Discover the best Fleetwood Mac covers of the iconic song ‘Landslide’ in this article. Written by Stevie Nicks, ‘Landslide’ was first released on Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album in 1975 and has since become a beloved classic. Over the years, many musicians have covered this timeless song, including Dixie Chicks, BUSH, Tori Amos, The Smashing Pumpkins, Glee, Britta Phillips, Gardiner Sisters, and Chloe Kohanski.
Before we dive into the covers, let’s take a moment to appreciate the original version. ‘Landslide’ has only grown in popularity since its release and remains a favorite among music lovers everywhere. Keep reading to discover some of the best covers of this beloved song.
Fleetwood Mac – Landslide (1975)
Onto the Landslide covers. Each puts a twist and their own unique mark on it, the solo in the song is something a few have really made their own which is nice to see. If you’re going to cover something at least try and do it better!
1. Dixie Chicks (2002)
The Dixie Chicks’ rendition of ‘Landslide’ showcases their signature harmonies and emotional depth, making it a fan favorite. The song’s success helped to solidify the Dixie Chicks’ place in music history and cemented their status as one of the most influential country acts of all time.
2. BUSH (2011)
This cover appeared as a bonus track on their 2011 album ‘The Sea of Memories’ (Deluxe Version), showcasing the band’s versatility and ability to put their own spin on a classic song. The live version of ‘Landslide’ featured in the video is particularly noteworthy, capturing the raw emotion of the song and showcasing Bush’s dynamic stage presence.
3. Tori Amos (1997)
This cover of ‘Landslide’ was originally a B-side that appeared on a compilation album called ‘Y-100 Sonic Sessions Volume 1′. Tori Amos’ rendition of the song is hauntingly beautiful, featuring her signature piano playing and soulful vocals. The cover has become a fan favorite and a testament to Tori Amos’ talent as a musician and performer.
4. Smashing Pumpkins (1994)
The cover even received approval from Stevie Nicks herself, leading to a friendship between the Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and the Fleetwood Mac singer. The Smashing Pumpkins’ version of ‘Landslide’ features their signature grunge-inspired sound and a powerful vocal performance by Corgan. The cover has become a fan favorite and a testament to the band’s talent and creativity.
5. Glee (2011)
The ‘Glee’ cover of ‘Landslide’ prompted renewed interest in the original Fleetwood Mac version and the Dixie Chicks version, bringing them back into the charts again. The cover showcased the vocal talents of the ‘Glee’ cast and introduced a new generation of fans to the timeless song. It remains a fan favorite and a testament to the enduring popularity of ‘Landslide’.
6. Britta Phillips (2016)
The album features a cover of ‘Landslide’, which showcases Britta’s vocal talents and her ability to put her own spin on a classic song. Her version of the song is closer to the original Stevie Nicks version, with vocals that are quite similar in style. The cover has become a fan favorite and a testament to Britta’s talent as a musician and performer.
7. Gardiner Sisters (2018)
Their cover of ‘Landslide’ is a standout track, with the five sisters splitting the vocals and harmonizing beautifully. The cover is a testament to their musical talent and ability to put their own spin on a classic song. It’s a nice rendition that pays homage to the original while showcasing the Gardiner Sisters’ unique sound.
The cover appears on their album titled ‘Covers, Vol. 1’, which features a collection of their favorite covers. The album is a must-listen for fans of the Gardiner Sisters and those who appreciate talented musicians who can put their own spin on classic songs.
8. Chloe Kohanski (2017)
Chloe’s version of ‘Landslide’ is a powerful and emotive rendition of the classic song. Her unique voice and stage presence captivated audiences and showcased her talent as a musician and performer. The cover is a fan favorite and a testament to Chloe’s ability to connect with audiences through her music.
The cover appears on ‘The Voice’ Season 13 Collection, which features a collection of performances from the season. The collection is a must-listen for fans of the show and those who appreciate talented musicians like Chloe Kohanski.
What is the best Landslide cover? It’s a hard one I think. My favorite was the Pumpkins version for years and then BUSH covered it and I had a new favorite but now several years later I’m torn between which I would choose. If I had to pick one I’d go with BUSH.
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