Recorded at Studio 55
Overdubs at Goodnight L.A. and Record One
Mixed at Rumbo Recorders and Goodnight L.A.
Mastered at Precision Lacquer
Maxwelton appears courtesy of C.N.
Mardinos Vartanian-Maia Custom Shoes
Front cover hair design by Sabienne Poilievre of Maniatis, Paris
Special Thanks and Inspiration:
David E. Adler
Robin & Kim Anderson
Karen Smith Danjanovich
Debbie Thacker Stelk
Bill Cosby's House
Mary Lou Nicks
Sara, Mary & Andrea
Maria Theresa Rojas, Santiago, Chile
To Shelly -
The greatest engineer in my world
And to Jimmy
For reminding me of a world I had forgotten
And for giving me back
And once again this music is dedicated to my Grandfather and all his children.
Come in - out of the darkness
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The last few years have found Stevie Nicks in complete control of one of pop music's most sucessful balancing acts. A member of Fleetwood Mac since 1975, she has contributed mightily to that group's long string of hit albums and singles. At the same time, she is now two albums into a career that has made her a potent solo attraction both on record and on stage.
Bella Donna (1981), the first of Nicks' solo efforts and a two-million seller, features an outstanding group of musicians in support of the singer. Tom Petty duets with Stevie on his composition "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," a hit single which also features many of Petty's Heartbreakers. Other guest performers include pianist Roy Bittan (from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band), guitarists Waddy Wachtel, Davey Johnstone of Elton John's band) and Don Felder late of the Eagles) and drummer Russ Kunkel. Heartbreaker Benmont Tench serves as musical director.
Raised primarily in Los Angeles and Phoenix, Stephanie L. "Stevie" Nicks developed an interest in music sitting at her grandfather's knee. Her first foray into songwriting came at 16, after a breakup with her boyfriend. "It was terribly sad, terribly emotional," she once said, "But it was a beginning."
Stevie went on to join Fritz, a San Francisco-area rock band that featured Lindsey Buckingham on guitar, bass and vocals. Stevie and Lindsey's romantic and music relationship flourished; they moved to Los Angeles after Fritz broke up, and in 1973 they recorded an album of their own songs, entitled Buckingham Nicks. After hearing the album in 1975, Mick Fleetwood invited the duo to join Fleetwood Mac.
Nicks' stint with Fleetwood Mac has included the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk, Fleetwood Mac Live and Mirage. Among her individual contributions to the group are: "Rhiannon", "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac's first number one single in America), "Sara" and "Gypsy".
Considering her prolific songwriting output, a solo career to accomodate songs not recorded by Fleetwood Mac was almost inevitable. Aside from "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", her hits from Bella Donna were "Leather And Lace" (a duet with ex-Eagle Don Henley), "Edge Of Seventeen" (a Grammy nominee in the Best Female Rock Vocal Category) and "After The Glitter Fades". Most recently, Ms. Nicks has released the album The Wild Heart.
Roy Bittan appears courtesy of The E Street Band
Billy Payne appears through the courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Waddy Wachtel appears through the courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.
Don Henley and Don Felder appear courtesy of Asylum Records
Tom Petty appears courtesy of Backstreet Records
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