STEVIE NICKS / Bella Donna
Producer(s): Jimmy Iovine, Tom Petty
Originally reviewed for week ending 8/1/81
Fleetwood Mac's in-house poet goes solo with a
collection of atmospheric short stories that continue
in the tradition of "Rhiannon," "Sara" and "Dreams."
The material ranges from thought provoking tales
like the country tinged "After The Glitter Fades" and
"Bella Donna" to the high energy of "Stop Draggin'
My Heart Around," performed with Tom Petty & the
Heartbreakers. Two tracks, "Leather And Lace" and
"The Highwayman" were cut with Eagle Don Henley.
Yet underlying each track is Nicks' haunting vocal
style and a lyrical quality that has developed into a
style all her own. Best cuts: "Stop Draggin' My
Heart Around," "Bella Donna," "How Still My Love,"
"After The Glitter Fades."