New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (04.08.2013)
Stevie: Okay, it’s my one moment I really get to talk on the stage. For the rest of time I should just go out and be a comedian. So, here it goes. Sometime in the early 1970s, maybe 1971, maybe even before Lindsey and I moved to Los Angeles, I think that this next song was a poem that I must have written when Lindsey and I were first going together and, because it is such a beautiful poem and it is the most beautiful thing I have ever written about he and I. He thinks that I wrote it in 1974 after the Buckingham Nicks album got dropped by Polydor Records and we started ‘Buckingham Nicks II’ at the beginning of 1974. I, however, disagree. So we have a little disagreement going but the thing is is that this amazing, amazing song was lost since then until the summer of 2010 when I was in Hawaii and we, my friends who are on the computer, found it on, you guessed it, YouTube.
There was this song. Somebody had put a bunch of pictures to it and it was really pretty and it was our demo that we had made god knows when, maybe 1973, who knows. So anyway, we decided to do this song because - It’s so interesting. We know it so well and we haven’t practiced it that much. We just know it. It’s ingrained upon our, ingrained across our soul. Like it says in the song. Anyway, it was a beautiful time. It was when we were really young and beautiful and in love and it says it all. So we are proud to share it with you tonight. It’s called ‘Without You’, and Mick wants me to tell you [that] this is the music he first heard when he asked us to join Fleetwood Mac.