15 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2011, Stevie Nicks is making music that sounds like prime Stevie Nicks. She isn’t trying to jump on any bandwagons. She isn’t making up for lost time. She unearths a song she wrote in 1976 for the opening track, “Secret Love,” which features Mick Fleetwood on drums, and she invites Lindsey Buckingham to join her for “Soldier’s Angel.” From there, Nicks plays what would be radio-friendly pop-rock in the late ‘70s through the ‘90s. Which is exactly what Nicks should be doing. No one can mix folk, rock and pop quite like her. “In Your Dreams” is a nicely focused pop song with layered vocals and an easeful rhythm that others only dream about. Producer Dave Stewart, formerly of Eurythmics, knows Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac history and a thing or two about authentic textures. With guitarists Waddy Wachtel and Mike Campbell supporting her, Nicks is free to focus on her vocals, which are as strong as ever. “Italian Summer” is about a vacation. “New Orleans” pays tribute to the beleaguered city. “Ghosts Are Gone” is driving hard rock. The Deluxe Version includes videos for “Secret Love” and “Cheaper Than Free.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2011, Stevie Nicks is making music that sounds like prime Stevie Nicks. She isn’t trying to jump on any bandwagons. She isn’t making up for lost time. She unearths a song she wrote in 1976 for the opening track, “Secret Love,” which features Mick Fleetwood on drums, and she invites Lindsey Buckingham to join her for “Soldier’s Angel.” From there, Nicks plays what would be radio-friendly pop-rock in the late ‘70s through the ‘90s. Which is exactly what Nicks should be doing. No one can mix folk, rock and pop quite like her. “In Your Dreams” is a nicely focused pop song with layered vocals and an easeful rhythm that others only dream about. Producer Dave Stewart, formerly of Eurythmics, knows Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac history and a thing or two about authentic textures. With guitarists Waddy Wachtel and Mike Campbell supporting her, Nicks is free to focus on her vocals, which are as strong as ever. “Italian Summer” is about a vacation. “New Orleans” pays tribute to the beleaguered city. “Ghosts Are Gone” is driving hard rock. The Deluxe Version includes videos for “Secret Love” and “Cheaper Than Free.”

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