Flashback: Stevie Nicks Delivers a Scintillating ‘Rhiannon’ in 1981

Flashback: Stevie Nicks Delivers a Scintillating ‘Rhiannon’ in 1981:

She’s the only artist I toured with other than Bruce,” Bittan told Rolling Stone in 2015. “She asked me to go on the road, and I had some time off – I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. It gave me a chance to reinterpret some of the Fleetwood Mac stuff. We began ‘Rhiannon’ real slow, almost a classical version of it. Then after the first verse the whole band would kick in. It was a fantastic experience.

Check out video of the incredible version of “Rhiannon” he’s referring to right here. It begins almost like “Thunder Road” from Springsteen’s Live 1975/85 box set and is almost a glimpse into another world where Roy Bittan wound up in Fleetwood Mac instead of the E Street Band.