt wrote:
Best break-up song EVER!
 

No, that would be "Free Fallin' " by Tom Petty. {#Cool}
Beautiful!
This song gathers more meaning for me as I grow older.  I hate to admit that I'm growing older, but if I was it would gather more meaning...  I've always loved Stevie Nicks.
OK, I'm back on board with this. It happens that I spent a part of this last weekend rereading Mick's intriguing autobiography, Fleetwood, and can handle revisiting this now in light of the historical picture.


This song is good for the ears...


Lindsey Buckingham is an excellent musician.
 jagdriver wrote:


Let's hear some real FM... (read: Peter Green). Or at least the Lindsey B. tracks; like many hear-in , I've had enough of Stevie to last the rest of my life.
 
I understand what you say here, but you do also realize, I hope, that not every listener to this station has your history. There is always a population of your fellow humans who have not heard these songs on the radio all through the 1980s and 1990s, etc. It is also worth noting that there are some very good piece of music that, through no fault of theirs or of their composers, have been overplayed. This in itself does not diminish the inherent qualities in these pieces. It is a bit like the same damned articles that get written in magazines and newspapers, over and over. It can be annoying if you are one who has read these pieces or their close relatives for years, but there is always a new cohort of younger folks who have not been exposed to these things. I do note that you emphasized that this refers to your life, which suggests that you do get my point.
Yay! And thank you for playing the original version, instead of the inferior live version that was getting a ton of airplay more recently!!
I loved it when Xena did this one Saturday Night Live as "Stevie Nicks Burrito Emporium". Damn funny stuff.
I'm surprised to see Bill plays this fairly regularly; this is the first time I've heard it on RP. Straight to 9, along with anything else from this album.


Love it... a great song from a great album...


 zoombeautiful wrote:
this is christine, not nicks... christine writes and sings this on this album.. i think much better than the later remakes, including nicks' which i think is emotionally sloppy compared to christine's original version which i adore - definitely THANKS for playing it
 
Sorry. Wrong on both counts.

 OmegaConcern wrote:
Oh, dear God, no. Not Meatwood Flack!
 

Let's hear some real FM... (read: Peter Green). Or at least the Lindsey B. tracks; like many hear-in , I've had enough of Stevie to last the rest of my life.
A nice crisp version!  This gorgeous piece is rightfully copied many, many times.  Many of the covers are good, too.
 Hannio wrote:
Nicks really stinks this one up. Do people really think her alcohol and tobacco ruined voice is nice to hear?
 

and yet she can create a classic like this with her ex-beau Lindsay in spite of her partying. What masterpiece have you created lately, buttmunch?{#Ass}{#Beat}{#Razz}{#Moon}{#Yell}{#Foot-in-mouth}{#Snooty}{#Silenced}{#Eyes}
 Hannio wrote:
Nicks really stinks this one up. Do people really think her alcohol and tobacco ruined voice is nice to hear?
 

Well yeah, actually.............
Nicks really stinks this one up. Do people really think her alcohol and tobacco ruined voice is nice to hear?
zoombeautiful wrote:
this is christine, not nicks... christine writes and sings this on this album.. i think much better than the later remakes, including nicks' which i think is emotionally sloppy compared to christine's original version which i adore - definitely THANKS for playing it
Wrong! It's Stevie.
randomprime wrote:
I've never liked Stevie Nicks, however I really like this.
this is christine, not nicks... christine writes and sings this on this album.. i think much better than the later remakes, including nicks' which i think is emotionally sloppy compared to christine's original version which i adore - definitely THANKS for playing it
oldviolin wrote:
Mirror in the sky what is love?
Indeed. Can the child in my heart rise above? A testament to the fragility of the human heart and the depths of a soul.
Best break-up song EVER!
Mirror in the sky what is love?
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Ugh. I hate Stevie Nicks' voice. Okay, I can wait for the next song...
I've never liked Stevie Nicks, however I really like this.
Great tune. Universal theme. Too many people get it though.
Oh, dear God, no. Not Meatwood Flack!
There are artists I never really got until I was an adult. Artists like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen. And like Fleetwood Mac.
RobRyan wrote:
This is a gorgeous song, one that makes me stop working, turn up the volume, close my eyes, and listen.
Exactly. Stops me in my tracks every time. :sunny:
stevie nicks at her best...that raspy voice just nails the meaning of this song...one that means so much to me, too, in the stage of life i'm in right now...
bokey wrote:
You mean when she wrote it?
I guess my comment should have been more specific...I do know she wrote it. What I should have said was it was really her signature song (my boob).
This is a gorgeous song, one that makes me stop working, turn up the volume, close my eyes, and listen.
so nice to hear this today... Thanks Bill!
Wow ... tingles ... There's a 10 for ya.
If you listen hard you can really hear the pills shaking around inside her..like a giant maraca....still like it though
a classic.
Can't beat Lindsey's fingerpickin'
nigelr wrote:
Yep.
Nope! 0
I like this song alot. What do you all think of Billy Corrigan's version?
bokey wrote:
It's a 10 and I'm not ashamed to say it By God!
Yep.