STEVIE NICKS / The Wild Heart
Producer(s): Jimmy Iovine
Modern 7-90084-1 (Atlantic)
Originally reviewed for week ending 6/18/83
Nicks follows the multi-platinum "Bella Donna" with
an album that's just a bit harder rocking in the main
than that pop smash. "Stand Back" is a tough
rhythm number and "Enchanted" a sly boogie rocker
that tie into radio's embrace of harder textures in
the two years since Nicks' solo debut. But there are
also plenty of softer ballads to bring pop and AC
play, including "Nightbird" and "Sable On Blond,"
which have the sinuous midtempo pop approach of
Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." And Tom Petty & the
Heartbreakers are backed on "I Will Run To You," a
smoky ballad that would make a strong single.