Category - Bella Donna (1981)

Stevie Nicks 1981

The resurgent appeal of Stevie Nicks

Her generous songs provide an antidote to today’s often embattled pop music. The cover of Bella Donna, Stevie Nicks’s first solo album, shows the artist looking slender and wide-eyed, wearing a white gown, a gold bracelet, and a pair of ruched, knee...

Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna Deluxe Edition

Bella Donna, The Wild Heart deluxe editions out now!

The deluxe editions of Stevie Nicks’ first two solo albums Bella Donna (1981) and The Wild Heart have been released. Both albums are available as CD deluxe editions with remastered sound, bonus tracks, new liner notes, and rare photos. The...

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LISTEN: ‘Bella Donna’ demo

Hear Stevie Nicks’ Intimate ‘Bella Donna’ Demo Deluxe reissues of singer-songwriter’s first two solo albums, Bella Donna and The Wild Heart, out November 4th On November 4th, Stevie Nicks‘ first two solo albums — Bella...

Bella Donna & The Wild Heart – Deluxe Editions

Both remastered and expanded albums are available NOW! Stevie Nicks’ first two solo albums Bella Donna (1981) and The Wild Heart (1983) have been reissued on CD with remastered sound, bonus tracks, new liner notes, and rare photos. Both...

Bella Donna & The Wild Heart – Deluxe Editions

Both remastered and expanded albums are available NOW! Stevie Nicks’ first two solo albums Bella Donna (1981) and The Wild Heart (1983) have been reissued on CD with remastered sound, bonus tracks, new liner notes, and rare photos. Both...

Bella Donna, The Wild Heart deluxe editions out Nov 4

STEVIE NICKS TO RELEASE DELUXE EDITONS OF HER FIRST TWO SOLO ALBUMS Legendary Singer-Songwriter Builds On Her Unparalleled Legacy With Deluxe Editions Of Bella Donna And The Wild Heart. Available From Rhino On November 4. 24 Karat Gold Tour With...

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Happy 35th Anniversary, Bella Donna!

Stevie Nicks‘ debut solo album and crowning commercial achievement Bella Donna turns 35 today. Packed with radio-friendly tracks, Bella Donna spawned four Top 40 singles: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Tom Petty &...

Redbeard celebrates 35th anniversary of Bella Donna

During the week of August 8, In the Studio with Redbeard will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Stevie Nicks’ debut solo album Bella Donna. The nationally syndicated radio show will air tracks from the 5X platinum album and interviews from...

VINTAGE VIDEO: ‘Edge of Seventeen’

This rarely-seen video for “Edge of Seventeen” has moments of pure telenovela, which just beg for Stevie’s retrospective commentary. For example, why was brother Christopher shaking Stevie so violently (at 3:38)? Did he want her...

VINTAGE VIDEO: ‘Gold and Braid’

“Gold and Braid,” or “Golden Braid” as it has been commonly known among fans, is a track from the Bella Donna recording sessions. Although it was never recorded for the album (or ANY album for that matter), it quickly became...

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MTV @ 25

On August 1, 1981, MTV began broadcasting to the world. One of the first music videos played that day was Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, the hit duet by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty. “I’d never done a video before. That was pre...

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‘Heart,’ ‘Edge of Seventeen’ make Blender 500

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (#213) and Edge of Seventeen (#229) made the list of The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born! in the October 2005 special issue of Blender magazine. The list ranks 500 songs, culling “the best tunes of...

Bella Donna certified 5X platinum

The Nicks Fix is reporting that Stevie Nicks’ 1981 album Bella Donna has reached 5X platinum (5 million units shipped to retailers), according to the Recording Industry Assocation of America (RIAA). The latest certification was awarded on...

Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks, Macramé Goddess

To steal from Groucho Marx (after all we’re talking nicks), the trouble with doing interviews is having to sit down next to someone you don’t like. See, I’m the leather type myself; don’t go for chiffon unless it’s on a slice of bread with a bit of...

Stevie Nicks on Venice Beach

20 Questions: Stevie Nicks

Stevie Ladies and gentlemen, the reigning queen of rock — on recklessness, relationships and reincarnation Contributing Editor David Rensin met with Stevie Nicks (whose album Bella Donna has sold more than 1,000,000 copies) just after the last show...

