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The Wild Heart - Stevie Nicks

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The Wild Heart (1983) - Stevie Nicks

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Wild HeartLyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 6:08
  Comments: Recorded at Goodnight Dallas. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders.
If Anyone FallsLyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 4:07
  Comments: Recorded at Record Plant, L.A. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 14 Peak Dates: Nov 5, 1983 Weeks On Charts: 14
Gate And GardenLyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 4:05
  Comments: Recorded at Goodnight Dallas. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders.
EnchantedLyrics availableFan interpretation available Tabs available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 3:05
  Comments: Recorded at Record Plant, N.Y. Mixed at The Hit Factory, N.Y.
NightbirdLyrics availableFan interpretation available Midi available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 4:59
  Comments: Recorded at Studio 33, L.A. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 33 Peak Dates: Jan 28, 1984 & Feb 4, 1984 Weeks On Charts: 11
Stand BackLyrics availableFan interpretation available Midi available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 4:48
  Comments: Recorded at Studio 33, L.A. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 5 Peak Dates: Aug 20, 1983 Weeks On Charts: 19
I Will Run To YouLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 3:21
  Comments: (With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) Recorded at The Hit Factory, N.Y. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders.
Nothing Ever ChangesLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 4:09
  Comments: Recorded at Record Plant, L.A. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders.
Sable On BlondLyrics availableFan interpretation available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 4:13
  Comments: Recorded at Studio 33, L.A. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders.
Beauty And The BeastLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1983, Running Time: 6:05
  Comments: Recorded at A&R Recording, N.Y. Mixed at The Hit Factory, N.Y. Greg Edward(s) is not listed in the Timespace notes for his mixing work on this track though it appears to be the same version/mix
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Jon Abramowitz, Seymour Barab, Julien Barber, John Beal, Gene Bianco, Roy Bittan, Carol(yn) Brooks, Mike/Michael Campbell, Mike/Michael Campbell, Marvin Caruso, Sharon Celani, Harry Cykman, Peter Dimitriades, Regis Eandiorio, Kenny Edwards, Lewis Eley, Max Ellen, Howie Epstein, Howie Epstein, Don Felder, Mick Fleetwood, David Foster, Paul Gershman, Bob Glaub, Harry Glickman, (Ms.) Bobbye Hall, Theodore Israel, Phil Kenzie, Raymond Kunicki, Russ(ell) Kunkel, Jesse Levine, Jesse Levy, Steve Lukather, Stan Lynch, Stan Lynch, Chet (Charles) McCracken, David Monday/Munday, Marvin Morgenstern, Dean Parks, Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks, Tom Petty, Tom Petty, John Pintavalle, Prince (Rogers Nelson), Matthew Raimondi, Brad Smith, Herbert Sorkin, Sandy Stewart, Roger Tausz, Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Waddy (Robert) Wachtel, Ian Wallace, Ruth Waterman, David B. Williams, Paul Winter, Harry Zaratzian, Frederick Zlotkin

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Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

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Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Tom Petty (Songwriter), Tom Petty (Songwriter), Sandy Stewart (Songwriter), Herbert Wheeler Worthington, III (Photography), Herbert Wheeler Worthington, III (Art Direction), Herbert Wheeler Worthington, III (Design), Josh Abbey (Assistant Engineer), David Bianco (Assistant Engineer), Michael Brooks (Assistant Engineer), Bobby Cohen (Assistant Engineer), John Curcio (Assistant Engineer), David Dubow (Assistant Engineer), Bill Freesh (Assistant Engineer), Pete Kudas (Assistant Engineer), John Smith (Assistant Engineer), Julian Stoll (Assistant Engineer), Greg Edward(s) (Additional Engineering), Janet Weber (Production Coordinator), Margi Kent (Clothes By), Kathryn Greenbaum/Greenbalm (Hands By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Gordon Perry (Produced By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Tom (Gorbo) Gondolf (Engineered By), Shelly Yakus (Engineered By), Greg Edward(s) (Mixed By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Mixed By), Shelly Yakus (Mixed By), Stephen/Steve Marcussen (Mastered By), Rebecca Alvarez (Personal Assistant To Stevie Nicks), Dennis Dunstan (Security For Stevie Nicks), Stevie Nicks (Album Cover Concept), Herbert Wheeler Worthington, III (Album Cover Concept), Sulamith Wulfing (Album Cover Inspiration), Robert Alfrod (Photographer's Assistant), Michael Marks (Photographer's Assistant), Beverlee Vance (Stevie's Haircut By), Jim Fisher (Hair Design Front Cover), Mardiros Vartanian (Boots (All Summer Long) By), Christi(e) Thomason/Thomason-Alsbury (Make-Up Front Cover), Christi(e) Thomason/Thomason-Alsbury (Make-Up Small Insert), Liza Jane Edwards (Make-Up Large Insert), Liza Jane Edwards (Make-Up Back Cover), Stevie Nicks (Handtinting By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Handtinting By), Mike Manoogian (Logo Design By), Michael/Mike Curtis (Layout Design By), Front Line Management (Direction By), Paul Buckmaster (Strings Arranged By), Kenneth Whitfield (Strings Arranged By), David/Dave Bluefield (OBX-A Drum Machine Programmed By), Paul Buckmaster (Strings Conducted By), David/Dave Bluefield (DMX Drum Machine Programmed By)

