Wild Heart [Deluxe Edition]

Wild Heart [Deluxe Edition]

by Stevie Nicks

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Overview

Stevie Nicks was following both her debut solo album, Bella Donna (1981), which had topped the charts, sold over a million copies (now over four million), and spawned four Top 40 hits, and Fleetwood Mac's Mirage (1982), which had topped the charts, sold over a million copies (now over two million), and spawned three Top 40 hits (including her "Gypsy"), when she released her second solo album, The Wild Heart. She was the most successful American female pop singer of the time. Not surprisingly, she played it safe: The Wild Heart contained nothing that would disturb fans of her previous work and much that echoed it. As on Bella Donna, producer Jimmy Iovine took a simpler, more conventional pop
ock approach to the arrangements than Fleetwood Mac's inventive Lindsey Buckingham did on Nicks's songs, which meant the music was more straightforward than her typically elliptical lyrics. Iovine did get a Mac-like sound on "Nightbird," in which Nicks repeated her invocation to "the white winged dove" from Bella Donna's "Edge of Seventeen," and on "Sable on Blond," a "Gypsy" soundalike. His most daring effort was the album's leadoff single, "Stand Back," which boasted a disco tempo. Elsewhere, the songs were largely interchangeable with those on Bella Donna, even down to the obligatory duet with Tom Petty. Nicks seemed to know what she was up to -- one song was called "Nothing Ever Changes." As a result, The Wild Heart sold to the faithful -- it made the Top Ten, sold over a million copies, and spawned three Top 40 hits ("Stand Back," "Nightbird," and "If Anyone Falls"). And that was appropriate: if you loved Bella Donna, you would like The Wild Heart very much. [A deluxe edition issued in 2016 included a bonus disc that included unreleased/alternate versions of album cuts, as well as B-side "Garbo," and "Violet and Blue" from the Against All Odds soundtrack.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2016
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227943615
catalogNumber: 556563
Rank: 25709

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Nicks   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tom Petty   Guitar,Vocals
Chet McCracken   drum overdubs
David Foster   Piano
Don Felder   Guitar
Mick Fleetwood   Drums
Sandy Stewart   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Soloist
Mike Campbell   Guitar
Bobbye Hall   Percussion
Seymour Barab   Cello
Julien Barber   Viola
John Beal   Bass
Benmont Tench   Organ,Keyboards
Gene Bianco   Harp
Roy Bittan   Synthesizer,Piano
Paul Buckmaster   Conductor
Marvin Caruso   Drums
Sharon Celani   Vocals
Harry Cykman   Violin
Peter Dimitriades   Violin
Kenny Edwards   Bass
Lewis Eley   Violin
Max Ellen   Violin
Howie Epstein   Bass
Paul Gershman   Violin
Bob Glaub   Bass
Harry Glickman   Violin
Theodore Israel   Viola
Phil Kenzie   Saxophone
Russ Kunkel   Drums,drum overdubs
Jesse Levine   Viola
Jesse Levy   Cello
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Stan Lynch   Drums
David Monday   Guitar
Marvin Morgenstern   Violin
Lori Perry   Vocals
Dean Parks   Guitar
John Pintavalle   Violin
Matthew Raimondi   Violin
Roger Tausz   Bass
Ian Wallace   Percussion
David Williams   Guitar
Harry Zaratzian   Viola
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Herbert Sorkin   Violin
Ruth Waterman   Violin
John Abramowitz   Cello
Paul Winter   Violin
Raymond Kunicki   Violin
Carolyn Brooks   Background Vocals
Brad Smith   Percussion,Drums
Regis Eandiorio   Violin

Technical Credits

Red Sovine   Composer
Stevie Nicks   Composer,Concept
Tom Petty   Producer
Sandy Stewart   Composer
David Bluefield   Programming
Paul Buckmaster   String Arrangements
Greg Edward   Engineer
Bill Inglot   Reissue Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Kenneth Whitfield   String Arrangements
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
Tom Gondolf   Engineer
Steve Woolard   Reissue Producer
Veronica Gonzalez   Repackaging Supervison
Herbert Worthington   Art Direction,Concept
Bob Alfrod   Inspiration
Michael Marks   Inspiration
Gordon Perry   Producer
Mike Manoogian   Logo Design
Rebecca Alvarez   Personal Assistant
Craig McLean   Liner Notes

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