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REVIEW: Going solo post-Tusk (2016 Deluxe Editions)

  While the cynic may naysay at Fleetwood Mac’s busy re-release schedule, Rhino’s reissues certainly earn their deluxe stripes. The remastered Tusk received 42 (!) extra tracks and for this pair of...

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...

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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...

Stevie Nicks does it again: New releases

A RELEASE of two deluxe albums next month will see a whole lot more Stevie Nicks blasting from radios, stereos and iPods across the country. On November 4, Warner Music Australia will release Bella Donna: Deluxe Edition...

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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‘...

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...

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Kind of Woman: ‘She matters to you…’

For Track No. 2, Stevie Nicks delved deep into her back catalog for “Kind of Woman,” a composition that dated back to the mid-1970s. In the song, Nicks confronted the infidelity in her romantic partner...

Bella Donna: ‘Come in out of the darkness’

A look back on Stevie Nicks’ landmark solo debut On July 27, Stevie Nicks’ debut solo recording Bella Donna turned 35. As we celebrate this historic recording, Stevie Nicks Info looks back on the tracks that...

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Stevie Nicks, Redbeard look back on Bella Donna

Long before she became a star as a solo performer; before she and her musical partner (then lover) Lindsey Buckingham helped to transform the British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac into one of the top-selling groups of...

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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...

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...

VINTAGE VIDEO: ‘Edge of Seventeen’

Stevie Nicks – Edge of Seventeen [Original unreleased video] Watch this video on YouTube YouTube This rarely-seen video for “Edge of Seventeen” has moments of pure telenovela, which just beg for...

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...

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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...

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Stevie Nicks praises Tom Petty in Billboard tribute

Stevie Nicks was among the long list of performers to praise singer-songwriter Tom Petty for his enduring contributions to rock music in the March 25th issue of Billboard, which pays tribute to Petty and the 30th...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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