January 13, 2011
Blame it on my wild heart
My not-secret love for Stevie Nicks will become an unbridled passion in 2011 when she releases her new album, In Your Dreams (not a Stevie worthy title, frankly) on May 3. The first single, which you can get if you pre-oder the album now, is called Secret Love. It's not entirely new, as you'll hear further down this post.
The 9-song album was produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, who last produced Annie Lennox's superb Songs Of Mass Destruction. Aside from Secret Love, known song titles are For What It’s Worth, Everybody Loves You, In Your Dreams, Wild Sargasso Sea, and Italian Summer, an epic ballad. Stevie has also recorded a ballad, Cheaper Than Free, for Dave Stewart's own new country rock album, The Blackbird Diaries.
To hear the complete new version of Secret Love, visit Pop In Stereo.
Secret Love demo, circa 1980:
Grab your tambourine, shawl, and some boots you can wear... [pause]... all summer long.
Xolondon's Top Ten Plus One Stevie Nicks Solo Songs (in no order)
The Wild Heart
Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You
Planets Of The Universe
Edge Of Seventeen (the first Stevie track I ever loved)
Beauty And The Beast
If Anyone Falls
If I Were You
Outside The Rain
If you don't own Bella Donna or The Wild Heart, they are perfect albums. The latter, along with Rock A Little, is probably the poppiest of her releases.