    Record Label »
Modern Records/WEA/EMI

    Catalogue Number »

90084-2 ('84 US CD) 90084-4 (Cassette) 250071-1 (UK LP) 250071-2 (UK WEA CD) EMC 3563/793009 1 (UK '89 EMI LP Reissue)

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Mastered at Precision Lacquer

To Jimmy
"There is a reason why even the angels don't give up at all..." Thank-you for giving me my wings...

To Shelly
"I'll follow you down till the sound of my voice wil haunt you... You are the sound of my voice...

To Gordon
For twelve years of love "Will the circle be unbroken..." Thank you...

To Greg
For staying with us thru the night
Thank you...

Special thanks:
Kim Anderson
Irving Azoff
Lindsey Buckingham
Jean Cocteau (for the film "Beauty And The Beast")
Bobby Cohen
Paul Cooper
Greg Edward
Liza Edwards
Ahmet Ertegun (for the spaces in Sara)
Paul Fishkin
Mick Fleetwood
Art Garfunkel (for "All I Know" written by Jimmy Webb)
Danny Goldberg
Tom "Gordo" Gondoff
Curry Grant
Jeffrey Lysaght
Vicki McCarty
Christine McVie
John McVie
Doug Morris
Kellianne Murphy
Keen Nalli and All the folks at Atco and Atlantic
Mark Nathan
Barbara Nicks
Jess Nicks
Christopher Nicks
Keith Olsen
Wendy Olsen
George Patterson
Loren Patterson
Meg Patterson
Gordon Perry
Jane Petty (for the mirror)
Neal Preston
Irwin Rennert
Anthony "Ribby" Ribustello
Cindy Rosenthal
Harry Sandler
Larry Solters
Sandy Stewart
Linner Vasoll
Claude Venet
Shelly Yakus

Stevie Nicks Fan Club:
For information send self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Wild Heart
P.O. Box 3917
Grand Central Station
New York, N.Y. 10163

Don Felder appears courtesy of Asylum Records
Tom Petty appears courtesy of Backstreet Records
Roy Bittan appears courtesy of the E Street Band
Mick Fleetwood appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Steve Lukather appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Sandy Stewart and David Monday appear courtesy of Modern Records

(P) (C) 1983 Modern Records (and Tapes), Inc. Est 1980
Distributed by Atco Records, Division of Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Communications Company

Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany

Printed in West Germany (CD Booklet) U.S.A. (CD tray inlay)

Made in U.S.A. by Sanyo

All Rights Reserved.

Warning: Unauthorized reproduction/duplication of this recording is prohibited by Federal Law & is a violation of applicable laws and subject to criminal prosecution.

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About the artist

With The Wild Heart, Stevie Nicks has again shown herself to be in complete control of one of pop music's most successful balancing acts. A member of Fleetwood Mac since 1975, she has contributed mightily to that group's string of hit albums and singles. At the same time, she is now two albums into a solo career that has already made her a potent attraction both on record and on stage.

The Wild Heart is Nicks' successor to Bella Donna, her 1981 solo debut, and it features some of the same cast that helped make Bella Donna a two million seller. Tom Petty, who dueted with Stevie on her first hit single, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," is back for "I Will Run To You," this time with all of his Heartbreakers on hand as well. Other guest performers include pianist Roy Bittan (from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band), guitarists Waddy Wachtel, Steve Lukather (from Toto) and Don Felder (late of the Eagles), and drummer Chet McCracken (an ex-Doobie Brother) and Mick Fleetwood, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac.

