Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Landslide a la Glee & Gwyneth

Only caught part of tonight's Glee but something tells me I'd love their cover of Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me" too. "Kiss" by Prince was terrific as a tango and I loved "Landslide." Of course, I've always loved the song and there's not much to dislike if the cover is true and this one was.

"Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks caught wind of Paltrow’s cover, and she has a few words on her rendition and the impact of ‘Glee’ in general. “They did a great job,” Nicks says of the ‘Landslide’ performance. “Gwyneth sang it beautifully. Whether Natalie’s [Maines] singing it, or Gwyneth is singing it, or I’m singing it — everybody who has done it is very loyal to the original version and they don’t want to touch it — they don’t want to change it.”

Nicks continues, “I hope that seeing this song for those little 15, 16, 17-year-old kids that are watching this, they’ll go ‘Well, where did this song come from?’ Then this will go back from Gwyneth to ‘Glee,’ back to the Dixie Chicks … back to Fleetwood Mac. Then the music stays alive, and these great songs from the past that would otherwise be — unless you happen to be a big Stevie Nicks fan and come see me in concert — these songs are going to fade,” she says.
The songstress adds that ‘Glee’ plays an integral part in how music progresses, and that it holds a special place in her heart. “Everybody should show some interest in this show because this is important for where music goes in general,” she says."

Taken from this article. (If you are craving some Stevie, I posted about her last summer here.

I took my love and I took it down
Climbed a mountain and turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Till the landslide brought it down

Oh, mirror in the sky - What is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
I don't know, I don't know

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

So, take my love, take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
The landslide will bring it down

Yep, this song speaks to me. Sigh. Love it.

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