Seven Wonders (song)
|Single by Fleetwood Mac|
|from the album Tango in the Night|
|B-side||"Book of Miracles"|
|Released||29 June 1987|
|Fleetwood Mac singles chronology|
Stevie Nicks performed the lead vocals on this song, which was written by Sandy Stewart with contributed lyrics by Stevie Nicks. While listening to the demo by Stewart (who did not provide any written lyrics), Nicks misunderstood the phrase "All the way down you held the line" as "All the way down to Emmeline", which is what she sang and led to Nicks' credit as co-writer of the song.
The song was also released as a 12-inch single, which included an extended remix, a dub mix, and an instrumental, "Book of Miracles", which later became the track "Juliet" on Nicks' 1989 album The Other Side of the Mirror. A limited edition 12-inch picture disc version was also released in the UK.
In other media
In 2009, Pictureplane sampled "Seven Wonders" in the song "Goth Star" from the album Dark Rift. In 2013, Classixx sampled "Seven Wonders" in the song "Hanging Gardens" from the album of the same name. "The Seven Wonders", the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven, opened with Nicks performing the song. This helped the song to reach #18 on the Billboard 'Digital Rock Songs' chart with sales of 13,000. "Seven Wonders" supplies the title and the leitmotif for the third part of Caren Gussoff's novella Three Songs for Roxy.
12" UK single (Warner Bros. Records W8317T)
- "Seven Wonders" (extended remix)
- "Book of Miracles" (instrumental)
- "Seven Wonders" (dub)
- Mick Fleetwood - drums, percussion
- John McVie - bass guitar
- Christine McVie - synthesizers, backing vocals
- Lindsey Buckingham - electric guitar, backing vocals
- Stevie Nicks - lead and backing vocals
- Explanation of lyrics on songmeanings.net
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