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Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks





Stevie Nicks, one of the most successful female artists in rock history and the embodiment of the transcendent power of music is a multi-platinum, multi Grammy Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. A member of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has also had a stunning three-decade career as a solo artist.

After moving to Los Angeles and recording her 1973 debut with Lindsey Buckingham, the duo caught the attention of the members of Fleetwood Mac and they quickly joined forces to achieve unparalleled success. Stevie contributed “Rhiannon” and “Landslide” to their chart topping self-titled album Fleetwood Mac and quickly became a driving force in the new line-up. Stevie also lent major hit singles “Dreams” and “Gold Dust Woman” to their 1977 release Rumours, which has gone on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling albums of all time. In 1979, Fleetwood Mac released Tusk, which featured Nicks’ hit single “Sara.”

In 1981, Nicks branched out to focus on a stellar solo career with multi-platinum debut album Bella Donna, which hit No. 1 on the US Billboard charts and featured duet with Tom Petty “Stop Draggin My Heart Around,” and classic “Edge of 17.” 1982 entailed a return to Fleetwood Mac for the album Mirage, which spawned the hit “Gypsy.” Over the next few years, Nicks released two more solo albums, The Wild Heart, remembered best for Top Five hit “Stand Back,” and Rock a Little.
Four years later, Nicks reunited with Fleetwood Mac for the album Tango in the Night; The Other Side of the Mirror and went on to record two additional solo records before rejoining the tour again and releasing The Dance.

Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the same year that her box set Enchanted came out. In 2001, Nicks entered the studio again, this time with friends Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines and Macy Gray, for her album Trouble in Shangri-La and in 2003 for the Fleetwood Mac reunion album Say You Will. In 2007 Reprise released the CD/DVD Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks, an extraordinary collection of songs spanning the legendary singer/songwriters career.

Part 1

This concert premieres on PBS July 17, 2008 (check local listings)

In this episode, Soundstage captures a radiant Stevie Nicks in her first filmed solo performance since 1987. Clad in her trademark look of high heels and lace, Stevie boldly kicks off the night with “Stand Back.” Don’t miss a second as she performs songs from her comprehensive career retrospective album, Crystal Visions. Throughout the evening, Stevie elegantly showcases her vocal abilities on “Fall From Grace,” and follows a stunning performance of “How Still My Love” with a cover of Dave Matthews Band’s “Crash Into Me” interpreted through the eyes of a woman. Stevie also beautifully performs “Sara,” a song rarely performed without Fleetwood Mac, before finishing up the hour with an amazing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”
(#1510, 7/17/08, 2200-2300, HDTV, Dolby Stereo)

Part 2

This concert premieres on PBS July 24,, 2008 (check local listings)

Stevie Nicks knows how to put on a show. Part Two of this theatrical evening continues with a perfect mix of favorites like “Landslide” and “Gold Dust Woman” that will leave you yearning for more. During this intimate show, Stevie shares poignant personal memories and the origins of her songs. In long, dripping sleeves and trademark shawl, she breaks into her signature slow twirls, exuding a sensuous stage presence. The hour starts off with a riveting version of “Rhiannon” and ends with an epic rendition of “Edge of Seventeen.” If that’s not enough, Vanessa Carlton joins Stevie on stage for a special duet of Bonnie Raitt’s “Circle Dance,” as well as “The One,” a cut from Vanessa’s latest album. Tune in to watch one of the most prolific and influential women in rock music history at her best!
(#1511, 7/24/08, 2200-2300, HDTV, Dolby Stereo)