Sunday, September 12, 2021

Musical Interlude: Gypsy (1982)

 "Gypsy", the 2nd single from Fleetwood Mac's 1982 entry, "Mirage", is a surreal time trip to the Depression years, as seen through the eyes of singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks and director Russell Mulcahy. Scope the period costumes on the band, not just Nicks. The black & white photography in those segments are sublime. And, then, in full color, is a more ethereal setting with Nicks.

Nicks had written "Gypsy" three years earlier with an eye toward including it on her solo debut, "Bella Donna", but after the loss of a friend, she saved it for "Mirage". "Gypsy" received a ton of heavy airplay on MTV back in those days.

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