“Silver Springs”

I am sure that Fleetwood Mac need no introduction, and neither does Stevie Nicks.

“Silver Springs” is on my list of favorite Fleetwood Mac songs, but it is not near the top! It does, however, rank much higher with this video version. The difference? Watch Stevie Nicks’ body language towards Lindsey Buckingham (on guitar) from 2:40 onward. It is very interesting!

There is a lot of speculation on the internet as to what was happening between them at the time of the recording, and Rolling Stone magazine goes into great detail about the lyrics. In a profession where aggressive publicity can be the key to continued success, we have to ask how much of the song’s history is fact. How much is showmanship? How much is lucrative gossip? Perhaps she was really simply “into” the role presented by the song?

Only Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham know the truth but, having watched that video many times now, I am tending to think that a serious relationship issue was on display for public consumption!

16 thoughts on ““Silver Springs”

    • I keep coming across “rather aged” songs and wonder how I missed them. I just put it down to being busy with life in general. I can pinpoint certain times in my past that were particularly “distracting” …. and attribute a number of musical oversights to those time frames!

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  1. Ahh! Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, yes, they need no introduction. This wasn’t a song that I remember but I do like it.
    The “dance” going on between Stevie and Lindsey during this song is interesting. I watched it twice and I agree with you. Stevie’s face is talking and it seems to me to be a bit more personal than just doing it for show. I believe the words were coming from her heart. Guess we will never really know!

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