July 28, 2001
STEVIE NICKS Sorcerer (3:52)
The year's most exalted comeback, Stevie Nicks conquered the album charts with her stunning top five, gold-certified 'Trouble In Shangri-La', while first single "Planets Of The Universe" made its way not only to respectful adult-oriented radio stations but also to the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart as a kicky uptempo anthem.
Now, Reprise dips into the set for a cut produced by Sheryl Crow with Nicks, and the collaboration is nothing less than radiant. "I'm tired, I'm thirsty/I'm wild-eyed in my misery," Nicks sings lazily before breaking into a galloping chorus, replete with those familiar layers of harmony - colored by Crow singing along in the background. Hot ACs and bright adult top 40s needn't even scratch their heads once over this one. And be sure to go for the guitar-heavy Sheryl Crow edit.
(Reviewed by Chuck Taylor)