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, following 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 musical 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 their 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-ever number one single in America), "Sara" and "Gypsy."

Considering her prolific songwriting output a solo career to accommodate songs not recorded by Fleetwood Mac was almost inevitable, and it has paid off in style. 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."

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Reflections on Stevie's "Wild Heart"...
Review written by Jon the Moonspinner, February 16th, 2010

Stevie Nicks is so interesting and entertaining to listen to in conversation, I always thought it a shame that her interview-musings about life in the spotlight never made it into any of her album contributions (poetic as they are). There's a 1977 Westwood interview disc floating around somewhere in which Nicks is very funny and upfront about having to perform with a stomach ache on some nights, or needing a quick nap before getting down to the gig. That's the REAL Stevie, and she's hiding for the most part on "The Wild Heart". The lady she conjures up on "Nightbird" is a provocatively conflicted woman of the world...but I didn't buy the "Gate & Garden" enchantress nor the silver screen sparrow of "Beauty and the Beast". Decent songs, yes, but not up to classic standards.

Better than Zeppelin
Review written by Scottish Gordon, November 11th, 2005

This album is the most complete body of work ever released by anyone. Smooth sophisticated songwritng with a production putting a fantastic sheen on beautiful songs like "Sable on Blond" and "Nightbird". Also, "Stand Back" is simply the greatest pop/dance/rock single ever released - it still holds up 22 years later. Stevie peaked with this album and nothing by the Mac came close altho Rock a Little nearly matched it. I never heard any other singer or band write as many well crafted songs as Ms Nicks - the greatest female songwriter of the 20th century.

Stevie really is "Wild Hearted"!
Review written by Anonymous, August 14th, 2004

By 1983, Stevie Nicks was at the top of her career. She was, at the time, THE queen of popular music, with her solo debut just two years earlier with the blockbuster "Bella Donna", and she had also done a very successful album with Fleetwood Mac in 1982, "Mirage". So, with the release of "The Wild Heart", fans were expecting a sound similar to "Bella Donna", but the musical style was changing just a tad bit, mostly with the brand new synthesizers that she had experimented with on this album. They arent a bad thing. Acutally, they add a lot more of excitement and flair to the songs, mostly with the hits "Stand Back" (which has to be one of the best dance songs...EVER) and "If Anyone Falls" with its killer chorus. But of course, there are other songs that are worth listening to also, and that are very good, including the title track (it sounds like Stevie does go wild at the very end of this song!), "Enchanted", "Nightbird" (which is very important to be on this album, since the song was written for Stevie's best friend, Robyn Snyder Anderson, who had died of lukemia only a few short months before the album's release), and "Beauty And The Beast". It is one of the most beautiful ballads that she has ever written, and it creates a lot of imagery in your mind. But, there are some of the not-so-good on here as well. For instance, take "Sable On Blonde". Why does it sound like part two of "Dreams", but with a certain blandness??? I would have liked "Gate And Garden" very much...if the lyrics had made sense. I mean, maybe it is just me, but I can't understand what she is trying to say. But some of the lyrics are memorable on that song, like "So to the red rose...grows the passion", and it does have a catchy little melody. "Nothing Ever Changes" sounds like a very agressive attack on a lover of hers, or a former lover, and is very repetitive, and gets boring after a while. "I Will Run To You" is alright, but it is so obvious that they are trying to recreate the "so called magic" of "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." This is an alright album, and can be very enjoyable, at times. But there are some duds, but, like I said before, this does also have the goods. This album creates a landscape of love and romance, that you can't find on any of Stevie's other albums, or on any other artists' albums, for that matter.

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Nicks follows the multi-platinum "Bella Donna" with an album that's just a bit harder rocking in the main than that pop smash. "Stand Back" is a tough rhythm number and "Enchanted" a sly boogie rocker that tie into radio's embrace of harder textures in the two years since Nicks' solo debut. But there are also plenty of softer ballads to bring pop and AC play, including "Nightbird" and "Sable On Blond," which have the sinuous midtempo pop approach of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." And Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are back on "I Will Run To You," a smoky ballad that would make a strong single. (Billboard Magazine, June 18, 1983)

  • Hit #5 on U.S. Billboard charts - July, 1983
  • RIAA Certification: Sept.12, 1983 (Gold), Sept.12,1983 (Platinum), Nov.10,1993 (Double Platinum)

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    Discography entry submitted by Marty Adelson.