Angel (Fleetwood Mac song)
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|Single by Fleetwood Mac|
|from the album Tusk|
|B-side||"Sisters Of The Moon"|
|Released||1980 (single), 1979 (album)|
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|Fleetwood Mac singles chronology|
"Angel" is a song written and performed by Stevie Nicks on the Fleetwood Mac album Tusk. Nicks attributed the song to the story of Rhiannon in the Mabinogion and in particular Arawn, who is the great lord of darkness.
"Rhiannon", written in 1974 by Nicks (while still part of Buckingham Nicks, and performed live by them on their solo album tour), and released on 1975's self-titled 'white' Fleetwood Mac album, was also a successful single for Fleetwood Mac. However, that song was not based on the Welsh myth but a novel called Triad, by Mary Leader. It was only after "Rhiannon" was written that Nicks became aware of the myth.
"Angel" is also the title of a Fleetwood Mac song written by Bob Welch, which appears on the (pre-Nicks and Buckingham) 1974 album, Heroes Are Hard to Find. A cover version of this song has become a staple of Jonathan Wilson's live shows.
- "Stevie Nicks on Angel". Inherownwords.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- Jonathan Wilson - US Social Club Session (Live on KEXP)
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