Stevie Nicks: Going solo

Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks tries on a new hat When Stevie Nicks was cutting her first solo album, the just-released Bella Donna, she recalls, “I promised myself I wasn’t going to get crazy over it. I didn’t want to be...

Stevie Nicks soars with Bella Donna

A fearsome Kabuki doll grimaces malevolently from atop an antique upright piano into a pastel pink room, where porcelain flamingos stand in fixed motion next to a beige satin-covered bed littered with pillows. Jungle plants complement a lush green...

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S. Simels / Stereo Review (Oct 1981, Vol. 46, p94)

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Fleetwood Mac’s siren soars with her first solo album Bella Donna

The view from the living room of Stevie Nicks’ Marina del Rey condominium is spectacular. As far as the eye can see there is nothing but an endless expanse of sand, ocean and sky. It is probably as close to a truly peaceful place as can be...

Diversity marks Stevie Nicks’ solo

Fleetwood Mac singer borrows some hard-edged help from Petty. Pop Album Reviews: STEVIE NICKS, Bella Donna, Modern Records. MR38-139. What’s particularly attractive about Stevie Nicks’ solo plunge is the musical and stylistic diversity she has...

REVIEW: Bella Donna

Rickie Lee Jones’ Pirates and Stevie Nicks’ Bella Donna are both such long-awaited albums that you could all but hear the amens when they arrived in the stores. It has been nearly two years since the release of Jones’ enchanting...

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Leather and Lace

Is love so fragile And the heart so hollow Shatter with words Impossible to follow You’re saying I’m fragile I try not to be I search only for something I can’t see I have my own life and I am stronger Than you know But I carry...

Bella Donna (1981)

Bella Donna is Stevie Nicks’ 1981 solo recording debut. It features the hit singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Leather and Lace,” and “Edge of Seventeen.” A year earlier, Stevie launched Modern...

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How Still My Love

Still the same old story What price glory You make it easy In the still of the night In the still of the night How still my love In the still of the night How still my Doing all you can for me They say you’re not the man for me Don’t...

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After the Glitter Fades

Well I never thought I’d make it Here in Hollywood I never thought I’d ever Want to stay What I seem to touch these days Has turned to gold What I seem to want Well you know I’ll find a way For me it’s the only life That...

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Think About It

Step into the velvet of the morning Let yourself lay back within your dreams Take on the situation but not the torment Now you know its not as bad as it seems Well I know you’d like to come away But baby you can’t come Your fortune is...

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The Highwayman

Alas he was the highwayman The one that comes and goes And only the highway-woman Keeps up with the likes of those And she in all her magic With hands as quick as light Took him to be a challenge And went into the night And he in all his glory Was...

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Kind of Woman

Temptation falls in your path No hesitation why you ask You have another waiting at home And yet she matters to you Kind of woman that’ll haunt you She matters to you She’s kind of woman that’ll haunt you She matters to you You...

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Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)

Just like the white winged dove Sings a song Sounds like she’s singing Ooh ooh ooh Just like the white winged dove Sings a song Sounds like she’s singing Ooh baby ooh said ooh And the days go by Like a strand in the wind In the web that...

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Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around

Baby, you’ll come knocking on my front door Same old line you used to use before I said, yeah, well, what am I supposed to do I didn’t know what I was getting into So you’ve had a little trouble in town Now you’re keeping...

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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Baby, you’ll come knocking on my front door Same old line you used to use before I said, yeah, well, what am I supposed to do I didn’t know what I was getting into So you’ve had a little trouble in town Now you’re keeping...

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Outside the Rain

Outside the rain And the heart skips a beat So you’re lonely Creature of the night It’s been almost a week Can you love me only Look at me, for a very long time Long enough to know Love is a word – I’ve been trying to find...

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Bella Donna

You can ride high atop your pony I know you won’t fall ’cause the whole thing’s phony You can fly swingin’ from your trapeze Scaring all the people But you never scare me Ooh, my bella donna And we fight for the northern star...

Stevie Nicks gets serious, down to business on Bella Donna

“Look, enough with these heavy interviews,” the guys upstairs told us. “Szasz, Anton Wilson, Leary, Turner, Bukowski. Give ‘em a break, give ‘em some gossamer. Mind candy. Set ‘em up for the heavy DEA informant rap next month...

Random Notes

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Rolling Stone (Issue 320, p31-32. 2p) / June 26, 1980

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