STEVIE NICKS - 24 Carat Gold - Songs From The Vault

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Reprise | Autor: WS

The music of Fleetwood Mac, to which Stevie Nicks has contributed so much, belongs to the timeless stock of rock music. After her great solo albums "Bella Donna" and "The Wild Heart" she and her producers didn't always kiss the muse anymore. Now she has digged deep into her song box and dug up fourteen tracks from twenty-five years of songwriting and polished up these demos together with Eurythmics man Dave Stewart, her veteran West Coast guitarist Waddy Wachtel and musician cracks from Nashville. The result is probably Fleetwood-Mac's closest album in a long time. The magically relaxed "The Dealer" would have already fitted well on "Bella Donna". The voice of the Nicks is as erotic as ever. Generations of women have inspired her in the States and that can be heard here again. "Mabel Normand" is of similar caliber, more vocally aggressive. "Blue Water" shines with a wonderful melody and attractive background voices. The title track is Mac in pure culture, but there's also a piano ballad, a country rock sneak and even a blues with Dixieland brass. A mega plate for nostalgic diving.

Top Track: The Dealer

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