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July 31, 2017

Stevie Nicks – Wild Heart (1983) – Lp

by Record Facts

Stephanie LynnStevieNicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac, and for her chart-topping solo career. She is known for her distinctive voice, mystical visual style, and symbolic lyrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Stevie Nicks
Title:  Wild Heart
Year:  1983
Format:  LP
Label:  WEA Records
Catalog#  250071-1

The Wild Heart is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. Recording began in late 1982, shortly after the end of Fleetwood Mac‘s Mirage Tour. After the death of her best friend, Robin Anderson, and with new appreciation for her life and career, the recording took only a few months and was released on June 10, 1983, a year after Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage. It peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts (for seven consecutive weeks).

The album is notable for its array of prominent guest musicians. Tom Petty made a return to write “I Will Run to You”, on which his bandmates from the Heartbreakers performed. Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac bandmate, drummer Mick Fleetwood, made an appearance on the track “Sable on Blonde”. Toto‘s Steve Lukather contributed some of the guitar work on what would become the album’s biggest hit single, “Stand Back“, which also features an uncredited contribution from Prince, who played the synthesizer track. Nicks also worked with friend Sandy Stewart, who wrote the music for three tracks on the album and performed on several (Stewart would go on to write the 1987 Fleetwood Mac hit “Seven Wonders”). The album’s final track, “Beauty And The Beast”, features a full string section performing a score arranged and conducted by Paul Buckmaster. Nicks had recorded various other tracks prior to the album’s release, including “Violet And Blue” which was featured on the movie soundtrack for Against All Odds.

 

Side one
1.  Wild Heart  (6:08)
2.  If Anyone Falls  (4:07)
3.  Gate And Garden  (4:05)
4.  Enchanted  (3:05)
5.  Nightbird  (4:59)

Side two
1.  Stand Back  (4:18)
2.  I Will Run To You (With Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers) (3:21)
3.  Nothing Ever Changes  (4:09)
4.  Sable On Blond  (4:13)
5.  Beauty And The Beast  (6:02)

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