Fleetwood Mac had been in a state of near-constant change until Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined. Originally a blues band, the group was known as much for its rotating door of guitarists and vocalists as for its handful of FM singles, making it difficult to build a distinct sound. The inclusion of Buckingham and Nicks gave Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and his then-wife Christine McVie the boost they needed to reach long-awaited success. The combination provided the band with new energy and a distinct vocal tone, as well as content that would become synonymous with the band, such as the Nicks-penned "Landslide."
Nicks penned "Landslide," a song on life's changes and hardships, in Aspen's ski country in 1974, while her then-boyfriend Buckingham was on tour with Don Everly. In interviews, Nicks has stated that the song was inspired by her romance with Buckingham and their professional challenges, as well as her relationship with her business executive father. The phrases with the song's title were inspired by her months in the highlands. And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills/until I was swept away by a landslide. One poem, in particular, contains questions that most of us have asked ourselves at some point in our lives.
It's an emotive lyric, and while it may appear simple, the contemplation of those words resonated with millions of record consumers – primarily female, one would assume – who helped make this Fleetwood Mac lineup's eponymous first album one of the most successful multi-platinum albums of the 1970s.
If you enjoy this song, why not adorn your room with a canvas print of the lyrics? It will undoubtedly be remarkable, as well as a wonderful gift for family and friends.
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