Something Else! Reviews
Friday, May 3, 2013
This time last year, Mick Fleetwood was openly grousing in the press, saying Fleetwood Mac was ready to reunite — but they were waiting on Stevie Nicks. Now that they’re back together, she makes no apologies.
Nicks, in fact, decided to give a second year of touring 2011′s solo effort In Your Dreams, a Dave Stewart-produced disc that arrived 30 years after her solo debut. The work paid off, as the album eventually sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.
“I did not walk away from In Your Dreams until I felt good about walking away from it,” Nick says in the attached video, “until I felt like, ‘you know what? I’ve done all I can.’ Now, I can put it in its little magical box, up on my library shelf where I can look at it every time I walk past. Now, I can move on. Now, I can go back to Fleetwood Mac. Now, I can do what we need to do.”
Nicks has since returned to Fleetwood Mac, which just released an EP with its first new music as a group in a decade. Extended Play, available via iTunes, includes a track originally left aside in the sessions for Buckingham-Nicks, the duo record with Lindsey Buckingham that preceded their joining Fleetwood Mac.
Apparently all is forgiven, after Fleetwood and Co. had to cool their heels waiting for Nicks. She wouldn’t have it any other way, however.
“That’s how I’m going to live my life, from here on out,” Nicks adds. “I’m not going to worry about record sales anymore, and I’m not going to worry about what people think — because, really, what really matters is what I think. If I’m thinking good, and I’m thinking happy, then what I do is going to turn around and make you feel good and happy. We just bounce off of each other. I throw the dreams out there, and you throw them back at me.”