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Album: The ChainReleased: 1977
Stevie Nicks wrote this after her breakup with Lindsey Buckingham, the band's guitarist and her long time boyfriend. She wanted to make sure he would never forget about her: "I'll follow you down till the sound of my voice will haunt you." In 2009, she told Rolling Stone: "It was me realizing that Lindsey was going to haunt me for the rest of my life, and he has."
Nicks got the idea for the title when she saw a sign for Silver Spring, Maryland while driving with Lindsey. The name was, to her, so beautiful that she wrote it into the song.
This was supposed to appear on Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album, but it was cut due to space limitations of vinyl. In 2002, it appeared where it was supposed to on the DVD-A release of Rumours.
This was used as the B-side of the singles "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop." It didn't appear on an album until their 1992 The Chain
box set. It was also released on their 2002 greatest hits album.
Nicks used to check into hotels on the road under the alias "Miss Silver Spring."
This was bumped off the Rumors album by another song Nicks wrote called "I Don't Want To Know," which the rest of the band liked better and fit better on the album because it was shorter. Stevie was very upset with the decision and considered refusing to sing "I Don't Want To Know" in protest.
This was finally included in it's rightful place on the Rumours
re-issue, released in 2004. This is a 2-disc set which also includes a longer bonus version of the song.
During this song's performance on Fleetwood Mac's 1994 DVD The Dance
, halfway through the song while singing, Stevie turns towards Lindsay and appears to be singing directly to him. It was as if she was reminding him who the song was about. Once they locked eyes, you could see and feel the emotions they must have felt many years ago when they dated and eventually broke up. A very intense moment.
Stevie Nicks appeared on two episodes of the TV series American Horror Story: Coven
, including the finale, where she performed "Seven Wonders
" to open the show. Later in the episode, this song was used to underscore a scene where a witch was sent to burn at the stake.